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1201 Frost, RupertMaj10/9/1911Schmiegel (Provinz Posen)6/KG-27, Stfkpt 5 & 12/KG-27 (6/42), Stfkpt 1/NSGr-4 & 2/NSGr- 9, Kdr NSGr-9Ju 87, Fw 190 w/ 15/SG-151
RK(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP(7/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Assault Operational Clasp
First Night Assault pilot to be awarded the RK. Channel pilot. N.S.Gr = Nacht Stör- Kampf Gruppe. 550 missions with great successes against enemy tanks, vehicles, bridges, supply routes and guerrillas. Deceased 20 August, 1986, James River Bridge, Alberta Canada.
1202 Froster, K.Uffz2(F)/122Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0309 "F6 + EK" (lost 8/16/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1941 when his ac was reported as missing on a reconnaissance mission to Kolomna, Moscow Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Also MIA, his Observer, Oblt Erich Krüger. No mention of the remaining crew members (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Forster.
1203 Frühwald, WillfriedOfw4/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8523 "V4 + DM" (lost 8/7/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 56151 on 7 August, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
1204 Fuchs,Fw12/SG-5 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944.
1205 Fuchs, HeinrichOfw12/JG-51Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Phalsbourg on 3 August, 1944.
1206 Fuchs, KarlOfw672/JG-54 (9/40 Battle of Briatain), 2/JG-54 (7/41 S.U.), 3/JG-54 (6/43)Bf 109E in 40, Bf 109F & G-2 w/ 2 Staffel, Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550546 "Yel 10" (lost 10/10/43) w/ 3 Staffel
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/24/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 10 October, 1943 in Werk# 550546, location and detail unknown. His 1st victory, a Spitfire over England on 18 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 6 July, 1941. An I-26 on 7 July, 1941. An SB-3 on 18 July, 1941. An I-18 on 11 September, 1941. An I-18 on 5 October, 1941. A triple victory on 13 October, 1941; an I-18, a Pe-2 and a DB-3. An I-26 on 5 November, 1941. An I-18 on 3 February, 1942. An I-16 on 9 March, 1942. An I-15 on 4 April, 1942. A MiG-3 on 11 May, 1942. A Pe-2 on 2 June, 1942. An Il-2 on 21 July, 1942. A MiG-3 on 25 July, 1942. A Yak-1 and an I-16 Rata on 20 August, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 23 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 30 March, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 8 April, 1943. An Il-2 on 9 June, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 24 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 11 July, 1943. Two Yak-1s and a Yak-9 and a LaGG-3 on 20 July, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. An Il-2 and an La-5 on 14 September, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 67 victories.
1207 Fuchs, Karl Friedrich AugustOblt5/23/1914Minden3/ZG-26 (Channel) Bf 110C Werk # 3526 (or 3369) "3U + L?" (lost 8/13/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 13 August, 1940 during aerial combat at Warden Bay, Sheppey, UK, by F/O Percy Weaver in a Hurricane of No. 56 Sq.. His R/O, Uffz Willi Ebben (geb 1/11/1915 Oberhausen), also KIA. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Both buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 11; Fuchs in Gr 442, Ebben in Gr 443 (D.Drury & Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
1208 Fuchsloch, HelmuthObltI/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0590 "4D + DK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 27 August, 1941 during a mission near the Murmansk railway. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Willi Weimer, Observer; Gefr Friedrich Haumann, R/O and Uffz Gustan Gaugusch, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1209 Führer, GeorgLt12/151915Unterbreizbach/Eisenbach44/NJG-3, 3/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # Unk "D5 + GL" (lost 3/21/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 21 March, 1944 crashing 1 km south of Witterde, near Erfurt, during a transit flight, cause unknown (Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax into the sea off Hamburg on 3 August, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" 15 km SW of Hannover on 9 October, 1943. A 3rd, a "4 mot" 12 km N of Gourlaben on 20 October, 1943. A 4th, a Lancaster S of Berlin on 23 November, 1943.
1210 Führmann, HelmutGefr28/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10437 "Black 5" (lost 8/22/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 August, 1942 during aerial combat near Ramuschewo. His first known victory, a MiG-3 on 19 July, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 10 August, 1942.
1211 Fuhrmann, Karl HeinzUffz4/14/19201(Erg)/JG-3 Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3187 (lost 8/20/41) Fighter Operational Clasp His 109 crashed at Bergen op Zoom Holland on 20 August, 1941, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: KIA aerial combat; Crashed into the North Sea, 8km W of Bergen. Buried Yssel CL-1-20 (SGLO).

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1212 Fulda, WilhelmHptm5/21/1909Antwerp, Belgium1Stfkpt 4/LG-1 (1/3), Kdr II/JG-301 (11/43), Stfkpt 5 (Sturm)/JG-4 (8/44), Kdr I/JG-302 (8/44), Kdr III/JG-301 (9/44), I/JG-400(11/44) Fw 190A in III Grp, Fw 190A-8/R2 in JG-4, Bf 109G in II Grp 301, Bf 109G-6 in I/JG-302, Me 163
RK(6/14/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Fulda commanded I/JG-400 in November, 1944, flying the Me 163. One known victory, a four engine bomber. No other detail. Deceased 8 August, 1977.

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1213 Füllgrabe, HeinrichOblt7/26/1916Witzenhausen Hessen689/JG-52 (1/42 S.U.), Stab/JG-11 (2/44), Instr JG-50, Adj Stab JG-52(12/44)Bf 109G-14 Wk# 511012 "Green 2" (lost 1/30/45)
RK(10/2/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)
Foreign Dec
EP(3/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 January, 1945 during a low level attack on Russian tanks in "Green 2". He was hit and crashed from an altitude of 150 feet, burning behind enemy lines. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two I-153s 3km SW of Lyskow on 25 January, 1942. An Su-2 near Krasshoje on 16 February, 1942. A LaGG-3 and a MiG-1 on 5 August, 1942. Three Yak-1s on 15 August, 1942. Two I-153s an a DB-3F on 17 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and a Yak-1 on 27 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 March, 1943. Served as wingman for Hermann Graf and Grislawski on occasion. His 68th victory was a B-17 in the Meppeil-Staphorst area on 10 February, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 65 victories.
1214 Funcke, HansLt198/JG-52Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 September, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 21 September, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 22 September, 1942. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 31 October, 1942. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 6 November, 1942. A P-39 on 19 April, 1943. An Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG on 28 July, 1943. A LaGG on 31 July, 1943. A LaGG on 1 August, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG on 24 August, 1943. A LaGG on 25 August, 1943.
1215 Funder, JohannLt3Stab III/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441562 "Black <1 + I" (lost 8/24/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat west of Elze. One known victory, a P-51 N of Freuden on 3 August, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 at Detmold on 5 August, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 at Steenwijk on 15 August, 1944.
1216 Funk, WaldemarUffz134/JG-51Bf 109FEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, his 1st in the Soviet Union, both SB-2s on 22 June, 1941. A 3rd, a SB-2 on 30 June, 1941. An R-3 on 27 October, 1941. A 5th, a DB-3 on 6 November, 1941. A 6th, a DB-3 on 24 January, 1942. A 7th, an Il-2 on 5 July, 1942. An 8th, an Il-2 22 km NE of Bilkhov on 5 July, 1942. A 9th, a MiG-1 on 6 August, 1942. A 10th, an Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. An 11th, a Pe-2 on 23 August, 1942. A 12th, a U-2 on 24 August, 1942. A 13th, a Pe-2 on 12 September, 1942.
1217 Funke, Rudolf (Adolf?)Uffz76/JG-77 (8/42) Bf 109F in 42 in the S.U., Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # 16357 (lost 3/23/43) in the West
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 23 March, 1943, when he crashed near Gabes, and caught fire on impact, due to a technical failure (Qu.Meister File). His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 13 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 18 September, 1942. A 4th Soviet, an Il-2 on 19 September, 1942. One known Desert victory, his 1st, a P-40 on 29 March, 1943. His 2nd, a P-39 on 25 April, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 20 km northwest of Valditacca, near Parma Italy, 1 December, 1943. He is named "Rudolf" on Qu.Meister File.
1218 Fürbeth,Uffz14/KG-53Bf 109F or Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. One known victory, a Soviet fighter on 9 August, 1942.
1219 Furch, RalphLt4/6/1921Romania32 11/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 5/JG-51 (8/42) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8960 (lost 7/13/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14533 (Trop) (lost 1/22/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43 Post.)
EP (11/2/42),


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 January, 1943 by flak at Medenine, Tunisia. Added: He is buried in the German War Cem. at Bordj-Cedria, Tunisiain Hof DOU, Ossario 2, Tafel 7 (D.Drury). MIA (briefly) 13 July, 1941; returned, no further detail. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 22 June, 1941. A MiG-3 on 1 April, 1942. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 22 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 27 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 29 August, 1942. An Il-2 E of Styschupka on 5 September, 1942. A P-39 on 11 September, 1942. One known Desert victory, a P-38 10 km southwest of Mateur on 4 December, 1942. Another, a P-38 65 km west northwest of Gabes on 11 January, 1943. A P-40 over Thelepte N. Africa airfield on 15 January, 1943. Another victory, a P-38 30 km east of Kebili on 30 January, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 30 victories.
1220 Fuss, HansLt9/19/1920 Altenhof bei Meseritz, Westpreussen 714/JG-3, Stfkpt 6/JG-3, Adj II/JG-3 (Russia)Bf 109F-4(6/42), Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13758 (lost 9/14/42)
RK(8/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/20/42)
EP(3/22/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in aerial combat with a Yak-1 on 14 September, 1942, when his G-2 fuel tank was hit, his AC somersaulted during the landing when he ran out of fuel. He was critically injured and lost one leg. Died of his wounds 10 November, 1942. All of his victories were in the East. His 1st & 2nd victories, an I-15 and a Rata W of Lemberg on 22 June, 1941. Another double Soviet victory, both I-61s on 23 May, 1942. A Soviet triple on 29 May, 1942; two MiG-1s and a Pe-2. Another Soviet double, an Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 13 June, 1942. Another Soviet triple on 30 June, 1942; a P-39, a Douglas and a Caribou. Six victories on 7 August, 1942; Il-2s NW of Plotovnikoye and E of Froloff, a LaGG-3 NE of Plotovnikoye, another LaGG-3 and two Mig-1s N of Plotovnikoye. 300+ combat missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 71 victories.
1221 Futlowue, JosefFwIV/Jg-3 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18400 (40% dam 8/9/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 9 August, 1943 making an emergency landing at the Foggia airfield due to engine trouble.
1222 Gäbl, Josef PepiFhjOfw42Stab III/JG-51 (1/43 S.U.), 8/JG-51 (1/44), 10/JG-51 (9/44)Bf 109G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. His first known victory, two Soviet Il-2s on 29 January, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, an Il-2 on 6 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 August, 1943. A Soviet Boston on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 13 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 December, 1943. A Yak-7 on 24 January, 1944. A Pe-2 on 27 February, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 23 June, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 24 June, 1944. A Yak-9, a LaGG-5 and a Boston III on 25 June, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 July, 1944. An Il-2 on 8 August, 1944. A Yak-7 on 9 August, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 10 August, 1944. An Il-2 on 17 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 17 September, 1944. A Boston III on 22 September, 1944. A P-39 on 24 September, 1944. A Pe-2 on 30 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 7 October, 1944. An "e/a" (most likely Soviet) on 18 February, 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 38 victories. Alternate spelling: Gabl.


Courtesy Christian König

1223 Gabriel, Paul Karl?OgefrJGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove Denmark)Ar 96 Werk # 1196 (60% damaged)Wound Badge
Student Pilot
Injured on 20 August, 1941 in a non-operational landing accident at the Grove airfield. Source: SIG Norway & Air War over Denmark (where he is named Karl).
1224 Gaedicke, Alfred "Allan"Fw7/3/1920Berlin - Neukölln69/JG-1 (11/42), 3/JG-11 (6/43) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5586 "Yellow 2" (80% dam 11/27/42), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430165 (lost 2/10/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 February, 1944 during aerial combat with "4 mots" near Rühle/Emsland. Uninjured when he crashed his "Yellow 2" at Husum due to engine damage. One known victory, a B-17 S of Varel on 25 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 into the North Sea on 25 July, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 SW of Daun on 28 July, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 SE of Darmstadt on 17 August, 1943. His 5th, a B-24 SE of Husum on 13 November, 1943. His 6th, a B-17 (HSS) on 26 November, 1943. <


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1225 Gagstetter, KarlFw4/JG-53 (8/43 Med), Eins.Gr. Erg/JG-1 (4/44 Reich Def-Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160047 (dam 8/31/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440675 (lost 4/13/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440639 (lost 2/1/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an emergency landing at Reitwein/Frankfurt on 1 February, 1945. WIA 13 April, 1944 during aerial combat with B-17s and US fighter escorts near Heidelberg. One known "unconfirmed" victory, a B-24 at Golfo de Venezia on 30 January, 1944. Uninjured in an emergency landing 31 August, 1943 SE of Vasto due to a fuel shortage.
1226 Gail, WernerLt1III/StG-3, 9/SG-3 (7/44 Idriza S.U.)Ju 87, Fw 190F EK 2
Dive Bomber & Assault Operational Clasps
Recalled to Russia after re-equipping with the Fw 190F for Ground Attack operations. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 17 August, 1944. On 8 May, 1945, he flew out of the Courland pocket with four ground crewmen squeezed inside. He flew from Nikka to Schleswig-Holstein, 600 miles, but the discomfort was far better than Soviet captivity!
1227 Gaiser, OttoLt10/5/1919Reutlingen7410/JG-51 (joined 12/42 S.U.) Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 "White 10" (Bryansk, S.U. 3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140229 (lost 1/22/44)
RK(6/9/44 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/3/44 Post.)
EP(4/3/44)

EK 1 & 2
Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 January, 1944 in his G-6 at Berdychiv, north of Kalinowka (Kalinivka), Ukraine, after aerial combat with four Il 2s at low altitude. Probably struck by ground fire. He was an Ofw promoted to Lt. posthumously. He flew 380 missions. All his victories were in the East. 8 unconfirmed victories. His first victory, a LaGG-3 N of Vyazma on 16 March, 1943. His 2nd, a Pe-2 at Ryta Sea on 11 April, 1943. Two Il-2s on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 14 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. An Il-4 on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1943. An Il-4 on 11 July, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 12 July, 1943. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-3 on 13 July, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) on 2 August, 1943. A Yak-1 and two Il-2s (m.H.) in the Dergatschi-Lipzwj areas on 10 August, 1943. Five Il-2s (all m.H.) and a Yak-1 in the Panovka-Buzkiy areas on 14 August, 1943. Two Il-2 (m.H.) near Dnipropetrovsk on 20 September, 1943. Five Yak-1s on 26 September, 1943. A Yak-1 and two Pe-2s on 14 October, 1943. Two Yak-4s and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 15 January, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 74 victories. Photo
1228 Gaissmayer, Anton ToniFw96/JG-300 (8/43), 7/JG-302 (4/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 (lost 7/7/44 at Halberstadt)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38, bailed out at Halberstadt (Boiten). One known victory, a Stirling at Berlin on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster 15 km NW of Mannheim on 23 September, 1943. A 3rd, a B-24 (HSS) at Hanstedt-Zwei, ESE of Uelzen, 8 April, 1944. A B-17 5 km E of Magdeburg on 20 June, 1944. A B-24 10 km N of Tulln on 26 June, 1944. A B-24 at Quedinbürg (Kreis Sachsen) and a P-38 10 km SE of Halberstadt on 7 July, 1944, the same day his A-8 was reported lost; pilot disposition unknown. Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: Gaismayer & Gaissmeyer.
1229 Gall, HelmutUffz3/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 5532 "A1 + JL" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 30 August, 1940 after his ac was damaged by fighter attacks. He attempted a forced landing , but crashed and caught fire at Lifstan Way, Southend on Sea, Essex. Remaining crew: Lt Wulff Roessler, Obs (POW); Fw Ernst Erhard von Kuenheim, R/O (KIA); Uffz Adolf Saam, Flt Engr (KIA) and Uffz otto Fischer, Gnr (KIA). The pilot and the observer managed to bail out successfully. The deceased are buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 4; Fischer Gr 106, von Kuenheim Gr 107 and Saam Gr 108 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1230 Galland, Wilhelm Ferdinand "Wutz"Maj10/23/1914Westerholt Bochum55Luft.Flak Officer, 6/JG-26 (6/41), Stfkpt 5/JG-26 (5/42), Kdr II/JG-26 (1/43)Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 25230 "Black 8" (6/42 Abbeville), Fw 190A-4 Werk# 7092 w/ II Grp, Fw 190A-5 Wk #530125 "<< + -" (lost 8/17/43)
RK(5/18/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43)
EP(10/12/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1943, in the A-5 "<< + --", near St Trond, in the Liegne area, 5 km W of Maastricht, by a P-47 of the 56th FG, piloted by Capt Bud Mahurin, escorting the Schweinfurt-Regensburg raiders. His body was found two months later, still in the wreckage, buried deep in Dutch soil. Brother of Adolf and Paul. His first victory, a Spitfire NW of Hesdin on 23 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Boulogne on 27 September, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Calais on 6 November, 1941. Downed a B-24 # 41-23784 of 44BG on 8 March, 1943. Downed a B-17 of the 306BG on 5 April, 1943, flown by Lt Kelly Ross. Downed B-17 # 42-3100 flown by Lt Guerdon W. Humason of 532BS on 30 July, 1943. Buried at Lommel, Belgium. 8 bombers. 186 missions. All victories in the West. His "Black 8" was heavily damaged on day one of the British raid on Dieppe (Operation Jubilee) on 19 August, 1942. Crump was ordered by Horst Sternberg to fly it, whereupon he was repremanded by Galland for its use & damage. Flew Fw 190A-3 Werk # 230, which sustained considerable rudder damage in the Spring of 1942. Flew an Fw 190A-4 in Feb., 1943 in II/JG-26.

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Lommel, Belgium

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1231 Gallhofer, KonradUffz17/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462896 "White 8 + -" (lost 11/3/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Sobernheim on 3 November, 1944, no cause reported; DOW 9 November. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 S of Rouen on 23 August, 1944.
1232 Galubinski, HansOfw287/JG-53 (10/39; 4/40 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim)Bf 109E-3 (lost 6/40), Bf 109F & G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/2/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 January, 1944 during a bombing raid. Briefly a French POW on 6 June, 1940 after aerial combat with 12 Bloch 151s at Soissons, after downing two of them (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 south of Metz, 12 May, 1940. A "damaged" Morane at Sedan on 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A west of Laon, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Potez 63 north of Montdidier, 19 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hawk E of Paris on 21 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hawk-75A south of Creil, 27 May, 1940. His 6th, a Morane 406 at Montidier on 3 June, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane at Poix on 5 June, 1940. His 8th & 9th, two Bloch 151s SE of Soissons on 6 June, 1940. An Unnamed Soviet victory on 31 July, 1941. Another Unnamed Soviet victory on 27 August, 1941. (Prien). Magnus.
1233 Gammel, FritzOfw193/JG-53 (3/42 Gela; 5/43 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 (Trop), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13494 "Yellow 8" (lost 8/23/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 August, 1943 during aerial combat, suffered engine damage near Ssredneje-Pogromnoje. His first victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 31 May, 1942. His 2nd, a Lagg-3 on 7 July, 1942. His 3rd, an Il-2 on 27 July, 1942. His 4th, an Il-2 on 31 July, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. A 6th, a MiG-3 on 4 August, 1942. A 7th, a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An R-5 on 7 August, 1942. His 9th, an Il-2 on 8 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 9 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. An I-153 on 16 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 18 August, 1942. An R-5 on 19 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 22 August, 1942.
1234 Gantz, BennoLt12/5/1913197/JG-51 (S.U.) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8605 (lost 8/6/42) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 August, 1942; shot down by flak at Miakotino. No VDK burial match (D.Drury). His first known victory, two Soviet LaGG-3s on 29 July, 1942. A triple on 1 August, 1942, two Il-2s and a MiG-3. Another triple on 2 August, 1942; two Il-2s and a MiG-3. A MiG-3 on 3 August, 1942. Two MiG-3s on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942.
1235 Garbe, AdolfFwErg/JG-26 (7/41), 6/JG-26Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5783 (lost) EK 2 (as Tank Driver in Poland)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 August, 1941 in aerial combat over Desvres, when he attempted to bail out, his chute caught on the AC tail section, and he died in the crash.
1236 Gareis, Horst "Hans"Lt1/JG-1 Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170737 "White 13" (lost) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 15 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Flers-Saint Pol (St Paul), Normandy. No known grave. Added: Providing cover over the Normandy coast this date, was the 339th FG which claimed four aerial victories, flying the P-51 (8th AAF War Diary). Additional: Two of the ac were Fw 190's; one credited to 1/Lt Victor W.Meyer (KIA 5 August, 1944, aerial combat); the second credited to Capt Valdee Wyatt (WIA/POW 18 October, 1944, sd by flak near Ghent Belgium), both of 503FS/339FG (339th FG Diary). Added: Lt Gareis was NOT KIA, but broke his leg after bailing from his stricken 190. According to an elderly witness, the downed pilot went to La Coupliere, to see the wreckage of his ac (Jean M.Gaubert 4/2020).
1237 Garten, HerbertLt8/31/19239 Stfkpt 1/NAGr-2 (1/44 Uman, 4/44 Stryj, S.U.) Fw 189A, Bf 109G-6/R2 Werk # Unk "White 12" (4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 NE of Mal. Djersanski on 28 January, 1944. A 2nd U-2 NE of Mal Barasjewka on 28 March, 1944. A 3rd, a P-39 12 km W of Idewa on 20 April, 1944. A 4th, a U-2 in the Katarobka area on 22 April, 1944. An Il-2 on 26 April, 1944. A 6th, an R-5 on 5 May, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 on 23 July, 1944. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 20 August, 1944. A 9th, a Yak-9 10 km "ostwestlich" of Lwow on 1 November, 1944. Added: He completed the 2000th mission of NAGr-2 in April 1944 (Haldimann's Flickr Pg/F.Braun).
1238 Gärtner, ArturUffz5/6/1922223/JG-54 (6/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1249 "White 4" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW released in 1946. Crashed and wounded 6 January, 1945 in Werk# 1249 at the Zabeln-Mitow S.U. airfield. It is thought that the crash was caused by engine failure. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 15 June, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 29 June, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, both Il-2s on 3 July, 1944. Nos. 5 & 6, an Il-2 and a Yak-9 NE of Kreutsburg on 7 August, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 15 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. Two Pe-2s and two P-39s on 14 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 15 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 16 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 17 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 19 September, 1944. A P-39 on 20 September, 1944. An La-5 on 24 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 27 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 24 October, 1944. Gärtner served as wingman for Latvian volunteer pilot, Arnold Mencis. He described the five Latvian pilots in his staffel as "splendid comrades who participated in operations with much zeal and eagerness". Deceased 8 November, 2002.
1239 Gärtner, FranzLt3/26/1924175/JG-52 (5/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410120 "Black 2 + -" (dam 3/17/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Kamenz Podolskij on 17 March, 1944, no cause reported. His first known victory, an Il-2 (m.H) on 6 May, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 3 June, 1944. Magnus Report. Deceased 1 August, 2002.
1240 Gassel, ErichFw74/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13196 "White 5 + -" (dam tail, late summer 1942), Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10716 "White 3" (lost 12/30/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 December, 1942; Combat with 10 Spitfires over El Zidem. Mombeek MIA List. Wk# 13196 damaged by flak or combat at Kastornoje. His first victory, a Soviet fighter on 11 July, 1942. His 2nd Soviet on 19 July, 1942. His 4th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 1 August, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 on 11 August, 1942. A 6th, a Soviet Hurricane on 16 September, 1942.
1241 Gasser, RobertFw17/JG-54 (7/44), 10/JG-54 (2/45)Fw 190A-8 Wk# 680190 "White 9" (lost), Fw 190D-9 Wk# 211017 "Blk 11"
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 February, 1945 in Werk# 211017 in aerial combat with P-51s over Höltinghausen, 7 km southeast of the Varrelbusch Germany airfield. On 25 July, 1944, while in 7 Staffel, he was shot down with wounds in Werk# 680190 over Colmar. One known victory, a B-24 at Pontoise on 6 August, 1944.
1242 Gast, SiegfriedFw3/Kü.Fl.Gr-506He 115C-1 Werk # 2758 "DC + GI" (lost 8/1/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA the night of 1/2 August, 1940 following an attack on SS Highlander over the North Sea in the vicinity of Scotland. Two He 115's were brought down by ships AA fire, the second ac piloted by Uffz Heinz Loffler. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Wilhelm Starke, Obs and Fw Alexander Waldmann, R/O (D.Drury).
1243 Gastner, HansFw5/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5646 (lost 8/6/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 6 August, 1942 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 4947 due to flak. Ju 87 Loss list
1244 Gaumert, ErichOfw34/JG-11 (9/43 Reich Def; 2/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20051 (30% dam 9/27/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26014 "White 9" (2/11/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 February, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 9" near Lauterecken (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 27 September, 1943 during aerial combat, force landed at Norderney. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 25 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 NE of Mouzon on 28 July, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) SSE of Münstereifel on 17 August, 1943.
1245 Gauss, HorstOgefr2ERG West, 1/JG-26 (4/42, 8/43 Woensdrecht) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7042 (lost 12/42), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 5977 "White 4" (lost 8/15/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 7 December, 1942 when he ran out of fuel returning from a mission on the English coast and was injured when he force landed 8 km E of Berck. MIA 15 August, 1943 when his A-5 crashed into the sea, 10 km west of Vlissingen, believed shot down by a Spitfire piloted by P/O Johnston of RAF No. 421 Sq. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory). His two victories; both in Russia, an Il-2 on 16 February, 1943 and a LaGG-3 on 23 February, 1943.
1246 Gayko, Werner "Wernerchen"Oblt5/22/1923Wehlau, E.Prussia137/JG-5 (11/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 9/JG-5 (7/44 Petsamo; Spring '45 @ Herdla)Bf 109G "White 7", Fw 190F-8 Werk # 931862 (1/45 Herdla), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 737935 "White 1" (lost 3/25/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-40 on 25 November, 1943. A 2nd, a P-39 on 12 April, 1944. A 3rd, a Soviet Spitfire on 16 May, 1944. A 4th, a P-39 NE of Hamningberg on 26 May, 1944. A 5th, a P-39 E of Isgenfjord on 12 June, 1944. A 6th, a P-40 SE of Kiberg on 17 June, 1944. A 7th, a P-39 SW of Pümmanki on 17 July, 1944. An 8th, a Pe-2 on 17 August, 1944. A 9th, a LaGG-3 on 7 September, 1944. His 13th, a Lancaster of No.617 Sq. on 12 January, 1945. On 25 March, 1945, he had to ditch into the North Sea north of Bergen Norway, after combat with an RAF P-51, due to engine damage, and was rescued by Norwegians. He referred to this event as the "opening of the 1945 bathing season". Magnus Report. Added: One of a few to down a Recce Spitfire. Post-war Bundeswehr Col., deceased 11 October, 1994 (C.König 1/2023).

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1247 Gebhardt, HaraldOblt7/5/192052/JG-2 (12/41), Stfkpt 2/JG-2 (5/43 Triqueville)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7120 (90% lost 2/14/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7200 (lost 5/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 May, 1943, in his A-4, in aerial combat at Monteville. He was able to bail, but his chute failed to open. Injured in a crash 14 February, 1942 during takeoff at Katwijk (Valkenburg in II Gruppe). One known victory, a Stirling in the Finistere area on 18 December, 1941. A 2nd, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942. A 3rd & 4th, both Spitfires, one 35 km northwest of Bayeux, the other southwest of Grün du Breuil on 4 April, 1943. A 5th, a Spitfire 28 km northwest of Houlgate on 13 April, 1943. Alternate spelling: Gebhart.
1248 Gebhardt, Karl Heinz5/16/1923JG-2Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspDeceased 19 August, 1998. Jager Blatt Obit.
1249 Geguns, GüntherUffz6/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk# 0125216 "Yellow 2 + -" (lost 8/19/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 19 August, 1942; Aerial combat with a Spitfire opposing the British Raid on Dieppe. Crashed into the sea off Dieppe. Mombeek MIA List.
1250 Gehrels, FritzFw10/8/1918Nord Edenwecht8 11/JG-51 (11/42 S.U.), I/JGr Ost (8/43), IV/JG-51 (2/44 Uman, Ukraine) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 2/2/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 February, 1944. Added: His place of death was 4km east of Burty, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine. His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist in Burty. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Kyiv, Ukraine (D.Drury). His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 7 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 January, 1943. A 4th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 20 March, 1943. A 5th Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 22 November, 1943. Nos. 6 & 7, both Yak-1s on 28 January, 1944. One known western victory, a Fortress II 2 km N of Saramon on 24 August, 1943. Magnus.
1251 Gehrig, AlbinUffz11/4/1920AustriaGliders, FFS-A/B, Lehrgang FFS-61 (Flight Instr Candidate), L.Vi.Sch-7 (45)Bu 131, Ar 66, He 45, W 33, W 34, Fw 58, Ar 76, He 72, C 445, Ar 68, Go 145, Bu 181Glider Pilot Badge(43)Info found on internet grouping from his estate offered by Mike Fuller of Los Angeles, CA.. His logbook contained details of over 2000 flights in 18 different aircraft, all trainer type, as flight leader or wingman. His glider pilot license was issued in Vienna on 12 July,1943. He survived the war, the last entry on his Pilot License was 8 August, 1945.
1252 Gehring, ErichLt102/JG-53 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163594 "Black 7" (lost 6/28/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20183 "Black 10" (30% dam 8/21/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
US POW 8 May, 1945. WIA 28 June, 1944 in "Blk 7" during aerial combat with P-51s south of Bucarest, at Lamanda, bailed safely. WIA 21 August, 1944 in "Blk 10" during aerial combat with a Yak-9 at Jassy.One known victory, his 1st (when an Uffz), a B-24 20 km NW of Laibach on 25 February, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 off ravenna Italy on 11 March, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 at Contesti, SW of Ploesti, on 31 May, 1944. His 4th, a P-38 NE of Miroshi Romania on 10 June, 1944. His 5th, a P-51 at Alexandria on 23 June, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 W of Bucharest on 28 June, 1944. A 7th, a MiG-3 on 21 August, 1944. Magnus Report.
1253 Gehring, KlausUffz10/1/1922311/JG-54 & 14/JG-54 (8/44; 12/44 Vörden)Fw 190A-5, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 350213 "Black 10" (lost 12/23/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 December, 1944 while flying Werk# 350213. He was shot down by P-51s near Eupen, Belgium. His friends watched in horror, as he bailed out and his parachute snagged on the tail assembly, and took him to his death. Buried Wachtberg-Villip, Grave 498 (Rosseels). His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-11 on 25 August, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, an La-5 on 26 August, 1944. One known western victory, a B-25 in the Nijmegen area on 25 September, 1944.
1254 Gehring, KurtLt1/JG-77 (8/43 Med; Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18231 (lost 8/31/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160378 (10% dam 11/3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160370 "White 9" (lost 12/30/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30 December, 1943 during aerial combat west of Pescara. His Wk# 160378 reported damaged at Centocelle on 3 November, 1943 due to a servicing fault. His Wk# 18231 reoprted lost 31 August, 1943 during combat west of Baretta. He bailed safely without injury due to an engine fire.
1255 Gehring, OskarHptm5/3/1912Rodewisch3 6/ZG-1 (8/42 S.U.), 2/ZG-1 (5/43), 6/ZG-76 (Reich Def) Bf 110G-2 Werk # 410092 "M8 + AC" (lost 10/4/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/23/42), Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 4 October, 1943 during aerial combat, location not reported (Bf 110 Loss List). His 1st known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 19 August, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 6 April, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-5 on 10 May, 1943.
1256 Gehrke, BrunoUffz53/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.), 2/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA18 September, 1944. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 26 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 31 August, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, two Il-2s on 14 September, 1944. A 5th, a Pe-2 on 17 September, 1944.
1257 Gehrke, HeinzUffz511/JG-26 (12/44) Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 1" (lost), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 441481 "Yel 20" (lost 9/11/44), Fw 190D-9 #500096 "Yel 1" (lost 2/22/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 December, 1944 in his Bf 109G-14 Werk # 463111 "Yellow 23" during aerial combat with a Tempest of RAF No. 56 Sq. S of Rheine. His "Yellow 1" was destroyed on the ground during a B-17 raid on Villacoublay. "Yellow 20 destroyed when it overturned during a landing in Bönninghardt; Gehrke only slightly injured. A replacement pilot, he flew his first combat mission on 16 March, 1944. He flew wingman for Fw. Karl Laub. Also, for Major Mietusch on 17 July, 1944 when Mietusch was shot down, through no fault of Gehrkes. On this mission, he scored his first victory, a Liberator, # 41-29331 "Blondies Folly" of the 458BG, 755BS, flown by 2/Lt Neil AJ Peters, but was subsequently shot down by four Thunderbolts of the 356th FG. His 2nd, a B-17 in the Saar-Hünsruck area on 13 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Meitingen on 24 April, 1944. A 4th, a Lancaster at Taverny on 6 August, 1944. His 5th, a Spitfire (RAF No 416 Sq) near the Brussels-Evere airfield on 1 January, 1945. Shot down 4 times, the last, in "Yellow 1", 22 Feb., 1945. Hospitalized w/burns until 11/45. Flew Bf 109K-4 in December, 1944. "Bodenplatte" pilot. His personal emblem: "Pikus the Tomcat".
1258 Gehrmann, Johannes 'Hannes'Hptm11/19/1920Bornstedt bei Potsdam8 II/LG-2, Adj I/Sch.G-1, Stfkpt 3/Sch.G-1 (7/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/Sch.G-1, Stab I/SG-77, Kdr II/SG-77 Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A
RK(12/31/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/14/42), Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 27 January, 1944 when his Fw 190 caught fire during a dogfight 7 km north of Sosov, near Vinnitsa. He was found hanging from a tree, in his chute, and was buried with military honors at the Military Cemetary II, Vinnitsa. 600+ missions. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 SW of Beregovo on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 SW of Novosselovka on 8 July, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-5 18 km NW of Kirov on 15 August, 1943. A 4th, a Pe-2 5 km S of Ssesk on 26 August, 1943. A 5th, an Il-5 on 25 September, 1943. A 6th & 7th, both LaGG-5s at Gornostaipol on 6 October, 1943. An 8th, a Yak-9 at Vokaya Dolina on 22 October, 1943, now in I/SG-77.
1259 Gehtinger, FranzUffzII/SKG-10 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1539 "PO + CO" (lost 8/8/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 8 August, 1943, probably due to flak, location not reported.
1260 Geier, Karlo Friedrich FranzFw5/KG-76Ju 88A Werk # unk (lost 8/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940; sd by RAF fighters. The ac broke up and crashed at Ide Hill, near Sevenoaks, Kent. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Albert Eichhorn, StabsFw Hans Johannes Vetter and Gefr Karl Skuthan. The four deceased are buried at CC, Blk 9, Row 8, Gr 47 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1261 Geiger, AugustHptm5/6/1920Überlingen Bodensee549/NJG-1 (6/42), Stfkpt 7/NJG-1 (9/43 Twente)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5477 "G9 + ER" (lost 9/30/43)
RK(5/22/43)
EL(3/2/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/27/43)
EP(10/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 29/30 September, 1943 when he was shot down by an RAF Night Fighter Ace, "Bob" Braham, over the Zuider Zee. He and R/O Fw Dieter Koch parachuted into the lake and drowned. The G-4 crashed at Ijsselmeer, 8 km NW of Harderwijk. All his victories were Night victories. On the night of 30 March, 1943, he shot down five AC. One known victory, a Whitley V of RAF No. 138 Sq. at Haarlerberg, 7 km WNW of Rijssen, a town 11 km SW of Almelo Holland, the night of 29-30 July, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 158 at Oldebroek, 12 km NNW of Epe Holland the night of 5-6 August, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 150 Sq. near Epse, 4 km SE of Deventer Holland, the night of 9-10 August, 1942, now a Hptm. A Wellington at Map Quadrant 737/8G3 on 11 September, 1942. Another, A Lancaster "AR-J" of RAAF No. 460 Sq. on 23/24 May, 1943. A Stirling III Wk# EH900, "WP-Y" of RAF No.90 Sq., piloted by F/O McKenzie at Legden on 25/26 June, 1943. Added: Also, the night of 25/26 June, 1943, he is credited with two Lancasters (T.Boiten/R.Snape). Burial at Ysselsteyn: Hptm Geiger M-4-83; Fw Koch CL-3-69 (SGLO).


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1262 Geiger, ErwinLt3/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88 A-4 Werk # 1739 "4D + BL" (lost 8/10/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Augusta 10 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). This may be the other Erwin Geiger, a POW who may have been part of an exchange.
1263 Geiger, FranzUffz9/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413547 "Yellow 11 + I" (lost 8/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 19 August, 1944 in the area of Meulan, 37 km NW of Paris. Mombeek.
1264 Geiger, WilliOfw8/30/1914Mannheim5/StG-77Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5167 "S2 + UN" (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Ham Manor Golf Course, Angmering, Susses. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 4, F, Gr 18. Source: M.Croft.
Cannock Chase
1265 Geise, OttoLt13Stfkpt 12/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732057 "Blue 13 + I" (lost 8/19/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. WIA 19 August, 1944; crash landed east of Panzizme after being hit by flak.
1266 Geiseler, DetlefLt5/SG-77 (8/44)Fw 190F-8 Werk # Unk "E" (lost 8/9/4)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
He bailed safely 9 August, 1944 after being attacked by a P-39 SW of Baranow (DK-G Awards List & LOCS).
1267 Geisler, SiegfriedMaj1/29/1912Breslau6/KG-76 (2/40), Kdr I/KG-76 (1/43), Kdr II/KG-76 (9/43-3/45)Do 17 & Ju 88 in 6/KG-76, Ar 234
RK(7/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
355 combat missions in the east and west, a few missions flown in the Me 262. Deceased 1 August, 2003, Strehla bei Riesa/Elbe.
1268 Geismann, Johannes 'Hans'Hptm6/20/1920Hattingen Ruhr 1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (2/42/Med), I/KG-77 (Med 12/42), IV/NJG-1 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1356 "7T " FH" (lost 2/20/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141016 "3Z + DH" in I/KG-77
RK(12/21/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)
EP(8/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured 20 February, 1942 in a crash 9km NW of Corigliano due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (all injured): Ofw Horst Knies, Obs; Uffz August Seemann, R/O; Fw Adolf Spindler, Gnr and Ogefr Alfred Haustein, Chief Mech.. Succeeded in sinking 98,000BRT of enemy tonnage. Was transferred to Night Fighters in late 1944, but flew only low level attacks. Deceased 15 August, 1994, Aurich.


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1269 Geissler, GerhardOfw7/KG-55He 111P "G1 + IR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 3/4 August, 1940 during a bombing raid in the Bristol area, when he was shot down by flak over the English coast. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Karl Ohmann, Observer; Uffz Walter Weber, R/O; Uffz Werner Thieme, Mechanic and Uffz Friedrich Westphal, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1270 Geisthövel, HeinerFw76/JG-3 (5/44 Sachau), 11/JG-7 (2/45), I/JG-7 (3/45 Kaltenkirchen)Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 15" (lost 5/12/44, combat w/B-17 at Rod an der Weil, bail w/o injury), Me 262A-1aEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Hoch Taunus on 12 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 over the Normandy countryside on 22 June, 1944. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Vire on 16 July, 1944. His 4th, a P-51 at Beauvais on 18 August, 1944. A 5th, now in JG-7, a Mosquito in the Hamburg area on 30 March, 1945. A 6th & 7th, both P-51s in the Cottbus area on 8 April, 1945. Known to have survived the war, collaborating on the JG-7 Chronik.
1271 Gell, J.Fw9/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 15 August, 1940; sd by a British fighter and crashed at Bridlington, south of Scarborough (Stankey & DeZeng).
1272 Geller, ChristophLt2/JG-52 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 1973 (lost 8/30/40)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 August, 1940 after engine failure during a combat mission, no location reported.
1273 Gendelmeyer, WolfgangLt102/JG-3 (6/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10200 "White 2" (lost 8/1/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 1 August, 1942 at Kalatsch, no cause reported. One known victory, his 1st, a Soviet unnamed AC on 11 June, 1942. His 2nd, an Il-2 on 22 June, 1942. His 3rd and 4th, an Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 5 July, 1942. His 5th & 6th, both LaGG-3s on 8 July, 1942. His 7th, a Boston on 10 July, 1942. His 8th, another Boston on 11 July, 1942. His 9th & 10th, both LaGG-3s on 15 July, 1942.
1274 Gentsch, WernerFw3/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18653 "Black 10" (lost 8/15/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 15 August, 1943 at Sibari; crashed on takeoff due to a servicing fault, burned.
1275 Gerber-Schulz, HeinzUffz56/JG-5 (11/42 Finland), 5/JG-77 (6/43), 4/JG-77 (8/43 Med); 4/44 Italy)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3355 "White 3" (lost 11/13/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18745 (80% dam 8/5/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162218 "White 14 + -" (lost 4/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 12 April, 1944; collided with an Fw 190 7km SE of Viterbo (Bf 109 Loss List). Injured 5 August, 1943 when he overturned on landing at Camigliatello (Feldflugplatz 170) due to a servicing fault. While in JG-5, in Wk# 3355, he was sd by Russian fighters over Rutshi, bailed safely but injured his feet (Flyvrak Norway). One known victory, his 4th, in Sicily, a P-38F at Map Quadrant 28114 on 20 June, 1943. His 5th, a Spitfire over Italy on 7 April, 1944.
1276 Gerecke, RudolfFw272/JG-54 (7/41), 4/JG-54 (9/42 S.U.), 12/JG-54 (7/43)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 12628 "Blk ?" (lost), Fw 190A-5 Wk# 410039 "Wh 2" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 July, 1943 (Magnus). Shot down with wounds in Werk# 410039 by a LaGG-3 northwest of Archangdikoje. While in 2 Staffel, on 18 July, 1941, he was shot down in his F-2 near Kingisepp. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. Another SB-3 on 17 July, 1941. An SB-3 on 19 July, 1941. A Yak-1 on 28 July, 1942. A Yak-1 W of Tschüdrowa on 2 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 16 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 18 August, 1942. A Yak-1 and a Pe-2 on 24 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 4 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 15 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 November, 1942. A Yak-1 on 10 November, 1942. A Yak-1 on 11 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 December, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 28 December, 1942. A Yak-1 on 29 December, 1942.
1277 Gerhard,Uffz3/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2691 "S7 + HL" (lost 8/13/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspHis Wk# 2691 reported lost 13 August, 1942 near Linosa, cause unknown, crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
1278 Gerhardt, DieterOblt8/27/1922Landweiler62/JG-1 (10/41)Bf 109E Werk # 6381 (5/42), Bf 109F-4 "Black 5" (9/42), Bf 109G-1 Werk # 14150 (lost 3/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 March, 1943 over Helgoland; after downing a B-24 of 93BG thought to be "Eager Beaver", and while attacking a B-17, he was brought down by return fire. Prior to takeoff this date, he yelled to his wingman and closest friend, Heinz Knoke, "I want to bag the formation leader today". Gerhardt had bailed successfully and entered his dingy, but died of his mortal wounds, as reported by the ASR craft "Falke". His 1st victory, a Blenheim on 15 October, 1941, no location. A shared victory with Heinz Knoke, a PRU Spitfire AA810 piloted by F/Lt Alistair Gunn off Trondheim on 5 March, 1942. Gunn later became POW and was shot because of his involvement in the Great Escape. He was also credited with another PRU Spitfire piloted by P/O Ken Wright, near Bremen on 17 August, 1942. Another, his 3rd, a B-17 6 km north of Wilhelmshaven on 26 February, 1943. In late February 1943, he came up with the idea of dropping 100 lb. bombs onto the tightly formed American bombers. He and Knoke practiced the technique off Heligoland. His victories may only be 4. Buried Schiffweiler-Landweiler Reden. NOTE: See Gerhard, Dieter (duplication!)
1279 Gerhardt, WernerOfw1310(Nacht)/JG-26 (12/39), JG-2, 1/JG-1 (2/41), 3/JG-1 (9/41), 5/JG-26 (7/42), 2/JG-26 (8/42)Bf 109D in 10(N), Bf 109E "Blk 11", Fw 190A-1 Wk# 10094 "Blk 8 + -" (dam 4/8/42), Fw 190A-3 Wk# 30538 "Black 3" (lost 8/19/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
Killed in aerial combat in his A-3 "Black 3" on 19 August, 1942 off Dieppe. WIA 8 April, 1942 in his A-1 in aerial combat with Spitfires at St. Omer. 100+ missions. Five victories while serving in JG-26. His "Black 11" was flown while in JG-1. One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington 35 km south southwest of Helgoland, 18 December, 1939. His 2nd, a Blenheim (or a Beaufort) 20 km west of Den Helder, 14 Feb., 1941, while in 1/JG-1. His 3rd, a Blenheim 15 km W of Katwijk-aan-Zee on 14 April, 1941. A 4th & 5th were scored on 28 April, 1941; both Spitfires at Vlissingen. His 6th, a Blenheim on 18 September, 1941, no location. His 7th, a Hampden 30 km west of Meppel on 12 December, 1941. His 8th, a Hampden 30 km west of Meppel on 21 December, 1941. His 9th, a Spitfire at Calais on 4 April, 1942. A 10th, a Spitfire on 30 July, 1942.


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1280 Gerhartz, WernerLt1Stffüh 1/JG-4 (8/43 Reich Def Ost), Stfkpt 2/JG-4 (2/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 4102_0 (looks like 410280?) "<-" (lost 12/28/43), Bf 109G-8 Werk # 161315 "<-" (lost 1/22/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 333886 "Black 4" (lost 2/18/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 February, 1945 at Schwiebus, cause not reported (JG-4 List). WIA 28 December, 1943 during aerial combat near Vicenca Italy; bailed safely. Wounded a 2nd time on 22 January, 1944 during aerial combat at Osa Italy (JG-4 Report). Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 500m west of Talaroui on 1 August, 1943.
1281 Gerich, HansUffz27/JG-302 (2/44 Oldenburg), 11/JG-300 (9/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow ?" (2/44), Bf 109G-14/A (lost 9/18/44 in the Geldern area)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 at Steenwijk on 15 August, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 at Nieukerk on 18 September, 1944, the date he is known to have lost his G-14. Pilot disposition 9/18 unknown.
1282 Gericke, Uffz4/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5364 (lost 8/29/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1940 during aerial combat over Hastings.
1283 Gerke, HeinrichLt5/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300046 "9K + GN" (lost 8/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Seschtschinskaja-Poltawa 9 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 & KG-51 Loss Lists).
1284 Gerlach,LtAdj. I/JG-54, 2/JG-54Bf 109E-4 "Black ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940 over the English Channel after a "Freie Jagd" in the Kent area.
1285 Gerlach, ReinholdUffzIV(StG)/LG-1Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5409 "L1 + CW" (lost 8/9/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1941 after being shot down by enemy fighters at Warlamowo. His R/O, Uffz Lothar Schubert was also listed as MIA. Source: SIG Norway.
1286 Gerlich, Helmut AxelOblt10/13/1919Bankau, E.Prus.5/LG-1 (Med) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142203 "L1 + ON" (lost 8/12/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 12 August, 1942 after being shot down by Italian flak over Sardinia. The remaining crew (all injured): Uffz Helmut Strähle, Observer; Uffz Joachim Gumpert, R/O and Uffz Adam Boterwiech, Gunner. Jager Blatt 6/2004. Named AXEL on the Ju 88 Loss List).
1287 Germann, HelmutUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 3487 (lost 7/21/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 21 July, 1940; failed to return from an anti-shipping mission, and reportedly engaged by fighters off the coast of Scotland. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Hermann Geschke, Obs; Ofw Erich Trampler, R/O and Uffz Werner Olson, Flt Engr (German Graves Registration confirms his MIA status on 23 July, 1940; Source: D.Drury). Alternate spelling: German. See Fw Helmut Germann, of 9/KG-100 in August 1944. It is possible that he eventually returned.
1288 Germer, AugustUffz14/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15886 "RH + LH" (lost 8/25/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 reported lost during aerial combat, location not reported, pilot OK. His 1st victory, a P-38 30 km north of Insel Ischia Italy, 20 August, 1943. This could be Werner Germer, next record.
1289 Germeroth, RudolfHptm1/16/191383/JG-26 (6/40), Stab/JG-3 (9/42 S.U.), 1/JG-3 (12/42), Stfkpt 3/JG-3 (10/43)Bf 109E (lost 6/40 in JG-26), Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15671 "Yellow 2" (lost 10/14/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 October, 1943, after engaging American fighters on a Schweinfurt raid, crashing his G-6 at Anna-Jacoba Holland, initially buried in the German Cemetery in Bergen op Zoom (Wings to Victory). After the war, he was moved to Ysselsteyn, Block BS/11/271 (Rosseels). The Dutch Report showed he crashed a 2nd time in Wk# 15671 at Rijsbergen, SW of Breda, his disposition unknown. WIA 1 June, 1940 when he made a force landing near Veurne, N of Dunkirk, with severe injuries after aerial combat with Spitfires of Nos. 19, 222 and 616 Sq., during an attack on off-shore shipping. His first known Soviet victory, an unnamed AC on 7 September, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an unnamed Soviet AC on 27 September, 1942. A 3rd Soviet, an Il-2 40 km N of Stalingrad on 29 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 December, 1942. His 6th, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 31 December, 1942. A 7th Soviet, a Boston III on 14 January, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 on 17 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Gemeroth (Perry Claims) & Gerneroth (109 Loss List).


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1290 Gernler, Wolfgang vonLt2Stab/JG-2, 8/JG-2 (2/44 Eindhoven) Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161770 (lost 2/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Crashed his G-6 at the Eindhoven airfield on 22 February, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, a Spitfire at Notre Dame-de-Gravenchon on 27 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 on 3 September, 1943. Added: KIA 22 February, 1944; shot down by a low-flying P-47. Buried Yssel AA-3-66 (SGLO).
1291 Gerstenhauer, Hans HelmutLt5/28/1915Diepholz 4(H)/21 (7/39), 7(H)/21 (2/41), Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.H. (10/41), JFS-4 (2/42), Überführungskdo Jüterbog (7/42), Erprobungsstelle Rechlin (5/44) Numerous Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp Early in his career, he flew numerous reconnaissance and ferry missions before numerous "specialty" assignments. In August 1942, he transferred to Focke-Achgelis, obtaining his commission in September. He was injured 5 May, 1944, when his Fa 223 V-11 "Dragon" helicopter crash landed near Bösel, Germany. His work at FA, as engineer and pilot, consisted of helicopter development, and in March 1945, he had undertaken rescue work for a Bf 109 pilot. After the war he worked with the Allies, and on 6 September, 1945, was the first pilot to fly a helicopter across the English Channel in Fa 223 V-14. Deceased 23 October, 2014 (D.Drury).
1292 Gerth, PeterFw7/5/1921Pfolzheim11 4(Eins)/J.Fl.Sch. 5 (7/41 France), 5/JG-51 (6/43), 3/JG-51 (9/43), Erprobungskdp-16 (3/44), Stffuh 3/JG-400 (9/44), Stffuh 4/JGH-400 (10/44), Stffuh 6/JG-400 (11/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-400 (2/45) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9641 "White 8" in Sept 41 in France, Bf 109G-6/R1(dam 6/26/43), Me 163B EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Inj 26 June, 1943 when he force landed at Chinisia due to an engine fire (C.König). His first known victory, a Spitfire at Le Harve on 14 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim S of Fecamp on 2 August, 1941. Nos.3, 4 & 5, all Spitfires at Le Harve on 28 August, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire at Gerth on 9 September, 1941. Nos. 7, 8 & 9, two Spitfires NW of Fecamp and a Hurricane at Rouen on 20 September, 1941. Nos.10 & 11, both Spitfires at Le Harve on 15 October, 1941.
1293 Gerth, WernerHptm5/10/1923Pforzheim277/JG-53(7/43 Italy), Stab/JG-300(1/44), Sturmstf 1(1/44), 11/JG-3(7/44), II/JG-4(Sturmgruppen unit?), Stfkpt 14/JG-3 (9/44 Illesheim, 11/44)Fw 190A-6 & Bf 109G-6 in JG-300, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # Unk "Blk 13" (lost 9/27/44), Fw 190A-8/R2 Wk# 682057(Rammtrager lost 11/2/44)
RK(10/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 November, 1944, in Wk# 682057 when he reportedly rammed a B-17 headed for the Gelsenkirchen Oil facility. After the collision, he was unable to bail out of the falling mass of wreckage. There is little evidence to support the ramming. His wingman this date, Fw Oscar Bösch, indicated Gerth was shot down by fighters. In addition, he was reported to have bailed, but his chute did not open. Promoted to Hptm posthumously. One of the most daring of the JG-3 pilots, he was shot down nearly a dozen times. He was known to have lost a JG-300 aircraft on 2 January, 1944, circumstances unknown. One known victory, a B-17 at Bielefeld on 22 February, 1944, while in Sturmstaffel 1. His 4th & 5th, both B-24s; one at Salzgitter, the other at Haldersleben, on 11 April, 1944. His 7th and 8th, both B-17s, one NE of Gifhorn and one at Miesterhorst on 29 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 10th, a B-17 at Fehmarn Belt on 19 May, 1944. His 15th, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 20th, a B-24 at Lechtaler Alpen on 3 August, 1944. His 25th, a P-51 at Quedlingburg on 11 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 30+ victories. Added: Bailed safely NE of Kassel, 27 September, 1944, after his ac was set on fire from a 445BG B-24 return fire (C.Sundin).


Sturmstaffel 1: 6 Left Lt. Gerth

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1294 Gerthofer, JanObltSlovakia2413(Slow)/JG-52Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2, G-4 & G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1944; 23 to 33 victories (Source: H. Breuer).

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1295 Gewitz, HorstUffzIII/JG-26 (joins 11/43), Ferry Unit (2/44), 9/JG-26 (returns 4/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440668 "White 16" (lost 8/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 373FG near Chartres-Orleans. Mombeek.
1296 Geyer, HorstMaj3/12/191331 5/JG-51, Stab I/JG-51 (2/41 France), Stab II/JG-51 (8/41 S.U.), Ekdo-25 (7/43), Kdr Ekdo-262 (8/44 after Thierfelders death), Kdr III/EJG-2 (10/44) Bf 109F-2 Werk # Unk "
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/17/43)
EP (11/3/41)


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane in the Ashford/Dungeness area, 26 Feb., 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire 40 km S of Hastings on 12 March, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire SW of LeTouquet on 16 April, 1941. Nos.4 & 5, both Spitfires off Hafen-Dover, 8 May, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 11 August, 1941. A B-17 45 km N of Nordeney on 25 June, 1943. A B-17 at Hamburg on 25 July, 1943. Two more B-17s on 28 July, 1943, one at Meppen and the other at Lathen. Another B-17 at Buzancy-Vouziers on 28 July, 1943. A B-17 S of Verden on 8 October, 1943. A Mosquito "AN-6" 20 km N of Nancy on 6 November, 1943. A B-17 on 26 November, 1943, while still in Epr Kdo 25.Served as Kdr III/EJG-2 in November 1944, flying the Me 262. Deceased 8 November, 1996.

Geyer in USAAF Bomber jacket, Parchim 1944
1297 Geyer, NorbertFw147/JG-3 (2/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20460 (70% dam 8/17/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 July, 1944 (Magnus). His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 in the Baranensk area on 26 February, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a Boston at Krassnye-Liman on 7 May, 1943. Nos. 3, 4 & 5, three Il-5s in the Tomarewka/Belgorod area on 5 July, 1943. A 6th Soviet, a LaGG-5 W of Lenzevo on 7 July, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-5 NE of Kirovino on 8 July, 1943. An 8th Soviet, an Il-5 NNE of Prokorovhka on 11 July, 1943. A 9th Soviet, a LaGG-3 W of Prokhorovka on 14 July, 1943. A 10th Soviet, a LaGG-5 3 km E of Bogoroditskoye on 21 July, 1943. An 11th Soviet, an Il-2 10 km S of Krassnoye-Liman on 22 July, 1943. A 12th Soviet, an Il-2 W of Kuybyshevo on 31 July, 1943. Now in the West, he was uninjured when he made a force landing in his 109G-6 SW of Roosendaal Holland on 17 August, 1943, after combat with Spitfires of RAF No 222 Sq. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory). One known western victory, a P-51 at Bayeux on 10 June, 1944. A P-38 N of Brezolles on 17 June, 1944.
1298 Giefing, ErnstUffz4JFS-107, 6/JG-2, 11/JG-7 (2/45 Larz)Fw 190A, Me 262A-1a (dam; belly land Larz, 12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Typhoon at La Boissiere/Lisieux on 17 August, 1944, a Gefr at the time. A 2nd, a P-38 in the Aachen area on 12 October, 1944. The third pilot involved in the attack on a B-17 # 43-38072 of the 490BG, 850BS on 21 March, 1945 over Plauen, NW of Dresden. The B-17 exploded killing all its crew except tailgunner Craig Bennett. His 2nd victim was also a B-17, same date, same location. Also killed was Lt Joachim Weber of 11/JG-7. Lt Alfred Ambs was the other "Schwarm" member from JG-7. Jager Blatt article. Featured story on the History Channel.


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1299 Gienanth, Hans Eugen vonLt10NJG-101 (6/43),11/NJG-1 (9/43), Stab IV/NJG-1 (11/44)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3144 "DS + GP" (lost 6/22/43 bailed w/inj, eng fire), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5571 "G9 + GY" (lost 12/20/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Langen-Brombach due to engine failure on 20 December, 1943 in his G-4. His first known victory, a Lancaster at Deventer on 29 September, 1943. A 2nd & 3rd, both Halifaxs on 28 May, 1944, no locations, a Fhr at the time. A 4th, a "4 mot" bomber S of Le Culot on 12 August, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" in the Bochum-Dortmund area on 4 November, 1944. Alternate spelling: Gienauth (OKL victories Sept.43 and May 44) and "Geinanth" on Bowers/Lednicer Ace Pilot List.

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1300 Giera, Fw1Stab II/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 NE of Eleja on 7 August, 1944.

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