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101 Baumgartner, HeinrichFw11/KG-26 (Lübeck-Blankensee)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142450 "1H + LW" (lost 6/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 14 June, 1944 when their ac was reported to have crashed into the Baltic Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Dehler (MIA), Ogefr Hans Heinrich Gellert (possibly Johann Heinrich Gellert buried Höxter Gr 8) and Gefr Alfred Janik (MIA) (D.Drury).
102 Baumgartner, PeterLt1/15/1915V.Fl.Korps ('41), 7/KG-55 (1/42 Dnjepropetrowsk, Ukaine), 10/KG-55 (7/42), Stfkpt 1/KG-55 (2/44), 1/KG(J)-55 (2/45)He 111H-6 Werk # 7207 "G1 + KR" (lost 5/24/42), Me 262 in KG(J)-55
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/1/42)
EP (9/23/41),
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) when he was involved in an ac loss 24 May, 1942, cause & location unknown. Remaining crew (all return safely): Fw Siegfried Zantke, Obs; Fw Hans Köhler, R/O; Fw Karl Haselbeck, Flt Engr and Uffz Hans Krebel, Gnr. DK-G Awards List, LOCS & D.Drury.
103 Bäumler, HansOfw4/5/19151(F)/124 (Bardufoss) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 088 0696 "G2 + CH" (lost 7/7/41)
EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 7 July, 1941 when he crashed at Stormauken, by Rundhaug, 18km W of Bardufoss, on a non-operational transfer flight due to heavy fog. Remaining crew (all KIC): Oblt Karl Hönsbröch, Observer; Uffz Kurt Sandvoss, R/O and Uffz Georg Erbar, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Ofw Baumler buried at Narvik Norway, Blk 8. Row C, Gr 12. Oblt Hönsbröch (aka Karl Graf von und zu Hoensbroech) believed buried in an unknown grave in Narvik. Also in Narvik, Blk 8, Row C, Uffz Sandvoss in Gr 10, and Uffz Erbar in Gr 9 (D.Drury).
104 Baur-Bargehr, Hans-GeorgOfhr9/25/1923Vienna, Austria 11/JG-54 & 14/JG-54 (9/44 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-5, Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 9/21/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731040 "Black 4" (lost) Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 27 December, 1944 near Schnee-Eifel Belgium while flying Werk# 731040, after aerial combat with P-47s. His grave was later found in Franken, but his Father had him interned in Innsbruck in 1946. He lost an earlier A-8 at Vriezenveen Holland on 21 September, 1944, bailed safely with wounds (DeSwart).
105 Baur, Johann HansLt4/24/1897 Führer Kurier Staffel (Hitlers Chief Pilot) Fw 200 "26 + 00" best known of Hitlers planes, Ju 52 & Various
EK 1 & 2
Liason or Transport Operational Clasp
Russian POW in May, 1945. Released after 10 years in Russian captivity along with Hajo Hermann, Hermann Graf, Ferdinand Schoerner, Hartmann and Wiese. A WWI ace with 6 victories in 160 Observer missions, and post war Commercial pilot, he became a Party member in 1926 and in 1932 began piloting Hitler. So impressed by Baur, Hitler kept his loyal and trusted pilot until his death in 1945. Baur was an Oberführer in the SS, as was Heydrich. Believed to be a Lt General in the Post-war Luftwaffe. Deceased 17 February, 1993.
106 Bausch, HansLt22/ZG-76 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120084 (dam 10/4/43), Me 410A & B
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 4 October, 1943 during aerial combat near Koblenz, his unnamed R/O OK (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 at Komarno on 16 June, 1944. A B-17 in the Budapest area on 2 July, 1944.
107 Bay, WalterLt5/22/1922Reutlingen3/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144119 "B3 + BL" (lost 7/7/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 July, 1944 when he failed to return from a minelaying operation over Seine Bay, France, cause unknown. Remaining crew: FhjFw Franz Pielot, Obs (KIA); Fw Franz Aderbauer, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Hans Henne, Gnr (KIA). The deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Champigny-St Andre, France, Blk 17, Row 4: Lt Bay, Gr 170; FhjFw Pielot, Gr 171 and Uffz Henne, Gr 169 (D.Drury).
108 Bayer, HansObltStab/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14851 "NW + ME" (lost 2/12/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 12 February, 1943 6km NW of Uman, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
109 Bayer, HansUffzTransport UnitJu 52EP (11/30/42), EK 1 & 2, Transport Operational ClaspId'd as Flugzeugführer on 1/30/42 EP Awards List found online.
110 Bayer, Hans "Ali"Hptm10/9/1915Barmen/WupperthalStfkpt 2(F)/122 (Ghedi 8/44) Do 17 P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D, Me 410A-3 "F6 +KK" (8/44-1/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/24/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His R/O in August 1944 was a Lensing. They performed sea recon between La Spezia and the French Riviera. He served briefly as 2 Staffel Stfkpt in February, 1945. Wiki Luft data
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hans Bayer Hauptmann (October 9, 1915 - May 29, 1974) became Staffelkapitän of 3. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 33 based in Bologna in the fall of 1943 after he had previously crossed various missions over the English and African straits. At the end of 1943 the unit was relocated to Königsberg-Devau where the pilots attended training using the Junkers Ju 188 aircraft. On March 16, 1944 Bayer Staffel was assigned to the Athens-Kalimaki area and operated using the new aircraft they had learned. There they carried out various surveillance missions to Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Haifa, Alexandria, and the Suez Canal. In October 1944 they left Athens and moved to Szombathely in Hungary, then to Zagreb / ​​Yugoslavia. For his prominent leadership in his unit, Bayer was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on May 1, 1945 as Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän 3. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 33 / Luftflotte Reich. He died in 1974 in an accident. Other medals and awards he received: Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse und I.Klasse; Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (December 14, 1942); and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (June 24, 1943)
111 Bayerle, HansUffz1/6/1915Memmingen2/Tr.Gr. 186Ju 87B Werk # 5238 (lost 10/24/39)Pilot BadgeKIC 24 October, 1939 when he crashed during bombing practice at Schönberg-Bake Beacon, on the Baltic sea coast, Schleswig-Holstein. His observer, Ogefr Otto Funck was also killed. The two are buried in the War Cem. at Kiel Nordfriedhof, Blk III; Uffz Bayerle in Gr 51, Ogefr Funck in Gr 52 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Beyerle.
112 Bebenroth, Hans JoachimUnk JG-27 vet, KG(J)-6 (5/45 Prag-Kbely) Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 5/6/45) Fighter Operational Clasp Injured 6 May, 1945 when he was forced to make an emergency landing 10km south of Duchcov due to an engine malfunction. He suffered a facial injury as a result of a harsh landing. He returned to his family by walking through Karlovy Vary to Germany after the war (F.Braun).
113 Beck, Frederick Wilhelm Maria 'Willi'.. Fw9/28/1916Koblenz6/KG-40Do 217E-4 Werk # 5398 (lost 6/25/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 25 June, 1942; crashed at Doldersweg 158, Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands, cause unknown. No crew details. First buried in Amsterdam, he now rests in Ysselsteyn, CW/5/101 (FindAGrave via Fred M.). Photos courtesy PMS Sillix and Fred. Note: Fw Beck recently identified as a Radio Operator in the crew of Ofw Hans Kopf, See Kopf for additional crew detail.

114 Beck, HansOblt KIA 6 July, 1941 over England. Buried at Church Norton Graveyard, Selsey, W. Sussex, no further detail (LOCS).
115 Beck, HansUffz6/SKG-210Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3719 "S9 + MP" (lost 10/12/41)Assault Operational ClaspHis Wk# 3719 reported shot down at Medyn Russia; crew returned. Bf 110 Loss List
116 Beck, HansOfw6/16/1917FFS AB 33 AC Type unknown Kenn # "13" (lost 4/30/43) Student Pilot ? KIC with his Instructor (? identified as an observer), Lt Wilhelm Kretzmann, 30 April, 1943, while on a training flight. They crashed at Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands. Both are buried at Ysselsteyn; Lt Kretzmann, BM-3-69 and Ofw Beck, BM-3-70 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
117 Beck, Hans JoachimLt3/9/235 6/NJG-101 (10/43), Stab II/NJG-101 (9/44 S.U.) Bf 110D, Do 217J, Do 215
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" SW of Hannover on 9 October, 1943. Nos 2 & 3, both Soviet DB-3s in the area of Budapest, the night of 14-15 September, 1944. A 4th, a DB-3F the night of 17-18 September, 1944. A 5th, a DB-3 the night of 18-19 September, 1944. Magnus victories at 7.
118 Becker, HansJG-5, 6/JG-54 (7/44 Russia)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspDue to the commonness of the name, this person may be two different! The Hans Becker in 6/JG-54 came from a photo in Jager Blatt 1/1997.
119 Becker, HansLt6/12/1916Neubiberg11/JG-300Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "White 9" (lost 6/21/44 by Magdeburg)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 June, 1944 while opposing the B-17s over Magdeburg (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory a B-17 at Burg by Magdeburg on 21 June, 1944, the same day his G-6 was a loss.
120 Becker, HansObltStfkpt 15/KG-6 (9/42), Stfkpt 5/KG-6 (11/43), 9/KG-6 (3/44)Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EP (7/6/42), EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS
121 Becker, HansFw6/JG-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7323 "Yellow 7" (90% dam 9/27/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Diepholz on 27 September, 1943 due to a fuel shortage. This could be one of the other Beckers without a first name.
122 Becker, HansUffz3/JG-52 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441437 "Yellow 3" (lost 10/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 October, 1944 after aerial combat 10km south of Ebenrode.
123 Becker, Hans GeorgUffzI/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 1/JG-26 (8/43 Woensdrecht) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 140620 "White 3" (20% dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730456 "White 5" (lost) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 June, 1944 in "White 5" in aerial combat with Allied fighters 40 km SW of Rouen. WIA 17 August, 1943 in "White 3" from B-17 return fire at Liege. Despite his wounds, he made a force landing at Venlo. Returned to 1st Staffel 27 April, 1944.
124 Becker, WalterUffzGr. Kampfflierschule-4 (Thorn)Ju 52/3m Werk # 3037 "BR + AL" (85% dam 10/24/41)Transport Operational ClaspHis Ju 52 crashed 24 October, 1941 on the northern slope of Vapenny vrch, Liberec due bad weather icing. Two of the crew were slightly injured (and were not named). Known remaining crew: Uffz Karl Heinz Richter and Uffz Hans Weickert, positions not reported (F.Braun).
125 Beckmann, HansUffz1/NAGr-16 (Channel)Bf 110G Werk # 4826 (dam 7/21/43)Wound Badge
Night Observer Operational Clasp
Pilot injured in a crash landing 21 July, 1943 at the Istres Süd airfield, cause nor crew injuries not mentioned. Bf 110 Loss List
126 Beckmann, HansUffz3/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2561 "B3 + EL" (lost 2/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Melab 25 February, 1943 after being attacked by enemy fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
127 Beckmann, HansFw12/17/1915Hauchhorst8/KG-77 Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2368 "3Z + DS" (lost 5/2/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 2 May, 1941 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.604 Sq., piloted by F/Lt George Oliver Budd w/SgtGeorge John Evans,R/O-Obs. The ac crashed in the area of Highland Water and Millyford Green, west of Lyndhurst, Hampshire. The remaining crew bailed and were taken prisoner. Remaining crew: Uffz Friedrich Pohl, Obs; Fw Wilhelm Winkler, R/O and Uffz Alexander Myer, Flt Engr. Fw Beckmann is buried at CC, Blk 6, Row 14, Gr 287 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
128 Beffart, HansFw7/14/1914Dalsbach4/KG-53 (8/40 Lille Nord)He 111H-2 Werk # 2711 "A1 + JM" (lost 8/30/40)EK-2, Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast the night of 29/30 August, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: "Place of Death" per Death Card, "Chelmsford", after being damaged by No.242 Sq. aircraft. The target this night believed to be the Radlett aerodrome. Remaining crew (bur Yssel): Ofw Walter Ostertag, Obs (geb 1/24/1912 Kirchheim; bur CL/3/75); Uffz Ludwig Brock (geb 4/28/1916, Pforzheim), R/O (initially bur Petten, Gr 181; final bur CL/3/73); Uffz Hans Frank, Flt Engr (geb 10/14/1918 Bayreuth; bur BK/3/51) and Gefr Karl Schmiedl, Gnr (geb 8-26-1918 Grün Teplitz; MIA). Pilot Beffart bur BU/10/237 (D.Drury). Crew birth information per Death Cards via C.Schmid, Grandson of Ludwig Brock.

(L - R) Flt Eng Hans Frank, R/O Ludwig Brock, Pilot Hans Beffart, Observer Walter Ostertag, Karl Schmiedl (gunner)

(L - R )Brock, Schmiedl, Frank

129 Behnisch, RudolfLt4/KG-26 (9/39), Stab II/KG-26 (4/40)He 111H-3 "1H + AC" (lost)Bomber Operational Clasp POW 3 April, 1940 after being shot down off Redcar on an armed reconnaissance mission against British shipping. He was shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 41 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Norman Ryder. Benischs AC had been damaged earlier by naval fire and was unable to evade Ryders attacks, and was forced to ditch in the North Sea, being picked up by a Scarborough fishing boat, Silver Line. Remaining crew (all POW): Lt Georg Kempe (WIA), Observer, Uffz Albert Weber, wireless operator, Uffz Alfred Bächle, mechanic and Obstlt Hans Hefele, Grp Kdr II/KG-26, who wanted to see for himself how the recon mission operated! As a result of a well-placed hit from Bächle, Ryder too, was forced to ditch and was rescued by the Hartlepool trawler, Alaskan. Alternate spelling: Benisch.
130 Behrend, HansFw2(H)/31Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
131 Behrendt, HansObstKdr KG-157 (5/39), Kdr II/KG-77 (2/40), Kdr Stab/KG-27 (8/40 Tours)He 111P in KG-157, Do 17Z in KG-77, He 111P & H in KG-27Bomber Operational ClaspChannel pilot.
132 Behrens, Hans JoachimOblt19093(F)/122Ju 88A "F6 + EL" (damaged/recovered)Observer Operational ClaspBehrens and his crew bailed safely from this AC on 18 June, 1941. It had been attacked by a Bf 109 near Rotterdam during a camoflage monitoring flight, and crashed in shallow water at Haringvliet, near Hellevoetslius/Rockanje Holland. The AC was recovered by a Luftwaffe Recovery team. Remaining crew: Ofw Volk, Fw Schmidt and Uffz Lentfert. Volk & Lentfert will go MIA 9 December, 1941 with Lt. Böhme. Served from August, 1939. Wiki Luft data.
133 Behrens, JoachimFw3/NAGr-12Hs 126B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. This may be Hans Joachim in 3(F)/122.
134 Behrmann, HansUffz5(J)/TrGr-186Bf 109E-1 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 February, 1940 during takeoff when his AC experienced engine failure, crashing at Nordholz. Source: TrGr-186 Loss List.
135 Beilstein, HansGefr11/11/19201Erg/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6355 (lost 12/20/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 20 December, 1941, his 1st mission, on a coastal patrol in Holland. He dove into a cloud, spun out and crashed at Donk, near Tilburg. He died in his AC. The Dutch Report (DeSwart) has the AC crasing at Vessem, west of Veldhoven. Buried Lommel, Block 38/80 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
136 Beinhorn, Hans-WernerUffz1/JG-54Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)5787 "White ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 April 1943 at Krasnogwardeisk S.U. airfield.
137 Beissert, BrunoUffzErg.St/KG-30 (Norway)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0182 "4D + AA" (lost 4/13/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 April, 1942; failed to return from a mission over the North Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): ogefr Günter Baumann, Observer; Ogefr Hans Müser, R/O and Gefr Rudolf Rose, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
138 Beisswenger, Hans 'Beisser'Oblt11/8/1916Mittelfischbach, Württemberg152II/JG-54, Stafkpt 6/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6775 "Yellow 4 + -" (40% dam 7/12/41) in 6/JG-54, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 14236 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 3/6/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/41), EP(7/30/41),

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 6 March, 1943, in Werk# 14236, after combat with 10 Soviet fighters near Staraja, Soviet Union. Last seen near Lake Ilmen at low altitude with slowly rotating airscrew. Crashed his F-2 near Sebesja on 12 July, 1941 due to engine damage; pilt & ac recovered. His first victory was against a Yugoslav Hurricane. Over 500 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a P-40 on 11 May, 1942. A triple on 13 May, 1942; a P-40 and two MiG-3s. Another triple on 6 August, 1942; a Pe-2 ESE of Tschatsk, and two Yak-1s E of Subzoff. A LaGG-3 on 30 September, 1942. Three LaGG-3s and an La-5 on 30 December, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and a P-39 on 15 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 27 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and three Yak-1s on 5 March, 1943. His last two victories before his death, same day, two LaGG-3s on 6 March, 1943. Alt spelling Beißwenger
139 Beitz, Hans HelmutLt2/21/1924Ketzin Brandenburg1 2/JG-2, Stab/JG-2 (7/43), 10(Jabo)/JG-2 (9/43) Bf 109E & F-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410199 (80% dam 7/2/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550515 (lost 9/29/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 29 September, 1943; takeoff accident at Les Mureaux, France. Injured 2 July, 1943 when he flew into the ground at the Evreux airfield during a check flight. Added: Initially buried Beaumont-le-Roger, Fr.. Buried Family Grave, Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf (J.Mückler 1/2023). One known victory, a B-17 on 16 September, 1943.
140 Beland, KurtLt2(F)/100 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430818 "T5 + DK" (lost 8/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Hans von Arnim and two other unnamed crew at Karbadinka Inlet 26 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
141 Belau, HansObstKdr I/KG-254 (9/38)He 111PBomber Operational Clasp
142 Bell, HansFw9/25/192055/JG-2Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462287 (lost 12/26/44), Fw 190D-9 (lost 3/24/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 March, 1945 in the Hessen area, no further detail. WIA 26 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s at Rheinbach, bailed safely with injuries.
143 Bender, Hans WilhelmOfw3/20/1916OberschefflenzII/KG-153 (39), 5/KG-3 (9/41)Ju 88A=-5 Werk # 4406 "5K + EN" (flak dam 7/27/41)

Wound Badge(7/27/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
WIA 27 July, 1941 when Soviet flak hit the cockpit, killing Obs Oblt Rudolf Guhl and R/O Ofw Karl Fischer. Bender, although wounded was able to make a successful wheels up landing at Orsha. 125 combat missions. Deceased 20 January, 1992, Mosbach.
144 Bengston, KurtFwKG-27 or KG-4He 111H-20 Werk # Unk "5 + F8" (?) (lost 1/12/45)Bomber Operational Clasp The ac reported crashed Rakovnjk, CZ. Pilot & crew believed bailed safely, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Alois Werner, Fw Hans Tschatscher, Fw Helmut Elsner and Fw Friedrich Ihnsen (F.Braun). Alternate spelling: Bengtson.
145 Bennemann, HansHptm8/30/1921Massen10/KG-55 (12/41), 5/KG-55 (3/44), 7/KG-55, Stfkpt 5/KG(J)-55He 111H & Bf 109G

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
398 combat missions and 2 as a fighter pilot. Deceased 7 April, 1993, Mechernich.
146 Benninghoven, Hans JörgUffz7/8/1922Hanau12/JG-2Fw 190A-5 Werk # 157331 (lost 11/7/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 7 November, 1943 at Tramain (La Corenais) France, cause not given. He is buried in the Marigny Cemetery, Block 2, Row 51, Grave 1960. Source: D.Dahiot
147 Benthin, HansOgefr11/JG-27 (8/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 8551 (lost 9/6/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 September, 1942 after being shot down with wounds during aerial combat with a Hurricane of RAF No. 127 Sq.. One known victory, a Hurricane II of RAF No. 274 Sq. southeast of El-Alamein on 25 August, 1942.
148 Benz, HansUffz11/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/As Werk # 785633 "Black 12 + I" (lost 12/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 December, 1944 in a training accident near Hesepe.
149 Bepperling, HansUffz8/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2380 (lost 10/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 October, 1943 during aerial combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 15516.
150 Beran, HansFw7/JG-3 (3/45 Garz, Ger.) Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490622 "Yellow ?" (lost 3/11/45) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 11 March, 1945, cause and location not reported. Added: Shot down by Allied fighters over Stettin (C.Sundin).
151 Berchem, Hans vonObst6/15/1905Stfkpt 3(F)/11 (9/39), Stfkpt Erg/Aufkl.Gr.d.Lw.(7/40), Kdr NAGr-12 (4/42)Hs 126, Fw 189AObserver Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
152 Berge,LtI/KG-54 (Sicily)Ju 88A-4 (lost 3/2/43) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 2 March, 1943 during a night operational flight near Pozzalo Sicily. Information found on Missing Aircrew Report of Oblt Vogl found on documents at Collectors Guild. This could be Oblt Hans Berge if he may have returned after the March 1943 MIA incident.
153 Berge, HansOblt1/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300508 "B3 + MH" (lost 11/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 November, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
154 Bergemann, HansHptm10/20/19142/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140017 "M2 + KK" (lost 7/3/42) Observer Operational Clasp POW with unnamed crew 3 July, 1942; made an emergency landing at Odlings Farm, Aswardly, Lincolnshire after being damaged by Spitfires of No. 303 Sq. (Ju 88 Loss List).
155 Berger, AdolfOblt Stfkpt 5/Bo.Fl.Gr-196 (2/41) Bordfliegergr-196 Ar 196A-2 Werk # 0129 "6W + ON" (lost 2/8/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 8 February, 1941; sd into the sea by a Whirlwind of No. 263 Sq., piloted by P/O K.A.G.Graham. The ac crashed SE of Dodman Point, Cornwall. His Observer, Lt .z.See, Hans Erich Hirtz (geb 7/23/1917) was KIA and buried at CC, Plot 7, Row 5, Grave 119. P/O Graham was killed by Ar 196 return fire. Stankey & DeZeng & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
156 Berger, HansObstltStfkpt 4(H)/13 (5/40), Kdr Aufkl.Gr.-30 (7/40-2/41), Kdr Koluft Pz.Gr.-3 (2/41-9/16/41Hs 126B, Fw 189AObserver Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L. DeZeng
157 Berger, Hans G.Lt10/9/192382/JG-1 (joins 6/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (12/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-1 (1/45), 2/JG-1 (4/45)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-4 "White 10" (? % dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530374 "White 1" (lost 11/29/43), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340016 "White 3(dam 3/6/44), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 171596 "Yellow 8"EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 November, 1943 by "4 mots" return fire near Delmenhorst; bailed safely. An Operation Bodenplatte pilot, he was one of few successful; his eighth known victory this date, 1 January, 1945, a Spitfire in the Ghent area. His 1st victory, as an Ofhr, a B-17 (HSS) on 22 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943. His "White 10" overturned on landing at Ödheim after this engagement, pilot safe. His 3rd, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) on 24 January, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 10 km S of Chimay on 8 February, 1944. Shot down over France in Feb. 1944. His 6th, a B-17 on 6 March, 1944, no location. His 7th, a B-17 N of Kaiserlautern on 24 April, 1944. He witnessed the death of his good friend, Johannes Rathenow, being just to his left when Rathenows AC exploded on 3 November, 1943. Berger flew the He 162 in 2/JG-1 in March and April 1945. Survived the war.

158 Bergermann, HansUffz36/JG-51 (3/43), 2/JG-51 (7/44), 15/JG-3 (wars end)Bf 109F(Trop) & G, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 680429(lost 7/18/44), Fw 190A-8 & Fw 190D-9 in JG-3
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds after his 3rd victory on 18 July, 1944. He bailed successfully. One known Desert victory, a P-40 20 km northwest of Maknassy on 20 March, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 (e.v.) in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. Pictured with Emil Daniel and Karl Pruett at wars end, and identified by the Puett.
159 Bergmann, GeorgFw1(F)/120 (vaernes)He 111H-2 Werk # 2707 "A6 + ZH" (lost 5/24/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 24 May, 1940; crashed into a bog at Tensäsen Länke, 10 km NE of the Vaernes airfield due to engine failure. No mention of crew disposition. Wekusta Loss List. Added: The ac crashed shortly after takeoff, it's port engine on fire, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Dr Helmut Heinze, Uffz Herbert Deichert, Fw Fritz Hoch and Lt Hans Weichert, all buried at Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
160 Bergmeier, HansFlgrI/JG-26, 4/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210264 "Blue 12" (lost)Fighter Operationl ClaspKIA 26 December, 1944, in aerial combat with Mustangs of the 361st FG over Belgium, crashing at Les Hayons, near Malmedy. Buried Lommel, Block 4/346 (Rosseels). Alternate spelling: Bergmeiere (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
161 Bermadinger, MathiasHptm10/31//1919Salzburg, AustriaStfkpt 9/KG-55 (4/42), Stfkpt 14(Eins)/KG-55 (2/44)He 111H-16 Werk # 8327 "G1 + DR" (dam 3/5/43). He 111H-16 Werk # 162387 "G1 + CY" (lost 2/18/44)
RK(4/5/44 Post.)
EP 9/23/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold.
KIA 18 February, 1944 at Pleskau; failed to return from a mission in the Bologoye-Ostashkov area after being hit by Soviet flak from an armored train. Remaining crew: Ogefr Herbert Heinze, Engr, escaped by parachute; Fw Kurt Nitsche, Obs. and Uffz Hans Riese, R/O, both KIA. WIA by bullets 5 March, 1943; attacked by Soviet fighters near Merefa. 466 combat missions.
162 Berndt, Karl MartinUffz2/8/1914Griessenbach3(F)/31Do 17 Werk # Unk (lost 8/13/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 13 August, 1940 at Plancoet Fr., cause unknown. Also killed, Flg Hans Richter (geb 7/18/1920 Berlin). Flg Richter died of injuries on 27 August, 1940 at Saint Brieuc. No other crew named. Both are buried at Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cem, Blk 11, Row 1, Flg Richter Gr 6; Uffz Berndt Gr 4 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
163 Bernhard, K.Uffz7/KG-4 (3/41 Leuwarden) He 111H-4 Werk # 5711 "5J + ??" (85% dam 3/19/41) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed near Leeuwarden Holland the night of 18/19 March, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart) Added: The ac crashed on takeoff from Leeuwarden; the three crew, including Uffz Bernhard, all survived. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Nottlmann, Obs. and Ogefr G. Romeike, R/O (D.Drury).
164 Berries, Hans GüntherLt8/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2209 "J9 + QK" (lost 5/16/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 16 May, 1942 near Malinowka due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
165 Berschwinger, HansOfw20 4/NJG-2 (4/41), 1/NJG-2 (10/41 Gilze-Rijen), NJG-1 Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0791 "R4 + ??" (lost 10/3/41), Bf 110C
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 February, 1944. He was injured (Ju 88 Loss List) when he crashed his Ju 88C at Cadzand Holland on 3 October, 1941, due to a fuel shortage, no mention of crew (DeSwart). One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington at Marham, 9-10 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Whitley northwest of Sheffield on 7-8 July, 1941. Another, a 15 Sq. Stirling W7515 "LS-Q", SE of Heligoland on the night off 29/30 May, 1942 (John Jones 5/2019). Another Wellington on 6 June, 1942 northwest of Aürich. Another victory, a Halifax on 27 July, 1942. A Lancaster NW of Hannover on 18 October, 1943. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 10 victories.
166 Bertel, HansObltStab I/JG-52Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3183 "Black <1" (Lost)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 15 September, 1940 after a mid-air collision S of Maidstone England.
167 Berthel, Hans or HeinzLt62/JG-52 (10/39), Stab I/JG-52 (9/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk# 3335 "Red 1" (10/39 Bonn-Hangelar), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3181 (lost 9/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 15 September, 1940; aerial combat in Bf 109E-4, Wk# 3181. Wk# 3335 "Red 1", was appropriately named since Berthel scored JG-52s 1st Victory, 6 Oct., 1939, over a LeO-451, a French Reconnaissance bomber, 9 km south of Wachendorf. 2 Staffel later changed color to "Black". Nos.2 & 3, both Hurricanes near Kenley on 31 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane over England on 5 September, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Faversham on 7 September, 1940.
168 Bertram, Hans H.Oblt4/27/1918EssenGrp Adj I/JG-27 (Channel) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6123 (lost 8/30/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3763 (lost 9/30/40) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 September, 1940 in aerial combat over Sussex. Crashed at Nettlefold Field, Nutley, Sussex. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 18 (M.Croft). Shot down 30 August, 1940 over the Thames and his E-1 crashed into the Channel, pilot rescued. Brother to Otto and Karl of NJG-1.
Cannock Chase
169 Bertram, Hans WilhelmHptm5/17/1918Breitenhof5/Bo.Fl.Gr.-196 (2/38), 2/Ku.Fl.Gr.-406 (39), 11/KG-6 (8/42), Stfkpt 3/KG(J)-6 (1/45) He 60 & Ar 196 in 196, He 115 in 406, Ju 88, Ju 188A-2 "3E + FK" (dam 8/21/44, injured crash landing near Nivelles), Bf 109G & Me 262A

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/21/44)
Bomber Operational Clasp
Bertram injured 21 August, 1944, crash landing near Nivelles, the remaining unnamed crew uninjured, the cause not reported. 169 combat missions.
170 Bertram, HelmutMaj2/3/1907Stfkpt 5/Bo.Fl.Gr-196, Kdr II/KG-26 (1/41)He 111H-5 Werk # 3848 "1H + GM" (lost 1/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 18 January, 1941 when he was serving as a crewmember (Obs?) in an ac piloted by Lt Hans Folter. They ran out of fuel during a raid on the Suez Canal, and made a force landing in the desert west of Tobruk. The German crew were captured by the British (D.Drury).
171 Bertram, HerbertOblt3/25/1915BerlinI/KG-200 (Finow)UnkBomber Operational ClaspKIA 12 March, 1945 near Parndorf Austria, no further detail. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Kurt Lisker, Uffz Hans Ott and Ofw Werner Neumeister. All four deceased are buried in the War Cem. at Mattersburg Austria, in Blk 1, Row 10, Graves 226 & 227. Oblt Bertram is presumed to be the pilot due to lack of crew position detail (D.Drury).
172 Bertram, KarlUffz7/NJG-1Bf 110D Werk # 3356 (lost 10/28/40)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 October, 1940 when he crashed in Schleswig-Holstein, west of Kiel, following an engagement with a British bomber. A brother of Hans and Otto. His Gunner, Ofw Kurt Lorenz was also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List).
173 Bertram, Otto 'Otsch'Maj4/30/1916Wilhelmshaven131.J/88 Legion Condor, 1/JG-2, Kdr III/JG-2 (repl. Mix), Kdr I/JG-105, Kdr I/JG-6 (5/45)Bf 109E-3 Werk # 677 "White 1" (dam 5/19/40; bent landing gear on landing at Cambrai), Bf 109F
Spanish Cross-Br
Croat.Pilot Wing

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Ftr. Oper.Clasp in Silver
Plus 8 victories in Spain. Channel pilot. About 100 combat missions. His first victory, a Curtiss Hawk at St Avold on 20 April, 1940. A 2nd, a Morane 406 at Bouillon, 10 km east of Sedan, 14 May, 1940, while in 1/JG-2. A 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes at Cambrai on 19 May, 1940. A 5th, a Bloch 150 at Reims on 3 June, 1940. A 6th & 7th, a Spitfire at New Romney and another at Eastchurch on 2 September, 1940. An 8th & 9th, both Hurricanes at Folkestone/London on 4 September, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires S of Canterbury on 5 September, 1940. His 11th, a Hurricane SW of Dover on 6 September, 1940. His last two, Nos.12 & 13, both Blenheims 20 km N of Le Harve on 9 October, 1940. Removed from action as a "last son" after brothers Hans and Karl, both fighter pilots, had died over England. He was used in staff and instructor capacities to the end of the war. Kdr I/JG-105 in February, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 29 victories including 9 in Spain. Deceased 8 February, 1987.
174 Beruwka, HansFw3/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6392 "Yellow M" (lost 8/24/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 August, 1942 at Faslow, cause unknown.
175 Bethke, Hans EberhardOblt51/JG-52 (6/41), 3/JG-52 (6/41), Stab I/JG-52 (3/43 S.U.)Bf 109F-1 Werk # 8942 "PB + SU" (lost 6/28/41), Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Stirling at Map Quadrant 34/4 on 28 June, 1941. He was rescued after crashing his 109F-1 on this same day into the North Sea north of Schiermonnikoog Holland, as a result of his combat with the Sterling. A 2nd, a Soviet U-2 on 10 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 11 March, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 29 March, 1943. His given name has also been stated as Hans Reinhard.
176 Beumer, RichardOfwI/KG-40Fw 200C-2 Werk # 0015 "F8 + KH" (lost 8/20/40)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned 20 August, 1940 after his ac crashed on Faha Ridge, Mount Brandon, County Kerry due to foul weather. Remaining crew (all interned at Camp Curragh, County Cork): Reg.Rat.Dr Erich Kreuger, Meteorologist; Oblt Kurt Heinrich Mollenhauer; Fw Ludwig Wochner; Uffz Hans Bell and Gefr Kurt Kyck. Source: D.Drury.
177 Beust, Hans Henning, Fhr vonObst4/17/1913KarlsruheKdr III/KG-27 "Boelcke" (1/42), Kdr KG-27 (11/43)He 111H
Spanish Cross in Gold w/Swords

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Rom. Pilot Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
The RK was awarded for the successful attack on enemy shipping at Odessa S.U.. Former member of Infantry Regt 17 in 1931. 411 missions, mostly in the East. He was commander of the unit carrying Mölders to Berlin when the He 111 crashed, killing Mölders. Mölders was returning to be amongst the Guard of Honor for the Udet funeral. Retired Bundeswehr officer in 1971. Deceased 27 March, 1991 Munich.
178 Beyer, HansFw2(F)/122 (Perugia, It.)Me 410A-1 Werk # 10259 "F6 + OK" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 27 November, 1943 after he became lost returning from a reconnaissance mission over Naples. He landed, intact, at Montecorvino airfield which was in Allied hands. The AC was captured intact and included intelligence data, the valuable signal documents. His R/O, Uffz Helmut Hein was also taken prisoner. Wiki Luft data.
179 Beyer, HansUffzTransport UnitJu 52EK 1 & 2, EP (11/30/42), Transport Operational ClaspId'd as FF on EP Award List
180 Beyer, HerbertUffz8/14/1923Marienwerder8/NJG-1 (6/44 Leeuwarden) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440076 "G9 + NS" (lost 6/21/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His G-4 crashed 2 km west of the Eelde, Tynaarlo Muni., Drenthe, Holland airfield on 21 June, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Uffz Beyer and crew were killed. Uffz Beyer buried at Ysselsteyn, AT-12-298. Buried next to Uffz Beyer are TWO men, one his Gnr. Ogefr Franz Riedel (geb 6/1/1924), buried AT-12-296 and R/O Uffz Hans Petermann (geb 2/20/1923 Dortmund), buried AT-12-297 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
181 Beyerer, Eugen (Erich?)Uffz12/26/19177/KG-2 Do 217E-2 Werk # 1225 "U5 + AD" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 3 August, 1942; shot down by a Spitfire piloted by F/O Lindsay Black of RNZAF No. 485 Sq. during aerial combat over Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. The AC crashed at Cranford, near Kettering, and burned with all crew onboard. The target this date, Torquay, Middlesborough, Leeds and Lowestoft. Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Hans Frisch, Observer; Uffz Maximilian Zerak, R/O and Uffz Erich Huwald, Gunner.
182 Bialek, HelmutUffz8/28/1922Breslau2/NJG-2Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712410 "4R + ??" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12/13 July, 1944 when he was shot down during aerial combat between Mezieres and Bellagarde. His R/O managed to bail with wounds. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hans Kutter, R/O (WIA) and Gefr Anton Mistlberger, Gunner (KIA).
183 Bieber, HansOfw4(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430433 (lost 8/16/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Lt Hans Busch and two other unnamed crew at Krymskaja 16 August, 1943; crashed probably due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
184 Biebrach, Hans Dietrich (Peter?) ObltStab I/KG-1He 111H-3 Werk # 3324 "V4 + AB" (lost 9/5/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 5 September, 1940 after his ac was sd by a Blenheim of No.25 Sq., piloted by P/O Michael J.Herrick, and crashed near Rendlesham, Suffolk, killing the remaining crew. Remaining crew (bur CC): Maj Ludwig Maier, Grp Kdr I/KG-1, Obs (bur 1/6/224); Oblt Job Graf Wilhelm von Rittberg, Obs (bur 1/8/313); Ofw Erwin Stockert, R/O (bur 1/6/220) and Uffz Horst Bendig, Flt Engr (bur 1/6/223) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
185 Biela, HansOfw4/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140245 "L1 + XS" (lost 12/21/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. MIA 21 December, 1942 near Bengazi Harbor, cause unknown, one unnamed crew returned, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List).
186 Biesing, HansObltErg.St./LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-5 Trop Werk # 6261 "L1 + GP" (lost 9/10/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 10 September, 1941, cause and location not reported.
187 Biesser, HansOgefrII/JG-77Bf 109E (lost 2/26/41)Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 26 February, 1941 in Brittany France, no further detail. Source: A.Rosseels. absa3945 states "crim Kerfautras Brest" (a convoy?).
188 Birkenstock, Hans JörgOblt12/25/1919Darmstadt7 NJG-1, NJG-4, Stab I/NJG-6 (1/44) Bf 110F-4 in NJG-4, Bf 110G-4 in NJG-6 EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 May, 1944; crashing at Vossenack/Eifel, probably shot down by an intruder (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster at Erfenbach on 10 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Alsenborn on 11 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Stirling at St. Martin on 18 November, 1943. A 4th, a Lancaster at Berlin-Spandau on 30 January, 1944. A 5th, a Lancaster 60 km SE of FuF Kuli on 25 February, 1944. A "4 mot" by ramming, a Halifax LK 750 "MH-Y2" of RAF No. 51 Sq., piloted by F/G Charles R. Seaman(KIA), over Baumholder on 18 March, 1944. Remaining crew: Sgt William Powell, Flt Engr(POW); F/S William A. Robson, Nav(POW); Sgt Roberet H. Pickford, R/O(POW); F/S Edward A. Glover, Bombadier(KIA); Sgt Leslie A. Baldwin, Rear Gunner(POW) and Louis H. Gulliver, Mid Upper Gunner(Inj/POW). Sgt Gulliver came down in the central section of the Halifax, being one of a few people to survive a drop of 23,000 feet without a parachute, although he was very badly injured. Birkenstock and his two crewmembers, Uffz Walter Welz (geb 6/19/1921 Brettach, Heilbronn), R/O and Uffz Kurt Maciejewski (geb 3/11/1920 Neumünster) (KIA 5/27/44) Gunner, also managed to bail from their stricken AC (Source: Peter H. Gulliver, son of Louis H. Gulliver).
189 Birkner, Hans JoachimLt10/22/1921Schönwalde, Ostpreussen1177/JG-52 (8/43), 9/JG-52 (10/43), Stfkpt 9/JG-52 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 5" (Jul '44), Bf 109G-14 Wk# 510531 (lost 12/14/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 14 December, 1944 in Krakow due to engine failure in his G-14 on take-off. 284 combat missions. A frequent wingman for Rall and Hartmann. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 1 October, 1943. His 2nd, a LaGG on 4 October, 1943. Two LaGG-2 on 11 October, 1943. Two LaGGs on 24 October, 1943. A P-39 and a LaGG on 25 October, 1943. Two LaGGs on 27 November, 1943. Two LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 November, 1943. Three LaGGs W of Malaya-Tomatshka on 19 December, 1943. Two LaGG-3s at Novo Krasnoye on 3 January, 1943. Four P-39s on 15 January, 1944. Three LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 April, 1944. Three LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 April, 1944. Six LaGGs on 19 April, 1944. Three P-39s and a LaGG on 28 May, 1944. Four P-39s and a LaGG on 30 May, 1944. A LaGG and a P-39 on 20 July, 1944. An Il-2 on 14 October, 1944. Four LaGGs and an Il-2 on 16 October, 1944. Photo
190 Birth, HansLtIII/SKG-10 (Med)Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160024 "DN + FX" (lost 9/15/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 15 September, 1943 at Vorpaaestum, cause unknown.
191 Bischoff, Hans HeinrichMaj11/17/1911Stab I/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960509 "Black <2" (lost 12/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 December, 1944 after aerial combat, no location reported, but most likely in the Ardennes sector.
192 Bitomsky, Hans JürgenUffz2/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160002 "Red 5" (lost 9/12/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 September, 1943 during aerial combat south of Salerno, over the sea.
193 Bittner, OskarUffz10/JG-5 (Altagaard 11/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166120 "Yellow 8" (lost 11/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspCrashed his "Yellow 8" at Sagelvvatnet, Balsfjord, Tromso Norway during a transfer flight to Bardufoss on 15 November, 1944, becoming lost due to bad weather . Pilot bailed safely, landing in the Sagelvvatnet Lake and was rescued by two Norwegians . Two others were forced to bail at this time; Ogefr Hans Günther Heep and Ogefr Georg Ecke, both landing in Swedish Lapland. Source: SIG Norway and F. Braun & R. Kull.
194 Blanke, ElmarOblt1/15/19142/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (9/39) redesignated 2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-906 (10/39) Do 18G Werk # 862 "8L + GK" (3/28/40) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp Rescued with his entire crew, 28 March, 1940, after they made an emergency landing at sea, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.3441 due to an engine malfunction.Remaining crew: Lt.z.S. Hans Harald Ipach, Obs; Ogefr Herbert Rusch, R/O and Fw Hans Biegel, Flt Engr. The four crew members were picked up by the submarine U-30 at a point NW of Hörnum (D.Drury).
195 Blaskowski, HansFw1/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162426 "White 10" (lost 4/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 April, 1944 when he crashed at Kasarsa during an Alarmstart due to engine damage.
196 Blätterbinder, AloisUffz10(Pz)/SG-77Ju 87D-2 Werk # 141480 "S2 + RX" (80% dam 1/21/45)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 21 January, 1945; suffered engine damage from flak and made an emergency landing near Grossfelde (?). His R/O Uffz Hans Rokloff was also WIA.
197 Blechschmidt, JoachimObstlt12/28/1912Schleiz, Thüringen17Bomber & Stfkpt in Transport, Kdr I/ZG-1 (8/42), Kdr I/ZG-1 (4/43)Bf 110C, Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6295 "S9+BA" (lost 7/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 13 July, 1943 after a forced landing behind enemy lines near Orel, Ksin, S.U. after combat with a Yak-1. He and his RO, Uffz Hans Wörl were seen exiting the G-2, but neither were repatriated years after the war. He may have been the victim of French Acr, Albert Littolf, his 14th and last victory. 400+ combat missions. His destroyer Group distinguished itself by its successful ground attacks during the Stalingrad Campaign. His RK was awarded for his operating an airfield which was completely surrounded by the Russians. Photo. Magnus Report. His first known Soviet victory, two LaGG-3s on 25 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 10 May, 1943.
198 Bleek, HansFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-506Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1610 "S4 + AH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 20 May, 1942, failing to return from the attack on Hull England, cause and location unknown.
199 Bleich, HansLtI/JG-26 (5/44), 6/JG-26 (6/44), 7/JG-54 (8/44), 1/JG-26 (3/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170719 "Black 5" (lost), Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731780 "White 7" (lost 8/6/44 in JG-54)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 March, 1945 in an Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600353 "White 7" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 406FG over Düsseldorf. WIFA 6 June, 1944 in his "Black 5" when he was caught in Addi Glunzs propwash on takeoff at Biarritz airfield, and crashed. Shot down with wounds 6 August, 1944 at Le Pin La Garenne.
200 Bleich, HansFw4/11/19144/KG-27He 111P Werk # Unk (lost 11/18/39)Pilot BadgeMIA with his entire crew, 18 November, 1939, lost during a snowstorm near Fusch Austria, following a flight to Dijon France. Remaining crew: Oblt Hermann Rosenthal (Obs?), Ofw Alfons Wolff and Uffz Johannes Räusch (D.Drury).

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