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1101 Beck, OttoUffzIV/JG-26 (joins 17 April, 1945)Fw 190D-9Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
He joined IV Group from Genesendenstaffel (Convalescent Sq.), those pilots off flying duty, recovering from injuries. This move was a successful ploy to keep pilots from being sent to the Infantry.
1102 Beck, R.Uffz6(F)/122Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430145 "F6 + CP" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 1/2 August, 1944; possibly shot down by fighters over Algiers. Remaining crew, unnamed, all MIA. Wiki Luft data.
1103 Beck, RudolfFw7/20/1918Munich109/JG-51 (12/41 S.U.) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8910 (50% dam 8/9/42), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8930 (lost 11/27/42) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 27 November, 1942. when he collided with another F-2, also of 9/JG-51, Werk # 12782, at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 46162 (Gorodnja, S.U.). Added: His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist in Gorodnja. He is commemorated in the German War Cemetery at Rzhev, Russia (D.Drury). WIA 9 August, 1942 during aerial combat at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 56193. His first known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 4 December, 1941. Alternate spelling: Beckh.
1104 Beck, RudolfHptmKdr I/JG-51 (12/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-3 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 17 January, 1943 when Karl Gottfried Nordmanns Fw 190 stalled on takeoff and flipped over into Becks Fw 190. Nordmann was able to bail with a dislocated arm, but was so affected by this event, he never flew another combat operation. Beck had replaced Heinrich Krafft only a month earlier. Source: John Weal.
1105 Beck, WalterUffz4(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430279 "F6 + NM" (lost 4/12/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer StbsFw Erich Neumann and two other unnamed crew at the Kuban bridgehead 12 April, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1106 Becker,FwSonderkommando (Special Command) "Bienenstock" (5/45 Salzburg-Ainring)Bu 131Fighter Operational ClaspAttacked the railline at Ödenburg the evening of 5 May, 1945. Jager Blatt 3/1999.
1107 Becker,Gefr8/JG-53 (9/40)Bf 109E-4 (lost 9/40)Fighter Operational ClaspCrashed into the Channel on 29 September, 1940, after aerial combat over England (Prien). Not certain if he perished, since I have a Gefr Heinrich Becker later in 8/JG-53 and a Fw Becker later in 6/JG-53.
1108 Becker, AdamUffz8/KG-1Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3358 "V4 + BS" (lost 5/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew the night of 4/5 May, 1941; they are s/d by Beaufighter piloted by W/Co Atcherley from 25 Sqn into the “Butcher Arms” public house at Bourne-Market Deeping near Eastergate. Four civilians and three soldiers are killed along with the German crew.
1109 Becker, AlbertOfhrFFS Lyngby (Denmark 10/43), 2/JG-77 (5/44 Italy)Bf 109F-4 "DR + ZM" (interned in Sweden), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163214 "Red 3" (lost 5/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspBecker was undergoing combat training when his unit had been alerted that American bombers were flying over Denmark, so a number of fighters departed at once. Becker had no contact with the members of his unit, however, he stumbled across about 100 B-17 bombers. He made a passat the last B-17 but was soon out of contact and flying in a fog bank.He decided to return to base but became disoriented and flew in over Sweden. Running low on fuel, he made a wheels up landing according to procedure at Växjö. Becker was unhurt in the landing and was permitted to return to Germany. Source: B.Widfeldt. KIA 25 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-24 and a P-38 at Grosseto (Bf 109 Loss List).
1110 Becker, AlbertFw3/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2446 "5K + GL" (lost 7/12/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Slonim-Mohlew 12 July, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1111 Becker, AlfredOfw1(F)/33 Long Range Reconnaissance Sq.Ju 88 (all models), Bf 109F-4/R3Observer Operational ClaspJager Blatt article.
1112 Becker, Aloysius "Alois"Fw10/16/1918HeinsbergIII/StG-77, 1/JG-26 (joins 8/44)Ju 87, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175127 "White 13" (lost)EP(4/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1944 in his "White 13" during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. W of Emmerich-Spijk. On the 27th of September 1944 his Staffel was near enemy lines at the German-Dutch border. Becker, flying his Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-8 (Werkn. 175127, Kennz. 'Weiße 13'), got involved in a dogfight with one of the British fighters. Above Emmerich, his aircraft was hit and Becker was forced to jump out of his aircraft but did not manage to release his parachute. He was hit by the tail of his own aircraft, falling to earth unconscious and was instantly killed. He also had 253 missions as a Dive Bomber pilot in StG-77. Added: Birth data & EP data per Vermeer EP Awards List.
1113 Becker, ArnoOblt1 Stab I/JG-1 (5/40), Stfkpt 8/JG-27 (10/40) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4185 "Black 1" (or Blk 2) (lost 4/6/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 April, 1941 during aerial combat with a Hurricane at Rupel Pass, west of Gefyroudi Romania. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 over Amiens, 20 May, 1940, a Lt at the time. Added: Believed sd by S/L Thomas St.John Pattle.
1114 Becker, ArnoldGefr7/29/1922FFS B7 (Clermont-Ferrand)Si 204 Werk # 46 (lost 2/4/44)Trainee?KIC with co-pilot Gefr Waldemar Hecht (geb 2/19/1923) on 4 February, 1944, cause unknown, however the occupants in the village of Auvergnate heard the ac in distress before hitting the ground and burning. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Heinz Horn, geb 7/18/1922, Observer. The French crash report suggests he survived, but died of his injuries later. However his grave marker displays Feb 4. A 4th person, Fw Heinrich Leopold geb 10/13/1919 is on a grave marker with one of this crew, showing his date of death as 2/10/44 (curiously). All are buried in the Dagneux Cemetery. Source: French Crash Report online, thanks to F. Braun
1115 Becker, BernhardLt23/KG(J)-54 (3/45 Giebelstadt)Me 262A/1a Werk # 110943 "B3 + HL" (65% dam 3/9/45), Me 262A/1a Werk # Unk "B3 + LL" (dam 4/10/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 April, 1945 when he was shot up while landing at Barby,near Giebelstadt. "B3 + HL" was damaged 9 March, 1945 while making an emergency landing in the vicinity of Kitzingen (LOCS). His first known victory, a B-17 on 4 April, 1945. A 2nd, a B-17 on 10 April, 1945.
1116 Becker, BrunoUffz12(H)/13Fw 189A-2 Werk # 125115 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 31 July, 1943; shot down by enemy return fire north of Poljana Russia. His Observer, Oblt Otto Henzler, was also KIA, and the 3rd unnamed crewman was WIA. Obs Loss List & DK-G Awards List
1117 Becker, EgonUffz1/JG-53 (8/43 Italy; 7/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18724 (80% dam 8/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760231 (lost 7/4/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166004 "White 16" (lost 7/31/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 July, 1944 in Wk# 166004 during aerial combat at Corabia, near Turnu Magurele Romania. Wk# 760231 lost 4 July, 1944 during aerial combat at Suseni Romania; pilot OK. Becker injured 17 August, 1943 in a takeoff crash from San Severo-Süd.
1118 Becker, ErhardFw7/JG-54, 10/JG-54 (S.U.) Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16139 "Brown 9" (10% dam 7/14/43) in 7/JG-54, Bf109G-6 Werk# 17014 "White ?" (lost 9/29/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 29 September, 1943 northeast of Krasnoje-Selo, S.U.. This was the 5th time he was shot down, losing 4 109G-4s before this final incident. Added: One such incident happened 14 July, 1943 when he made a forced landing without injury near Hoofddorp Holland due to engine trouble. [This ac was lost over the North Sea, piloted by Uffz Gotthard Obst, 2 August, 1943].
1119 Becker, ErichOfwKGzbV-106, III/TG-2Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1120 Becker, FranzUffz4/KG-54He 111P-2 Werk # unk (lost 6/2/40)Bomber Operational ClaspUninjured in a crash 2 June, 1940: sd after combat in the Dunkirk area, probably by Spitfires of No.92 Sq.. Crash location uncertain, but probably in Belgium, as the two wounded crewmen were taken to an Antwerp hospital. Remaining crew: Hptm Lothar Maiwald, Obs (unhurt); Ogefr Karl Braun, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Karl Wissussek, Flt Engr (WIA). Source: D.Drury
1121 Becker, FriedrichUffz7/31/1916Pfungstadt16/JG-3Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/18/40)Wound Badge
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim on 15 June, 1940, no location. Added: WIA 18 August, 1940: he returned wounded to France after combat and managed a crash landing at Marquise airfield, SW of Calais, but later died of his wounds. He is buried in the Bourdon War Cem., Blk 25, Row 6, Gr 226 (D.Drury).
1122 Becker, GeroldGefr2/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162255 "Black 12" (lost 4/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 April, 1944 at Rimini after aerial combat with P-47s.
1123 Becker, GüntherOfw5/13/19163(F)/22, 3(F)/122Do 17 P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D
RK(2/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Oberfeldwebel Günther Becker (May 13, 1916 - October 20, 1953) was a scout pilot of the birth of Buxtehude who crossed the Western Front and Eastern Front. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on February 28, 1945 as Oberfeldwebel and the Flugzeugführer in 3. Staffel (Fern) / Aufklärungsgruppe 122 / Kommandierende General der Deutschen Luftwaffe in Italien / Luftflotte 2. Not much was known about him, other than that he died in 1953 Australia (another version mentions July 14, 1988). Other medals and awards he received: Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse und I.Klasse; and the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (July 12, 1943)
1124 Becker, H.Lt 4/KG-2 (8/43 Soesterberg, 3/44 France) Do 217K-1 Werk# 4432 "U5 + GM" (lost 8/3/43), Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260238 "U5 + BM" (lost lost 3/14/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 14 March, 1944; shot down by a Mosquito of No. 488 Sq., piloted by S/L Bunting. Added: Belly landed 3 August, 1943 in Wk# 4432 at Oude Geinsche Polder, Vreeswijk Holland, due to engine trouble, pilot Lt Becker wounded. A Tech Rep, Prüfmeister K.Berthold was the only other onboard, and he died in the crash, buried Yssel CT-11-260 (SGLO).
1125 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
1126 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.
1127 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.
1128 Becker, HeinrichUffz1/27/1919Trier2(Erg)/JG-53 (early 1941), Flugzeugführer 8/JG-53 (4/42 Cimiso Italy)Bf 109E Wk # 1232 (12/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk # 7531 "Black 7 + I" (lost 4/25/42), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7513 "Black 8 + I" (lost 5/8/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 8 May, 1942, shot down in Werk # 7513 "Black 8 + I" by English flak over Lucqa Venezia Malta, bailed safely. Jager Blatt 2/2004 & Prien. Uninjured in "Black 7" in a crash on 25 April, 1942 at Vittoria, 50 km south of Cap Scaramia due to ground fire, bailed safely, pilot OK (Prien). Survived the war.
1129 Becker, HeinrichUffz7/31/1914Berleburg9/StG-1 (Med)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 0524 "J9 + CL" (lost 5/4/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 4 May, 1941 over Malta, cause unknown, his unnamed R/O KIA. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: Failed to return from a mission over Valletta Malta. KIA and buried at St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta).
1130 Becker, HeinzUffz 12/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3301 "??" (80% dam 12/19/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Pilot and two unnamed crew injured when Becker made an emergency landing at the Grotaglio airfield on 19 December, 1942 due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
1131 Becker, HelmutLt10/17/1920Bochum58 (or 12)/JG-2 (12/42 as Uffz), 4/JG-2 (10/43), 8/EJGr-Süd (10/44. later 8/EJG-1), 7(or 10)/JG-2Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19486 (50% dam 6/29/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 1880 (45% dam 10/20/43), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600662 "Black 18" (lost 3/12/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 March, 1945 when he was sd by friendly AA fire and crashed at Kripp, buried Bodendorf. WIA 29 June, 1943; sd by enemy fire and made a force landing near Dieppe. WIA 20 October, 1943; sd by Spitfires and made a force landing in the vicinity of St Elier, France (LOCS). One known victory, a Spitfire on 18 January, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 on 23 January, 1943. A 3rd, a Spitfire in the Dunkirk region on 13 February, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 in the Bordeaux-Lorient area on 17 May, 1943. Another B-17 at Hippolytushoef on 29 May, 1943. This may be two persons; this Helmut claimed three victories per LOCS. A second Helmut, in 10 & 12/JG-2, may have two victories.
1132 Becker, HelmutUffz3/KG-6 (Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144725 "3E " LL" (lost 7/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Mitiletto 11 July, 1943 after aerial combat (Ju 88 Loss List).
1133 Becker, Herbert TheodorOblt6/6/1915Marburg, LahnIV(St)/LG-1Ju 87 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 15 December, 1940; crashed on takeoff from Goetsenhoven airfield, buried Bad-Bergzabern, Grave 437. Source: A. Rosseels.
1134 Becker, HorstFw11/26/191918/NJG-1 (1/44 Twente) Bf 110D & E, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720024 "G9 + LS" (lost 1/15/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 crashed on landing at De Lutte (gem. Losser) Holland the night of 14/15 January, 1944, cause unknown (DeSwart). Pilot KIC, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-226. Remaining crew (KIC): Obs Uffz Karl Allmendinger, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-227 and R/O Helmut Knauck, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-228 (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a Halifax S of Hameln on 22 September, 1943, an Uffz at the time.
Ysselstein, Holland
1135 Becker, HorstLt4/24/1922Bluesenbach, Cologne4/KG-2Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260238 "U5 + BM" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14/15 March, 1944 during a night attack on London, when he was shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 488 Sq., piloted by S/L S.L. Bunting (DFC). The AC was struck on the starboard engine, which caught fire and the AC veered sharply to starboard and dove into the ground on White House Farm, near Chelmsford, Essex, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Gerhard Bartolain, Observer; Uffz Albert Lange, R/O; Uffz Gunter Goecking, Gunner 1 and Ofw Heinrich Litschke, Gunner 2.
1136 Becker, JoachimLtStab II/JG-2Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 6/20/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 June, 1944; aerial combat in the vicinity of Neaufles St Martin, 4km NW of Gisors (LOCS).
1137 Becker, JosefOfwStab II/KGzbV-1Ju 52/3m "1Z + BC"Transport Operational ClaspOne of three Ju 52s making emergency landings in Sweden on 14 April, 1940 due to navigational errors and running low on fuel. This one landed on the weak ice of Lake Vänern at Mariestad at 2247 hours. The crew attempted to taxi to shore, but fell through the thin ice and settled to the bottom. This occurred during exercise Weserübung after dropping paratroopers. They were a crew of five, however, only four are known. Remaining crew: Ofw Kurt Bartel, Fw Ernst Rethmeier and Uffz Werner Röhr. Note: the pilots were not positively identified by the author. I selected the two senior ranking persons as pilots. The wreckage was returned to Germany on 23 January, 1941 after its recovery and repair. Source: B.Widfeldt
1138 Becker, JosefOfhrIV/JG-301 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491151 (lost 3/2/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 march, 1945 during aerial combat near Grabow (Bf 109 Loss List).
1139 Becker, JuliusUffz8/KG-51Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1140 Becker, KarlFw95/JG-11 (5/44 Reich Def), 1/JG-11 (4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163446 "Black 6" (lost 5/24/44), Fw 190A & D
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat in the Quickborn area. His 1st victory, a B-17 on 24 May, 1944, in the Neumünster area, a Gefr at the time. His 5th & 6th victories, both Yak-9s on 16 April, 1945. Magnus Report.
1141 Becker, KarlLt1/JG-11 (Rotenburg) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680141 "Black 13" (lost 5/8/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 8 May, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Bruchhausen, in the area of Hoya. Source: L.Wiegels.
1142 Becker, Karl AdolfOfw13(Z)/JG-5Bf 110F-2 Werk # 5096 "LN + DR" (lost 6/23/43), Bf 110F-2 (Trop) Werk # 5073 "1B + CX" (lost 11/12/43) Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 12 November, 1943; fire after an emergency landing at Svartnes Norway airfield after an operational flight. His Observer, Lt Georg Lisbe, was also wounded. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Wk# 5096 was sd by a Russian P-39, piloted by Lt Borisov at Batsfjordnaringen Norway. Becker managed to make a belly landing offshore. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Ottmar Werz bailed and was picked up at sea by a German subchaser. The ac was blown up (Flyvrak Norway).
1143 Becker, Karl AugustOblt6/7/1915Weilheim an der Teck/Esslingen4 12/JG-1 (3/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (7/43 Deelen) Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410005 "Yellow 14" (lost 7/30/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 July, 1943 in aerial combat in his A-5 with a P-47 over Hengelo (Ijsselmeer) Holland. The A-5 reported to have crashed south of Arnhem (DeSwart). No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 north of Ameland on 18 March, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 26 July, 1943. his 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) NW of Oldenburg on 28 July, 1943. His 4th, and last, another B-17 at Doesburg on 30 July, 1943. Added: His remains were recovered 16 November, 2022 by WABO Research WOII. His remains are with BIDKL in Soesterberg for 100% identification. They will eventually be transferred to Ysselsteyn at Plot AB-13-306 (Find-A-Grave by Fred, 12/2022).
1144 Becker, Karl HeinzFw8 10/NJG-11 (aka Kdo Welter & NJ Kdo-262, Feb.45) Me 262A-1 Werk # 500075 "Red 2" (20% dam 2/15/45; uninj emer land between Warendorf & Telgte, cause unk), Me 262B-1a/U1 Night Fighter EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. 5 Mosquitos. All victories in the Me 262. Second most successful Me 262 Night Fighter pilot. One known victory, a P-38 on 15 February, 1945. A 2nd, a Mosquito on 21 March, 1945. A 3rd, a Mosquito on 22 March, 1945. A 4th & 5th, both Mosquitos on 24 March, 1945. Nos. 6 & 7, both Mosquitos on 27 March, 1945. One of the victims on March 27th was F/Lt Andre van Amsterdam in a Mosquito Mk XVI Serial: MM131 XD-J of RAF No. 139 (Jamaica) Sq. north of Brandenburg. van Amsterdam bailed safely but has not been found (R.Philips). An 8th, a Mosquito on 31 March, 1945.
1145 Becker, L.Lt2/NJG-1 (8/40 Gütersloh) Bf 110 Werk # unk (lost 8/30/40) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His ac reported lost the night of 30/31 August, 1940 at Meddo, near Winterswijk, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: Lt Becker KIA. His R/O-Gnr named Staub, no disposition (SGLO).
1146 Becker, LudwigHptm8/22/1911Dortmund, Aplerbeck44 Stuka pilot, 3/ZG-1, 4/NJG-1 (8/40), 6/NJG-2 (1/42), Stafkpt 14/NJG-1, Stfkpt 12/NJG-1 (2/43 Leeuwarden) Ju 87, Bf 110C "G9+LZ", Do 215B-5 "G9 + OM", Bf 110G-4 Wk # 4864 "G9 + LZ" (lost 2/26/43)
RK(7/1/42)
EL(2/26/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)
EP(3/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 February, 1943 in his G-4 while on a daylight mission intercepting a B-17 over the North Sea and crashing 10 km north of Schiermonnikoog Holland. Also missing was his R/O Ofw Josef Straub. It was their first daylight sortie. All victories at night. He is known to have crashed a Bf 110 at Meddo Holland, NNW of Winterswijk, on 30 August, 1940, cause and crew disposition unknown, a Lt at the time (DeSwart). His first known victory, a Wellington the night of 16-17 October, 1940, no location. He is credited with the 1st radar-controlled victory, and this may have been the AC, downed while in 4/NJG-1. A Wellington near Nieue Schans on 8-9 August, 1941. A Manchester by Shlochteren, E of Groningen the night of 12-13 August, 1941. A Whitley V by Vredepeel the night of 14-15 August, 1941. A Whitley at Oldebrock the night of 6-7 September, 1941. Another Wellington of RAF No. 115 Sq. at Blijham/Groningen on 29 September, 1941. A Whitley the night of 8-9 November, 1941, no location. A Wellington II of RAF No.12 Sq. the night of 20-21 January, 1942 near the Dutch Frisian Island of Terschelling. He began his military career as a Luftwaffe volunteer in 1934. Bowers/Lednicer, 46 victories.
1147 Becker, LudwigOfw7(H)/13, 3/NAGr-12Hs 126B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1148 Becker, Martin "Tino"Hptm4/12/1916Wiesbaden.586/NJG-2 (8/42), 2/NJG-3 (10/43), I/NJG-4, Kdr IV/NJG-6 (10/44 to end)Bf 110F, Bf 110G "3C + MK" (7/44), Ju 88G-6 "2Z + AF", "2Z + MF" & Bf 110G-4 "2Z + BB" & Bf 110G-6 "C9 + MK" in NJG-6
RK(4/20/44)
EL(3/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (5/25/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
All night victories. Famous for his 'serial' victories: 6 on 23 March, 1944; 7 on 31 March, 1944; and 9 on 14 March, 1945. Nos. 44 & 45, both Lancasters on 2 January, 1945. Nos. 46 to 48, all '4 mots' on 21 February, 1945. Victories 49 to 57, eight Lancasters and a B-17 on 14 March, 1945. His 58th and last victory, a Lancaster on 16 March, 1945. 110 combat missions including 27 reconnaissance in 1940 before transferring to Night Fighters. His R/O from 3/44 to the end, Ofw Karl Ludwig Johanssen won the RK on 16 March, 1945, one of the few R/Os to do so. His Gunner at the end was Ogefr Weizenbach. Survived the war. Bowers/Lednicer, 57 victories. Photo There are several records in the Allied Losses and Incidents Database where Becker is mentioned as the Attacker. Search for Becker in the database and look in the Notes column for Attacker.

1149 Becker, MaximilianLt2/NAGr-4Bf 109G-4 Werk # Unk "Black 10" (lost 9/5/43)Night Observer Operational ClaspKIA 5 September, 1943; aerial combat west of Jelna (LOCS).
1150 Becker, OlafLt6/22/192211/JG-3Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 3/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 March, 1944; sd near Hohegeiss, no further detail (LOCS). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 near Wageningen, by Arnhem on 28 July, 1943.
1151 Becker, PaulUffz10/JG-4 (9/44 Lippspringe) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413899 "Black 1" (lost 9/26/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 crashed near Arnhem Holland on 26 September, 1944, cause unknown. (DeSwart) Per the JG-4 List, he was wounded during this action. Added: Reported KIA 26 September, 1944, and probably buried among the unknowns at Ysselsteyn (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
1152 Becker, PaulLt9/14/1920212/JG-27 (9/42), 1/JG-27 (11/43), Stffüh 11/JG-27 (1/44; 6/44 France)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165162 "Red 11 + ~" (lost 6/29/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Paris. Mombeek. Magnus. One known victory, a Spitfire V south southeast of El Alamein on 6 September, 1942. Over Malta on 14 October, 1942, he downed a Spitfire north of Valetta. His 5th, a P-51 100 km west of Ijmuiden on 18 April, 1943. His 6th & 7th victories, both B-24s southwest of Mattersburg, near Wiener Neustadt, 2 November, 1943. His 8th & 9th this same day, two more B-24s, south southeast of Wiener Neustadt. His 10th, a Spitfire S of Insel Split on 12 January, 1944. His 11th, a P-38 NW of Metkovic Croatia on 14 January, 1944. His 15th, a Typhoon SE of Caen on 8 June, 1944. His 16th & 17th, both P-47s near Beaumont le Roger on 12 June, 1944. His 18th & 19th, both P-47s 10 km SE of Lisieux on 14 June, 1944. His 20th, a P-51 SSW of Cherbourg on 24 June, 1944. His 21st, a P-47 at Thiberville on 29 June, 1944.
1153 Becker, PeterGefr8/13/1920Kitz bei Dramburg8/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6139 "Black 1 + I" (lost (9/9/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 September, 1940 during aerial combat south of Brighton, crashing at Sundown Farm, Ditcham, Hampshire. Source: Jochen Prien. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 6, Gr 157 (M.Croft).
Cannock Chase
1154 Becker, sicHptm1Stab I/NJG-101Bf 110G-4, Ju 88C & G
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Karlstuhl on 26 August, 1944. This looks like Hptm Karl Becker, NJG-101 with a second victory.
1155 Becker, SiegfriedUffz1Flugzeugführer 1/ZG-2Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3208 "3M + KH" (lost 8/25/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 25 August, 1940 after being shot down at Priory Farm, East Holme, near Wareham. He and his gunner, Ogefr Walter Wöpzel (or Wötzel), bailed safely, and taken POW, the victims of F/O Agazarian & Gaunt of 609 Sq. (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-23 west of Krakau, 12 September, 1939.
1156 Becker, W.Uffz4(F)/122Ju 88A-1 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspForce landed 27 May, 1940 after being severely damaged by a fighter, possibly that of F/Lt Pearson of RAF No. 54 Sq.. Only one of the Remaining crew identified; Gefr J. Speck (WIA). Remainder of the crew and pilot disposition unknown. No mention of a POW status. Wiki Luft data.
1157 Becker, WalterLt11/15/1919510/JG-5 (12/43), 6/JG-3 (4/44), Stfkpt 6/JG-3 (7/44)Fw 190A-2 & A-3, Bf 109G-2, Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk "Black 10 + -" (lost 11/2/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 November, 1944 (Magnus & LOCS). One known victory, his 1st, a Beaufighter on 8 December, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 in the Helmstedt area on 29 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 on 12 May, 1944, no location. A 4th, a B-24 at Wollin on 29 May, 1944.
1158 Becker, WalterUffz8/StG-77 (Russia)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5760 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 18 December, 1942 SW of Smolensk making an emergency landing after becoming disorientated. The AC sustained 60% damage. His wireless operator, Uffz Karl Heinz Grossmann was injured.
1159 Becker, Wilhelm WilliFw12/JG-4 (4/44 Italy), 1/JG-4 (1/45 Reich Def) 3/JG-4 (2/45 Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 1629_5 (lost 4/30/44), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491314 (lost 1/14/45), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332897 (lost 2/10/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 10 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat near Gimmedingen. WIA 30 April, 1944 during aerial combat at Ferrara, bailed safely (JG-4 List). One known victory, a P-38 at Passo di Futa on 25 April, 1944.
1160 Becker, WilliFw26/JG-53 (12/44 Malmsheim)Bf 109G-14
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 at Haroue, S of Nancy, on 28 September, 1944. His 2nd, a B-26 in the Ardennes sector on 24 December, 1944.
1161 Beckers, WernerLt11 7/JG-2 (4/42), 8/JG-2 (12/42), 4/JG-2 (8/43 France) Fw 190A-2 Werk # 20218 (30% lost 5/23/42) in 4 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15936 (lost 9/8/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 September, 1943 in aerial combat at Verdrel flying Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15936. Injured in a crash 23 May, 1942 in Werk # 20218 during a belly-landing at Theville-Cherbourg airfield due to ancilliary services failure. One known victory, a Spitfire on 15 April, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 16 April, 1942. A 3rd, a Spitfire on 22 December, 1942. A 4th, a P-47 3 km S of Plumoison on 14 July, 1943. A 5th, a Typhoon 30 km W of Berck on 15 July, 1943. A 6th, another Typhoon 2 km N of Le Treport on 30 July, 1943. A 7th, a B-17 on 15 August, 1943. An 8th, a B-17 12 km E of St. Trond on 17 August, 1943. A 9th, a P-47 N of Ligny, NE of Charleroi, on 6 September, 1943. Same day, two B-17s; one at Beersel, the other, no location. Magnus victories, 13. Alternate spelling: Bäckers (109 Loss List). Added: Another victory found; a B-17 in the Bordeaux area, 17 May, 1943 (bfgr196_sagr128 doc).
1162 Beckert,Lt2/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk# 142500 "Black ?" (80% dam 8/15/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Crashed with injuries 15 August, 1943 at the Konotop airfield. No further detail.
1163 Beckert, OttoUffz9/23/1923115/JG-54 (10/44 as Gefr), II/JG-26 (2/45)Fw 190A-8 "Yellow ?" (lost in JG-54), Fw 190D-9 (lost in JG-26) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 21 March, 1945 when he crashed into a tree during combat near the Vörden Germany airfield, 10 km N of Rheine. Joined JG-26 after IV/JG-54 was disbanded. One known victory, a P-38 NE of Gerlostein on 17 December, 1944. Alternate spelling: Bechert.
1164 Beckh, Friedrich Obstlt1/17/1908Nüremberg48 Kdr IV/JG-51 (3/41), Kdr JG-51 (7/41), Kdr JG-52 (6/42), RLM Staff Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13362 "White 4" (lost 6/21/42) RK(9/18/41)
EP(5/11/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA June 21, 1942 after hit by flak on a low level mission by Waluiki (Valuyki), east of Kharkov, on the Russian side of the border between Russian and Ukraine, and subsequently forced landed. He was probably taken prisoner. Added: During a road construction project in 2004, his F-4 was found, his remains still inside. The VDK still shows him MIA, and he is commemorated in the German War Cem at Sologubowka, Russia (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Spitfire of RAF No.610 Sq. off Boulogne on 5 March, 1941, during the Battle of Britain. His 2nd, a Spitfire 20 km N of LeTouquet on 10 March, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire 20 km N of Cape Blanc Nez on 6 May, 1941. His 4th, a Hurricane 10 km N of Calais on 21 May, 1941. His 1st Soviet victory, a DJ-6 on 22 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 27 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 2 December, 1941. An I-18 on 24 February, 1942. An I-61 on 31 March, 1942. His last two victories, two LaGG-3's 21 June, 1942, prior to being shot down by flak. An additional 20 AC were destroyed on the ground. Scored JG-51s 2000th victory. Mölders successor as Kdr. JG-51. WIA 16 September, 1941, serious enough to be replaced by Günther Lützow.
1165 Beckh, GerhardOblt9/22/191612Stab IV/JG-51 (12/41), 11/JG-51 (8/42), IV/JG-51 (7/43), Stab IV/JG-51 (9/43 - 1/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20586 "Black
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 11 January, 1944 (Magnus). Added: He was killed in a mid-air collision with an Fw 190 of SG-10 at Winniza West airfield in Ukraine (D.Drury). His first known victory, an Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 3km W of Shalonino on 3 December, 1942. Two Il-4's on 3 July, 1943. A Soviet LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 10 July, 1943. A Yak-1 ESE of Gulki on 15 September, 1943. His last two victories, Il-2's on 10 January, 1944. Could this be a relative to Friedrich Beckh, Kdr IV/JG-51, MIA June, 1942. Magnus Report & LOCS 12victories.
1166 Beckhaus, Karl AugustHptmK/88 Legion Condor (7/39), Stab/Fliegerführer z.b.V.-Berlin, I/KG-40 (4/40)Ju 52/3m, Ju 290, He 111, Fw 200C Werk # Unk "F8 + CH" (lost 4/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 21 April, 1940; failed to return from a mission to Narvik, presumed lost in the North Sea due to bad weather and icing conditions at Vestfjorden (LOCS & falkeeins-blogspot).
1167 Beckhaus, Otto AugustLt10/JG-54 (2/43 St Omer-Wizernes) Fw 190A-5 Werk # (15)7290 "Black 12" (lost 3/9/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 9 March, 1943; sd 20km NW Cape Griz Nez by a Spitfire of No.609 Sq, piloted by Norwegian SqLdr Erik Haabjoern. Lt Beckhaus had been searching for a downed pilot over the Channel, when he was attacked by the Spitfire, and crashed at sea. (www.valka.cz. via S.Youngs). Alternate spelling: Backhaus.
1168 Beckhein, JohannesLtErg./JG-3 (Ebsjerg)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8317 (80% damaged)Fighter Operational ClaspInjured in an accident on 15 December, 1941 at the Esbjerg airfield, reported as Pilot Error. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1169 Beckmann, AlfredFw1(H)/11, (H)/12Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/24/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1170 Beckmann, EberhardOblt8/14/19167/KG-27He 111P-2 Werk # 2911 "1G + FR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 February, 1941; Shot down in flames by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by F/Lt J.Cunningham. Crashed at the Higher Luscombe Farm, Harbertonford, Totnes, Devon, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Ofw Marius Bunge, R/O; Ofw Rudolf Streubel, Flt Engr. and Ofw Max Unseld, Observer. Jager Blatt 1/2002. Added: All buried Cannock Chase. Beckmann in 5/13/295; Bunge, Streubel and Unseld in a joint grave, 9/3/15 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1171 Beckmann, ElmarLt7/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162182 "Yellow 13 + I" (lost 2/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 February, 1944 during aerial combat south of Rome.
1172 Beckmann, ErichLt99/JG-53 (5/41; 9/41 S.U.; 6/42 Africa)Bf 109F-2 (5/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6798 (30% dam 9/10/41), Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 10036 (95% dam 6/26/42; WIA, bombing at Sidi-Barrani, DOW 9/11/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Suffered serious wounds 26 June, 1942, on the ground, during a bombing attack on the Sidi Barrani airfield by British bombers. Died of those wounds 11 September, 1942. Beckman was uninjured in a crash on 10 September, 1941 at Ossijaki due to technical trouble (Prien). One known victory, perhaps his first, an unnamed Soviet AC on 8 September, 1941 on a Free Hunt with Jurgen Harder (Prien). A P-40 on 14 December, 1941. His 7th victory was a Spitfire over Malta on 30 April, 1942. His 8th victory, a Beaufighter 10 km north northeast of Ras-el-Tir N. Africa on 15 June, 1942. His last victory, he claimed a Spitfire, but was probably a Hurricane or P-40, over Mersa Matruh on 26 June, 1942, just before being wounded later that day.
1173 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
1174 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).
1175 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
1176 Beckmann, HelmutLt3/9/1921Coesfeld 18 2/JG-27 (4/42 Libya; 4/43 Holland), 3/JG-27 (4/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (6/44 Reich Def), Erg/ JGr.-Süd (7/44), Stffüh 3/JG-27 (9/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-27 (12/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (2/45), Stfkpt 5/JG-27 (4/45) Bf 109F Werk # Unk (lost 6/27/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14882 "Blk 5" (10% dam 4/11/43, forc lnd Leeuwarden FP, low fuel, pilot OK), Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 12/27/44 Ardennes Region, pilot OK), Bf 109G or K Werk # Unk (lost 3/19/45 sd by Spitfire Rheine vic, pilot WIA) (SGLO & LOCS) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver (7/5/42)
Fifteen victories were achieved in JG-27, 10 were bombers, two from the 306th BG, one of which, his 2nd, was Lee Kesslers! (Uffz H. Beckmann on 21 May, 1943). His first victory was a Spitfire V east of Marsa Matruh on 26 June, 1942. WIA 27 June, 1942 during aerial combat with a Hurricane near Mersa Matruh, being hit in the shoulder and foot losing his right big toe. His 3rd, a B-17 at Ostuizen-Hörne, S of Hagen, on 12 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-24 S of Weiz on 22 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 NE of Karlovac on 19 March, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 at Brück-a.d.-Mür on 24 May, 1944. His 10th, a P-47 at La Neuve Lyre on 12 June, 1944. His 13th, a P-47 NE of Dinant on 27 December, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 14th, an Auster 5 km SE of Krefeld on 11 March, 1945. Survived the war and lived at Weidenkamp 30, 4670 Lünen, W. Germany as of May 1990. Deceased 23 June, 2001.
1177 Beckmann, HelmutLt15(Sturm)/JG-3 (4/45)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # Unk (lost 4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA ?? April, 1945; lost to unknown cause in the Prenzlau area (LOCS).
1178 Beckmann, OswaldHptm6/KG-30 (France)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141114 "4D + HN" (lost 4/4/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 4 April, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1179 Bedall, HarryUffz2/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 6/13/44 at Sommerwendjoch)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 13 June, 1944 during aerial combat at Sommerwendjoch. Source: JG-300 Loss List
1180 Bednorz, StefanOgefrHindenburg14/KG-2 Me 410A Werk # 420463 "U5 + IP" (lost date Unk) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA, date and circumstances unknown. Crashed at Bentley Farm, Framfield, Sussex. A 2nd crewman (pos unk), Uffz Reinhard Eggers (geb 8/20/1923 Hamburg), KIA, bur CC, Blk 9, Gr 45 (joint) (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
1181 Beeck, FritzOfw11/30/191046/JG-51 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5587 "Yellow 10" (lost 8/24/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 24 August, 1940 after being shot down over East Langdon, Kent, England, belly landing alongside the Dover-Deal Road. His one known victory, a Spitfire E of Dungeness on 7 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire W of Cape Gris Nez on 29 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire along the English coast on 15 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane E of Margate on 24 August, 1940.

Soldiers pose with Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 (W.Nr. 5587) ‘Yellow 10’ of 6./JG 51 ‘Molders’, which crash-landed at East Langdon in Kent, 24 August 1940. The pilot was captured unhurt.
1182 Beeg, RobertLt1(F)/123 (Channel) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430069 "4U + GH" (lost 8/25/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crew 25 August, 1942; crashed into a hill at Yard Farm, Wroxall, Isle of Wight due to poor visibility, One other crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List). One known unnamed crew, Gefr Rudi Schorler (geb 8/8/1919) KIA, bur CC, Blk 8, Gr 22. The other, Uffz Horst Schwarz, KIA, bur CC, Blk 7, Gr 250 (Luftwaffe graves UK).
Cannock Chase
1183 Beegen, WolframOblt8/21/1921III/KG-1 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3219 "V4 + CP" (lost 11/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 November, 1940, crashing his Ju 88 near Oud-Smedlede, buried Lommel, Block 39/154. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1184 Beeger, HorstMaj6/8/1913BautzenStfkpt 3/LG-1 (4/41 Med), Kdr III/KG-101 (8/43)He 111H in LG-1, JU 88A-5 Werk # 4255 "L1 + HL" (lost 4/16/41), Ju 88A in both
RK(11/23/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/18/41)
EP(4/4/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) with crew 16 April, 1941 off Chalkis, cause not reported, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List). He is credited with sinking the British Cruiser "York" in May 1941. He flew his first missions over Poland on the He 111 (Iron Cross, Second Class on 31/10/1939). Converted to Ju 88. Early1940 Beeger in action in the Norway and Western Campaigns. From July 1940 to March 1941 he flew against targets in the south of England and enemy shipping in the Channel. On 1/10/1940, Oberleutnant Beeger named Staffelkapitän of 3./LG 1. 1941-04-16, in Balkans Campaign, Beeger’s Ju 88 A-5, WerkNr. 4255, L1 + HL shot down by anti-aircraft fire north of Chalkis. After a forced landing behind enemy lines, Beeger and his crew made their way to the German lines. In May 1941 he and his Staffel played a major role in the Geschwader’s successful operations against British warships in the waters around Crete. Staffel had sunk 17 merchant vessels in the Mediterranean. In addition to these anti-shipping operations, Beeger and his Staffel also mined the Suez Canal and bombed targets in North Africa. On 1943-02-01 took over III./KG 101, a training unit based at Cognac in the south of France, and served as Kommandeur until 14/8/1943. Attached to HQ of KG 101 until the beginning of March 1944, then assigned to the staff of the General der Kampfflieger. In October 1944 he was named supply officer in the Geschwaderstab of KG 53 and was responsible for the delivery of V1 flying bombs to the unit. From December 1944 until the end of the war, Beeger was attached to Stab KG 200. He was promoted to Major March 1945. Deceased 6 November, 2005, Almunecar, Spain.
1185 Beek, FritzOfw6/JG-51Bf 109EFighter Operational ClaspPOW 24 August, 1940 after making a force landing by Langdon, Dover, England. Jager Blatt 5/2003.
1186 Beer, F.Ogefr7KG-100Do 217K-3 Werk # 4545 (dam 12/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspBeer accidentally crashed this ac during a flyby at Eggebek on 18 December, 1943; four injured, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng).
1187 Beer, FritzLt9/11/1923Regensburg2 Stab I/JG-2 (6/6/44), 2/JG-2 (6/18/44 Creil) Fw 190A-8/R6 Werk # 172688 (lost 6/23/44)
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 in the Bernay area on 6 June, 1944. A 2nd victory, a P-51 off Luc-sur-Mer on 18 June, 1944 (OKL Claims List). Added: KIA 23 June, 1944, near Gace, 10km NW of Echauffour, Normandy, France; initially buried in an isolated (unknown?) corner grave in the local Echauffour Cemetery. His remains have been transferred to the German War Cemetery at Champigny-St.Andre; Blk 8, Row 9, Gr 808 (Death Registration Certificate dtd 3/12/45 per John Grewe, 2nd cousin to Ofhr Beer, translation by Traugott Vitz via Aircrew Remembered Team).








Echauffour Cemetery, France
1188 Beer, HeinrichLt3/JG-26 (12/42), Erg/JGr West (Instr 9/43), 3/JG-26 (2/44)Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470247 "Brown 5" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 March, 1944 in his "Brown 5" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 56FG SW of St. Dizier.
1189 Beer, HeinzUffz2/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413704 "Black 9" (lost 8/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 August, 1944; Takeoff accident at Ziegenhain on a transfer flight (JG-4 List)
1190 Beer, KurtUffz3/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2035 "L1 + TL" (lost 5/1/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 1 May, 1942 at Hafen Port Said, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1191 Beer, WolfgangUffz4/JG-3Bf 109G-14 Werk# 780676 "Green 2"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 31 January, 1945; Aerial combat, area of Soldin/Berlinchen. Mombeek MIA List. The Bf 109 Loss List carries his name as Wolfgang Bär!! I believe Beer to be correct.
1192 Beerenbrock, Franz JosefLt4/9/1920Datteln, Westfalen11712/JG-51 (6/41 Shatalovka S.U.), Stab/JG-51 (10/41), Stfkpt 10/JG-51 (42)Bf 109F-2 "Black <1", Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6779, "White 12" (lost 11/9/42)
RK(10/6/41)
EL(8/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/42)
EP(9/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 9 November, 1942 after taking hits in Wk# 6779 in his radiator, and making an emergency landing behind Soviet lines near Welish, Soviet Union. POW who survived early imprisonment in Russia! 400 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victories, two SB-2s on 24 June, 1941. Two DB-3s on 6 July, 1941. Another double victory, both DB-3s on 9 July, 1941. A triple victory on 2 December, 1941; two Pe-2s and an I-18. A MiG-3 SE of Schalsk on 26 March, 1942. A triple on 28 May, 1942; two MiG-1s and a U-2, while in Stab IV/JG-51. Four Il-2s on 1 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and a DB-3 in the Krestzsky area on 4 October, 1942. His last two victories, both MiG-3s on 8 November, 1942, just one day before becoming a POW. Another source says he scored three victories on 9 November, 1942. Released from captivity mid-December, 1949. Deceased 13 December, 2004. Photo

1193 Beermann, TheodorHptmStfkpt 4/KG-30 (5/40 Oldenburg) Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk "4D + AM" (lost 5/10/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed south of Ypenburg Holland on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: During an attack on AA positions near Den Haag, his ac was sd by a Fokker D-21 228 of Sq.1-V-2, piloted By a Lt Droste. The pilot (and crew?) was known to bail. Remaining crew: Fw Alfons Stahl, Obs (WIA/POW); Fw Erich Maar, R/O (POW) and Gefr Paul Müller (geb 11/8/1916 Sankt Wendel), Gnr (KIA, 1st bur Voorburg, re-bur 1954 Ysselsteyn AM-4-84 (Find-A-Grave by Fred & LOCS).
Ysselstein, Holland
1194 Beese, ArturOblt3/11/1916Hörselgau, Germany229/JG-26 (10/39), 6/JG-26 (6/40), 1/JG-26 (3/42), Stfkpt 1/JG-26Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1937 "Yellow 9" (lost 6/1/40) in 6 Staffel, Bf 109E-3 "Yellow 11 + I"(lost 8/24/40 crash St Ingelvert aft combat, pilot OK), Fw 190A-5 Fw 190A-6 Werk # 474 (lost 9/8/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 531060 "White 7" (lost 2/6/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (3/29/44 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 February, 1944 in his Fw 190A-6 Werk # 531060 "Wh 7", in a dogfight with a P-47 while intercepting B-17s over Paris. He attempted to bail over Melun France, but stuck the tail and was killed. WIA 8 September, 1943 in Wk# 474 during aerial combat west of Cambrai. POW 1 June, 1940 when he was shot down in his E-3 by a Morane 406 near Lille. He was released after the Armistice. Shot down in his Fw 190A-5 Werk # 550474 "Wh 2", w/minor injuries on 8 September, 1943. Bailed successfully. One known bomber victory, a B-17 of the 482BG (Pathfinders) on 11 January, 1944. He had shot away the tail of the B-17. On 21 January, 1944, he downed 2 B-24s of the 44BG, which was to be his last victory. 285 missions. His 1st, a Spitfire in the Hazebrouck area on 24 July, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire 4 km north of Ardres on 9 May, 1942. His first known Soviet victory, a P-40 on 17 February, 1943. Another P-40 on 21 February. Two Il-2s on 4 March. A Pe-2 on 14 May, 1943. A P-47 at Westkapelle on 15 August. A B-17 E of Antwerp on 17 August. A P-47 10 km NW of Antwerp on 7 September. A B-17 30 km N of Dunkirk on 1 Decemeber. His 20th, a B-17 into the Zuider Zee on 11 January, 1944. 285 combat missions.
1195 Beesken, KurtUffz16/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 1 August, 1944.
1196 Beetz, ThiloUffz2/JG-302Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 April, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 over Wahlhausen.
1197 Beetz, WilhelmOfhr9/23/1918Berlin - Karlshorst6/KG-4He 111P-4 Werk # 3085 "5J + GP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 February, 1941 when the AC was hit by AA fire over South Shields during a raid on the Tyne, and lost height before its port wing collided with a balloon cable from a site on the North Foreshore. It dove at a steep angle crashing at Bents Park. Four were killed when the AC exploded on impact. Beetz managed to bail and had the cruel luck of being electricuted when he landed on trolley car wires. He died shortly after being admitted to Ingham Infirmary. Remaining crew (all KIA): Hptm Heinz Styra, Observer, Uffz Karl Günther Brützam, wireless operator, Gefr Franz Friedrich Janeschitz, gunner and Uffz Helmut Herbert Jeckstadt, gunner. Added: An exploding mine at the crash location with the burials as follows in Hylton (Castletown) Cem, Section D: Beetz Row 1, Gr 697; Styra Row 2, Gr 735 (with Brützam); Janeschitz Row 1, Gr 698 and Jeckstadt Row 2, Gr 734 (D.Drury).
1198 Beetz, WilhelmOgefr12/19/19174/NJG-2 (Channel)Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0345 "R4 + BM" (lost 4/17/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew at the Gothic House Farm, Thorney, Cambridgshire 17 April, 1941; cause unknown, may have been shot down by another I/NJG-2 aircraft (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: A more precise crash location is the Hurns Farm, Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire. The wreck was buried here in soft ground until recovery in 1978, including thr remains of three crewmen. The three deceased buried CC, Blk 8, Row 7. Remaining crew: Gefr Rudolf Kronika Gr 165 w/pilot Beetz and Gefr Johann Mittag Gr 166 (D.Drury).
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1199 Befeldt, HerwigFhr192618/JG-3Bf 109E & F in Trng, Bf 109G-6 in 8/JG-3
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one victory, a B-17 SE of Prentzsch on 29 May, 1944. In eleven missions over the invasion front, he was shot down four times, becoming a Canadian POW 11 July, 1944 after being downed by Canadian AA fire. He had only finished pilot training in mid-April, 1944.
1200 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

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