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1201 Losch, Uffz21/JG-11Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (n.L.) at Friedrichshagen on 26 November, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 SE of Emmen on 6 March, 1944. This may be Heinz Losch.
1202 Losch, HeinzFwStab/JG-3Fw 190A-9 Werk# 205246 "Rouge 22"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 December, 1944; Aerial combat, location unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
1203 Loscher, HerbertOfw10/NJG-2Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620069 "4R + GU" (lost 12/31/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 31 December, 1944 during aerial combat over the Ardennes, near Muizen, SE of Malines. Buried Lommel, Block 52/183. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Günther Schmidt, Ogefr Heinz Schröder (geb 6/24/1922) and Fw Ludwig Denker. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88G database.
Lommel, Belgium
1204 Lotz, HeinzUffz3/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Trop Werk # 2662 "S7 + EL" (lost 9/6/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near El Alamein, probably due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
1205 Lowreck, HeinzGefr2/JG-52 (Channel0Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3182 (lost 9/12/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 12 September, 1940 during a local flight near Calais, no cause reported.
1206 Lüchau, Karl HeinzLt12/19/1922Oldenburg19 5/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), 12/JG-54 (10/43), 6/JG-11 (4/44), Stab II/JG-11 (6/44 France) Fw 190A-5 Werk# (15)5868 "Black 5", Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 440623 "Yellow 20" (lost 6/7/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Caen area. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-4 on 28 August, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-2 on 31 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 15 September, 1943. A Yak-7 N of Djmar on 5 October, 1943. A P-40 and a LaGG-5 NW of Oste on 7 October, 1943. Shot down with wounds 7 October, 1943 east of Demitowo. Carried as MIA, but returned on 8 October, 1943, believed rescued by a Ju 87 crew. A LaGG-3 SE of Rschischtschew on 21 October, 1943. An La-5 on 3 November, 1943. An Il-2 W of Kiev on 5 November, 1943. A Pe-2 on 5 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 17th, a P-51 on 29 April, 1944, no location. His 18th, a P-38 on 8 May, 1944, no location. His 19th, and final victory, a P-47 at Caen on 7 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Luchau.
1207 Lück, ErnstUffz6/27/1915Hannover3/KGzbV-104Ju 52/3mTransport Operational ClaspKIA 14 April, 1940. One of three Ju 52s making emergency landings in Sweden on 14 April, 1940 due to navigational errors and running low on fuel. This one, however, was shot down by 40mm Bofors as it came in low over a Swedish military unit, not realizing the demise of the AC crew. This occurred during exercise Weserübung. The crew were killed in the crash at Uddevalla Sweden. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Priehäusser (born 8 August, 1917 in Oldenburg) and Uffz Reinhold Buchorn (born 22 May, 1902 in Berlin). All three were buried at Bäve Sweden on 23 April, 1940. The wreckage was returned to Germany. Source: B.Widfeldt
1208 Lück, Heinz GüntherOblt52/JG-1 (7/43), 10/JG-1, Stfkpt 1/JG-1 (1/44)Fw 190 A-4 "White 9" & A-5 (7/43), Fw 190A-6 in 44, Fw 190A-8 Wk# 170050 "White 14" (dam 4/9/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (4/9/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) N of Emden in an Fw 190A-4 or 5 "White 9" on 26 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) on 30 July, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 (e.V.) on 19 August, 1943. According to OKL, his 3rd was a B-17 W of Friesoythe on 8 October, 1943, so one of these earlier must be "unconfirmed". His 4th, per OKL, a B-17 10 km NW of Lemmer on 26 November, 1943. A 5th, a B-17 (HSS) on 5 January, 1944. WIA 9 April, 1944 during intense aerial combat in "White 14" with American bombers in poor weather. He crashed on the Danish island of Aero due to engine damage from bomber return fire. Added: After crashing his "White 4", he served various staff positions (C.König).

Courtesy Christian Konig

Courtesy Christian König

1209 Luckel, HeinzUffz192011/JG-51 (3/45)Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk (lost 3/7/45)Fighter Operational ClaspFailed to return from aerial combat 7 March, 1945, SE of Braunsberg, E. Prussia (now called Braniewo, Poland). No VDK burial detail found (D.Drury).
1210 Luckhardt, Heinz Hans JoachimLt8/30/1920Wiesbaden8/JG-26 (8/41), Stab/JG-26 (12/41)Bf 109F-4 (lost), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0125217 (lost 4/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 April, 1942 in aerial combat in his A-2 with a Spitfire over Calais/Wizernes. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/11/422 (A. Rosseels). WIA 7 August, 1941 in aerial combat by an unknown attacker SE of Guines. These, Hans J and Heinz, may be two individuals. Les Butler is showing them as two different on his JG-26 Pilot List.
1211 Lüdecke, Karl HeinzHptmStfkpt in IV/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3625 "??" (lost 5/15/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 15 May, 1942 when he collided with Ju 88A-5 Wk# 6253, piloted by Oblt Karl Hans Huttinger (injured), near Ssineserka, one other unnamed crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List).
1212 Lüdemann, Heinz "Stoppel"Lt9/12/19204 9/JG-77 (1/42), 8/JG-77 (3/42 S.U., 11/42 Africa), 9/JG-77 (3/43 Tunisia) Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10472 "Black 3" (25% dam 9/25/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10639 "Black 6" (lost 11/4/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10819 "Black 1" (lost 3/10/43)
EK 1 & 2
, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 March, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-40 north of Ksar Rhilane, (aka Ghilane), Tunisia. While in Russia, he made an emergency landing at Mga on 25 September, 1942 after sustainging engine damage during combat; he was not injured. WIA 4 November, 1942 during aerial combat, and the report states that he made a successful force landing at Bir-el-Arca Libya and the damaged ac was captured and restored in the UK in 1991! Victory count may be 5. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 15 March, 1942. A 2nd & 3rd, both I-61s on 11 May, 1942. A 4th, an "unidentified Soviet AC" on 7 June, 1942. Added: Lt Lüdemann buried in the War Cem., Bordj-Cedria Tunisia, Hof DOU, Ossario 5, Tafel 5 (D.Drury).
1213 Lüders, GüntherOblt11/9/19201(H)/21, 1/NAGr 9 (8/43)Fw 189A-2 Werk # 125294 "P2 + DH" (lost 8/19/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EP (2/22/43), EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 19 August, 1943 over Taman Peninsula, Map Quadrant Pl.Qi. 5177; sd by AA fire. His Observer, Hptm Heinz Holzmann, also perished, along with his remaining unnamed crewmember. Obs Loss List & DK-G Awards List. Added: Oblt Luders, Fw Has & Fw Eickel pictured on their return to Kertsch, Krim in 1943 after NAGr-9's 2000th mission (Falkeeins blogspot).
1214 Lüdicke, Karl HeinzHptm4/2/1913Berlin-WilmersdorfStfkpt 6/KG-1 (5/41), Kdr II/KG-1 (12/41), Stfkpt 11/KG-1 (5/42)Ju 88A-5 Werk # Unk (dam 8/31/41), Ju 88A-5 Werk # Unk (lost 5/15/42)DK-G (12/1/41), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspInjured in a mid-air collision 15 May, 1942, in the Ssineserka vicinity; died in a field hospital in Bryansk. Injured 31 August, 1941; crashed at the Saborowka airfield, no furthr detail (DK-G Awards List & Locs)..
1215 Lüdtke, HeinzUffz12/25/1922Stettin78/JG-3 (S.U.) Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19307 "Black 2 + I (lost 7/5/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 5 July, 1943 after suffering engine damage at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 613. His 1st known victory, a Soviet Boston III at Kalitwenskaya on 17 January, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 SE of Taranovka on 5 March, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 10 March, 1943. A 4th & 5th, both Bostons W of Krassnye-Liman on 7 May, 1943. A 6th, a LaGG-5 W of Nishnaja-Duwenka on 14 June, 1943. His 7th and last, an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943, the date of his capture by the Soviets.
1216 Ludwig, HeinzUffz15/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360095 "F8 + BZ" (lost 9/7/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 September, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, two other unnamed crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1217 Ludwig, Karl HeinzUffz10/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460623 "White 13 + I" (lost 9/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 September, 1944 during aerial combat near Metelen/Rheine; bailed but his chute failed to open.
1218 Luginger, HeinzUffz4(F)/123 (Bernay 5/44)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 27108Observer Operational Clasp Data found on TOCH Forum/S.Youngs
1219 Lülwes, Heinrich "Heinz"Ofw6 5/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (3/43), 1/JGr.-Öst (12/43) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5470 "Black 7" (lost 12/31/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 31 December, 1943, over France, when his ac was affected by an explosion, most likely during an attack on Allied bombers (D.Drury). One known victory, his first known Soviet, a DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-3 on 29 July, 1941. A 3rd, a DB-3 on 5 October, 1941. A 4th, an Il-2 on 15 March, 1943. Added: Another source identifies an unidentified Soviet (?) ac victory on 21 July, 1941, which is not on the OKL Claims List. Victory number six, a B-17 W of Saintes (St.Thomas?), Frances, 31 December, 1943 (D.Drury). Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: Lülwas & Lülmens (?).
1220 Lunz, LeonhardUffzIV(StG)/LG-1Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6337 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 24 December, 1941; crashing at the Rovaniemi Norway airfield during a non-operational flight, cause unknown. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Fleischer, was also killed. Source: SIG Norway.
1221 Lüpertz, HeinzFw29/JG-53 (6/43 Sciacca Italy; 8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/R6 "Yellow 6 + I" (6/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15490 "Yellow 12 + I" (40% dam 6/6/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165632 "Yellow 5 + I" (50% dam 8/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crashing east of the Achmer airfield. His 1st victory, in Sicily, a Boston on 6 June, 1943. WIA 6 June, 1943 (after this victory); hit by Italian flak, made an emergency landing at Pantelleria (Bf 109 Loss List). His 2nd, a B-17 in the Pförzheim area on 3 August, 1944.
1222 Lusser, OttoFw1/ZG-1 (France) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360404 "2N + ??" (lost 11/23/43) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIFA with unnamed crew 23 November, 1943; collided with another C-6, Wk# 750707, piloted by Ofw Erich Bindzus (KIC w/crew), near lorient (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (deceased bur Pornichet, Blk 9, Row 36): Ogefr Klaus Müller (dispo unk); Ogefr Heinz Barth (geb 12/8/1922 Fleissen, Gr 1174) and Uffz Werner Geissler (geb 12/22/1922 Görlitz, Gr 1173). No grave reported for pilot Fw Lusser (absa3945).
1223 Luther, ErichUffz3(F)/Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L.Do 215 Werk # Unk "L2 + MS" (lost 5/20/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 20 May, 1940 when his ac was sd by Hurricanes of No.213 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Ronald D.G.Wight, P/O Harold D.Atkinson and P/O Wilfred M.Sizer. Uffz Luther made a belly landing at Wannegem-Lede, E. Flanders, Belgium. Remaining crew: Lt Eberhard Kipple (geb 6/26/1914; Span Cr w/Sw in Sil.), Obs (DOW); Uffz Kurt Mertgen, R/O (KIA) and Gefr Heinz Schorn, Flt Engr (KIA). The deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at Lommel Belgium; Lt Kipple: Blk 25, Gr 404; Uffz Mertgen: Blk 25, Gr 319 and Gefr Schorn: Blk 26, Gr 89 (D.Drury).

Everhard Kipple

Courtesy Matthias Krebbers

Courtesy Matthias Krebbers

1224 Lütz, HeinzOfw6/JG-53 (France)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 441734 "Yellow 22 + -" (lost 6/20/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKilled on 20 June, 1944 in a collision with Bf 109G-6 Wk# 412741 (pilot not named) west of Soucelles.
1225 Lutze, Karl HeinzObltStab II/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # (88)0293 "3Z + DC" (lost 9/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1940; shot down by flak and enemy fighters during a sortie to London, crashed at Vexour Farm, Penshurst, near Tonbridge. Remaining crew: Fw Hermann Adler (KIA), Fw Alexander (POW/DOW 3/21/42) and Uffz E. Brodbeck (POW) (Ju 88 Loss List & Jager Blatt 1/2005).
1226 Lyke, HeinzOfw7/SG-1Fw 190F-8 Werk # 581802 "White 5" (40% dam 2/11/45)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 11 February, 1945 while making a force landing at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.85787.
1227 Maas, Karl HeinzOgefr7/JG-2Bf 109G-14 Werk# 780330 "White 9"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 December, 1944; Combat with a P-47, Loch (area of Bastogne), 5 km southwest of Rheinbach. Mombeek MIA List.
1228 Maass, Karl HeinzOgefr1/15/19217/JG-2Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780330 "White 9" (lost 12/23/1944)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Loch, 5km SW of Rheinbach, buried in Rheinbach.
1229 Machetzki, ErichHptm1/18/1913BerlinStfkpt 5/KG-2 (Channel)Do 17Z Werk # Unk (lost 7/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 12 July, 1940 with Oblt Heinz Röwe and two other unnamed crew during an attack on Convoy Booty off Orfordness, Suffolk. Shot down by a Hurricane of No.17 Sq., piloted by F/O Count Manfred Beckett Czernin, and shared with W/Cdr Francis V.Beamish of No.151 Sq.. The remaining crew: Uffz Herman Rohr and Uffz Erich Latzke, also MIA. Alternate spelling: Metchetzki (D.Drury).
1230 Macke, Heinrich HeinzOfw3/11/1915Felde11/NJG-1, I/NJG-4, 9/NJG-4Bf 110G-4 Werk # 740174 "3C + GT"
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24/25 February, 1944, crashing at Juvincourt et Damary airfield on return from a night sortie, cause not given (Boiten). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Walter Kabon and Fw Gerhard Lehmann (C.König). Buried Fort-de-Malmaison, Block 5/21/960 (Rosseels). One known victory, a Halifax near Maasluis on 31 August, 1943. Boiten 6 victories.
1231 Mäckle, HansUffz17/NJG-2Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712273 "4R + UR" (lost 7/13/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 July, 1944 when he was forced to make an emergency landing near Woodbridge (UK), on an emergency landing strip, due to lack of fuel, at 0425AM, after a night mission. Another source says he landed due to a navigtional error. From his intact, newly-equipped radar, Allied authorities were able to gather important intelligence data. None of the crew were injured. The other crew were: Ogefr Heinz Olze and Ogefr Hans Mockle. One known victory, a "4 mot" at Volkel on 22 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Mackle.
1232 Maetzel, HeinzMaj7/2/1915Zittau1 (F)/123 (Recon Unit bef 4/44), Stfkpt 4(F)/4 (4/44), Kdr Aufkl.Gr.(F)/122 (4/45-5/45)Do 17P & F, Ju 88A & D, Me 410A & C RK(4/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Other crew: Fw. Gössmann and Gefr. Hippe. Deceased 8 January, 1977 Dortmund (P. Bastin). Alternate spelling: Maetzek (P. Bastin).
1233 Magath, RobertHptm2/NSGr-1 (Reich Def)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 141983 (dam 2/24/45)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Both Magath and his R/O, Fw Heinz Kolbe were injured 24 February, 1945 when they crashed due to a servicing fault, location not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
1234 Mager, AloisFw7/9/1914NeresheimIII/KG-40He 111H-2 Werk # 5578 "V4 + LH" (lost 4/24/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew the night of 24/25 April, 1941; sd during a Portsmouth raid by a Beaufighter of No. 604 Sq., piloted by F/O Edward D.Crew (later became Air Vice-Marshal), crashed into the Channel (Stankey & DeZeng). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Oblt Kurt Martny, Obs; Uffz Heinz Ullmann, R/O and Gefr heinz Rehr, Flt Engr. Fw Mager is confirmed "missing at sea' and remembered on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
1235 Mähling, HeinzFw13(Z)/JG-5Bf 110F-2Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 9 October, 1943; enemy bombing attack on Anklam Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway.
1236 Mahlke, HelmutObstlt8/27/1913Berlin Lankwitz 1/Bo.Fl.Gr.-196, 2(Stuka)/TrGr-186T, Kdr III/StG-1 (8/40 Angers, 6/41 Russia), Staff Luftflotte 3 Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5926 "J9 + AH" (lost 6/24/41, on fire, Minsk) in III/StG-1, Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6172 "J9 + CH" (lost 7/1/41; landed onfire at Borisow) & Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5772 "J9 + DK" (lost 7/8/41; parachuted after combat with Soviet ftr near Owsicht) in III/StG-1 RK(7/16/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/31/44), EP(6/13/41),

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/8/41)
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Channel pilot. France. Operation Barbarossa pilot. In 159 missions, he succeeded in destroying two destroyers, one submarine and 29 supply ships, while damaging a cruiser and other shipping. Shot down three times in Russia in two and a half weeks. His R/O, Fw Karl Heinz Wüstner. The third time he bailed out, he received serious injuries, and held various staff positions. Authored "Memoirs of a Stuka Pilot". Retired Bundeswehr General living in Heikendorf in 1998. Deceased 26 December, 1998 Heikendorf/Kiel (P. Bastin).

1237 Mahlow, HeinzOgefr1/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413788 "White 8" (60% dam 9/12/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat near Wildsachsen (Bf 109 Loss List).
1238 Mahr, JohannOfw2(F)/131BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311042 (lost)EP(11/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1943; shot down by fighters of RAF No.144 Squadron at Map Quadrant 05 East/5933. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Heinz Weber, Observer; Uffz Paul Lederer, R/O; Fw Heinrich Riesmeier, Mech and Uffz Alex Keller, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. His EP date from the EP List provided by Fritz Braun.
1239 Mahrenholtz, SiegfriedHptmKdr III/KG-30 (40)Ju 88A-1 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 April, 1940 after suffering flak damage while attacking enemy shipping off the coast of Norway, crashing into the sea off Skagerak. His body washed ashore near Thyboron on 27 July, 1940, and he was buried in the Lindholm Cemetery. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Heinz Ullrich; his body washed ashore near Thyboron on 31 May, 1940, and he was buried in the Lindholm Cemetery on 1 June, 1940. Lt Ulrich Zahn was found near Boubjerg on 18 June, 1940, and he was buried in the Lindholm Cemetery. Uffz Siegfried Constabel was buried 6 July, 1940 in the Lemvig Cemetery. All were later buried at the Cemetery in Grove Denmark. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1240 Maier,Ofw12/NJG-5Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" SW of Nürnberg on 31 March, 1944. This could be Heinz Maier, formerly in NJG-1 in 1941.
1241 Maier,Ogefr3/NJG-6 (Sachsenheim)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 480109 "2Z +FL" (lost 10/20/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspPilot reported uninjured when his 110 crashed at Weissach 20 October, 1944 due to engine damage. Both he and his R/O, Ogefr Karl Heinz Ewert, bailed safely, Ewert with injuries.
1242 Maier, AntonFw7/KG-53He 111H-3 Werk # 3338 "A1 + CR" (lost 9/5/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 5 September, 1940 after his ac was sd by AA fire & fighters. The ac crashed into the sea off Nore, a sndbank near the mouth of the Thames Estuary. Remaining crew: Fw Erwin Agner, Obs (MIA); Uffz Heinz Lenger R/O (WIA); Uffz Rudolf Armbruster, Flt Engr (MIA) and Gefr A.Nowotny, Gnr (MIA). Pilot Maier and Lenger were rescued by the Royal Navy (D.Drury).
1243 Majer, HeinzOfw2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140016 "M2 + HK" (lost 7/3/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 3 July, 1942; crashed into a farm building at Limes Farm, Baumber, Lincolnshire after aerial combat with Spitfires of No. 303 Sq. (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz K. Schachtschneider, Uffz T. Frank & Ogefr H. Wyborny and alternate spelling: Maier (J. Schadskaje).
1244 Majewski, Karl HeinzUffz1/9/1923Gelsenkirchen9/JG-11 (S.U.) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680520 (lost 6/24/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 24 June, 1944 when he somersaulted and burned on landing at Dokudowo (ger), near Minsk. Added: Crash location was Dokudovo, Belarus. His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist in Dokudovo, Borisov, Minsk Region, Belarus. He is commemorated in the German War Cem. at Berjosa, Belarus (D.Drury).
1245 Makolla, HeinzOgefr4/Fl.ü.G-1Bf 109G Werk # 150928 (lost 2/5/45)Observer Operational ClaspPilot reported KIC 5 February, 1945 when his ac crashed at Kraslice, CZ., cause unknown. (F.Braun).
1246 Maldinger, HeinzUffzSG unitHs 129B-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1247 Mallach, Karl HeinzOfhr9/23/19242/KG-53 (11/44) He 111H-16 Werk # 8540 "A1 + GK" (lost 11/5/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 5 November, 1944, while on an operational flight to England, his ac made accidental contact with an antenna making an emergency landing at Katwijk. Remaining crew (deceased buried at Ysselsteyn): Ogefr Paul Röhl, Obs (bur BM/10/226); Uffz Karl Heinz Wenzel, Gnr (bur BN/10/239) and Ogefr Anton Kartak, Gnr (WIA). Pilot Ofhr Mallach buried BN/10/240 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
1248 Malsch, HeinzUffz3/KG-3 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # (550?)215 "??" (lost 10/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 20 October, 1943; cause and location not reported. The 550 Wk # prefix assumed from other ac of the same unit, same time frame (Ju 88 Loss List).
1249 Maltzahn, Karl HeinzUffz7/3/19216/JG-51 (3/43 La Smala des Souassi, Tunisia) Bf 109G-4 Werk # 10896 (lost 3/6/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 6 March, 1943; collided with another 109 on takeoff from Mezzouna, Tunisia, 2nd ac not reported. Added: Burial in the German War Cem. at Bordj-Cedria, Tunisia, Hof SFA, Ossario 6, Tafel 11 (D.Drury).
1250 Maly, Robert (Paul?)Hptm4/2/1914Perleberg3/Seenotgruppe-Boulogne (11/40), 3/KG-40 (5/41), Stfkpt 3/KG-40 (1/43), 2/JG-102 (10/44), KG(J)-30 ("45) Fw 200C-3/U2 Werk # 0050 "F8 + CB" (or AR) (5% dam 5/24/41), He 177A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/24/43)

EP (12/8/41), EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Fw 200 was damaged by ships AA fire over the Atlantic on 24 May, 1941. He was able to return to Ploudaniel-Lesneven. Remaining crew (designations uncertain): Oblt Heinz Braun, Co-Pilot (Inj); Dr Günter Schlarb, Reg Rat (KIA, bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 9, Row 1, Gr 3); Uffz Frondermann, Oblt Herbert Nikolaus, Ogefr Wein and Ofw Lothar Cissarz, R/O (Inj) (D.Drury). DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
1251 Mamais, NikolaosLt12/19/1917GoerlitzFlight Instr until 1944, "Flugzeugführer" in JG-2Fw 190AGlider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Participated in Operation Bodenplatte, 1 January, 1945. Of Greek descent; flew in the Luftwaffe. His father was a WWI POW in a camp in Goerlitz Germany, where Nikolaos was born. He apparently went by a German name of Heinz Geisse or Geise. Jager Blatt 6/2001 & 1/2002. A Greek historian/author, Kyriakos Paloulian, informed me that Mamais was killed in a plane crash at Aigion Greece in 1976!
1252 Männel, HeinzUffz15/JG-52 (11/43 S.U.), 7/JG-52 (11/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20564 (lost 11/26/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 November, 1943 after aerial combat at Kertsch, bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 14 November, 1944.
1253 Mannzl, HeinzUffz15/JG-52 (5/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 8 May, 1944.
1254 Markert, KarlLt8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (lost 8/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 14 August, 1944; all six unnamed crew killed in a crash, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng). Added: It has been reported that the ac was making a low level pass near the airfield when a wingtip hit he ground causing the crash at Malvik, killing all but two of the crew, Ogefr's Horst Thelemann and Walter Küster. Remaining crew (KIFA): Oblt Rudolf Biberger, 1st Pilot; Uffz Helmut Meyer; Uffz Erich Pfeifer; Uffz Frido Max Sander; Uffz Heinz Neubauer and Prufm Gustav Walther. All buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
1255 Marquardt, HeinzOfw6/JG-26 (7/42 Channel)Fw 190A-2, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16113 "Brown 12 + -" (lost 1/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 20 January, 1943 during aerial combat in "Brown 12" with a Typhoon of RAF No. 609 Sq. E of Ramsgate. He bailed successfully into the Thames Estuary and was rescued by British ASR.
1256 Marquardt, Heinz 'Negus'Lt12/29/1922Braunsberg, Ostpreussen121 6/JG-105 (6/43 Villacoublay Nord), 10/JG-51 (8/43), 11/JG-51 (10/43), 13/JG-51 (4/45) Bf 109G-6/R6 (8/43), Bf 109D-9 Werk # 213097 "White 11" in 13/JG-51 (accident damage 4/30/45) RK(11/18/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/10/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1 May, 1945 during aerial combat with a Spitfire XIV of RAF No. 41 Sq.. He bailed successfully, landing next to a hospital, where he spent the remainder of the war, and eventually a POW by the Americans. This was the 8th time he was shot down. 16 Unconfirmed victories. 320 missions. 1 victory, a Spitfire, in the East. His first victory on the Eastern Front on 2 October, 1943. A Yak-1 W of Pjatichatka on 28 October, 1943. An Il-2 at Loschkarevka on 21 November, 1943. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 10 January, 1944. Three R-5s on 29 April, 1944. Once achieved twelve victories in one day. His 100th victory, one of two Yak-3s this date, was obtained in his "White 11" on 14 April, 1945. Nos. 101 to 103, two P-39s and a Yak-3 on 15 April, 1945. Nos. 104 & 105, both Yak-3s on 16 April, 1945. Nos. 106 to 109, two Il-2s and two Yak-3s on 18 April, 1945. Four Yak-3s on 24 April, 1945 while on a delivery flight. A Yak-3 on 27 April, 1945. An Il-2 on 29 April, 1945. A Yak-1 and two Il-2s on 8 August, 1944. Nine victories on 7 October, 1944. His 121st and last victory, a Spitfire on 1 May, 1945. He retired in Frankfurt after a Bundesluftwaffe and Condor career. Deceased 19 December, 2003. Photo
1257 Marten, Karl HeinzHptm3/9/19145/KG-2 (6/40), Stfkpt 7/KG-2 (Arnhem-Deelen) Do 17Z Werk # Unk (lost 6/15/40), Do 217E-4 Werk # Unk "U5 + FR" (lost 7/23/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 23/24 July 1942; sd over England, no further detail. Added: His Dornier is believed to have gone down in the North Sea after being attacked by a Night Fighter after a raid on Bedford. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Werner Starker, Obs; Ofw Siegfried Schwickardt, R/O and Ofw Wilhelm Lutz, Flt Engr. No known graves. In an earlier incident, on 15 June, 1940, he, an Oblt at the time, and crew were sd by flak over France, and crashed at Chaillon, Meuse, and taken prisoner (briefly; Armistice signed 6/22/40). Remaining crew: Fw Werner Starker, Ofw Siegfried Schwickardt and Gefr E.Leitner D.Drury).
1258 Martin, HansUffz3/28/14Leipzig2/KGr-126He 111H-5 Werk # 3510 "IT + JK" (lost 10/16/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 October, 1940; the loss report states that the AC failed to return from a mission over England, presumably lost due to icing. In reality, it was either shot down by AA fire from a near-by naval base, or more likely, hit a barrage balloon cable on the way to London, bursting into flames. The AC crashed at Shotley Point, on the river Orwell, Shotley, Suffolk. The crew were buried in Staffordshire. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt zur See Wilhelm Stender (geb 4/24/17 Gummersbach) Obs/Navigator; Ogefr Erhard Irrgang (geb5/1/17 Reichstein) R/O and Fw Heinz Günther (geb 2/21/15 Oberwurschnitz), Gunner/Mechanic. A sister AC from 2/KGr-126 was also shot down the same night. Source: UK contributor, Andy M. Added: The deceased crew buried CC/1/6: Uffz Martin Gr 213; Oblt z.S. Stender Gr 214, Ogefr Irrgang Gr 212 and Fw Günther Gr 211 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1259 Martin, HeinzUffz27/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20758 "Black <1" (lost 10/8/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 October, 1943 after aerial combat with Soviet fighters; crashed into the sea. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 30 August, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG on 8 October, 1943.
1260 Martin, HeinzFwFi 156C (interned in Sweden) or the accompanying Junkers W34 "DS + CA"Liason Operational ClaspOne of five Fieselers who strayed into Swedish air space due to fog on 8 April, 1945 off the coast of southern Sweden at Skillinge. The Germans were signalled to land by Swedish fighter, and did so, landing at Akesholm, northwest of Ystad. Martin is believed to be the pilot, although not positively identified by the author. Source: B.Widfeldt
1261 Martin, HeinzUffz1/14/19227/JG-300 (Löbnitz CZ.)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681513 "White 15" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 31FG at Stepanov, CZ. Source: JG-300 Loss List, buried Olomouc-Neredin Cem.
1262 Martin, JörgLt12/9/1923 4/KG-27 (9/43), Adj II/KG-27 (6/44), 4(J)/KG-27 (2/45 Reich Def) He 111 Werk # Unk "1G + CM" (dam 9/19/43, uninjured), He 111 Werk # Unk "1G + DM" (dam 9/26/43, uninjured), Bf 109G-10/R6 Werk # 151523 "Yellow 21" (90% dam 2/26/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
EP (6/19/44), Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 26 February, 1945 in a crash at the Hörsching airfield due to a technical failure during a training flight. DK-G Awards List. His "1G + CM" was damaged by an air raid during his landing at the Dnepropetrovsk airfield, he was uninjured. His "1G + DM" was damaged by ground fire while attacking artillery positions at Pl.Qu. 34 Ost 5861, he was uninjured (LOCS). Added: Lt Martin's He 111 R/O had been EP winner (7/10/44) Uffz Karl Heinz Hoffmeister for 335 missions (docs found online).
1263 Martin, Kurt Werner (aka Curt Werner M.)Lt8/13/1921Naumburg53/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Brown 15"
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 July, 1944, takeoff accident at Pruzana (Magnus & Chronik JG-51 per H. Breuer). Added: The VDK shows the crash location as Miedzyrzec,an airfield in Poland (aka Miedzyrzec Podlaski). His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist in Miedzyrzec Podlaski. He is commemorated in the German War Cemetery at Pulawy, Poland (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 6 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 15 December, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-5 on 8 January, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 on 14 January, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-7 on 5 April, 1944. Added: During his takeoff, he was caught in the slipstream of another ac, causing him to crash. He served often as wingman for JG-51 Kdr (Dr) Heinz Lange.
1264 Marx,Uffz24/JG-11Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Diepholz on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 SW of Verden on 19 May, 1944. This may be Heinz Marx in 8/JG-11 in August, 1944.
1265 Marx, HeinzFw6/25/1920Arnswalde, Pommern6/JG-54 (7/44 Russia), 16/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 380170 "Blue 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 December, 1944 in aerial combat with a Spitfire over Dortmund. He crashed in his AC near Bottrop-Feldhausen in the Erde. Began his Luftwaffe career in 1939. His body recovered and properly buried 30 December, 1996. His pilot comrade, Wolfgang Lehmann, wrote his final tribute in Jager Blatt, 1/1997.
1266 Marx, HeinzUffz8/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165475 "White 5" (dam 8/15/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Bretigny on 15 August, 1944 due to a technical failure.
1267 Maschkowitz, HeinzUffz7/JG-105 (1/45 Brieg), 3/EJG-1 (3/45 Hadersleben)Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk "White 11" in JG-105Pilot BadgeM. Haldimann photos/F.Braun
1268 Maschlanka, Georg HeinzUffzErg/JG-Ost (Poland)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4175 95% dam 8/30/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 30 August, 1942 when he crashed at Alt-Seidel due to a servicing fault on a non-operational flight.
1269 Massau, Karl HeinzUffz2/JG-53 (Tunisia)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13591 "Yellow 3" (lost 12/29/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 29 December, 1942 during a recon mission SW of Tunis (Bf 109 Loss List).
1270 Matezki, WilhelmOfw11/5/1917Schmark - EllguthSchuler Kp./FFS B-34Ju 88 Werk # 3322 "NA + QB" (lost at sea)Pilot BadgeMIA 22 January, 1944 during a flight off the coast of Sweden when he crashed near Kastrup. Swedish reports were that their anti-aircraft guns had fired upon a German AC this datepresumably Wk# 3322. Remaining crew: Gefr Bernard Vieth (born 5/18/24 Erfurt, Buried at Trelleborg on 29 January), Gefr Stefan Smalders (born 4/22/1924 Hönnepel), MIA and Gefr Heinz Cronauer (born 4/3/1924 Leimen/Pfalz) MIA. The pilot was not positively identified by the author. I selected Matezki, the senior ranking person, feeling those born in 1924 would most likely have been students in the FFS unit. Source: B.Widfeldt
1271 Matt, HerbertOfwStab III/KG-51He 111 Werk # 2648 "9K + DD" (lost 5/14/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 14 May, 1940 after being shot down by French fighters of GC III/6 at Fougerolles. Remaining crew (POW); Oblt Siegfried Barth, Obs; Uffz Gerhard Schildt, R/O and Uffz Heinz Kazmirowski, Mech. Source: French Report provided by Friedrich Braun.
1272 Mattejat, Hans GeorgLt4/28/1922Deutsch Eylau6/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 740022 "G9 + BP" (lost 12/20/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 20 December, 1943; crashed near Budingen Belgium, NW of St Trond, no cause given. Buried Lommel, Block 21/45. Source: A. Rosseels & Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Remaining crew (KIC, bur War Cem., Lommel, Blk 21): Gefr Heinz Dobberke, R/O (KIC, bur Gr 582) and Gefr Ludwig Schlanstein, Gnr (KIC, bur Gr 575). Lt Mattejat buried Blk 21, Gr 54 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Mattijat.
Lommel, Belgium
1273 Matuschack, HeinzLt110/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 8 August, 1944.
1274 Mauch, Horst vonFw3(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardofuss)He 111H-6 Werk# 7232 "1H + FL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Svalbard, S of Is. Spitzbergen. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Kurt Hacker, Observer; Uffz Heinz Breitfeld, R/O and Ogefr Karl Rüger, Gunner. Source: SIG NOrway.
1275 Maurer, HeinzUffz9/KG(J)-54Me 262A-1 Werk # 110663 "B3 + ET" (lost 2/8/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC by Ingolstadt during a training flight 8 February, 1945, cause unknown.
1276 Maurer, HeinzUffz7/KG-3 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300277 "??" (75% dam 10/17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported damaged when it crashed at the Münster-Handorf airfield on 17 October, 1943 due to a servicing fault. The three unnamed crew were injured, no mention of pilot injury (Ju 88 Loss List).
1277 Maus, GerhardUffz9/17/19224/NJG-3Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621964 "D5 + MM" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945; shot down at Bocholt, near Limburg, Be., during Operation Bodenplatte. Buried Lommel, Block 47/205. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Wörheide (geb 7/18/22)(KIA), R/O. He was killed while being arrested and buried in Lommel, Block 47/204. Uffz Johannes Gabriel (POW), R/O and Ogefr Helmut Mersmann (POW), Gunner. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1278 Max, HeinzUffz2/JG-27Bf 109G (lost 2/25/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1945 during aerial combat over Germany.
1279 Maximini, Heinz JosefUffz2/9/1923 1/JG-301 (11/44, 1/45 Finsterwalde) Fw 190A-9 Werk # 206188 (dam 11/27/44), Fw 190A-9 Werk # 206188 (lost 1/14/45 at Neuruppin) Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 near Neuruppin. WIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Elze, near Ahlfeld; returned to JG-301 after recuperation (C.König).
1280 May, WalterLt3/21/19214/KG-2 (10/43 Soesterberg) Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260203 "RE + HA" (lost 10/21/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 21 October 1943, with Observer Ofw Erwin Dominik (2/18/1909, buried Ysselsteyn BG-1-2); Wart Uffz Erwin Larquette (7/28/1921, buried Ysselsteyn BG-1-3) and Uffz Karl Heinz Ratayski (10/25/1920, buried Ysselsteyn BG-1-4). His 188 crashed at Den Dolder (Utrecht) Holland by the Spoorbaan, near the Soesterburg airfield due to a servicing fault. Pilot May, buried Yssel BG-1-1, was from Stab KG-6. (DeSwart, Ju 88 Loss List & Find A Grave by Fred)
Ysselstein, Holland
1281 Mayer,Unk5/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + ??" (dam 8/10/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac reported damaged 10 August, 1940 when he made an emergency landing at the Dinard airfield, after combat with British fighters. Also onboard, Obs Lt Heinz Wolf; crew disposition unknown (absa3945).
1282 Mayer, Hans Karl 'Mayer-Ast'Hptm3/9/1911Rufach Elsass311.J/88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 1/JG-53 (10/39), Kdr I/JG-53 (8/40 Rennes-Le Touquet)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-3 "White 2" & Bf 109E-4 "White 8" in 1/JG-53, Bf 109E-4/B(10/40) in Stab I/JG-53, Bf 109E-7 Wk # 4138 "White 8" (9/40 Etaples, lost 10/17/40)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Blumensaat replacement. KIA 17 October, 1940 after being shot down in Wk# 4138 by a Spitfire of RAF No. 603 Sq. while on a check-out flight in an unarmed Bf 109E-7 "White 8" over the English Channel. His body later washed ashore on the Kent coast 27 October, 1940. Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent (AKA Folkstone New Cem.), German Plot "O", Row 3, Gr 4 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Potez 63 west of Losheim, 5 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Merzig on 21 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 15 km S of Metz 11 May, 1940. On 14 May, 1940, he shot down five enemy AC near Sedan. His 9th, a Hawk 75 S of Attigny on 25 May, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Hurricanes over the English Channel on 12 August, 1940. His 12th, a Hurricane at Portland on 13 August, 1940. No 13, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 15 August, 1940. A 14th, a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940. A 15th, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 24 August, 1940. His 20th a Hurricane near London on 9 September, 1940. 6 victories in Spain making him one of the most successful in Spain. Exact number of victories in the West is unknown, but at least 30. Another source states his given name as "Karl Heinz". Another source states victories at 46.

German Graves Hawkinge

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1283 Mayer, HeinzUffz9(Eis)/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360398 "5K + MT" (lost 6/5/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 5 June, 1943 after a mid-air collision with another C-6 Wk# 360328, piloted by Lt Jürgen Fricke (MIA w/crew) in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6273 (Ju 88 Loss List).
1284 Mayer, Helmut Uffz4/12/1915Herford/Westf.5/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 6853 "1H + EN" (lost 2/9/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew 9 February, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No. 602 Sq. and force landed in North Berwick (Stankey & DeZeng). Added: With one crewman dying and an engine damaged, Mayer made a fore landing at North Berwick, East Lothian. The Spitfire pilots were S/Ldr Andrew Farquhar and F/O Alistair Grant. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Sangl, Obs (POW); Uffz Franz Wieners, R/O (KIA, bur CC, Blk 3, Row 15, Gr 473) and Ogefr Heinz Hegemann, Flt Engr (POW). The ac was successfully repaired and used by the RAF as AW177 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Meyer.

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Cannock Chase
1285 Mayer, Karl HeinzOblt61.J88 Condor Legion (6/38), 8/ZG-26 (5/40)Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
He claims a Curtiss sd 12 May, 1940. I found no such claim on the OKL Claims List. His 6 victories were in Spain (LOCS).
1286 Medig, Emil MaxOfw4/2/1911Klein Notisten, OstpreussenIII/KG-1Ju 88A-5 Werk # 882211 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 November, 1940 during aerial combat with a British night fighter over Bapaume/Puisieux, France. Remaining crew(KIA): Oblt Heinz Beyer, Observer; Gefr Leopold Guthentaler, R/O; Ogefr Heinz Molstroh, Gunner. Medig is buried in the Soldiers Cemetery in Bourdon, France. Jager Blatt 3/2003.
1287 Mehlgarten, Karl HeinzUffzErg/JGr-SüdBf 109F-4 Werk # 10043 (lost 5/13/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot uninjured 13 May, 1942 when he crashed at Eckelsheim, cause, pilot error.
1288 Mehrmann, HeinzUffz1/KG-26Me 410B Werk # 130365 (lost 2/11/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 February, 1945; crashed at Parchim due to pilot error. His R/O, Fw Heinrich Galandi was also killed. Source: SIG Norway & Lost Aircraft Report.
1289 Meier,Ofw14/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling 1 km NE of Brazey on 10 March, 1944. This may be Karl MEYER, also of NJG-4. Long shots; Heinz Meier (NJG-1, 1941), Oblt H. Meier (7/NJG-2, Jan.1945 Bodenplatte) or Ottmar Meyer (NJG-2).
1290 Meier, GustavUffz8/25/1920Aufkl.Staffel 3(F)/Nacht (Pleskau)Do 17P Werk # 4121 "K7 + GL" (lost 12/4/41)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 4 December, 1941, when their ac failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Tikhvin, Leningrad Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Siegfried Wilhelm Friedrich Sager, Obs and Uffz Heins (not Heinz) Tjardes, R/O. No VDK burial detail on Oblt Sager, but the pilot and R/O are commemorated at Sologubowka, Russia (D.Drury).
1291 Meier, HeinzFw12/NJG-1 (7/41)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3161 "G9 + EK" (50% dam 7/10/41) EK 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 9/10 July, 1941 during aerial combat, crash landing at Blerik, near the Venlo airfield (Boiten). Both he and the unnamed R/O were safe. One known victory, most likely his 1st, a Wellington Werk # X9916 "AA" of RAF No. 57 Sq., piloted by Sgt J.A.Matetich at Grevenbicht/Limburg (Weiden) on 15 October, 1941. Correction: Although Sgt Matetich was sd on 15 October, 1941, he was downed over Cologne. The only Wellington downed over Grevenbicht Holland was a Mark I, code X9978 of 57 Sq., piloted by F/O Keith John Miller. Source: Grandson of Ernest Tastard Christie, Ken McLeod. Mr Christie was a crew member of X9978. Alternate spelling: Maier.
1292 Meier, HeinzUffzStG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5261 "6G + DL" (lost 3/8/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 8 March, 1942 at Kawkas due to flak, no mention of crew. Ju 87 Loss List
1293 Meier, Karl HeinzUffz9/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8241 (90% dam 5/20/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident at Artemowsk on 20 May, 1942.
1294 Meihs, HeinzUffz8/JG-26, 7/JG-26 (3/45)Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational ClaspBodenplatte pilot. KIA 13 March, 1945.
1295 Meinecke, Friedrich "Fritz"Lt5/16/1913Cronenberg Wekusta 1/Ob.d.L (10/40 Oldenburg), Wekusta 5/Ob.d.L. Do 17Z (dam 10/3/40), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1387 "1B + MH" (lost 11/2/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 2 November, 1941; a non-operational crash at Banak Norway airfield, cause, weather. Remaining crew (all KIC): Helmut Rau, Observer; Helmut Gräbner, R/O and Karl Heinz Kasimir, Mech. No ranks given. Source: SIG Norway. Pilot safe 3 October, 1940; believed damaged by British fighter and made an emergency landing at the Oldenburg airfield (Wekusta Loss List). Added: Lt Meinecke buried in the Ger War Cem Botn-Rognan, Norway, Blk B, Gr 55. Helmut Rau and Fw Gräbner buried in the same cemetery; Rau in Blk B, Gr 142; Fw Gräbner in Blk A, Gr 1074. No known grave for Kasimir (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Meinicke.
1296 Meinhard, Karl HeinzGefr2/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150811 (lost 2/9/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 February, 1945 at Belzig, cause unknown.
1297 Meinhold, FritzLt1/KG-30Ju 88A-1 (lost 7/7/40)Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crewmen 7July, 1940; sd by British fighters over Firth of Forth. His Obs Lt Heinz Günther Wallenstein was also KIA. Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Walter Oelschläger, R/O and Flg Fritz Schwarz, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
1298 Meiss, Heinz Hans "Muli"Uffz2II/JG-11, 7/JG-26 (joins 8/44)Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 March, 1945 crashed in his D-9 after aerial combat with a Spitfire XIV of RAF No. 130 Sq. at Unna-Werl. His two victories; a Spitfire E of Arnhem on 21 February, 1945 and a P-47 near Wesel on 9 March, 1945.

Shown on left with Erich Ahrens

Courtesy Christian König

1299 Meissner, HansUffz3/KG-28He 111H-5 Werk # 3668 "1H + AL" (lost 7/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 July, 1941; believed to have gone down off the Scilly Isles, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Franz Prellwitz, Obs; Gefr Heinz Nowak, R/O and Gefr Anton Taschwer, Gnr. Source: D.Drury.
1300 Meister, AdolfUffz8/NJG-3Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621599 (lost 12/27/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost near Boncelles, Liege, Belgium, the night of 26/27 December, 1944, no further detail. Remaining crew (All MIA): Uffz Kurt Schreiber, Ogefr Heinz Steinke (geb 10/10/1922) and Uffz Karl Hermann Bredenkamp. An Ogefr Heinz Steinke (EK 1 & 2 winner) is reported buried at Lommel, Blk 36, Gr 386, however the VDK date of death is reported as 24 December, 1944 (an error?) (M.Balss, D.Drury & Birgit Gierlings, relative of Heinz Steinke).

Family member Birgit Gierlings pays her respects at Heinze Steinke's grave

Heinz Steinke (Courtesy Birgit Gierlings)

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