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1301 Bender, Hans WilhelmOfw3/20/1916OberschefflenzII/KG-153 (39), 5/KG-3 (9/41)Ju 88A=-5 Werk # 4406 "5K + EN" (flak dam 7/27/41)
RK(9/8/41)

Wound Badge(7/27/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
WIA 27 July, 1941 when Soviet flak hit the cockpit, killing Obs Oblt Rudolf Guhl and R/O Ofw Karl Fischer. Bender, although wounded was able to make a successful wheels up landing at Orsha. 125 combat missions. Deceased 20 January, 1992, Mosbach.
1302 Bender, HeinrichLt10/28/1921JFS-3 (Neubiberg)Trainer Aircraft ? (lost 9/25/42)Student Pilot ?KIFA 25 September, 1942 800m south of the Neubiberg airfield, no cause reported, buried Erndtebrück.
1303 Bender, JakobLt61/ZG-76, 3/NJG-1 (3/41), NJG-101Bf 110C
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
He crashed a Bf 110 at Venlo Holland on 19 March, 1941, cause not reported (DeSwart). One known victory, a Blenheim west of Insel Smöla, 15 June, 1940. His 2nd, another Blenheim, same location, 23 June, 1940.
1304 Bender, JürgenUffz7/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19348 "White 6" (50% dam 8/8/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 8 August, 1943 when he overturned at Stepanowka while attempting an emergency landing in bad weather after a transfer flight
1305 Bender, RudolfOgefr2/JG-4 (8/43 Balkans), 4/JG-102 Rammtrager Unit 4/45Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19414 (lost 8/20/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing at Bizil Italy airfield on 20 August, 1943 due to an engine fire. Survived the war. Source: Arno Rose & Bf 109 Loss List.
1306 Bender, WilhelmOfw5/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4406 "??" (50% dam 7/27/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his Stfkpt Oblt Rudolf Guhl (Observer this date) after crash landing due to flak at Orscha-Süd 27 July, 1941. Two remaining unnamed crew MIA after bailing. Ju 88 Loss List
1307 Bendert, Karl HeinzOblt9/9/1914Schwiebus, Schlesien55Stab II/JG-27 (9/41), 4/JG-27 (42 Libya), JGr Süd, Schuljagdgeschwader JGr-104 Instr., Stfkpt 5/JG-27 & 2/JG-104Bf 109E, F & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-6
RK(12/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/42)
EP(9/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
All victories in the West, 36 in No. Africa. 9 bombers. 610 combat missions. His first victory, a Blenheim north of Rotterdam, 12 May, 1940 while in 4.JG-27. His 2nd, also in 4/JG-27, a Morane 406 at Forte de Villers, 9 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 4th & 5th, both Spitfires, one at Rochester, the other over the Thames, on 3 September, 1940. A double Desert victory on 8 June, 1942; both Hurricanes over Bir Hacheim. His 46th victory, a P-47 S of Meppel on 11 January, 1944. His 47th, same day, a B-24 N of Leek. His 50th, a B-17 W of Coburg on 8 March, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 54 victories. Deceased 16 July, 1983 in Oldenburg. Photo
1308 Bendig, KarlLt11/4/19155/NJG-3 (1/45 Schleswig) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620948 "D5 + ?N" (lost 1/14/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA the night of 13/14 January, 1945; his Ju 88 crashed at Barendrecht Holland, cause unknown. Buried Ysselsteyn, BW-6-148 (DeSwart & Rosseels). Added: Remaining crew (KIA, buried Yssel): Fw G.Hintz, Obs (bur BW-6-147); Uffz O.Lemke, Gnr 1 (bur BW-2-36) and Uffz H.Mehler, Gnr 2 (bur BW-6-146) (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
1309 Bending, KurtUffz6/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784996 "Yellow 3 + -" (lost 12/6/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Winden/Sinsheim area.
1310 Bendsen, HerbertFw9/KG-51Me 410A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1311 Beneder, ErnstUffz2/13/19136/KG-76Do 17Z (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 22 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing his Dornier near Huy, buried Lommel, Block 15/337. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1312 Benedetti, Mario1/Lt1916Regia Aeronautica Italiana74°Sq 23°Grp (Malta)Fiat CR.42 (lost 7/16/40)KIA 16 July, 1940; sd during aerial combat over Malta, buried in Imtarfa (Italian Losses Over Malta).
1313 Benedix, HelmutUffz 9/StG-3 (4/43 Africa), 8/SG-3 (2/44) Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2261 (lost 2/1/43), Ju 87 D-3 Werk # 2949 (lost 4/3/43) DK-G (2/5/44), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp WIA 3 April, 1943 due to enemy fire at Bom-Hamran. He made an emergency landing, his unnamed R/O was KIA. He and unnamed crew WIA 1 February, 1943 due to enemy fire west of the Fatnassa airfield. Ju 87 Loss List & DK-G List. Alternate spelling: Bendix.
1314 Bengel, HeinzUffz14/JG-300 (Reinsdorf) Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491242 "Red 9" (lost 1/14/45 at Teerofen/Perleberg) Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot disposition unknown. Added: Pilot killed, 1/14/45 JG-300 Loss List via R.Freitag.
1315 Bengsch, HorstMaj4/17/1913Elsenheim ?1 5/KG-3, Erg/NJG-2 (6/42), Kdr III/KG-3 (1/44), Kdr I/NJG-7 (2/44), Kdr IV/NJG-2 (10/44) Ju 88G in all three units, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620298 "4R + EE" (lost 1/24/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA the night of 23/24 January, 1945; failed to return from a night mission in the Konin-Kutno area. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofhr Alfons Efers and Uffz Peter Fuchs. One known victory, a Halifax II of RAF No. 102 Sq. into the sea 60 km W of Walcheren the night of 16-17 June, 1942, a Hptm at the time (Chorley). Alternate spelling: Bensch (Chorley, RAF Bomber Command Losses, 1942)
1316 Bengston, KurtFwKG-27 or KG-4He 111H-20 Werk # Unk "5 + F8" (?) (lost 1/12/45)Bomber Operational Clasp The ac reported crashed Rakovnjk, CZ. Pilot & crew believed bailed safely, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Alois Werner, Fw Hans Tschatscher, Fw Helmut Elsner and Fw Friedrich Ihnsen (F.Braun). Alternate spelling: Bengtson.
1317 Benisch, HeinzOfwCrashed 11 June, 1943 near Alibai m(Osten). Jager Blatt mention.
1318 Benk, KonradFhj-Uffz11/JG-26Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163141 "Yellow 16" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 2 May, 1944 when the engine of his "Yellow 16" failed during a test flight. Unable to make his field, he attempted to bail out and his chute streamed, and he was killed.
1319 Benke, HelmutUffz1/LG-1 (Greece)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8198 "L1 + ZH" (lost 4/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 20 April, 1941, cause unknown. Added: The loss was due to aerial combat near Athens. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown, presumed KIA): Gefr Emmerich Döhndorfer, Obs; Ogefr Fritz Steckel, R/O and (rank unk) Josef Kalusa (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Behnke.
1320 Benkendorff, Helmut 'Mukki'Lt12/8/1910Berlin, Pankow12Flight Instr., 1/JG-3 (9/42), 3/JG-3 (10/42), II/StG-1, II/SG-1Bf 109F & G, Ju 87, Bf 109F
RK(3/26/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter & Assault Operational Clasps w/"300" hangers
666 missions, mostly in the East. His first known victory, an Il-2 on 26 September, 1942. A 2nd, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 2 October, 1942. A 3rd, a MiG-1 on 17 October, 1942. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. An La-5 on 13 November, 1942. Two Il-2s on 28 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. A MiG-1 on 2 December, 1942. An La-5 on 8 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 31 December, 1942.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Benkendorff in front of Stuka after 500 mission celebration
1321 Benkert, KarlOblt4/KG-4 (7/43), 5/KG-4 (10/43) He 111H-6 Werk # Ubk (dam 7/24/43), He 111H-16 Werk # Unk "5J + HN" (lost 10/15/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (6/5/43), Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 15 October, 1943 in the vicinity of Velikiye-Luki-Rzhev, unknown cause. His H-6 was damaged in a force landing in Map Quad Pl.Qu.2581 due to battle damage. DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
1322 Bennebach, OskarUffz3/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2630 "S7 + BL" (lost 8/13/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 78; crashed following a flak hit. Ju 87 Loss List
1323 Bennemann, HansHptm8/30/1921Massen10/KG-55 (12/41), 5/KG-55 (3/44), 7/KG-55, Stfkpt 5/KG(J)-55He 111H & Bf 109G
RK(3/26/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)
EP(9/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
398 combat missions and 2 as a fighter pilot. Deceased 7 April, 1993, Mechernich.
1324 Bennemann, HelmutObstlt3/16/1915Wanne, Eickel93 2/JG-52 (8/40), I/JG-52 Adj., Stafkpt 3/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-52 (6/42 S.U.- 4/43), Kdr JG-53 Bf 109E-4 "Black 5", Bf 109F "Black 1 (35% dam Wieringermeer 5/29/41, pilot OK,, Bf 109G-2/R6 Werk # 13428 "Blk <" (9/42 Dedyurewo, S.U.), Bf 109G-6 Wk # 163314 "Black <3 - + -" (lost 4/25/44)
RK(10/2/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/42)
EP(10/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 25 April, 1944 when his G-6 was hit bt B-24 return fire over Bologna. Bailed successfully. 1 Bomber. Over 400 combat missions. His 1st victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane S of London on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 2 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at London on 7 September, 1940. 70 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two Il-2s on 27 May, 1942. A Yak-1 on 31 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 1 August, 1942. An MDR-2 on 10 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. Six Il-2s on 28 December, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 17 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and two Pe-2s on 19 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and two P-39s on 17 April, 1943. Two I-16 Ratas on 9 May, 1943. Channel pilot in I/JG-52. Bodenplatte pilot. Also served in Italy in November, 1943 and the Ardennes Offensive in December, 1944. One known victory, a Blenheim near Vlissinghen, 14 April, 1941. His 90th victory, a B-24 15 km SW of Forli Italy on 25 April, 1944. His 91st, a P-47 on 8 October, 1944, no location given. Photo
1325 Benner, WernerFw12/10/1916Bochum16/KG-2Me 410A-1 Werk # 0287 "U5 + EG" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 24 August, 1943 after being attacked by a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by Norwegian Capts Johan Rad & Lovested. Benner and R/O-Gunner, Uffz Herman Reimers both perished as their AC crashed into the North Sea.benner

Reimers

1326 Benning, AntonLt5/15/1918Hakenberg, Westfalen28JG-106, JG-300, 1/JG-302 (3/44), 2/JG-302 (5/44), 10/JG-301 (11/44), Stfkpt 1/JG-301Transports, Bf 109G & Fw 190A-8 in JG-301
RK(4/13/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2 Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
18 Bombers. 1 Mosquito. About half his victories were at night. About 100 combat missions. Two known victories, both Lancasters, one 20 km SE of Bremen, the other NE of Verden on 22 September, 1943. His 4th, a Lancaster over Berlin on 24 March, 1944. A B-24 at Nickelsdorf, SW of Brück, on 10 May, 1944. A 2nd B-24, same day, near Sopron. A double victory on 9 June, 1944; both B-24s near Landshut/Wasserburg. A B-24 (HSS) NE of Augsburg on 13 June, 1944. Another double on 26 November, a B-24 and a P-51, SW of Hannover. His 14th, a P-51 S of Eberswalde on 5 December, 1944. Photo
1327 Benning, Friedrich WilhelmUffz8/15/1921Emmerich12/JG-3Bf 109K-4 Werk# 331380 "Blue 4 + I"Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 December, 1944; Unknown reason, west of St. Vith. Buried Lommel, Block 14/342 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
1328 Benning, LudwigUffz5/2/19216/JG-53 (5/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412228 "Yellow 10 + -" (lost 5/12/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 May, 1944 during aerial combat with B-17s and US fighters escorts at Oberstedten, near Giessen.
1329 Benning, WilhelmUffz21/NJG-3 (6/41)Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 2nd, a Wellington 5 km northwest of Zeven on 15 July, 1941. Perry Claims. Added: His first victory believed to be Whitley V, T4297 of No.102 Sq., piloted by Sgt J.M.Culley (POW w/crew), sd SE of Ahaus, south of Enschede (T.Boiten via R.Snape).
1330 Bensch, Karl HeinzFw11/10/1916Stralsund8/KG-2Do 17Z (lost 8/13/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 13 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission over Eastchurch England. The Lw Loss Report states an "M.G." abbreviation, suggesting a wound, with an additional notation "am 25.10.41 gefallen" (DOW?). One other crewman, Fw Ekkehard Radlach (11/25/1916, Badenfurt), Pos unknown, also WIA, and treated at the Courtrai Hosp. An additional notation "am 3/3/43 vermisst". No mention of remaining crew. Source: LW Loss Report via Joe Potter.
1331 Benscheidt, EdgarOblt6/KG-40 (2/42 Soesterberg), II/KG-40 (7/42) Do 217E-4 Werk # 1142 "F8 + GP" (lost 2/26/42), Do 217E-4 Werk # 1198 "F8 + GP" (lost 7/24/42) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspMIA during an operation on 24 July, 1942, crashing into the North Sea, cause not given. Remaining crew): Fw Ernst Klaus, Obs (MIA); Uffz Georg Senft, Mech (MIA) and Ofw Rudolf Gruner, R/O, (KIA, the only crewman to be recovered, washing ashore on 14 October, 1942 between the villages of Lokker and Blokhus Denmark. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 16 October, 1942. Source: Air War over Denmark. Added: Benscheidt was injured 26 February, 1942 when his ac made an emergency landing at Veenendaal due to engine failure. Remaining crew: Lt H.Edinger, Obs (Surv); Uffz H.Prond, R/O (Surv) and Ofw Fritz Weinig (geb 7/30/1914), Mech (KIC, bur 1st in Amsterdam, then in 1948, Ysselsteyn CX-6-127) (Finf-A Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
1332 Benseler, GotthilfOfw9/KG-3 (39 & 40), Stab III/KG-3 (41-43), ZG-101 (2/44)Do 17Z & Ju 88A in KG-3, Bf 110 & Ju 88 in ZG-101EK 1 (10/6/40), EK 2 (9/25/39), Wound Badge (9/4/40), Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold (7/10/41)His death notice indicates he was killed 23 February, 1944 as a pilot serving in ZG-101. While serving in KG-3, he earned his awards as a R/O, becoming a pilot on 9 June, 1943 (Traces of War).
1333 Bente, Otto KarlFw212/JG-3 (2/44 Venlo), 9/JG-4 (4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410862 (lost 2/10/44), Fw 190D EK 2
Wound Badge in Silver
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 crashed at Almelo Holland on 10 February, 1944 after combat with a P-47, pilot injured, an Uffz at the time (DeSwart & Eric Bakker). His first known victories, a MiG at Fürstenwalde and a P-47 at Jüterborg on 18 April, 1945. He was wounded in this encounter with this P-47, his third wound; his first was on 22 July, 1943. His Silver Wound Badge was issued 5 May, 1945 at the Reserve Lazarett in Bienenmühle.
1334 Benthack, KonradFwTransport unitJu 52 Werk # 3230 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 26 March, 1943 near Ath Be., no further detail. Buried Lommel, 58/560. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1335 Bentheim, Alex Prinz zuUffzJGr-Süd (France)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8085 "Red 12" (lost 12/2/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 December, 1943, cause and location not reported.
1336 Benthin, HansOgefr11/JG-27 (8/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 8551 (lost 9/6/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 September, 1942 after being shot down with wounds during aerial combat with a Hurricane of RAF No. 127 Sq.. One known victory, a Hurricane II of RAF No. 274 Sq. southeast of El-Alamein on 25 August, 1942.
1337 Benvenuti, BrunoLt2/1/1917 Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana (33-43) 3 1o Sturmo CT, 80a Sq., 235A Sq., 21a Gruppo, 361a Sq., 1o Gruppo "Caccia", ANR (43-45) CR.32 & 42; MC.200, 202 & 205; Re.2001 & 2002 It. Medal for Valor in Sil, It. War Merit Cross, Fighter Operational Clasp Served in Malta, Italy and Russia. 350 combat flight hours, 20 aerial combats (Paul Perron, Italy 6/2020).
1338 Benz, GeorgHptm2/8/19152 3/JG-77 (5/40), 13/JG-53 (10/44), Kdr I/JG-108 (1/45 to end) Ar 96, Bf 109E in JG-77, Bf 109G in JG-53, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 west of Dinant, 15 May, 1940. A 2nd known, a P-47 in the Pforzheim area on 29 October, 1944, an Oblt at the time. This victory may belong to an entirely different Benz.
1339 Benz, HansUffz11/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/As Werk # 785633 "Black 12 + I" (lost 12/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 December, 1944 in a training accident near Hesepe.
1340 Benz, KurtMaj2/13/1914Stfkpt 1.KG.z.b.V.-60 ('41), KG.z.b.V.-500 (1/42), RLM Staff (5/43), Kdr III/JG-110 (2/45) Ju 52, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-110
RK(4/23/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp in Gold
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
1341 Benz, OttoOblt5/8/1921113/JG-53 (Nellingen)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461516 "White 3" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 January, 1945; collided with another Bf 109, Wk# 784993, piloted by Uffz Herbert Maxis (KIA), near St Remy, N of Metz, during the attack on the Metz/Frescaty airfield during Operation Bodenplatte. No known grave.
1342 Benz, SiegfriedLt10/17/1924Nagold106/JG-26 (joined 7/44), 2/JG-26 (10/44), 6/JG-26 (12/44)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210188 "Black 5" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 after being shot down by a German fighter of III/JG-1 who mistook the D-9 for a Tempest! Although he was waggling his wings as the recognition signal, he was shot and crashed at the edge of a field near Eupen Belgium and exploded. Buried Düsseldorf, Block 112/P/135 (Rosseels). One known victory, a P-38 at Beauvais-Clermont on 25 August, 1944. Another, a P-51 in the Emmerich-Nijmegen area on 17 September, 1944. His 5th victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 401 Sq. at Nijmegen on 2 October, 1944. His 6th, a Grasshopper L-4 shot down near Düren on 16 October, 1944. A 7th, a Spitfire at Nijmegen on 25 September, 1944. An 8th, a Spitfire at Arnhem on 27 September, 1944. A 9th, a Spitfire at Nijmegen on 2 October, 1944. A 10th, an Auster III SW of Düren on 16 October, 1944.
1343 Benz, WilliObltAufkl.Gr.unitJu 188E, Me 410A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1344 Benzien, KonstantinUffz3/3/1919Mogilev, Belarus4/JG-27 (Wiesbaden Erbenheim FP)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410298 "White 6" (lost 12/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspA White Russian volunteer, KIA 11 December, 1943 at Uithuizen, by Nijtap/Opeinde, Netherland (near Groningen). Jager Blatt article. Carried as MIA by Eric Mombeek. Buried at Ysselsteyn Cemetary as an "unknown", he was later identified when positive ID of Friedrich König was discovered in August, 1999 by a Dutch Recovery Team. Only these two were KIA at this location on this date, but identification could not be determined at the time, since König could not be found. Added: Uffz Benzien positively identified 7/2022; buried Ysselsteyn AR-3-58 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Courtesy Richard Schoutissen



1345 Benzinger, AdolfUffz13/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1634 "Brown 6" (lost 11/27/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1940 during aerial combat with Spitfires of Nos. 74 and 41 Sqs., crashing at Crundale House Farm, Crundale, Kent. His first victory, a Hurricane over the English Channel on 24 September, 1940.
1346 Bepperling, HansUffz8/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2380 (lost 10/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 October, 1943 during aerial combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 15516.
1347 Beran, FriedrichOgefr4/28/1920Ld.Kdo.65Kl 35D Werk # 2032 "BG + SN" (lost)Transport/Liason Operational ClaspKIC 26 September, 1943 while towing targets for flak practice, he crashed into an uninhabited house in Oddesund. The AC caught fire, and thus also the house. German troops puled the two crewmen from the wreckage, both had perished. The Flight Engineer this date was Ogefr Helmut Gries (geb 9/29/23). Both were buried in the Lemvig Cemetery on 1 October, 1943, Beran in Grave and Gries in Grave 11. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1348 Beran, HansFw7/JG-3 (3/45 Garz, Ger.) Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490622 "Yellow ?" (lost 3/11/45) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 11 March, 1945, cause and location not reported. Added: Shot down by Allied fighters over Stettin (C.Sundin).
1349 Berapt, TheodorUffz12/JG-300Bf 109G-14/A (lost 9/18/44 in the Geldern area)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
1350 Berbecker, ErnstOblt6/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5139 "3Z + AP" (lost 10/16/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 16 October, 1940; crashed at base after returning from a night mission. Another entry suggests it was Wk# 7094 "3Z + AP" crashing at Neufchatel (Ju 88 Loss List) All else matches!!!
1351 Berben, Karl HeinzFw13/JG-27 (Africa)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8385 "Yellow 3" (lost 9/1/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 September, 1942 near Imayd, during aerial combat with British fighters near Imayd. Mombeek. Known to have made a force landing between Fuka and Mersa Matruh on 27 June, 1942, although no combat occured, reason unknown. One known Desert victory, a Hurricane II of either RAF No. 33 or 213 Sq. in the Mukheisin area, southwest of El Hammam on 27 July, 1942. Alternate spelling: Berban.
1352 Berber, Oblt26/NJG-1 (8/42), NJG-2Bf 110E-1 & 2
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One 18 August, 1942, he downed a Stirling and a Wellington, both into the sea.
1353 Berberich, EgonHptm6/17/1913III/StG-1 (1/41), 7/StG-1 (4/43)Ju 87D-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/24/41), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS
1354 Berberich, JosefUffzKG(J)/6 (3/45 CZ.)Bf 109G Werk # 150908 (lost 3/16/45)Pilot BadgeAircraft reported lost 16 March, 1945 at Kut.Hora, pilot disposition unknown, no futher detail (KG(J)/6 Loss List)
1355 Berbert, WilliGefr4/Sch.G-1Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141126 (lost 9/9/43)Assault Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown 9 September, 1943, after his ac was hit by flak north of Krasylivka, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine. No VDK burial match (D.Drury).
1356 Berbig, ReinhardLt8/SG-77Fw 190F-8 "Black 10" (lost 4/18/45) EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIC 18 April, 1945; Berbig collided with Gefr Linders and was first buried in a garden in Spremberg, and later in the Soldiers Cemetery at Halbe.
1357 Berchem, Hans vonObst6/15/1905Stfkpt 3(F)/11 (9/39), Stfkpt Erg/Aufkl.Gr.d.Lw.(7/40), Kdr NAGr-12 (4/42)Hs 126, Fw 189AObserver Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
1358 Berckemeyer, RolfUffzI/JG-27, 14/JG-27Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165320 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 June, 1944 during a ground support mission S of Bayeux. Mombeek. Alternate spelling: Berckemeier.
1359 Bercza, WernerFw9/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk# 161193 "Yellow 9" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 at Standensen/Uelzen
1360 Berdelmann, HerrmannUffz21/JG-300 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165061 "White 15" (lost 8/24/44 at Stribrec (Silberlos) Czech.], Bf 109G-14 "White 9" (44 Herbst), Bf 109G-5 Werk # Unk "White 2" (7/44 Furth)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat while attacking Liberators at Stribrec CZ with 15th AAF aircraft (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 at Szekesfehervar on 27 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 at Krefeld on 13 September, 1944. Added: He survived the 24 August, 1944 activity by parachuting with minor injuries (F.Braun).
1361 Berendes, G.FwStab/KGzbV-12 (5/40 Störmede) Ju 52/3m Werk # unk "G6 + ??" (lost 5/10/40) Wound Badge, Transport Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 at Ypenburg airfield, shot down by AA fire, pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: Fw Berendes was WIA and returned to his unit. Remaining crew (WIA): Uffz A.Schneider, R/O (POW) and Uffz L.Welticke, Mech/Gnr (Ret'd) (SGLO). This may be Gebhard.
1362 Berendt, RolfLt15/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491376 "Yellow 11 + ~" (lost 2/25/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1945 during aerial combat in the Vörden area. Alternate spelling (may be): Behrendt.
1363 Berens, Ernst GüntherOblt II/KG-76 (6/43 Germany), Stfkpt 5/KG-76 (4/44-6/44 Brussels) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141249 "??" (70% dam 6/1/43), Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "F1 + AN" (lost 6/17/44), Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk (lost /28/44) DK-G (1/1/45), EP (5/15/44), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 28 June, 1944; sd with severe wounds by AA fire over Vire France, and hospitalized in Paris. WIA 17 June, 1944; his ac reported lost in the Cherbourg vicinity, cause unknown (LOCS). Pilot and one other unnamed crew injured when he overturned on landing at the Ansbach airfield on 1 June, 1943 due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List)
1364 Beresch, FranzLt7/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8536 "F1 + FR" (lost 11/23/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew 23 November, 1941 when they failed to return from a mission in the area of Bologoye, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Heinz Saul, Obs; Ogefr Karl Brand (or Prand), R/O and Ogefr Max Gronthaler, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
1365 Berg, Uffz37/NJG-3 (Kastrup 5/43)Bf 110G-4 "D5 + DR" (lost at sea)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 30 May, 1943 during an attack on an English ship, when the AC engines were hit by flak, forcing Berg to ditch in the sea off Skagerak Denmark. He and an Instructor at BFS-4, Ofw Wirths, were on a calibration mission when they spotted the ship and decided to attack. Both were rescued at sea, however, Wirths was hospitalized for a month due to his injuries. Berg was uninjured (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, a "Boeing" at K. Hillinge on 21 April, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling at Taagerup Denmark on 29 April, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 4 km NE of Dühnen by Cuxhaven on 25 July, 1943.
1366 Berg, Achim vonLt22/JG-2 (5/43), 8/JG-2 (9/43)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470010 (lost 9/23/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Aumale. One known victory, a B-17 II along the French coast on 17 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling 19 km SW of Lisieux on 17 September, 1943.
1367 Berg, AlbertUffz114/JG-51 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 October, 1944.
1368 Berg, AlfredFw4/JG-53Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1531 "White 3 + -" (lost 10/28/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 28 October, 1940 after aerial combat over England, force landing at Haywards Heath. He bailed safely without injury. Source: Jochen Prien. This may have been "White 4". Both "White 3" and "White 4" were described in the JG-53 Chronicles. White 3 seems correct, as it shows up elsewhere.
1369 Berg, Ernst Helmut Fhr. vonMaj4 Kdr I/JG-233 (11/38), Kdr I/JG-51 (5/39 Eutingen), Kdr III/JG-26 (11/39-7/41), RLM Staff Pos. Ar 68, Kl 35, Bf 109C, Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
Von Berg, a former Cavalry officer, had proved to be an ineffective combat leader and a poor pilot, and was replaced in June, 1940 by Adolf Galland. Berg had no further combat assignments after being replaced. V. Berg was nick-named "Propeller Killer". His first victory, a Hawk-75A northeast of Antwerp on 11 May, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire I west of Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, a Hurricane and a Lysander at Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940.
1370 Berg, HeinrichUffzII/JG-26 (joins 8/43), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530718 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1944 in his "Black 4" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 365FG NE of Cochem. His body was found in August in his AC, buried in the mud, on the bottom of the Mosel River.
1371 Berg, Heinrich von "Fritz"Uffz4/13/1920Schauben10(Jabo)/JG-26 (Channel) Fw 190A-3/U3 Werk # 2240 (lost 8/19/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 19 August, 1942 after aerial combat with a Spitfire, after he had bombed a ship off Dieppe. He landed on Drucat, examined his damaged AC, # 2240, and took off again, and crashed 4 km N of Hesdin, before reaching Wizernes. Added: He is buried in the Ger War cem Bourdon France, Blk 32, Row 9, Gr 338 (D.Drury).
1372 Berg, Heinz OttoOfw257/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), 9/JG-77 (Romania 4/44)Bf 109F-4 in JG-52, Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # 161377 "Yellow 8" (25% dam 4/15/44, combat Copacene, pilot OK) in JG-77
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 21 May, 1942, Berg and Zwernemann were escorting an Hs 126 on a recon mission NW of Izyum, when they were jumped by rocket-firing MiG-3s. Berg took and engine hit and bailed and was being shot at by the Soviets, when Hermann Graf came to his rescue. He managed to return to his unit, to fight another day. Seems like he and Zwernemann were good enough friends that Berg followed Zwernemann to JG-77. 3 Bombers. Berg was one of four Ploesti defenders to down a B-24 on the raid, 4 April, 1944. On his aircraft was painted the slogan, "Ill find you for sure". Victory count may be as high as 38 (Magnus).
1373 Berg, HelmuthOfw7/14/1911Neumünster9/JG-3 (4/40)Bf 109EFighter Operational ClaspKilled in a car accident 10 April, 1940 in Hopsten; buried Neumünster (Jörg Mückler 1/2023).

Courtesy Jörg Mückler

1374 Berg, Herbert vom (von?)Hptm6/13/19115/KG-40He 177A-3 Werk # 535433 (or 535443) "F8 + BN" (lost 11/21/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 21 November, 1943 when his ac was damaged by AA fire from an escort vessel, HMS Calder. The ac put down in the sea, north of Cape Ortegal, Corunna, Spain. The escort vessel was providing cover for convey's SL139 & MKS30. Remaining crew, four buried in Cuacos de Yuste, Row 3: Fw Alfred Büthe, Gr 46; Uffz Alfred Hartmann, Gr 44; Uffz Georg Hippe, Gr 45; Fw Willi Stegner, Gr 42 and Uffz Josef Pelters (MIA) (D.Drury).
1375 Berg, KarlFw25/JG-4 (9/44), 15/JG-4 (1/45)Fw 190A-8, Bf 109K-4 Werk# 331418 "Yellow 3" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 January, 1945; Operation Bodenplatte, after his strafing attack on Melsbroek airfield near Brussels. Shot down by either a P-47 or AA fire. Mombeek MIA List. No known grave. One known victory, a B-24 50 km SE of Kassel on 27 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 NE of Alzey on 12 December, 1944.
1376 Berg, KonradLt4/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144085 "F1 + NM" (lost 7/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near Avola 30 July, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1377 Berg, Walter vonFwII/NJG-3Bf 110C & DNight Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 April, 1942 when hit by return fire from a British Wellington. He and R/O Fw Walter Heidenreich were able to bail out, but his chute did not open. Heidenreich survived.
1378 Bergau, FriedrichUffz1/KG-2Do 217E & KEP(6/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Source: Honor Goblet Award List by W. Vermeer.
1379 Berge,LtI/KG-54 (Sicily)Ju 88A-4 (lost 3/2/43) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 2 March, 1943 during a night operational flight near Pozzalo Sicily. Information found on Missing Aircrew Report of Oblt Vogl found on documents at Collectors Guild. This could be Oblt Hans Berge if he may have returned after the March 1943 MIA incident.
1380 Bergeest, HarryUffz6/26/19227/NJG-2 (2/44 Gilze-Rijen) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 720321 "R4 + BR" (lost 2/16/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIFA the night of 15/16 February, 1944; his Ju 88 crashed at the Twente Holland airfield, blinded by Twente searchlights during his landing approach. Remaining crew (KIFA): R/O Gefr Alfred Artmann (7/12/1922) and Engr Ogefr Horst Bühring (12/19/1921). All buried Ysselsteyn Block Q, Row 10,: Uffz Bergeest Gr 237, Ogefr Bühring Gr 238 and Gfr Artmann Gr 239. (DeSwart & Lost Aircraft Report).
Ysselstein, Holland
1381 Bergel, HeinzLt12/NJG-5Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720054 (dam 12/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured during an emergency landing 15 December, 1943 at the Fassberg airfield due to a fuel shortage (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a "4 mot" 50 km SW of Berlin on 24 March, 1944.
1382 Bergemann, HansHptm10/20/19142/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140017 "M2 + KK" (lost 7/3/42) Observer Operational Clasp POW with unnamed crew 3 July, 1942; made an emergency landing at Odlings Farm, Aswardly, Lincolnshire after being damaged by Spitfires of No. 303 Sq. (Ju 88 Loss List).
1383 Bergemann, HeinzLt7/KG-30Ju 88A-2 Werk # Unk "4D + KR" (lost 5/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 10 May, 1940 when they were hit by flak, and exploded when they crashed into the Waal. Remaining crew (pos unk): Fw August Herb, Uffz Walter Haiges and Flg Hermann Müller, no further detail (DVL Loss List).
1384 Bergen, Erich vonOblt48/ZG-26Bf 110D Werk # 3396 "3U + HS" (lost 8/31/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940 after aerial combat between Colne Point and Clacton. His unnamed gunner also POW (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane on 14 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 27 May, 1940, no location. Nos. 3 & 4, both Spitfires over England on 10 July, 1940.
1385 Bergen, Karl FriedrichHptm Aufkl.Gr.-121 (9/39), Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L (4/41), 3(F)/Ob.d.L (to 6/43), Stfkpt 3(F)/Ob.d.L (6/43) Ju 88D-1, Do 215B-4 Werk # 0093 (dam 4/25/41), Ju 290A-5 Werk # 110177 "9V + DK" (lost 2/16/44) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 16 February, 1944 with his entire crew when they were sd into the Atlantic, west of Ireland. They were downed by two Grumman; Martlets of FAA 811 Sq., piloted by Lts E.S.Erikson & W.C.Dimes, flying off the escort carrier HMS Biter.Remaining crew: Oblt Kurt Baumgartner, Co-pilot; Lt Martin Glöckhofer (or Glöckelhofer or Glöcklhofer), Obs; Reg.Rat Candidate Werner Cordes; Lt Gottfried Beninde; Ofw Heinz Felleckner; Fw Heinz Schacht; Ofw Ludwig Ebner; Uffz Jakob Daniel; Ogefr Josef Neubauer and Ogefr Karl Zinke. Oblt Bergen was injured in an emergency landing at Belgrade-Semlin airfield, Yugoslavia, cause unknown. A passenger, believed to be his observer, a Hptm Artmann, was on the flight, his disposition unknown (D.Drury).
1386 Berger,Uffz12/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500069 "Blue 9" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat near Meckenheim.
1387 Berger,EM3/SG-1 (late war)Fw 190F-8 & F-9Assault Operational ClaspPictured and labeled in a Gerhard bergman photo album.
1388 Berger, Oblt62/NJG-3Bf 110G-4EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster N of Münster on 16 December, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" near Berlin on 24 March, 1944. A triple victory the night of 9-10 April, 1944; 3 "4 mot" in the Grove-Ebsjerg area. A "4 mot" N of Schleswig on 23 April, 1944.
1389 Berger, AchimLt1/KGr-806 (S.U.)Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2369 "M7 + EH" (lost 7/12/41)
KIA 12 July, 1941, probably due to flak, location not reported, remaining three unnamed crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List)
1390 Berger, AdolfOblt Stfkpt 5/Bo.Fl.Gr-196 (2/41) Bordfliegergr-196 Ar 196A-2 Werk # 0129 "6W + ON" (lost 2/8/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 8 February, 1941; sd into the sea by a Whirlwind of No. 263 Sq., piloted by P/O K.A.G.Graham. The ac crashed SE of Dodman Point, Cornwall. His Observer, Lt .z.See, Hans Erich Hirtz (geb 7/23/1917) was KIA and buried at CC, Plot 7, Row 5, Grave 119. P/O Graham was killed by Ar 196 return fire. Stankey & DeZeng & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
1391 Berger, Alfons "Ali"Hptm9/28/19172/KG-1 (5/40),Stfkpt 11/KG-51 (3/41), Stfkpt 1/KG-51 (Rostow 1/43)Ju 88A Werk # Unk (dam 5/27/40), Ju 88A Werk # Unk (dam 10/19/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4092 "??" (lost 1/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (5/17/43 Post)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 27 January, 1943 after being attacked by enemy fighters at Yegorslykekaja, S of the RR track (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Badly injured 27 May, 1940, belly landing at Brussels-Evere airfield after being hit by AA fire over Dunkirk. Uninjured 19 October, 1941 when he belly landed at Nikolayev airfield when he forgot to lower his landing gear (LOCS).
1392 Berger, BrunoLtStab/KG-2Do 17, Do 217Bomber Operational ClaspShot down 10 July, 1941 near Orsha S.U. by a MiG-3 flown by Soviet pilot Lt. Mikhail Chunusov of 402nd Fighter Aviation Regt.. Pilot and crew disposition unknown.
1393 Berger, FriedrichUffz14/JG-300Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150720 (lost 4/9/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 9 April, 1945; crashed in a forest in Reubach, no cause reported.
1394 Berger, FritzHptm5/25/19131Stab II/NJG-2 (10/44 Köln-Butzweilerhof)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713635 "4R + EC" (lost 10/19/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-1 sd by flak at Wiers 19 October, 1944. He, and his R/O Uffz herbert Anders bailed safely w/o injury. His Gnr Uffz Reinhold Leuze bailed with wounds (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a "4 mot" at St Dizier on 19 July, 1944.
1395 Berger, GeorgOblt18/JG-5 (3/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 NE of Hamingsberg on 17 March, 1944. Although this victory is credited to a Georg Berger, it may very well actually be Horst Berger, also an Oblt in 8/JG-5 at the same time, with two victories this same date!

Courtesy Christian König

1396 Berger, GüntherOfhr3/13/19238/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-14/AS "Red 3 + -" (lost 9/29/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Neustedt/Gemmersheim, bailed safely. Deceased 11 February, 1997. Jager Blatt Obit.
1397 Berger, HansObstltStfkpt 4(H)/13 (5/40), Kdr Aufkl.Gr.-30 (7/40-2/41), Kdr Koluft Pz.Gr.-3 (2/41-9/16/41Hs 126B, Fw 189AObserver Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L. DeZeng
1398 Berger, Hans G.Lt10/9/192382/JG-1 (joins 6/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (12/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-1 (1/45), 2/JG-1 (4/45)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-4 "White 10" (? % dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530374 "White 1" (lost 11/29/43), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340016 "White 3(dam 3/6/44), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 171596 "Yellow 8"EP


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

1399 Berger, HeinzOblt7/JG-77 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163600 "White 15" (lost 7/3/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 July, 1944 during aerial combat near Servenaia, baled safely (Bf 109 Loss List)
1400 Berger, Horst Oblt30Stfkpt 8/JG-5 (3/43 Petsamo)Bf 109F "Black 14" (3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 13810 "Black 11" on 8 May, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 May, 1944, over the Barents Sea, 20 km northwest of Wajda-Guba. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 March, 1943. A P-40 on 18 March, 1943. A "Bmbr-41" on 27 March, 1943. A P-39 on 22 May, 1943. A Hurricane IIc WNW of Cape Korabelnyj on 18 August, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane IIc on 23 August, 1943. A P-39 and a Boston on 6 September, 1943. A P-40 on 23 September, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane on 24 September, 1943. A P-39 and a Yak-9 NE of Petsamo on 17 March, 1944. Two P-40s on 2 April, 1944. A P-39 on 12 April, 1944. Four P-40s, a P-39 and an Il-2 on 23 April, 1944.

Courtesy Christian König

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