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1001 Kowalski, HeinzFw5/2/19212/KG-53 He 111H-16 Werk # 162378 "A1 + DK" (lost 1/3/45) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 3 January, 1945 when his ac was lost to unknown circumstances, and came down near Tinglev, Denmark, near the Danish/German border. Remaining crew (KIA, bur War Cem. Leck-Kirchhofstrasse, Germany): Uffz Hans Olm, Obs (Gr 2); Ofw Gerhard Täschner, R/O (Gr 3); Flg Herbert Rose, Flt Engr (Gr 5) and Gefr Wilhelm Kirchhoff, Gnr (no known VDK grave). Pilot Fw Kowalski bur Gr 4. Graves 2,3,4,& 5 also contain another 2/KG-53 crew, that of pilot Uffz Herbert Jürgens, seemingly collective graves (D.Drury).
1002 Krabbenhöft, Heinz WulfFwStab/KG-2Do 217E-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1003 Kraft, HeinzOblt43/JG-51Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Four known Soviet victories, an I-15 and a three DB-3s on 22 June, 1941.
1004 Krah, HeinzUffz116/JG-52 (4/44 S.U.; 8/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18390 "TO + QO" (lost 5/8/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760225 "Yellow 2 + -" (dam 8/31/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 31 August, 1944 during aerial combat, no location reported; DOW 8 September, 1944 (Magnus). WIA 8 May, 1944 during combat in Wk# 18390, bailed safely over the sea. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 5 April, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 19 April, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-7 on 23 April, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 May, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-7 on 6 May, 1944. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, two Il-2s (m.H.) and a Yak-7 on 8 May, 1944.
1005 Krahforst, JosefHptm2/8/191111NJG-1, 2/NJG-4 (3/44 Zellhausen)Bf 110C, Bf 110G-4 "3C + RK", Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714076 (lost 9/28/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27/28 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito, crashing at Somborn (Niedermittlau ?), 8 km south of Geinhausen/Hessen (Boiten). Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Uffz Karl Heinz Hertel (6/1/1920) and Gnr Uffz Alfred Back (8/25/1922). One known victory, a "4 mot" in the Schweinfurt district on 31 March, 1944. A Halifax in the Montdidier area on 18 April, 1944. A "4 mot" 1 km SW of Aaigem on 29 May, 1944. A "4 mot" at Cambrai on 15 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Bouchain/Douai on 16 June, 1944. A "4 mot"at St. Omer-Ypres on 24 June, 1944. A "4 mot" in the St. Pol area on 25 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Chateau Thierry on 16 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Valenciennes on 19 July, 1944. A 10th, a "4 mot" off Dunkirk on 21 July, 1944. An 11th, a "4 mot" at Hagenau on 29 July, 1944.
1006 Krahl, Karl HeinzHptm9/25/1914Breslau24 Legion Condor bomber pilot, 1/JG-2 (4/40), Kdr I/JG-2( 10/40), Kdr II/JG-3 (1/42 Sicily) Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8665 "<< + -" (3/42 Sicily), Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8784 "Black <<+" (lost 4/14/42)

Spanish Cross-G w/Sw
Cech.Pilot Badge

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 April, 1942 when he was shot down in his F-4 by AA fire during a low level attack on Luqa AF, Malta. Buried at St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardina (German Losses Over Malta). All victories were in the West. His first victory, while in 1/JG-2, was a Morane south of Saarbrücken, 21 April, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim at Peronne on 20 May, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 at Compiegne on 21 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Calais, 26 May, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane over England on 30 August, 1940. Nos.7 & 8, a Hurricane and a Hawk-75 at Dover on 31 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire near Canterbury on 5 September, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane at Selsey Bill on 28 September, 1940. Nos.14 & 15, both Hurricanes NE of Portland on 5 November, 1940. Nos.16 thru 18, a Spitfire and two Wellingtons in the Brest-Brignogan on 24 July, 1941. His first Med. victory, a Spitfire on 10 March, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 19 victories. Photo
1007 Krahlherd, Karl HeinzLt2/NAGr.-6Fw 189A-5 Werk # 2384 "5H + XK" (lost 7/12/43)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA 12 July, 1943 in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6162, cause unknown. The remaining unnamed crew were also MIA. Obs Loss List
1008 Kramel, JosefUffz4/9/1915Wiener neustadt2/StG-77Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5162 "S2 + PK" (lost 9/11/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 11 September, 1940 when his ac was in a mid-air collision with another Ju 87B-1, Werk # 5521 "S2 + JK", (uninjured pilot name unknown), of the same squadron, crashing at Cambes-en-Plaine, north of Caen. Kramel's R/O-Gnr, Gefr Hubert Schmilowsky was also KIFA, buried in the German War Cem. La Cambe, near Bayeux, Blk 11, Gr 382. Kramel bur La Cambe, Blk 11, Gr 383. The R/O-Gnr from Wk# 5521, Gefr Heinz Söderström was KIFA, bur La Combe, Blk 11, Gr 381 (D.Drury).
1009 Kratoschwill, AlfredUffzFl.Komp/LnRegt 5Ju 52/3mg4e Werk # 6837 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 23 March, 1942; crashed at Hörvik Norway on a non-operational flight, due to pilot error. Remaining crew (all KIC): Lt Gerhard Buchner, Observer; Ofw Heinz Schönbeck, R/O; Uffz Gerhard Lehmann, Mech and Gefr Arno Baumann, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1010 Krause, FriedelLt7/12/1922Hildesheim18/NJG-1, 5/NJG-3 (Schleswig)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3687 (lost 8/19/42) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18/19 August, 1942 in a high speed crash at Abild Vestermark, north of Tonder, probably after air combat with an RAF No. 218 Sq. Stirling (Boiten). Added: The Stirling I of 218 Sq was W7618 "HA-V". Lt Krause was killed attempting an emergency landing, most likely a result of combat with the Stirling. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Wilting, was also killed (J.Jones).
1011 Krause, HeinzLt4/JG-77 (4/43 Tunisia), II/JG-77 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16320 "White 5 + -" (lost 4/23/43), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491436 (90% dam 1/14/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 January, 1945; crashed near Kirchhellen after being hit by enemy fire (Bf 109 Loss List). Wk# also identified as 491386 and indicates his rank as Uffz. WIA 23 April, 1943 during aerial combat with Spitfires at Medjez-el-Bab (Bf 109 Loss List).
1012 Krause, HeinzLt6/JG-4, 3/JG-4 (12/44)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464171 "Yellow 6" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-47 from the 362nd FG. He spun to his death over Cochem.
1013 Krause, HeinzLt5II/NJG-1, 3/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten. This may be the Uffz Krause, also in 3/NJG-3.
1014 Krause, HerbertLt15/NJG-3 (Schleswig)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3687 "G9 + DS" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1942 when he crashed just hours after his first known victory. He was observed circling the Tondern airfield with engines stopped. He hit the ground flat at Abild Vestermark, west of Tonder, and skidded into a pond, where Krause was found dead. His grave location unknown. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Wilting attempted to bail but became entangled in the tail section where he was found dead with a fully deployed chute. Wilting was buried in the Essen-Frintrop Cemetery in Germany. Source: Air War over Denmark. Krauses one known victory, a Stirling W7618 the night of 19 August, 1942, as reported by Krause, prior to his crash.
1015 Krause, Karl HeinzUffzIV(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732009 (80% dam 3/2/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 2 March, 1945 at the Prenzlau airfield, overturning on landing due to technical failure.
1016 Krauss, HeinzUffzFlugzeug Führer Schule B 34 (FFS B 34) (Kastrup)Si 204D Werk # 251162 (80% damaged)Student PilotInjured in a training accident on 30 November, 1943 when the Trainer AC crashed upon the approach to Vaerlose airfield (Denmark) due to pilot error. A 2nd Student pilot, Uffz Hans Kuttroff was also injured. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1017 Krauss, WernerUffzKG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0261 "TO + XQ" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash on 5 March, 1944, when their Fw 200 was badly damaged in an engagement with fighters and had a damaged guided missle hanging from the AC. Thay landed for repairs to the AC and were told to return with the missle on-board. Krauss argued thet the AC would be tail heavy, but was ordered to return to his base. On takeoff, the AC crashed, injuring all the crew and rendering the AC and the missle total losses. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Liedtke and Ogefr Kurt Meding. Jager Blatt 1/2003.
1018 Kreimeier, HeinzObltI/KG-40Fw 200C Werk # 0029 "F8 + ??" (lost 2/7/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost near Orleans 7 February, 1941, crew of six KIA (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer).
1019 Kremke, OttoFw2/18/1915Schaprode1/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332471 "V4 + GH" (lost 3/20/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 20 March, 1944; operator error during landing attempt on a training flight. The AC crashed at Jerloschuesz, near Monstadt. Remaining crew (KIC): Gefr Josef Smole, geb 2/18,1923, K.Obs; Gefr Kurt Greichel, geb 3/25/1923, R/O; Gefr Franz Pfeiffer, geb 8/16/1924, Wart; Gefr Georg Strott, geb 8/7/1924, Gunner and Ogefr Heinz Kirst, geb 8/1/1921, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
1020 Kremser, HeinzFw1(F)/123 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430683 "4U + BM" (lost 7/9/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with two other unnamed crew at Tunis 9 July, 1943, cause unknown. His Observer, Lt Henry Schmidt listed MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1021 Krenkel, HeinzMaj6/21/1911Stfkpt 6/KG-54 (9/40), Kdr IV/KG-54 (10/42), Kdr III/Kampfbeoschl. (11/42) Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2418 "B3 + NP" (lost 7/1/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA (briefly) with unnamed crew on 1 July, 1941, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The target was the Soviet airfield at Shepetivka (Ger. Schepetowka), Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, near where the ac was brought down by flak. The airfield was captured by the Germans on 4-5 July, 1941. Remaining crew: Uffz Erwin Fessell, Obs (WIA, dispo unk); Ofw Harald Becker, R/O (dispo unk) and Fw Erich Fiedler, Flt Engr (WIA, Ret'd). Hptm Krenkel also returned (D.Drury).
1022 Kreplin, HeinzOgefr4/JG-77Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3328 "White 5 + -" (lost 7/5/41), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5050 "White 5 + -" (lost 7/13/41)Fighter Operational ClaspWerk # 3328 reported lost 5 July, 1941; aerial combat with an I-16 in the Kamenez area; pilot returned. Werk # 5050 reported lost 13 July, 1941 due to flak in the Tiraspol area; pilot returned.
1023 Kretschmer, LotharFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-406He 115B Werk # 2744 "K6 + LH" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 16 February, 1943; last seen at Senja on a mission against Convoy JW 53. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Franz Roth, Observer and Uffz Heinz Erks, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
1024 Krettek, JohannOgefr10/13/1918Loebau Dresden2/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3661 "B3 + KK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 20 February, 1944 when his AC was hit by AA fire during a raid on London. He ordered the crew to bail, but was not able to do so. He perished when the AC hit ground at Dagnall Park, Croydon, Surrey, and exploded with a full bomb load still onboard. Remaining crew (POW): Ogefr Heinz Graf, Observer; Uffz Heinrich Gross, R/O and Uffz Franz Serwe, Gunner.
1025 Kreutzer, Josef SeppFw114/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 464170 "Black 5" (dam 10/29/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA in October, 1944 and found in a hospital in Bruchsal with Fw Heinz Hädrich. Kreutzer had witnessed Hädrich being shot down on 29 October, 1944. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 on 18 October, 1944, location not reported.
1026 Krieg, Heinrich HeinzUffz7/28/192415/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 40789 "Black 8" (lost 7/15/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk# 142379 "Black 5" (lost 8/27/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 27 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "Black 5" with Spitfires near Merville, 2 km S of St. Venant. WIA 15 July, 1943 during aerial combat in "Black 8" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq. over the Channel, NW of Abbeville. He bailed successfully, just as his AC blew up. His dinghy was sighted and he was rescued by ship before nightfall. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Marquise on 1 May, 1942. Note: This birthdate & birthplace may be incorrect. It seems I may have placed it incorrectly to Heinz Krieg in JG-300 and moved it to Heinrich when I discovered Heinz in JG-300, born 28 July, 1924!
1027 Krieg, Heinz EdmundLt2/28/1922Thüringen12/JG-300 (Jüterbog) Ar 66 in Trng, Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490319 "Black 15" (lost 12/17/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 17 December, 1944; sd by B-17 return fire near Olmnitz (Mankovice/Novij Jicin). Carried as MIA until his discovery in November, 1999. Buried Brno Blk 79C, Row 10, Grave 646.
Memorial at Novy Jicin (Czech Republic)
1028 Krieger, HeinzUffzErg/Fernaufkl.Gr (Reich Def)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1047 "F2 + MN" (lost 7/4/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his Observer Lt Karl Stauff and two other unnamed crew 4 July, 1943, crashing in the Ostsee, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1029 Kringler, HeinzLt6/22/1909Breslau6/KG-3Do 17Z-2 Werk # unk "5K + LP" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940; sd during aerial combat over the Thames Estuary and crashed into the sea off Reculver, Kent. The loss is believed attributable to a Hurricane of No. 111 Sq., piloted by Canadian, S/L Ernest McNab. McNab was a member of RCAF No. 1 Sq, gaining operational experience with RAF No. 111 Sq.. Remaining crew: Uffz Herbert Depenheuer, (KIA, bur CC, Blk 1, Row 11, Gr 419), Gefr Oskar Rohleder (KIA, bur Ramsgate Cem., Sec MA, Gr 77) and Ogefr W. Duda (POW). Lt Kringler buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 11, Gr 418. Source: D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
1030 Krings, JosefFw7/LG-1 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3197 "L1 + DR" (lost 9/27/40) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 27 September, 1940; sd by Hurricanes of No. 79 Sq., piloted by Sq/Ldr J.H. Heyworth, & P/O's R.W. Clarke & G.H. Nelson-Edwards. He crashed at sea, 50 miles NW of St. David's Head, Pembrokeshire. Remaining crew: Uffz Friedrich Wurm, Obs (MIA), Uffz Rudi Wächtler (11/10/1916), R/O (KIA: bur Glencree, Gr 30) and Ofhr Heinz Vanselow, Gnr (MIA). Source: D. Drury.
Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
1031 Krings, PaulLt8/2/1915Aachen5/KG-2Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2636 "U5 + DN" (lost 12/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 21 December, 1940; sd at sea, off Eastbourne, Sussex, by Spitfires of Nos.64 & 611 Sqs.. Remaining crew: Fw Josef Butz (KIA), Ogefr Heinz Adler (MIA) and Uffz Gerhard Mache (MIA). The bodies of Krings and Butz washed ashore later, near Hastings, Sussex, and were buried at Hastings Cem., Div. O, Sec .F; Krings in Gr 47, Butz in Gr 48 (D.Drury).
1032 Kröcher, Karl HeinzOblt9/6/1921Meiningen3/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332217 "5J + HL" (lost 1/24/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 January, 1944; accidentally shot down by German flak, crashed near Maria-ter-Heide Belgium, 15 km north of Antwerp. Buried Lommel, Block 52/99. Source: A. Rosseels. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Fritz, geb 9/22/1920, (KIA), Obs; Uffz Gerhard Schmidt, geb 2/21/1920, (KIA), R/O; Uffz Johann Fischer, geb 3/31/1919, (KIA), Wart; Fw Heinrich Middeke, geb 3/13/1916, (KIA), Gunner; Uffz Heinz Gerhard Raczek, geb 6/10/1923, (KIA), Wart; Ogefr Hans Werner Rülke, geb 11/18/1922 (WIA), Gunner and Ogefr Leonhard Meier, geb 2/20/1924, (WIA), Wart (B.Bines).
Lommel, Belgium
1033 Krohn, HansOfw10/11/1919HamburgErg/StG-2, III/StG-2,Ju 87

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Radio Operator & rear gunner for RK Holder Heinz Jungclaussen after Otto Meier was seriously wounded. At the time SG-2 underwent Fw 190 transition training, Krohn attended pilot training until disbanded and ended the war in a Flak unit at Schleswig-Holstein. 965 missions, 200 over Stalingrad, about 800 with Jungclaussen.
1034 Kroker, HeinzLt17/JG-27, 1/JG-1Bf 109E-4 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 July, 1940, same day as his earlier victory, during low-level aerial combat over the Isle of Wight. He collided with a Hurricane of No. 43 Sq., piloted by P/O Ricardo de Mancha, and crashed into the sea, south of the Needles. Boh were killed and no known graves (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Hurricane S of The Needles on 21 July, 1940.
1035 Krom,LtBf 110 "G9 + HN"Remaining crew: Fw Labida and Fw Karl Heinz Schoenemann. Jager Blatt 6/2001.
1036 Krösing, HeinzUffz12/17/19191(F)/123 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430651 "4U + CH" (lost 8/22/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA with his Observer Lt Günther Wissel and two other unnamed crew over Malta 22 August, 1943 probably due to enemy return fire (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: POW; SD with wounds and hospitalized at St Patrick's before encarsiration ( German Losses Over Malta).
1037 Krössmann, HeinzHptm1/1/1913Halberstadt I/JG-234 (10/38 Spain), 1/JG-132 (1/39), 1/JG-26 (4/40) Bf 109E & F Spanish War Cross (12/1/8), Spaniash Cross in Gold (6/6/39), EK 2 (9/15/40), EK 1 (9/30/40), Short Range Day Fighter in Silver (5/3/41) His flugbuch notes his death as 17 June, 1944, 1193 Flights (Document & medals grouping, Lakeside Trader).
1038 Krug, Hans PeterOblt9 5/JG-26 (5/40), 4/JG-26 (8/40), Stfkpt 4/JG-26 (9/40) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3413 "Blk 5" (6/40 France), Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 5385 "White 12 + -" (lost 9/7/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 7 September, 1940 after making a forced landing at Sheerlands Farm, Pluckley, Kent resulting from aerial combat with Hurricanes of RAF No. 501 Sq.. On 16 April, 1942, he broke out of the large POW Camp at Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. After stealing a boat near Windsor and paddling to Belle Island in the Detroit River, he fled rapidly through Detroit, Chicago and Dallas on his way to Mexico. He was arrested in San Antonio on 1 May, 1942, after a hotel clerk became suspicious and called the FBI, and was returned to the Canadian Camp. His first victory, a Spitfire I near Waalhaven, 13 May, 1940, and a 2nd, a Spitfire I near Dordrecht, same day. His 3rd, a Hurricane north of Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940. His 4th, another Hurricane north of Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940. Another known victory, his 5th, a Spitfire over Margate on 12 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 14 August, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 15 August, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire at Marquise on 22 August, 1940. His 9th, a Defiant at Boulogne on 23 August, 1940. The Bowers/Lednicer Ace List identifies Hans as "Heinz".
1039 Krüger, GüntherFw3/JG-102 (Aalborg West)Bf 109G-12 Werk # 19213 "KG + JU" (lost)Student PilotKIC 17 October, 1944 when he and another Student Pilot, Gefr Heinz v. Wirdum were approaching Aalborg West at 15 meters, when their AC struck a haystackand crashed just north of the airfield. The Ac burst into flames killing both student pilots. They were both buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 21 October, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1040 Krüger, Heinrich "Heinz"Oblt6/17/1919SpandauErg/Aufkl.Gr. Ob. H Juterbog-Damm (8/41), 1(H)/11 (6/42) Fw 189A-1 Werk # 2172 "6M + HH" (lost 6/15/42) Observer Operational Clasp This ac reported lost 15 June, 1942 at Bjeloj Russia, cause unknown, remaining crew unnamed. All returned. Obs Loss List
1041 Krüger, HeinzOfwIII/ZG-26 Africa)Bf 110F-3 Trop Werk # 5001 (lost 11/15/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 15 November, 1942, when he crashed into the ground near Tobruk while in a bombing dive. Bf 110 Loss List
1042 Krüger, KarlOblt8/22/1918Stfkpt 6/KG-2 Do 217E-4 Werk # 1217 "U5 + OP" (lost 8/19/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 19 August, 1942 when he failed to return after attacking the Allied landing at Dieppe. He was believed lost due to an attack by fighters. His body washed ashore, after crashing into the North Sea off Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Oblt Krüger is buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk AR, Row 5, Gr 110. Remaining crew: Gefr Wilhelm Glänzer (MIA), Uffz Karl Heinz Grasse (KIA, bur Bourdon 19/1/25) and Uffz Paul Kloska (MIA) (C.De Swart & D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
1043 Krüger, Karl HeinzLt10/17/19209/KG-51 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6640 "9K + DT" (lost 2/26/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Tuapse 26 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1044 Krupinski, GuidoLt10/14/19223 11/NJG-1 (Bergen-aan-Zee, Neth.) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720151 "G9 + CZ" (lost 2/26/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 25/26 February, 1944; crashing at Maldeghem due to fuel shortage (Boiten). Buried Lommel, Block 63/299 (Rosseels). Added: Their mission this night was to hunt the RAF bombers who raided Augsburg. The three crew members are reported killed, as a result of bailing too low for their chutes to deploy. Remaining crew (buried Lommel): Uffz Franz Lachenmayer, R/O (bur Blk 63, Gr 374) and Ogefr Hans Haase, Gnr/Flt Engr (bur Blk 63, Gr 300 (D.Drury). Three known victories were bombers. Added: Two ac were sent out to locate the Krupinski crew, that of Ofw Heinz Vinke and Lt Heinz Rolland. They were intercepted by Typhoons of No.198 Sq., downing Ofw Vinke (KIA) into the sea NW of Dunkirk (D.Drury).
Lommel, Belgium
1045 Kubik, HeinzUffz1(H)/41Hs 126B (lost 5/12/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW (briefly) 12 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing near Bas-Oha, no further detail. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Kubik and his Observer, Oblt Ulrich Strohm, made a force landing near St Trond after combat with a Hurricane of No. 3 Sq., piloted by F/O Wilfred Adams. Strohm continued to fire upon Adams while on the ground. Both were taken prisoner by the Belgians but released later that month. Strohm was promoted to Hptm in April 1942 and known sill alive in August 1944 (R.Randall).
1046 Küchenmeister Karl HeinzOblt12/8/1914II(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Sola)Ju 88A-17 Werk # Unk (lost 4/21/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew, 21 April, 1945; sd by a Mosquito, crashed into the North Sea, 100km S of Stavanger Norway (KG-26 Loss List).
1047 Kuehl, Karl HeinzLt11/28/19189/JG-27Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20566 :Yellow 14 + I" (70% dam 5/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspOn 12 May, 1944, he made an emergency landing due to combat damage. After the landing he was murdered, no further detail (Lost Aircraft Report).
1048 Kühborth, Karl HeinzLt5/19/192213/JG-302, 2/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 9/27/44 at Willershausen)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1944 at Willershausen opposing B-24s on the Kassel Raid, a Fw at the time. His one known victory, a Lancaster at Mannheim on 6 September, 1943. Alternate spelling: Kühbort (OKL) & Kühburth (JG-300 Loss List)
1049 Kuhl, GüntherUffz6/KG-1 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1542 "V4 + BN" (lost 4/13/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 13 April, 1942 at Wolchow, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: He, and the entire crew MIA, failed to return from a mission to Volkhov (Ger. Wolchow), Leningrad Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew: Ogefr Heinz Röske, Obs; Ogefr Rudolf Rothaug (or Rotheug), R/O and Gefr Heinz Ulrich, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Kohl.
1050 Kühl, HeinzUffz3/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5505 "9K + CL" (lost 8/1/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. MIA with unnamed crew at Amawir-Krapotki on 1 August, 1942, crashed due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
1051 Kühl, Karl HeinzLt29/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20566 "Yellow 14 + I" (lost 5/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 May, 1944 during aerial combat at Giessen. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both B-24s S of Marburg on 19 March, 1944.
1052 Kuhlebert, WilhelmOfwInstructor (?) FFS B-33 (Prag-Resin)Ju 88A-12 Werk # 887212 "TJ + KX" (lost 4/29/44)Pilot BadgeKIC with two students 29 April, 1944 at Grünau, 35km S of Wels, Upper Austria, cause unknown. Students: Gefr Werner Fiolka & Uffz Karl Heinz Gegerle. All three buried at St Martin (Martin Schaider, crashsite examiner). I selected the Ofw as the instructor pilot for lack of crew descriptions.
1053 Kühme, HeinzObltII/KG-100 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140358 "VL + KF" (lost 12/16/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew over the western Med 16 December, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1054 Kühn, HeinzUffzIII/JG-7Me 262Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 December, 1944 after being shot down while in a conversion training flight near Ingolstadt.
1055 Kühne, HeinzOfhr310/JG-4 (10/44), Stab III/JG-4 (12/44 Reich Def), 10/JG-4 (2/45)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332651 "Black 1" (lost 2/3/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 February, 1945 in the Züllichau-Blumberg area, cause unknown. One known victory, a B-17 at Rathenow on 6 October, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 at Naumburg on 21 November, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at St Vith-Billingen on 17 December, 1944.
1056 Kühnle, WernerLt7/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3502 "4D + MR" (lost 9/30/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 30 September, 1941 after being shot down by Beaufighters of RAF No. 406 Sq. some 45 miles off Tynemouth. An RAF witness saw a red glow in the cockpit and seconds later, the AC burst into flames and snapped into an ever-steepening dive to starboard before crashing into the sea. The witness, Wing Cmdr Morris was thought to be the victor, however it was never confirmed. Remaining crew (all MIA): Fw Rudolf Callier, Observer, Uffz Heinz Bartelt, wireless operator and Ogefr Gustav Petzka, gunner.
1057 Kümmel, HeinzLtFi 156C (interned in Sweden) or the accompanying Junkers W34 "DS + CA"Liason Operational ClaspOne of five Fieselers who strayed into Swedish air space due to fog on 8 April, 1945 off the coast of southern Sweden at Skillinge. The Germans were signalled to land by Swedish fighter, and did so, landing at Akesholm, northwest of Ystad. Kümmel is believed to be the pilot, although not positively identified by the author. Source: B.Widfeldt
1058 Kunder, HeinzUffz9/JG-52 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760039 "Yellow 2" (lost 3/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 March, 1944; crashed at Kamenz Podolskij due to flak.
1059 Kunert, Hans HeinzOblt9III/JG-53 (4/40 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim), Stfkpt 8/JG-53 (9/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1, Bf 109E-3 in 40, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1171 (lost 9/8/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 September, 1940 during aerial combat when he collided with Oblt Wittmeyer in Werk # 3478. His parachute is believed to have failed (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane north of Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A on 24 May, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hawk-75A 15 km west of Arras, 27 May, 1940. Per the JG-53 Chronicles, he downed a Bloch on 29 May, 1940, along with Lt Panten & Lt Müller (Prien). His 4th & 5th, both Hurricanes northwest of Reims, 1 June, 1940. His 6th, a Potez 63 at La Sieve, 2 June, 1940. His 7th, a Bloch 152 west of Compiegne, 5 June, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire 10 km E of Südspitz Portland on 25 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire on 5 September, 1940, no location. On this particular victory, his name was given as "Kurt", however all others were Heinz or Hans.
1060 Kunisch, BernhardOblt3/20/1920Neisse7/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0166 "F8 + ER" (lost 8/15/43), Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0222 "F8 + AR" (lost 11/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with entire crew, 20 November, 1943; failed to return from a mission. Shot down by Beaufighters W of Cape Ortegal, Corunna, Spain. Remaining crew (MIA): Hptm Horst Lückstädt (or Lückstedt), geb 4/22/1917, Co-pilot; Uffz Günther Nellner, geb 5/20/1921, Obs; Fw Franz Vrbka (or Urbka), geb 1/10/1920, R/O 1; Uffz Fritz Oetker, geb 7/14/1919, R/O 2; Fw Heinz Schatte, geb 8/17/1920, Wart and Uffz Gerhard Theilemann, geb 11/23/1921, Gunner. Source: B.Bines & D.Drury. Added: On 15 August, 1943, he was engaged in an attack on convoy OS53 when he was hit by return fire from the RN Sloop HMS Stork, and made an emergency landing at Santiago de Compostela, Corunna, Spain. The crew were interned and later repatriated. Remaining crew: Uffz Otto Specht, Co-pilot; Uffz Günther Nellner, Obs; Uffz Horst Flechsig (or Fleschsig), R/O 1; Uffz Fritz Ötker (or Oetker), R/O 2; Uffz Heinz Schatte (or Schadde), Flt Engr and Uffz Gerhard Theilemann, Gnr (D.Drury).
1061 Künnecke, HeinzHptm2/JG-1, Stfkpt 1/JG-1 (5/45 Leck Ger.)He 162A-2 Werk # 310018 "White 5"Fighter Operational ClaspAt wars end, "White 5" was found on the airfield outside of Leck, all lined up with 50 other He 162s, with empty fuel tanks. Alternate spelling: Künneke.

JG1 await arrival of British May 1944: 3L - Hptm. Künnecke
1062 Kunsch, HeinzFhjFwSG unitFw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1063 Kuntz, Herbert HeinzHptm2/15/1915Diefflen, Saar3/KG-100 (6/42 S.U., later 4/KG-26), II/KG-200, Stfkpt 2/KG-40 (45)He 111H-4 of 4/KG-26, Do 217

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
Numerous ground destructions during his 365 combat missions. Occasional crew members, a Fw Gerhard Lange, Observer and Mathias Holler, R/O. Deceased 26 August, 1998, Dillingen.
1064 Kuntze, Karl HeinzLt2/22/19204(F)/11Ju 88 Werk # 1127 "6M + DM" (lost 1/8/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 8 January, 1942 when they failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Sukhinichi, Kaluga Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Albert Bolz, Obs; Fw Herbert Radtke, R/O and Ogefr Rudolf Becker, Gnr (D.Drury).
1065 Kuntze, OttoFw1/19/1916Werblitz3/KGr-100He 111H-3 Werk # 6929 "6N + HL" (lost 4/10/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 April, 1941 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.604 Sq., piloted by F/Lt George O. Budd, and crashed on the site of The Hermitage, St Catherine's Down, Isle of Wight. The deceased are buried at CC. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Franz Tretow, Obs (KIA, bur CC/7/10/244); Oblt Heinz Klingenfuss, 2nd Obs (KIA, bur CC/8/1/4); Fw Herbert Hauk, R/O (POW) and Ogefr Hans Kiersch, Flt Engr (KIA, bur CC/7/10/242). Pilot, Fw Kuntze bur CC/7/10/243 (D.Drury)
Cannock Chase
1066 Kunz, HeinzUffz6/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412163 "Yellow 13" (lost 5/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 May, 1944 during aerial combat in the Magdeburg area. Source: L.Wiegels.
1067 Kupka, HeinzOblt8/11/191529/JG-3 (5/40)Bf 109E (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 July, 1940; no further detail, buried Bourdon France, Block 32/11/436 (A. Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a Lysander "L-4742" of RAF No. 4 Sq. over Gembloux, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Hiermont/Yvrench, 6 June, 1940. Alternate spelling: Kuppka.
1068 Küpper, HeinzLt111/JG-5Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 120 km SW of Farsund on 18 November, 1943. This may be Heinz Hartwig Küpper.
1069 Küpper, Heinz HartwigFw13 2/JG-3 (5/40), 5/JG-1 (2/42), 12/JG-1 (2/43 Deelen) Bf 109E & Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12697 "Black 11" (lost 7/11/41) in JG-3, Bf 109F & Fw 190A-3 in JG-1, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 0688 (or 0588) "Yellow 5 + O" (lost 2/12/43) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) 11 July, 1941 in Russia while in 2/JG-3, but returned. One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington at Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dungeness, 8 May, 1941. His 13th (unconfirmed), a Wellington 10 km west of Texel on 12 February, 1943. After this engagement, he was injured when he crashed his A-4 at Franeker Holland due to engine damage (DeSwart). His 13th (official), a B-24 on 18 March, 1943. Magnus Report.
1070 Kuring, Heinz Günther HansOfhr9/24/19242I/JG-100 (School for "Wilde Sau" pilots), I/JG-110, 5/JG-300Fw 190A "Green 3", Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 "Green 3" in JG-110 (Altenburg), Fw 190A-8 "Red 2"(lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
US POW at wars end. One known victory, a B-17 on 14 January, 1945. He rammed this B-17 with his A-8. The B-17 was either "Little Butch II, # 42-31744, 390BG/568BS piloted by 1/Lt Walter Wiegand, or "Preferred Risk" #42-102673, 390BG/571BS piloted by 1/Lt Joseph W. Lewis. During the ramming, his canopy was torn off and he bailed with P-51s in hot pursuit. He opened his chute late, landing near a farmer. 200 meters from him, landed Uffz "Pimpf" Erhard with a knee wound. On this same day, Kuring lost two other friends, Ofhr Hans Damran died in his chute from a stomach wound. Ofhr Lüdecke thought to have died in an explosion when he rammed a B-17. Alternate spelling: Kuering. Deceased 17 December, 2010 (P. Bastin).
1071 Kürten, HeinzFw37 & 9/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20174 (lost 8/7/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 7 August, 1943 (Magnus); collided with a G-4, Wk# 19893 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 61512. One known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 16 May, 1943. Another LaGG on 10 June, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. Magnus 15 victories. Alternate spelling: Kürter.
1072 Kürth, Karl HeinzUffz11/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2355 (30% dam 6/15/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 June, 1943 due to enemy fire, making a force landing at the Bernay airfield. One known victory, a Spitfire 5 km SSW of Cisterna on 29 February, 1944. Alternate spelling: Kurth.
Fw190A-5 2535 Kurth, Uffz. Karl-Heinz 1. JG 2 15-Jun-43 WIA in Luftkampf. Notlandung. Loss report says WNr. 2355. Kanal Gen.Qu.6.Abt. (mfm #10)-Vol.18; Ring, JG 2 loss list, p.12 Fl.Pl. Bernay 30% F (Source: Luftwaffe Archives and Reference Group)

29 February 1944: The 309th Fighter Sqd , 31st Fighter Group USAAF also reported 10–15 Focke-Wulfs. Capt. James A. Benzing, Lt. Richard D. Faxon and Lt. John F. Porter each claimed one shot down. The American leader, Major Garth Jared: 'On 29 February 1944, I led 16 Spitfire aircraft on a routine patrol over Anzio beach-head. 1st Lt. William G. Nisbet [was] my wingman. At approximately 1405 hours, we contacted about 12 Fw 190s in the Cisterna area, and in the ensuing fight, the flight was split into two ship elements, mine consisting of Lt. Nisbet and myself. We followed two enemy aircraft for about 10 or 15 miles north east of Cisterna. The last time that I saw Lt. Nisbet was at approximately 1410 hours, when we turned back toward the beach, and at that time Lt. Nisbet was flying behind me, just north-east of Cisterna. Just after that I heard someone call over the R/T: “I’m bailing out!” I asked: “Who?” and received an unintelligible reply. Other members of the flight however, say the name given was Nisbet. Captain Benzing, added: Approximately three minutes after contact was made with the enemy over the Cisterna area at 1405 hours, I head someone call on the R/T that he was going to bail out … At the time I was engaged with an enemy aircraft and had no time to look for him. However, about two minutes later I was able to break off and started to return to Anzio. I saw a white parachute floating down at about 4,000 feet and watched it down to about 1,000 feet. Hauptmann Adalbert Sommer of Stab I./JG 2, claimed a Spitfire, as did Uffz. Kurth of 1. Staffel whose claim best matches the place and time of Nisbet’s downing. However, the final part of Major Jared’s statement is worth noting: We were going through a very active enemy anti-aircraft zone at the time and it is my belief that the aircraft piloted by Lt. Nisbet was hit by enemy flak, since the FW-190’s had broken away and were no longer in the area.' (Source
1073 Kurtze, WernerUffz11/29/1920Weissenfels1(F)/22 (Vaernes)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430581 "4N + FH" (lost 12/2/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 2 December, 1943; failed to return from a Mission at Barentshavet, believed shot down by two Spitfires of RAAF No. 453 Sq. and crashed at sea S of Sumburgh. Remaining crew (all MIA): Hptm Friedrich Bock, Observer; Uffz Fritz Sundergeld, R/O and Ogefr Heinz Kock, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1074 Kuschel, HeinzStabFw11/JG-27Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, the Final Destruction (e.V.) of a B-17 20 km SE of Langendiebach on 12 May, 1944.
1075 Küseling, HeinrichOfw4/5/1918Greifswald2 12/NJG-3 (12/43), 9/NJG-2 (1/45) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360203 (lost 12/13/43), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620451 "4R + DT" (lost the night of 14/15 January, 1945)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14/15 January, 1945, crashing west of Marx airfield on return after aerial combat (Boiten). Buried Wilhelmshaven, Block EA/371 (Rosseels). WIA with unnamed crew near Stade 13 December, 1943 during aerial combat (Ju 88 Loss List). Two known victories, both "4 mots", one at Feindhosen, the other at Beacon "Kurfurst" on 22 June, 1944. His victories may be as high as 7 (Boiten). Added: The entire crew were killed the night of 14/15/January, 1945. Remaining crew (desig unk): Uffz Gerhard Damm, Uffz Karl Heinz Gutenberger and Ogef Heinz Radtke. Three of the four are buried in the cemetery Wilhelmshaven-Ehrenfriedhof, all in Blk "Ea": Ofw Küseling Gr 371, Uffz Damm Gr 373 and Ogefr Radtke Gr 374. No burial match for Gutenberger (D.Drury).
1076 Kuttroff, HansUffzFlugzeug Führer Schule B 34 (FFS B 34) (Kastrup)Si 204D Werk # 251162 (80% damaged)Student PilotInjured in a training accident on 30 November, 1943 when the Trainer AC crashed upon the approach to Vaerlose airfield (Denmark) due to pilot error. A 2nd Student pilot, Uffz Heinz Krauss was also injured. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1077 Kutzera, Karl HeinzUffz9/25/1921Caen (area), Normandy5Stab II/JG-11 (9/43 Reich Def), III/JG-11 (12/43 Reich Def), Jagd Staffel Helgoland/JG-1, 9/JG-1 (7/44 France)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110221 "Black
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 July, 1944 during aerial combat near Caen. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 9, Grave 90. WIA 1 December, 1943 after being hit by U.S. bomber return fire over Nykobing Denmark. Despite being severely wounded, he made an emergency landing at Nykobing Falster, east of Nykobing, where he was hospitalized (Source: Prien & Rodeike). His first known victim was a B-17 on 19 May, 1943. One known victory, his 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) 70 km NW of Den Helder on 27 September, 1943. WIA 9 October, 1943 in Werk # 19874 , in aerial combat, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) on 29 November, 1943. His 4th, a Spitfire in the Caen area on 14 July, 1944. His 5th, a Spitfire in the Caen area on 17 July, 1944.
1078 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.
1079 Kyris, Heinz UlrichUnkTürkheim7/JG-3 (Wörishofen), JG-5 (Norway '45)Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspFlight Suit Photo via Fritz Braun
1080 Labmayer, KarlUffz11/8/1923 Niederham, Pfarre, St Marienkirchen, Austria Flugzeugführer in Wekusta 2 He 177A-3 Werk # Unk "D7 + ??" (lost 7/22/44) Pilot Badge KIC 22 July, 1944 on the Western Front, 5km NW of the airfield Mont de Marsan due to engine fire. Buried Kriegsgräberstätte Berneuil, Blk 6, Row 18, Gr 811. Data found on Obituary Card on the internet. Added: He flew his first combat mission on 18 July, 1944, just 4 days before his death (falkeeins-blogspot). Added: Shortly after takeoff, the ac crashed into a forest near the airfield as Uffz Labmayer attempted to return to base. The ac was engulfed in flames killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Gefr Siegfried Mattausch, Gefr Heinz Lehmann, Siegfried Tritschler, Manfred Rehm and Reg. Rat. Walter Kuspert, meteorologist (Gilles Collaveri).
1081 Laemel, HeinzUffz25/JG-53Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 15 km S of Passau on 7 January, 1944. His 2nd, a P-38 on 12 April, 1944, no location. Alternate spelling: Laemmel (Perry Claims).
1082 Lage, Heinz zurUffz23/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5355 (lost 8/31/40), Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4840 "Yellow 7" (lost 9/7/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 7 September, 1940 after aerial combat at Bethersden, near Ashford, bailed safely. Bailed safely, w/o injury after a mid-air collision on 31 August, 1940 with Oblt Rudolf Busch. One known victory, his 1st, a DH Rapide biplane north of Texel, 21 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Hudson 80 km NNW of Texel on 4 July, 1940.
1083 Lahmann, Heinrich KarlFw27/NJG-1 (7/44), 9/NJG-1 (1/45) Bf 110G-4 Wk#160758 "G9 + ?T" (lost 1/16/45 Hessberg, cmbt w/Lancaster, bailed safely at Ausstieg), Bf 110G-4 Wk#730036 "G9 + ER" (lost 7/24/44), Bf 110G-4 Wk # 160659 (lost 3/3/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 March, 1945 crashing in Wk# 160659 due to engine failure by Sichtigvor, NW of Werl. Remaining crew(KIA); Uffz Richard Hey and Uffz Hans Gero Heidtfeld. In a prior incident, Fw Lahmann and another crew were forced to bail from Werk # 160758 when on a mission in the Magdeburg area, they were low on fuel, and attempting to land at Erfurt, the airfield was under construction. Consequently, they bailed over Ausstieg. Crewman Fw Georg Rhode became entangled on the tail, and was killed in the crash, buried Ehrenhain. The remaining crewman, Gunner Ogefr Heinz Aleit, survived. Another G-4, Wk# 730036 crashed at Balk Holland (Oude Helling) the night of 23/24 July, 1944, sd by F/Lt R.J.H.Dix of No.169 Sq, pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Fw Lahmann uninjured; R/O, Uffz W.Huxsohl, KIA, bur Yssel AT-11-269 and Gnr, Uffz G.Bouda, WIA (SGLO). Lahmann reported a "4 mot" the night of 5/6 July, 1944 over the Waddensee, it may have been an "unconfirmed" victory, yet I gave him credit for one victory. Jager Blatt 4/2002 & 4/2004. Added: The 5/6 July victory reported as a Hudson IIIA "MA-R", of No.161 Sq., piloted by F/Lt John W.Menzies (MIA) (Archive Report, Allied Forces via S.Youngs).
1084 Lämmel, HeinzUffz25/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/R1 Werk # 441115 "Black 12 + -" (lost 5/11/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 at St Vith.
1085 Lämmel, Heinz OswaldUffz7/7/1919Berlin-Staaken5/Sch.G-1Hs 129B-1 Werk # 0157 "Blue B" (lost 5/23/42)Ground Assault Operational ClaspKIA 23 May, 1942 when his ac was hit by flak on a mission to target Kaherninowka, 3km W of Bereka, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, and 11km W of Petroskaj (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Lemmel.
1086 Lammich, HeinzOblt8/15/1913GreifswaldBomber pilot, III/JG-1, 7/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163990 "White 15" (lost 7/12/44)Bomber Operational Clasp & Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 12 July, 1944 during aerial combat near Caen. Buried St Desir de Lisieux France, Block 2/15/350.
1087 Lamprecht, WalterOblt5/1/19081(F)/122Ju 88A-5 Werk # 809 [or 0809] (lost 8/30/41)Observer Operational Clasp WIA 30 August, 1941; shot down by flak at Plotki, S.U. Remaining crew: Lt Karl Heinz Läschke [or Laechke] (WIA), Obs; Uffz Rudolf Krebs (KIA), R/O and Uffz Horst Effenberger (WIA), Gunner. Wiki Luft data. Added: Uffz Krebs is commemorated in the War Cem at Duchowschtchina, believed buried among the unknowns (D.Drury & LOCS).
1088 Lange, Franz HeinzHptm12/9/1911Forsthaus Kulk26/JG-77 (4/40), Stfkpt 6/JG-77 (5/40), Kdr II/JG-77 (9/40) Bf 109E-1 (lost 5/27/40), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5261 (lost 4/23/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 April, 1941 after being hit by flak at Koropi Greece. WIA 27 May, 1940 during aerial combat at Stavanger Norway, his AC reported 100% destroyed. Source: SIG Norway. One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington north of Langeoog, 18 December, 1939. His 2nd, a Hampden southwest of Kristiansand, 12 April, 1940.
1089 Lange, FritzOfw4(F)/14 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430314 "5F + LM" (lost 2/10/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Heinz Kipfmüller and two other unnamed crew 10 February, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1090 Lange, HeinzFwI/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961107 (50% dam)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 18 February, 1945; overturned on landing.
1091 Lange, Heinz Dr.Maj10/2/1917Köln72 1/JG-21(39), 8/JG-54(6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 1/JG-54(7/41 Dünaburg; 5/42), Stfkpt 3/JG-51, Kdr IV/JG-51, Kdr JG-51 Bf 109D-1 in JG-21, Bf 109E (8/54Rumania), Bf 109F-2 Werk # Unk "Blk 12" (7/41 in 1/JG-54), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7539 "White 12" (lost 6/22/42), Bf 109F-4 "Wh 1" (S.U.), Fw 190A-3 "Brn 9"(12/42) RK(11/18/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
I/JG-21 later became III/JG-54(39). He was among the first group to receive the EK 2 on 17 September, 1939, while in I/JG-21. He flew in France, Poland, over England, the Balkans and Russia. 638 combat missions, including 63 fighter-bomber and 85 close support. Thought to have flown bombers also. One victory in the West. 24 Il-2s. His two D-1 "White ?",were 60% damaged on 9 Sept., 1939 and 80% damaged on 18 Sept., 1939, both over Celle. His first victory, a Blenheim near Gross Bersen/Emsland, 30 October, 1939. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A Yak-1 on 15 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 February, 1943. Two I-153s on 28 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 11 July, 1943, while in 3/JG-51. A Yak-9 at Smolensk on 26 September, 1943, still in 3/JG-51. Flew 109F Wk# 6781 "Blk 5" in July, 1941 in 8/JG-54. Flew Fw 190A-6 "Yellow 9" in 3/JG-51 in December, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) S of Vitebsk on 1 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 29 August, 1944. Flugbuch 10/41 to 9/43. Survived the war, getting a Doctorate of Law from the Univ. of Kiel. Deceased 26 February, 2006, Bergisch Gladbach (P. Bastin).
1092 Lange, Karl HeinzFwTG unitJu 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1093 Lange, Karl HeinzUffz2/JG-53 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165671 "Black 12" (lost 8/18/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Maiul/Ciora Romania, bailed safely.
1094 Langer, Karl HeinzMaj4/19/1914Görlitz Schlesien68 Stafkpt 7/JG-3(3/42 S.U.), Kdr III/JG-3, zbV (Spec Purpose) Ges., Stab I/JG-300(8/43), Kdr I/JG3 (3/44), Kdr III/JG-3 (1/45) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13234 (15% dam 5/21/42; WIC: Emergency land, out of fuel), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13139(9/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13739(12/42), Bf 109G-6y Werk # 26024 "White 1" Oct, 43 in 7/JG-3, Fw 190 RK(4/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/26/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(9/5/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend.
WIA 17 December, 1942 by Soviet bomb splinters. WIA 14 October, 1943 in Wk# 26024 after downing a B-17, his 16th. 486 combat missions. 3 bombers. Another source states his victories as 30. One known victory, perhaps his first Soviet, an I-61 12 km SW of Salustsche on 9 March, 1942. An R-5 at Zarjew and a MiG-1 NE of Leninsk on 24 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 at Akelin on 3 September, 1942. His 8th, a LaGG-3 NE of Gratschi on 1 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 28 December, 1942. A LaGG-5 S of Rakitnoje on 5 July, 1943. One known western victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Berlin on 24 August, 1943. Another "4 mot" W of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. A Halifax at Brandenburg-Briest on 1 September, 1943. His 20th, a P-47 at Houdan on 21 June, 1944. A B-26 near Büllingen-Stavelot on 23 December, 1944. His 25th, a P-47 in the Ardennes sector on 27 December, 1944. His 26th, a Soviet Boston on 19 February, 1945. An Il-2 (No. 27) on 6 March, 1945. No. 29, an Il-2 on 4/19/45. His 30th, a Yak-3 on 23 April, 1945. (Could he have scored 41 more victories by May, 1945?) Deceased 6 May, 1955 in Remscheid. Photo
1095 Langhauser,Fw1(F)/123Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430317 "4U + ??" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspUninjured 29 September, 1942 when his AC crashed at Villacoublay after a reconnaissance mission over England. Reason unknown. Remaining crew (all uninjured): Lt Heinz Schulze-Wetzel, Observer; Fw Anton Stroppel, R/O and Uffz Ernst Högy. Schulze-Wetzel and Högy were later killed in action on 13 November, 1942.
1096 Langheinrich, HeinzFwErg/JG-Süd (France)Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5721 (lost 2/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 4 February, 1943 when he crashed at the Bussac airfield due to an engine fire on a non-operational flight.
1097 Langner, WolfgangHptm5/8/1911GoldbergOfhr II/KG-157 (4/37), Oblt & TO II/KG-157 ('39), Stfkpt 7/KG-27 ('40, 5/41 Orleans-Bricy) He 111P-2 Werk # 1389 "1G + GR" (lost 5/11/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 11 May, 1941 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.29 Sq., piloted by P/O Grout, and crashed at sea 5km S of Seaford, Sussex. The bodies of three of the crew washed ashore at Newhaven. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Erwin Ortmann, Obs (bur CC/4/4/50); Uffz Heinz Krause, R/O (bur CC/4/4/51) and Uffz Karl Biersack, Flt Engr (missing at sea, mem at Laboe Naval Memorial). Hptm Langner bur CC/2/2/28 (D.Drury, LOCS & Grandson, Wolfgang Helmreich (1/2021).
Cannock Chase
1098 Langreder, HeinzUffz10/8/1919Bordenau4/StG-1 (Malta)Ju 87B-1 werk # 5152 "6G + ER" (lost 2/23/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 23 February, 1941 over Malta, probably due to fighters. LW Loss Report & Ju 87 Loss List. Added: Buried at St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta).
1099 Laschinski, HeinzOfw7/KG-27He 111P-2 Werk # 1639 "1G + DR" (lost 5/7/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 7 May, 1941; sd by a Beaufighter of No. 604 Sq, piloted by S/Ldr John Cunningham & F/Sgt C.F. Rawnsley, crashing at Andersea, near Bridgwater, Somerset. Remaining crew: Fw Heinz Shier, Obs (KIA); Ofw Otto Willrich, R/O (POW) and Fw Fritz Klemm, Mech (KIA). The deceased were buried in a shared grave in the Quantock Road Cemetery, Section C, Gr 187, Bridgwater. Source: D.Drury.
1100 Läsecke, HeinzLt3/KG-3 (Germany?)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300136 "5K + HL" (lost 10/5/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew during aerial combat 5 October, 1943, NW of Peterhausen (Ju 88 Loss List)

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