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101 Günther, Heinz LudwigOfw2/KG-3 (8/42 as Ofw), SchwarmFüh 7/JG-301 (11/44)Ju 88A-4 in KG-3, Fw 190A-9/R11 Werk # 292447 "Yellow 8" (lost 11/26/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1944 at Hestenbeck; buried Salzwedel Cem. (DK-G Awards List & C.König).
102 Gutteck, UlrichOblt3/Kü.Fl.Gr-406 (Norway)BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311006 (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 30 March, 1943; failed to return from a mission at Nordishavet. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Werner Pesch, Observer; Uffz Ludwig Göttert, R/O; Ofw Herbert Zirnstein, Mech and Fw Herbert Schubert, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
103 Hachmeier, LudwigOfw7/NJG-3 (Germany)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360129 (lost 9/27/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew near Nordholz 27 September, 1943, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
104 Hafer, LudwigOblt12/24/191422/JG-26 (8/40), Adj I/JG-26 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4806 (lost 8/31/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 August, 1940 in aerial combat by a Spitfire of RAF No. 603 Sq., piloted by F/O Carbury near Dungeness. He was returning from a raid on British airfields at Biggin Hill, Hornchurch and Croydon. He bailed, but his body was found a few days later at Ingrebourne Creek, Bridge Road, Rainham, Essex; buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 368 (M.Croft). Regenauer was Hafers wingman. His first victory, a Spitfire S of Gravesend on 16 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane W of Folkestone on 25 August, 1940.
Cannock Chase
105 Häfner, LudwigLt2/17/1921Ingolstadt Donau526/JG-3, Stfkpt 3/JG-3 (11/43 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5728 (dam 6/26/41; brake failure), Fw 190A-4, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13631 "Yellow 6" (lost 11/10/42)
RK(12/21/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 November, 1942 while undertaking a low level attack on a Russian airfield at Kolobowka, 50 miles east of Stalingrad. His G-2 was hit by AA fire. All victories in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 2 km SE of Wagislaska on 20 May, 1942. Another, a MiG-1 on 29 May, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 July, 1942. An R-5 on 2 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 6 July, 1942. Four LaGG-3s in the Demschtuhliak/Losow areas on 9 July, 1942. A Pe-2 and an R-5 on 13 July, 1942. A Yak-1 and a MiG-1 on 25 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 30 July, 1942. A LaGG-1 and two Il-2s on 31 July, 1942. A Pe-2 at Stalingrad on 6 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 7 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 20 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 29 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 9 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 14 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 November, 1942. A MiG-1 on 2 November, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 52 victories. Photo. Alternate spelling: Hafner.
106 Hagen, LudwigFw2/Sch.G-1 (Werl) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2045 (lost 4/9/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 9 April, 1942 when he made accidental ground contact in the vicinity of Möhnesee (Möhne Reservoir) approximately 16km from Werl. No VDK burial detail (D.Drury).
107 Hagen, Wilhelm 'Willi'StbsFw 2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (7/40; redesig as 3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-906), 1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (10/40), 3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-906 (9/41), 1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (4/42 Med) Do 18G Werk # 0878 dam 7/23/40), Do 17Z-5 Werk # 2787 "7T + HH" (45% dam 10/11/40), Do 18G-1 Werk # 0890 "8L + CL" (lost 6/13/41), Do 18G Werk # 0898 "8L +HL" (9/3/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1526 "7T + BH" (lost 4/19/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/23/40)
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 19 April, 1942 with unnamed crew over Malta, probably due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List). MIA 3 September, 1941; sd by enemy gunfire at Eismeer. Remaining crew ( two MIA): Oblt Rudolf Müller, Obs; Ofw Herbert Bode, R/O and Uffz Wilhelm Schmager, Mech (KIA; no known grave). MIA 13 June, 1941 during an operation over the Norwegian Sea, sd by a Hudson of No.220 Sq., piloted by Sgt Hall, off Bergen, three rescued, unhurt. Remaining crew: Lt Helmut Ohlendorf, Observer, (KIA, remembered at either Möltendorf U-Boat or Laboe Naval Memorials); Uffz Fritz Augustin, R/O and Ofw August Conizianer, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: 7/23/40 Incident; Hagen WIA during a transfer flight SW of Caen, circumstance unknown. Rem crew: Lt.z.S. Siegfried Sott, Obs (KIA); Uffz Osmar Kreutzmann, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Raimund Hellmer, Flt Engr (WIA). Sott buried at La Cambe (Fr), Blk 11, Gr 400. Added 10/11/40 incident: Hagen and Obs Lt.z.S. Heine unhurt after being attacked by Spitfires of No.611 Sq., the ac returning to Brest, 45% damaged. Two crew, Uffz Heinz Johannsen (geb 10/1/1914 Gettorf KIA) and Fw Hans Starf (or Staas) (POW), bailed over England. Johannsen buried CC, 7/8/191. Career Summaries suggests Heine MIA. Added: 4/19/42 incident; Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Heinz Ücker, Obs; Ofw Ludwig Bachmann, R/O and Ofw Ernst Althammer, Gnr.. (D.Drury).
108 Haindl, LudwigOfwInstructor, Flugzeug Führer Schule B 34 (FFS B-34)(Kastrup De.)Ju 88A-12 Werk # 2102 "GB + OO" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 19 October 1943 during a training exercise, when he crashed 50 meters off shore near Teglholmen Denmark, killing three and severely injuring Student R/O Uffz Karl Heinz Solterbeck. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Günter Eberhardt, R/O Instructor and Student Pilot Gefr Friedrich Fölster. All three of those killed were buried in the Bispebjerg Cemetery on 26 October, 1943, but transferred to Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 22 March, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
109 Hammer, LudwigLt5/25/1914Tagensdorf4(H)/12Bf 109F-4/R3

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/16/42), Observer Operational Clasp
Post war Oberst in the Austrian Bundeswehr. Deceased 31 December, 1994 in Anif, by Salzburg.
110 Hammer, LudwigUffzAr 196A-3 (interned in Sweden)Pilot BadgeHammer was forced to make an emergency water landing on 11 February, 1943 near Hano Sweden on a routine training flight from Copenhagen to Bornholm Denmark. Due to a compass error, they were forced to land after they were fired upon by Swedish Naval vessels. The crew, including Observer Lt Helmut Abramowski, were turned over to the German authorities on 14 February, 1943. Source: B.Widfeldt. This may be the Lt Ludwig Hammer, later in an Observation Squadron and future RK winner.
111 Harm, LudwigFw10/21/19197/StG-77 (S.U.) Ju 87D-3 Werk # 31099 (lost 7/1/43) EK 1 & 2, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 1 July, 1943 at Tpoalskij (Topalsky) due to flak (Ju 87 Loss List). Added: He is reported buried in the War Cem at Charkow, Ukraine (eMedals Mil).
112 Harmann, ChristophLt11/4/1918Malitsch8/KG-51 (6/41 S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6234 "9K + AS" (lost 6/22/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew, 22 June, 1941, cause & location unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Burial at the crashsite, south of Drohobycz, Ukraine, near Truskowiec (LOCS). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Ludwig Smolka, Obs; Uffz Hermann Eduard Plücker, R/O and Fw Fritz Knoch, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Hermann & Herrmann.
113 Hartmann, Ludwig Friedrich FritzLt139/JG-2 (10/41) (7/42 Cherbourg), 3/JG-2 (3/44), 4/JG-2 (5/44)Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-2 Werk# 5282 "Yellow 2 + I" in July 42, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5734 (45% dam 8/16/43), Fw 190A in 44
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 20 June, 1944. WIA 16 August, 1943 by enemy fire and crash landed at the Le Bourget airfield. One known victory, a Spitfire at Map Quadrant 1015/15 West on 14 October, 1941, no location. Another Spitfire, into the sea off Cherbourg, on 3 June, 1942. Another Spitfire on 4 June, 1942. A Spitfire on 6 June, 1942. Another Spitfire on 18 August, 1942. Two more Spitfires on 19 August, 1942. Another Spitfire at Map Quadrant 1154/04 East on 2 October, 1942. A B-17 on 3 January, 1943. A B-24 25 km S of Orbetello See on 3 March, 1944. An 11th, an A-26 by Orte Italy on 13 March, 1944. A P-38 15 km NE of Nancy on 9 May, 1944. A Typhoon 20 km S of Caen on 6 June, 1944. DK-G confirmed by a photo I had seen. Bowers/Lednicer, 10 victories.

Courtesy Christian König

114 Haufs, Hans LudwigOfhr6/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 7/16/44/near Holzkirchen)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
115 Haunschild, LudwigFw4/15/192129/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441096 "Yellow 4 + I" (lost 5/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 May, 1944 during aerial combat at Giessen (Burg-Gemünden?), sd by Lt Shapleigh of 335FS. One known victory, his 2nd, a B-24 S of Marburg on 19 March, 1944.
116 Havighorst, LudwigOfwOstbevern, GermanyIII/KG-26 (7/40 Scapa Flow Raid participant), I/KG-26 (9/40) redesignated III/KG-27 in July, 1941, 5/KG-27 (12/41)He 111H-3 "TI +K1" with Gericke, He 111 "1G + NN" with Denz
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Although not a pilot, his record is as noteworthy as that of Schnaufers crew, all bestowed with the Knights Cross. Originally in the 26th Infantry Regt., he transferred into the Luftwaffe in January, 1940. He graduated from Bombardier school and served with notable pilots such as Fw Becker over England, Uffz Hugo Greeven over England, Uffz Dries along the French Coast, Heinz Gericke (where Ludwig was designated as AC Commander, even tho he was not a pilot) over England, the French Coast and Russia, Lt Heinz Bussemer in Russia, Oblt Plümecke in Russia, and the most numerous (251) with Uffz Ludwig Denz in Russia. Altho nominated three times for the RK after his 400th mission, 4 October, 1943, his recommendations kept getting overlooked, even tho 400 was the acceptable number for bomber crews. 427 combat missions. In November, 1944, he was promoted to Oblt., and served in the 9th Paratrooper Regt, 15th Combat Engineer Company. A 4th RK recommendation was submitted by his Paratrooper Commander. Captured on 4 March, 1945, by American troops, he was released from captivity on 12 September, 1945.
117 Heerdegen, LudwigGefrFurth1/JG-302 (6/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165523 (lost 7/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 July, 1944 during aerial combat over Wolfratshausen (C.König).

Heerdegen left with Ackermann right with friend

with Ackermann left Heerdegen and friend

Courtesy Christian König

118 Heigl, LudwigOgefr15/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780360 ""Yellow 15" (lost 12/14/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Niederwald (JG-4 List).
119 Held, LudwigOfw6/10/1916Gärbershof, Kreis Amberg,9/KG-255 (Memmingen), 9/KG-51(1/40)Do 17M, He 111H, Ju 88A, Me 410A (all AC of KG-51)KVK 2(10/22/40)
Russian Front Medal(9/23/42)
Austrian Occ. Medal(1/17/40)
Bmbr Operational Clasp
Soldbuch, Wehrpass and document information submitted by Max Schoebe of Germany. Believed to have Entered the Luftwaffe on 15 April, 1939. Another award document mentioned, the Romainian Medal for the Crusade against Communism-Odessa issued 4/30/43. Two additional documents mentioned; Basic Life Rescue and the Pilot Weapons Technical School. He survived the war, working for the 3rd Army and then attended Police School in 1948. Married with one child, post war address, Regensburg, Bavaria.
120 Hendrix, LudwigUffz1/JG-11 (Aalborg) (referred to as "A" (Alarm) Staffe l/JG-11)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163077 "Black 17" (lost 5/17/44)Wound Badge(5/17/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 May, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s when the Americans attacked the Aalborg Ost airfield. Heindrix crash landed the AC at the Aalborg Ost airfield with severe injuries. hospitalized at Ortslazarett Aalborg Ost. Source: Air War over Denmark.
121 Hengst, Ludwig Gottfried LutzLt9/27/192089/JG-300 (8/44)Bf 109G-10 (lost 12/29/44 loc.unk.)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 over Austria on 22 August, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) SE of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 at Giessen on 11 September, 1944. A 5th, a Lancaster at Arnhem on 21 September, 1944. A 6th, a Spitfire in the Nijmegen area on 25 September, 1944. A 7th, a P-47 at Altmühltal on 21 November, 1944. An 8th, a P-38 at Hildesheim on 23 December, 1944. Pilot disposition 12/44 unknown. Deceased 12 April, 1999.
122 Henneberg, ErnstFw1(F)/123 (Italy)Ju 88T-1 Werk # 430933 "4U + WB" (lost 11/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Hptm Hermann Ludwig and two other unnamed crew at Neapel 26 November, 1943 after being attacked by enemy fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
123 Herdegen, LudwigGefr11/JG-302Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Aranyosmarot on 7 July, 1944.
124 Herlein, LudwigOblt1/8/19183(F)/22 (6/41), Stab/FAGr.-5 (9/43Ju 88D-1 & D-5, Ju 290 Werk # Unk "9V + AH" (9/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (4/20/42), Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
125 Herrmann, JosefOblt14(Eis)/KG-27He 111H-16 Werk # Unk "1G + LY" (lost 1/3/45)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, crashing into mountains near Budapest Hungary, 3 January, 1945, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Ludwig Ehm, Fw Emil Neemann and Uffz Siegfried Schubert. (D.Drury). NOTE: Oblt Herrmann was the Observer. One of the Remaining crew, was the pilot.
126 Hetzel, LudwigUffz5/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163775 "Black 4" (lost 5/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Rahlstedt. Source: L. Wiegels.
127 Hevemeier, LudwigOfwFl.ü.G.-1, Gruppe SüdFw 190A-6 Werk # 470654 (lost 2/29/44)Pilot BadgeInjured in a crash near Munich, 29 February, 1944, believed to be due to pilot error. He died of his injuries 2 March, 1944 in a hospital in Oberföhring. Source: Fritz Braun. This unit known as an aircraft delivery unit, factories to active squadrons.
128 Hildt, LudwigFw7/24/1912MückenlochGrosskampfliegerschule-4 (9/40 Thorn)Ju 88A-5 Werk # (088)3237 "PI +HM" (lost 9/30/40)Liason Operational ClaspKIFA with two unnamed crew on 30 September, 1940. They crashed at the Henschel Flugzeug Werke in Schönefeld by Berlin, cause unknown. The ac caught fire after crashing into a building, following an endurance flight. Fw Hildt is buried in the German War Cem. at Schönefeld b. Berlin, Gemeindefriedhof, Gr 260 (D.Drury).
129 Hillmann, KurtFw1/18/19221/KG-53 (11/44 Varrelbusch) He 111H-16 Werk # 110304 A1 + BH" (lost 11/25/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed into the North Sea, 10 km west of Egmond on 25 November, 1944 (DeSwart). He had just launched a V-1 from under the wing when they were attacked by a Mosquito "HK 290" "RX-J" of RAAF No. 456 Sq., piloted by F/O F.S. Stevens and Nav. F/O W.A.H. Kellett. The Mosquito made two passes setting the port engine on fire. The He 111 went down in a shallow dive, flames spreading from the port engine, and hit the water, leaving a sea of flame. The entire crew of five were killed. Pilot Hillmann washed ashore on 27 November, 1944 near the coastal village of Callantsoog and was buried in Huisduinen Cemetery near Den Helder on 30 November, 1944. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Josef Jauernig, Gunner, washed ashore on the Dutch coast 26 November, 1944 and was buried in Bergen on 28 November, 1944. Fw Ludwig Klaiber, R/O, washed ashore on the Danish west coast on 31 Dec, 1944 and was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery on 2 January, 1945. Uffz Rudolf Martin, Obs. and Uffz Jürgen Hauser, Mech, have no known graves. Hillmann & Jauernig were transferred to Ysselstein Cemetery after the war. Source: Air War over Denmark. Added: Hillmann buried Blk AD, Row 9, Gr 221. Jauernig buried Blk CL, Row 6, Gr 129. Klaiber's final burial at Esbjerg Cemetery Denmark, Blk O1, Row 15, Gr 4 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
130 Hoffmann, Karl LudwigOfw10/27/19212/KG-66 (1/44 Montidier) Ju 88S-1 Werk # 140598 "Z6 + CL" (lost 1/29/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 29 January, 1944 while heading outbound on a mission to London, he crashed for an unknown reason at Krabbendijke Holland. Hoffmann buried Yssel BS/3/60. Remaining crew (KIA, all buried Ysselsteyn): Uffz Erich Hege, geb 5/27/1920, buried BS/3/59; Uffz Hans Platzer, geb 11/9/1919, buried BS/3/61 and Fw Werner Courtoin, geb 4/1/1923, buried BS/3/62. Wings to Victory
Ysselstein, Holland
131 Hoffmann, Karl LudwigUffz10/27/1921IV/KG-6 (10/43 Channel), 3/KG-66 (1/44)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1735 "??" (lost 10/16/43), Ju 88S-1 Werk # 140598 "Z6 + EL" (lost 1/29/44)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 30 January, 1944 during an attack on London. His Ju 88 crashed at Krabbendijke Holland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Erich Hege, geb 5/27/1920, Obs; Uffz Werner Courtois, geb 4/1/1923, R/O and Uffz Johann Platzer, geb 11/9/1919, Sound Detector. (DeSwart & Bines). WIA with two other unnamed crew near Mennesy on 16 October, 1943; shot down by enemy fighters, one crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
132 Holle, LudwigUffz2/KGr.z.b.V.-108Ju 52/3mTransport Operational ClaspKIC in Werk # 6755 on 27 June, 1941, flown by Oblt Hans Leibe, when he accidentally hit the ground near Trondheim, on a non-operational flight. Holle was the co-pilot.
133 Holler, LudwigOblt4/21/1914FriedbergStfkpt 2(H)/12 Hs 126B-1 Werk # 3446 (35% dam 2/22/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Wk# 3446 reported damaged 22 February, 1942 by enemy fire at Duchowtschina Russia. Obs Loss List
134 Holsten, EwaldUffz12/3/1916Sagehorn6/NJG-2 (3/42) Do 215B-5 Werk # 0086 "R4 + LP" (lost 3/2/42) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His Do 215 crashed at Steggerda Holland, SE of Wolvega, on 2 March, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The crew of three were all killed in the crash, the flight reported as "Zieldarstellungsflug" (target display flight), target tug (?). Remaining crew (bur Ysselsteyn, Blk AR, Row 7): Gefr Fritz Blessing, R/O (bur Gr 165) and Ogefr Ludwig Burghardt, Flt Engr (bur Gr 163). Pilot Uffz Holsten buried in Gr 164 (D.Drury).

Courtesy Christian König

135 Holzer,Uffz15/ZG-26Me 410
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 W of Rügen on 20 June, 1944. This is most likely, Ludwig Hölzer.
136 Hölzer, LudwigUffz111/JG-6, 6/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173868 "Black 6" (lost 9/18/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Geldern (JG-6 List). One known victory, a P-38 E of La Fere on 25 August, 1944. May have come from ZG-26. Alternate spelling: Holzer (JG-6 List).
137 Hölzer, LudwigHptm10/11/1910EberswaldeJFS-1 ('41), JGr.-Drontheim ('42), TO JG-103 (2/44), TO JG-302 (5/44), TO III/JG-301 (10/44), TO 1/JG-301 (2/45)Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspPictured in a Group photo with four other 1/JG-301 pilots (C.König 3/2023).


Courtesy Christian König

138 Hönning, LudwigOfwFlugbereitschaft Luftflotte 2 Do 217 Werk # 4481 "F5 + LH" (lost 2/20/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew 20 February, 1943, when their ac was lost flying from Rome-Ciampino, Italy to Gabes Tunisia, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Kurt Petsch, R/O and Ofw Heinz Niemann, Flt Engr. Passengers (MIA): Oberst Hans Grenev, Obstlt Rudolf Rebrecht and Maj Josef Stefan (D.Drury).
139 Horst, LudwigUffz14/JG-53Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 "RO-7" at Schweich on 13 April, 1944. Perry Claims
140 Huss, Paul Ludwig JohannesOfhr6/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 7/16/44 near Prünnethal/Neubiberg)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
141 Jacobs, LudwigOfw15/JG-2 (France)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 469 (lost 2/21/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15665 (lost 9/16/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19863 (lost 12/30/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 30 December, 1943, crashing by Laferte, reason unknown (Jager Blatt 3/2003). WIA 21 February, 1943 by flak near Kairouan Tunisia, causing an engine fire. Wounded again in Wk# 15665 during combat near Laigle. One known victory, a Spitfire on 15 July, 1943.
142 Jäger, K. Ofw 3/KG-2 (12/43 Eindhoven), 7/KG-2 (4/44 Achmer) Do 217M-1 Werk # 56155 "U5 +AL" (lost 12/4/43), Do 217M-1 Werk # 6259 "U% + CR" (lost 4/19/44) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed SE of Best Holland on 4 December, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown, an Ofw at the time. Added: Ofw Jäger uninjured in aerial combat with a Typhoon of No.198 Sq., and bailed safely. His three crewmen also bailed safely with wounds. Remaining crew: Gefr K.H.Pforr, Obs; Uffz W.Seilz, R/O and Uffz H.Mueller, Gnr (SGLO). Lost a 2nd Do 217 into the North Sea off Ijsselmeer Holland the night of 18/19 April, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Shot down with wounds by P/O B.Travers of No.25 Sq., all four bailed safely. Remaining crew: Ogefr W.Ludwig, Obs (WIA); Uffz W.Dauster, R /O (WIA) and an unnamed Gnr (Safe) (SGLO).
143 Jansen, AlfredLt8/KG-54He 111P "B3 + ?S" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 10 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, after crash landing at Morkhoven. Remaining crew: Gefr Karl Götz (POW-MIA), Obs; Ogefr Herbert Wittchen (POW-WIA), R/O and Flg Ludwig Dallmeier (POW), Gunner. Götz and Wittchen, both wounded, were returned after Belgium capitulated. Source: A. Rosseels & Wings to Victory.
144 Johanssen, Karl-LudwigLt5/15/1921Kiel59III/NJG-4, I/NJG-6Bf 110

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/44)
EK1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
Although a radio operator, he did achieve three victories the night of 15 March, 1945, using the rear mounted MG 131. He flew 68 Night missions and participated in 59 victories, all as Martin Beckers RO except one mission. Deceased 11 August, 2009. Photo
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Captain Becker, commander in a night fighter wing, and his radio operator, Lieutenant Johannsen, brought down to a crash 9 four-engine bombers on the night of 14 to 15 March. When Captain Becker, after the 6 kill could not continue to shoot due to a gun jam, his radio operator, Lieutenant Johannsen, destroyed 3 more Anglo-American bombers.
145 Kalthöner, BernhardFw14/KGzbV-1 (Alborg)Ju 52/3mg4e Werk # 6306 "1Z + IY" (lost 4/16/40)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 16 April, 1940; carrying fuel barrels for delivery to Sola, this ac crashed into a cliff at the shore in Regeviga due to bad weather, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Gefr Ludwig Landstorfer, Uffz Karl Opitz and Uffz Peter Richter. All buried at Alfaset (Flyvrak Norway).
146 Kastner, LudwigUffz6/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110E Werk # 3976 "S9 + SP" (lost 7/2/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 2 July, 1942 at Wolokonowka, cause not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
147 Kaufmann, LudwigUffz11/29/191910/KG-3Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5225 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 26 October, 1942 when his Junkers crashed near Hellebecq; buried Lommel, Block 61/108. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
148 Kaufmann, LudwigFwSchlingenUnk Observer UnitAr 196EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational Clasp

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149 Kell, HermannOblt3/KG-4, Stfkpt 3/KG-4 (9/40)He 111P (dam 9/6/39), He 111H-4 Werk # 3294 "5J + BL" (lost 9/14/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 14 September, 1940 when his ac was sd by a Blenheim of No.25 Sq., piloted by P/O Michael J.Herrick & P/O Archibald W.Brown. The ac crashed at Sheering, Essex. Remaining crew: Fw Walter Hobe, Obs (POW); Uffz Werner Müller-Wernscheid, R/O (KIA, bur CC/8/3/56) and Uffz hermann Topfer, Flt Engr, (KIA, bur CC/8/3/55) (D.Drury). Injured 6 September, 1939 in a force landing after being shot down by a fighter near Grojec. Remaining crew (disposition unknown): Uffz Kuty Höder, Uffz Alfred Jung and Uffz Oskar Pirutek. Crew disposition unknown. Jager Blatt 4/2002. NOTE: The Wk# 3294 also appears under the name Uffz Ludwig Kohlhepp of 4/KG-26; error?
Cannock Chase
150 Kessler, LudwigOfhr1/19/1924Wieseck7/JG-2 (Nidda)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461363 (lost 12/17/44), Fw 190A Werk # 5735 "Black 12", Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210242 (lost 3/15/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 March, 1945 during aerial combat over Nidda with a P-51 of 356FS, piloted by Lt Thomas Westbrock. He crashed with his D-9 in a forest area between Nidda and Ranstadt. He was ejected on impact and was found hanging in a tree with his partially opened parachute. Buried in Wieseck (Source: Horst Jeckel). Jager Blatt 1/2001. Injured 17 December, 1944 when he overturned on landing at Nidda in his G-14.
151 Kirchner, LudwigUffz9/JG-5 (1/45 Herdla, Norway)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 125357 "White 12" (1/45 Herdla), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350188 "White 5" (lost 1/12/4)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 12 January, 1945 during aerial combat with bombers near Herdla Norway. He may have collided with Uffz Oskar Helbig or Uffz Richard Lehnert, or both. These two were known to have been involved in collisions on this date.

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152 Klemm, LudwigOblt2/JG-25 (11/43 Gardelegen)) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27097 "Yellow K" (lost 11/5/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 November, 1943 during aerial combat with American bombers and fighter escorts; crashing his G-6 at St Laurens Holland, north of Middelburg (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
153 Klepke, Karl LudwigOblt3/20/19232 8/ZG-2, 10/SKG-10 (1/43), 9/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.) Bf 109F-4, Fw 190F-8, Fw 190G-3 "White or Yellow B + I"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, a Spitfire 10 km south southwest of La Calle N. Africa on 2 January, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 on 11 August, 1944. Added: 4 victories (LOCS).
154 Klink, LudwigOblt32/NAGr-13Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 July, 1944 during aerial combat along the southern coast of France (Jager Blatt 3/2003). One known victory, a B-17 into the sea off the French coast on 16 February, 1943. A 2nd B-17 on 6 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Typhoon at Nördspitze on Insel Guernsey on 7 January, 1944.
155 Klopsch, GünterFw8/KG-51 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7076 "9K + DS" (lost 6/22/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 22 June, 1941 in Russia, opening day, Operation Barbarossa, cause unknown, two others MIA and one KIA, all unnamed (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Fw Ludwig Wiedemann, Obs (MIA); Gefr Karl Schote, R/O (KIA) and Uffz JosefSteinbach, Gnr (MIA) (D.Drury).
156 Knorr, LudwigFhjUffz5/8/1924115(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682741 "Yellow 5" (lost 12/2/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His A-8 was reported lost 2 December, 1944 at Neheim, the same date as this victory. It stated he was making a delivery flight and no cause was given. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Hunsrück on 2 December, 1944.
157 Knorringer, AdolfObltKG-55He 111 Werk # 2871 "G1 + LH" (lost 5/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 8 May, 1941 when during a raid on Manchester, they were sd by a Defiant night fighter of RAF No 256 Sq, piloted by F/Lt Deanesley. The crew bailed safely from the burning ac which crashed near Stockport. Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Karl Kohlhepp, Obs; Uffz Ludwig Rathsam, R/O and Ofw Aloys Kloos, Flt Engr. Source: via D. Drury.
158 Kober, AlexanderOblt1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0841 (80% damaged), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1373 "A6 + MH" (lost 12/22/41) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 22 December, 1941 in Wk# 1373 on an operation, and crashing into the North Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Hans Andersen, Observer; Fw Erich Sielemann, R/O and Uffz Ludwig Heise, Gunner. WIA (Injured) in a non-operational landing accident on 18 August, 1941 at the Sola Norway airfield. Remaining crew: Lt Werner Lipke, Observer (WIA); Fw Arthur Beer, R/O (KIC) and Ogefr Ludwig Heise, Gunner (WIA). Source: SIG Norway.
159 Koch, LudwigOfwFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410821 (85% dam 12/4/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Injured in a crash at the Dresden Klotzsche airfield 4 December, 1943 during a delivery flight.
160 Kögel, LudwigFwKG-40 most likelyFw 200C/U4 Werk # 0085 "KE + IJ" (lost 12/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 5 December, 1941 at Cognac, all 6 crew KIA (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer).

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161 Kohlhepp, LudwigUffz10/26/1915Schlüchtern4/KG-26He 111H-4 Werk # 3294 (lost 9/7/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost 7 September, 1940 at Amstelveen (Henegouwenselaan), cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown. Netherland Loss Registry. Added: Altho Uffz Kohlhepp was named pilot, the SGLO (Dutch Air War Study Group) shows him as the Flt Engr., and the pilot is an unnamed Uffz who was wounded. Uffz Kohlhepp buried Ysselsteyn AZ/3/59. Remaining crew: Oblt Ehrenfried Bischoff (survived; MIA over the Med, nr Bengazi 2/21/41) and Ogefr Friedrich Gottschalk (KIA, bur Yssel AZ/3/60) (D.Drury). NOTE: This Wk# appears also under the name Oblt Hermann Kell of 3/KG-4; error?
Ysselstein, Holland
162 Koller, Ludwig "Ludi"Ogefr8/6/1923Munich13/JG-302 (6/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 447618 "Yellow 9" (lost 7/25/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51. He managed to bail, but his chute failed to open fully and he fell to his death in a woods at Burgstall Kogel, near Puchenstuben (Kurt Rieder). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 E of Vienna on 8 July, 1944.
163 Körner, LudwigFw8/KG-1Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
164 Kotschote, GüntherFw5/NJG-101 (Babenhausen)Ju 88G-1 "9W + BN" (lost 1/1/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspFlew the Pathfinder AC leading JG-4 to the Ardennes sector on 1 January, 1945, Operation Bodenplatte. He was hit by light Flak over Heerlen Holland and forced to drop away for a belly landing at Aywaille Belgium. He and the remaining crew were taken prisoner. Remaining crew: Ogefr Karl Walter, R/O and Ogefr Herbert Ludwig, Gunner (Rosseels).
165 Krauth, LudwigLt1IV/NJG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten.
166 Kriessmann, Wilhelm Ludwig 'Willi' Fw10/11/1919Feisttitz im Rosental, Austria KG-53 ('41 S.U.), Ar 234 Ferry Unit (2/42 to 12/44) He 111, Fi 156, Bf 108, Siebel 104, Ju 52 Until early '42, Ar 234 ('42 to '45)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver
POW May 1945 by Canadians, released in September, 1945. 93 Bomber missions in Russia. Shot down by Yaks on his 93rd mission in Russia, evaded capture, and was rescued by German troops. Also known to fly nearly all German ac in their inventory as a Ferry pilot due to an eyesight deficiency. Survived the war from 1939 to the end. Living in California in 2012, age 93! His awards also include the HJ pin, Sports Badge and the Austrian Anschluss Medal. Deceased 18 December, 2012 (Philippe Bastin).

3./JG300: A-Uffz. Schoffmann, B-Schulze, C-Kocher, D-Moser, E-Schmidt-Henning, F-Sinnecker, G-Kircher

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167 Kühle, LudwigUffz3/4/1917Kassel3/NAGr.-13Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162066 (lost 7/27/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 27 July, 1944; his ac reported lost at Sable-sur-Sarthe, no further detail. Burial in the "Sepulture, Mont de Huisnes" (absa3945).
168 Kühn, LudwigOfw16/JG-52 (12/43 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 28 December, 1943.
169 Kunert, LudwigLt6/18/1921ZwittauStab/JG-52 (Reich Def Ost) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8375 (lost 4/6/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 6 April, 1942 when he accidentally flew into the ground at Kirowograd during a work test flight. Added: His remains have not yet been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist at Kirovograd Ukraine (D.Drury)
170 Kunzmann, GustavFw4/TG-20 (Nautsi Finland)Ju 52 Werk # 6399 "7U + GM" (lost 10/23/44)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 23 October, 1944; attacked by four Russian P-39's over Lake Inari, they crashed at Luppovaara Finland. Remaining crew (WIA): Uffz Ludwig Rohnacker. Seven passengers were also injured (Flyvrak Norway). and
171 Kurland, Ludwig Gustav, Prinz Biron von Lt7/KG-55 (Villacoublay Fr.)He 111P-2 Werk # 1617 "G1 + LR" (lost 4/11/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 11 April, 1941; failed to return from a mission to Birmingham. He is believed to have crashed in the Channel, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Hans Hiestand, Ofw Walter Wünsch and Gefr Kurt Klipp (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Curland.
172 Kurz, LudwigUffz3Stab II/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G6y Werk # 16482 "Black
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 September, 1943 in aerial combat and crashed into the sea. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 off Friesian Islands on 25 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) E of Rockenhausen on 28 July, 1943. His 3rd, a P-47 on 29 November, 1943.
173 Kwaszyk, ArthurFlg10. Seenotstaffel-10Do 24T-1 Werk # 0019 "KK + UX" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIC 11 September, 1943; non-operational crash at Skagstad, near Engeloy, due to heavy fog. Remaining crew (all KIC): Uffz Heinz Otto, Observer; Uffz Werner Hojenski, R/O; Fw Heinrich Klüh, Mech; Gefr Gerhard Reimann, 2nd Mech abd Gefr Ludwig Pfeffer, Gunner. In addition, several passengers were listed with no disposition, most likely KIC: Hptm Anton Engling, Gefr Ludwig Seibel, Oblt.z.See Weimann, Fp.Insp.Speiss and O.W. Max Dillner. Source: SIG Norway.
174 Lahner, LudwigOblt5(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1393 "F6 + EN" (lost 2/23/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at the Ilmensee 23 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
175 Landerer, Ludwig Theodor?Fhr215/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682671 (lost 2/2/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 February, 1945 due to enemy fire, location not reported. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Hettstedt on 11 September, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) SE of Eschwege on 27 September, 1944. The name Ludwig came from the OKL Claim; the name Theo from the Fw 190 Loss List.
176 Laue, LudwigUffz7/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16023 "White 7 + I" (lost 12/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 December, 1943 after aerial combat with a Spitfire during a weather recon flight near Gozo.
177 Lehmann, HansFw1/KGr-100 He 111H-2 Werk # 6811 "6N + BH" (lost 11/6/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW/WIA 6 November, 1940; he ditched in the sea near West Bay, Bridport, Dorset after becoming lost. Remaining crew: Fw Otto Paul, Obs (KIA; bur CC, 6,18,370); Ofw Ludwig Meyerhofer, R/O (POW/WIA) and Fw Heinz Bitter, Gnr (POW). With minor wounds, Lehmann, Meyerhofer and Bitter, waded ashore and were taken prisoner. This was the first time the RAF got access to the new X-Gerät three-beam navigational system (D. Drury).
Cannock Chase
178 Leicht, LudwigUffz13/JG-3Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire northwest of Valenciennes, 19 May, 1940.
179 Leingärtner, LudwigHptm12/22/1919Bittenbrunn bei Neuburg, DonauIV (StG)/LG-1, I/StG-5, Stfkpt 2/StG-1, Stfkpt 2/SG-1Ju 87D RK(2/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 11 April, 1944 as a passenger in a Ju 52 returning to his unit after a leave. They were shot down by enemy fighters 6 km north of Torgau Silesia. With him were killed his best friends, RK Holders Hptm Werner Hoffmann and Hptm Johann Schalanda of the same squadron. 540 missions

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180 Lengauer, LudwigUffz9/JG-53 (Reggio Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410025 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 11/26/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 November, 1943 SSE of Ravenna due to altitude sickness (Bf 109 Loss List).
181 Lentz, LudwigUffz6/17/1917Erg/JGr West, 11/JG-26 (12/42), 11/JG-54 (3/43)Fw 190A-4 in JG-26, Bf 109G-3 Werk# 16275 "Red 7" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 3 May, 1943 in "Red 7" over Wevelgem Holland airfield. He may have been rammed by Werk# 13170, both being caught in crosswinds. Buried Lommel, 32/508 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
182 Lenz, LudwigLt9/25/1912Böblingen3Stab I(J)/LG-2 (Channel) Bf 109E-7 Werk # Unk "Yellow 3", Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3734 "<+" (lost 10/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 October, 1940; while flying a Fighter bomber mission, a single Spitfires bullet hit the bomb slung underneath and exploded, spreading the wreckage over a 3 mile area, at Spruce Lawn(s), Elham, Kent. Added: Lt Lenz, still strapped in the main body of the fuselage, fluttered down to earth at Older's Bank, on Older's Poultry Farm. Found in the wreckage, and barely alive, he was carefully lifted out, but succumbed to his wounds later that afternoon (C.König). Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent, German Plot "O", Row 2 Gr 2 (M.Croft). One reported victory found on 12 Oclock High Forum Board, a Hurricane over England on 10 July, 1940. Item questioned this being the first Battle of Britain victory. His 2nd, a Spitfire in the area of the Isle of Wight on 18 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Dover area on 24 August, 1940.
183 Leopold, LudwigLt21(J)/LG-2Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, his second per OKL, a Spitfire at Dover on 23 September, 1940. I did not find a first victory.
184 Licha, LudwigLt9/15/19227 3/JG-77 (7/43 Med), 7/JG-54 (5/44) Bf 109G-6/Trop Werk # 18789 "Yellow 8" (lost 9/15/43) in JG-77, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170357 "White 11" (lost) in JG-54
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA in this A-8, 8 June, 1944 over Villa Coublay France. His "Yellow 8" reported lost SSE of Salerno on 15 September, 1943 after combat, pilot returned, WIA?. One known victory during the Sicilian campaign, his 1st, a Spitfire on 6 July, 1943. His 2nd, another Spitfire over southern Italy on 2 August, 1943. His 5th & 6th victories were both P-38s over southern Italy , 2 September, 1943. A 7th known victory, per OKL, a B-17 at Neuruppin on 24 May, 1944.
185 Liebe, HansOblt3/21/19162/KGr.z.b.V.-108Ju 52/3m Werk # 6755 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 27 June, 1941 after making accidental ground contact in bad weather 10 km west of Tynset Norway, near Trondheim, during a non-operational flight. The entire crew was killed. Remaining crew: Uffz Ludwig Holle, Co-pilot; Ofw Fritz Köhler, R/O; Ogefr Otto Lüders, Mech and Gefr Johann Reiss, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
186 Lindbichler, LudwigFw7//31/1921Austria110/JG-3 Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681540 (lost 9/11/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 September, 1944 in his A-8 during aerial combat in the Mansfeld area, shortly after his one known victory (Mombeek MIA). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Zehren, Krs. Meissen, on 11 September, 1944.

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187 Löhr, HeinerStbsFw8/8/1911DüsseldorfIII/SG-2 (Reich Def Ost) Ju 87D-5 Werk # 131989 (lost 2/11/45) Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 11 February, 1945 with his R/O, Gefr Willi Kubutat, east of Alt Öls, Stara Oleszna, Poland, after being hit by flak (Ju 87 Loss List). Added: The VDK shows that neither has been transferred to a War Cem., but their graves are understood to exist in Stara Oleszna. They are commemorated in the memorial book at Nadolice Wielkie, Poland. In an arlier incident, StbsFw Löhr was injured bailing from Wk# 141084 near Wilkowoski/Ostpr. (today Vilkaviskis, Lithuania), due to a technical problem. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Günter Ludwig Didzunat, was killed. He has not yet been transferred to a War Cem., but a grave is understood to exist at Vilkaviskis. He is commemorated in the memorial book at Kaunas, Lithuania (D.Drury).
188 Lohrengel, LudwigOfwPilot/Observer Badge awarded 15 May
Data found on his Award Certificate on the Internet. No further detail known.
189 Lorch, HermannLt6/26/1922Zweibrücken1/KG-6 (Beauvais, Fr.)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144635 "3E + CH" (lost 4/27/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew 27 April, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Believed sd by night fighters during a mine laying operation in the Thames Estuary (LOCS). Added: Remaining crew: Uffz Otto Mebert (geb 11/14/16, Glauchau), Obs (MIA); Gefr Gottfried Hauck (geb 12/25/23), R/O (KIA) and Fw Ernst Ludwig Vogel (geb 8/26/17), Gnr (MIA) (C.König).

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190 Lorentz, Ludwig vonUffz3/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # unk "4D + KL" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 after being shot down, during the Driffield airfield raid, by a Hurricane of No.73 Sq., piloted by Sgt Alexander L.McNay. The AC crashed at Fraishorpe, near Barmston. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Heinrich Kenski, Observer, Uffz Heinrich Prumann, wireless operator and Gefr Johann Göbel, gunner. Added: Although another claim was made by P/O Carter in a Spitfire of No.616 Sq., the claim of Sgt McNay was the stronger of the two, and the victory was credited to McNay (D.Drury).
191 Lörsch, PeterFw5/LG-1 (1/45 Reich Def) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 301513 "L1 + ?L" (lost 1/22/45) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 22 January, 1945 after being attacked by British Night Fighters of RAF Nos. 409 & 410. German vessels also claimed victories. His Ju 88 crashed at Scheldemonding Holland along with three others this night. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Hans Örtker, Obs; Uffz Ludwig Käsbauer, R/O and Ogefr Roland Geschka, Gunner. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
192 Löscher, Hans LudwigHptm4/9/1920Hannover 13(Erg)/JG-2 (1/45), 1/JG-400 (2/45 Brandis), Rammkdo "Elbe" (4/45) Bf 109G, Me 163 Werk # 190598 "White 10" (2/45 in JG-400) Fighter Operational Clasp Missed the Ramm-Attack on American bombers on 7 April, 1945 due to engine trouble (F.Braun & LOCS).
193 Loscher, HerbertOfw10/NJG-2Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620069 "4R + GU" (lost 12/31/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 31 December, 1944 during aerial combat over the Ardennes, near Muizen, SE of Malines. Buried Lommel, Block 52/183. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Günther Schmidt, Ogefr Heinz Schröder (geb 6/24/1922) and Fw Ludwig Denker. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88G database.
Lommel, Belgium
194 Loy, LudwigLt17/JG-11 (5/44), 10/JG-11 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170629 (lost 8/16/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 August, 1944, reason unknown, in the area of Nemaksciai. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 in the Magdeburg area on 30 May, 1944.
195 Ludewig, AlfredUffz3/28/191822/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109F-1/B Werk # 5691 "Black 3" (lost 5/11/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 May, 1941 during aerial combat, crashing into a building after attacking Rochford airfield, Southend on Sea, Essex. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 118. Source: M.Croft. Alternate spelling: Ludwig.
Cannock Chase
196 Ludwig,Lt26/JG-52 (9/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet fighter of IAR-80 on 23 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 24 October, 1944.
197 Ludwig,Uffz3/NJG-5 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620319 (lost 2/3/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC with unnamed crew and two passengers 3 February, 1945, crashing at Demmin, no further detail. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List.
198 Ludwig, BernhardLt6(Schl)/LG-2 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk #5572 "Yellow?" (lost 7/27/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 July, 1941, no cause or location reported.
199 Ludwig, ErnstUffz7/JG-53 (Sicily)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18251 "Black 9 + I" (lost 6/7/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 7 June, 1943 after engine damage 10km NW of Pantelleria (Bf 109 Loss List).
200 Ludwig, GeorgFhjOfw40 Stab I/JG-77 (6/41 S.U.), 1/JG-77 (7/42), 3/JG-77 (1/43), 8/JG-77 (4/44) Bf 109F & G (Trop)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/23/43)
EP (11/30/42),

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. His 1st known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 22 June, 1941. An I-16 Rata on 17 March, 1942. Another I-16 Rata on 20 March, 1942. An R-5 and another I-16 Rata on 21 March, 1942. An R-10 on 24 March, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 8 May, 1942. Two I16 Ratas on 30 May, 1942. His 9th & 10th, both Yak-1s on 10 June, 1942. His 25th victory was a Spitfire V over Malta on 10 July, 1942. His 28th victory, a P-40 of RAF No. 450 Sq. on 31 October, 1942. His 32nd victory was a Spitfire over N. Africa on 8 January, 1943 while in 3 Staffel. His 37th, a P-47 over Italy on 14 February, 1944. His 39th, a P-38 over Italy on 22 March, 1944. A B-24 over Romania on 5 April, 1944.

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Wer vor der Vergangenheit die Augen verschließt, wird blind für die Gegenwart. Richard von Weizsäcker

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