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1401 Passgang, KarlUffz8/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165546 "Black 17 + I" (lost 8/6/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Braunschweig area. Jager Blatt 1/2005.
1402 Passhaus, KarlLt15/JG-53Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a B-24 on 25 February, 1944. Perry Claims.
1403 Patzer, KarlUffz3/30/1922Neudorf3/KG-6Ju 188 Werk # 260334 "3E + DL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 21 January, 1944 near Pepinster Belgium, noi further detail. Buried Lommel, Block 21/127. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1404 Paul, Friedrich KarlJG-26 (2/42)Bf 109E & FFighter Operational ClaspChannel pilot with Schöpfel and Glunz. Signor on a Robert Taylor painting with these two.
1405 Paul, KarlFwKG unitJu 88A, He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Bpmber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1406 Paul, KarlFw3/SG-2Ju 87D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1407 Pauli, StephanLt8/KG-54Ju 88A-4 "B3 + FS" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 23/24 April, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England and crashed into the sea. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Perlik, Observer (MIA); Uffz Karl Heinz Behling, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Walter Wickborn, Gunner (KIA). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1408 Paulsen, Karl AugustHptm1/23/1915Stolk7/KG-30 (5/40), 10/KG-30 (4/41), Stfkpt 9/KG-30 (6/43), Stfkpt 13/KG-30 (12/43), Kdr III/KG(J)-30 (12/44)Ju 88A, Fw 190 in III/KG(J)-30 RK(2/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)
EP(1/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
About 200 combat missions in the east, west and Med.. Deceased 17 June, 2007 Stolk (P. Bastin).
1409 Pauly, KarlUffz1/JG-53 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162762 "Yellow 3" (80% dam 6/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 June, 1944 during aerial combat with B-24s and crashed at Giurgiu Romania.
1410 Pawlik, AloisOgefr7(H)/32Fw 189A-3 Werk # 213 "5D + AK" (lost 2/9/1944)Observer Operational ClaspPOW with his entire crew, 9 February,1944, after making an emergency landing east of Milcza, Poland, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ofw Wilhelm Lange, Obs and Ogefr Karl Heinz Szydlowski, Gnr (D.Drury).
1411 Pedall, KarlLt414/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 19 August, 1944. Nos. 2, 3 & 4, all Yak-9s on 4 September, 1944.
1412 Peisert, EdgarOblt6/16/19142/Kü.Fl.Gr. -106 (Schiphol Holland)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2227 "M2 + EK" (lost 7/10/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 July, 1941, failing to return from an anti-shipping operation between Whitby and Holy Island. The AC crashed into the cliffs at Staithes, near Whitby, presumably due to misty weather and poor visibility. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Rudolf Belloff, Observer, Gefr Gerhard Vogel (geb. 8/17/1917), wireless operator and Fw Karl Kinder (geb. 8/2/1914), gunner. The entire crew is buried in Acklam Road Cemetery, Thornaby.
1413 Pender, Sebastian vonLt2/Aufklr.Gr.126 (See)He 60D Werk # 315 "D1 + EK" (interned 5/17/41)Observer Operational ClaspInterned briefly with his observer on 17 May, 1941; made a force landing near Canakkale Turkey after suffering engine damage from AA fire. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Wettge (Özkan Türker). LOCS suggests he crashed into the Aegean Sea.
1414 Penzel, KarlOfw9/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 5536 "A1 + LT" (lost 10/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 29 October, 1940 after the ac suffered a malfunction. The crew became lost and bailed out, believing they were over the Netherlands. The ac crashed into the River Stour mud, off Parkeston Quay, Essex. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Florian Sigger, Obs; Uffz Johannes Klitscher, R/O; Ofw Hans Metzger (or Metzer), Flt Engr and Uffz Harry Lüdicke (or Lüdecke), Gnr (D.Drury).
1415 Perignon, Karl TheodorMaj1(H)/13 (5/42), 1/Erg.NAGr. (1/43), Kdr NAGr.-10 (10/43), Kdr NAGr.-15 (6/44), Kdr NAGr.-3 (10/44), Kdr NAGr.-10 (4/45)Fw 190ADK-G (5/11/42), EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational ClaspPOW 8 May, 1945 at Lager Strub (DK-G Awards List & LOCS)
1416 Perino, KarlOblt13/NJG-1, 3/NJG-2, Stab I/NJG-2Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360254 (lost 5/11/43), Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750701 "R4 + SA" (lost 12/16/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 16/17 Decmeber, 1943 during aerial combat 9 km east of Ostersander, near Aurich. Source: T. Boiten & Ju 88 Loss List). Injured with one other unnamed crew 11 May, 1943 making an emergency landing at sea SE of Ribera (Ju 88 Loss List).
1417 Peter, KarlOblt2/28/192227/ZG-26Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 on 10 October, 1943. A 2nd B-17 on 14 October, 1943. Note: An Honor Goblet was found for sale on the internet named to a Lt. Karl Georg Peter and dated 26 October, 1941. He would appear to be a different person than Karl Peter, this record.
1418 Peter, Karl GeorgLt3/25/19186(Pz)/Sch.G-1Hs 129B-2 Werk # 242 (20% dam 9/21/42)EP(10/26/41),
EK 1 & 2

Ground Assault Operational Clasp
His Wk# 242 was reported suffering engine damage, causing him to make an emergency landing by Kalatsch on 21 September, 1942. Lt Peters Honor Cup was seen on the internet. Source: Genadi Najda.
1419 Peters, GustavUffz8/29/19212/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260309 "Z6 + CK" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 2 January, 1944; shot down by two Typhoons as they approached the Montdidier airfield on a training flight. Remaining crew: Uffz Friedrich Meichenitsch, geb 2/8/16, WIA, Obs; Uffz Otto Gross, geb 6/21/1922, WIA, Obs; Ogefr Karl Tullius, geb 7/30/1923, KIA, R/O and Gefr Ernst Fabig, geb 2/25/1923, KIA, Mechanic. Source: B.Bines.
1420 Peters, HelmutUffz3/15/1915HamburgWekusta 1Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0790 (lost 7/3/41)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIA 3 July, 1941 when his ac was brought down by AA fire 5km west of Riga Latvia. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Dr Friedrich Graf, Obs (KIA) and Gefr Wilhelm Karl Hülswitt, Gnr (KIA). One additional crewman remains unidentified. The three deceased were initially buried in a civilian cemetery, the Forest Cemetery in Riga. They are commemorated there and in the Ger War Cem at Riga-Beberbek (D.Drury).i
1421 Peters, KarlHptm1/2/1914Frankfurt1/KG-55 (5/39), 10/KG-55 (10/40), 8/LG-1 (8/43), Stfkpt 8/LG-1 (11/43), Stfkpt 13/LG-1 (2/44), Kdr II/LG-1 (7/44 to wars end)He 111H-6 Werk # 7027 "G1 + DL" (dam 6/15/42)RK (4/30/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)
EP(4/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 15 June, 1942 when his H-6 was shot up by Soviet fighters east of Belgorod. He and Obs Lt Heinrich bethke were WIA. 205 combat missions. Deceased 12 December, 1954 Montabaur (P. Bastin).
1422 Petersen, HelmutLt8/20/19203(F)/Aufklär.Gr. Ob.d.L. Do 215B Werk # 0063 "T5 + LL" (or "P5 + LL") (lost 10/18/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 18 October, 1941 when his ac was lost in unknown circumstances. The loss location is believed to have been Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula. One known crew member, his observer, Lt Otto Osterwald, is also listed as MIA. These two are not listed in the VDK, and are listed in the German War Cem. at Sevastopol-Gontscharnoje. Their Dornier was rammed by a MiG-3 over Balaklava, pilot by Soviet pilot Lt N.I.Savva, who was awarded the Order of the red Banner for the incident. His MiG landed on water, and he was rescued. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Karl Kaufmann, R/O and Uffz Helmut Herrmann, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
1423 Petersen, JohannesFw6/18/1914Groschelt9/KG-76Do 17Z-2 "F1 + HT" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 when the AC was hit by AA fire during a low-level attack on Kenley airdrome. The AC crashed in flames onto a cottage on the edge of the airfield, killing all five onboard. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Hans Siegfried Ahrens, Observer; Uffz Karl Greulich, R/O; Fw Hans Dietz, Gunner and Oberst Dr. Otto Sommer, Passenger?. The deceased are buried at CC, Plot 5, Row 3: Petersen Gr 69, Ahrends Gr 66, Greulich Gr 67, Ewald Johannes Dietz Gr 68 and Dr Sommer Gr 70 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1424 Petersen, KarlOfw9/JG-301Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682011 "White 14 + I" (captured)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW/MIA 10 October, 1944 when he made an emergency landing behind Russian lines, damaged during aerial combat at Rakitnoye. His 190 was one of several captured nearly intact.
1425 Petersen, Karl AugustMaj5/26/1912 Neukirchen, Kreis Nordfriesland 1/KG-27 (5/39), Stfkpt in 9/KG-27 (1/41), Kdr II/KG-27 (6/41)He 111P & H
RK(3/7/42)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
Served in KG-27 from Mar. 1936 to Mar. 1944. Over 250 combat missions. Deceased 23 November, 1980 Bodenteich/Häcklingen (P. Bastin). His known crew: Fw Konrad Rieder, Flt Engr (DK-G 6/5/42) and Fw Hans Timmermann, R/O (DK-G 3/19/42) Kaiser RK book.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Petersen was trained as a pilot in the mid-30s and on March 15, 1936 joined KG 27 'Boelcke', to which he belonged until March 15, 1944. In the Legion Condor in Spain he completed 131 enemy flights. After missions over Poland, France and England, he was appointed in January 1941 captain of the 9th Squadron. In the Eastern campaign he flew an independent attack on the Soviet navy at Tuapse, in which a destroyer was sunk and three other ships were damaged. For his combat success he received on March 8, 1942 as captain the Knight's Cross. As Major he led the II. Group of the KG 27 from January 1943 to March 1944. By the end of the war he was employed in higher staff positions. He died on November 23, 1980.

1426 Petersen, Karl HeinzOfw12/KG(J)-51Me 262A-2a Werk # Unk "9K + EK" (12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 between Weert and Venlo on 3 December, 1944. Added: The B-24 may have in fact been a Lancaster of RAF No. 582 Sq. which crashed at Tongeren, Belgium, losing one crewman. The SGLO puts the Lancaster down more to the south and west of Venlo, and credited to Ofw Petersen (D.Drury).
1427 Petersen, Karl HeinzUffz8/JG-27Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 785938 "Blue 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 26 December, 1944 in aerial combat with a fighter during a strafing mission near Trier. Mombeek.
1428 Petersen, Karl HeinzFwI/KG-55, III/LG-1He 111H-16, Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1429 Peuls, KarlOblt3/StG-5 (S.U.)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5545 "L1 + EW" (lost 6/2/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 2 June, 1942; shot down by enemy fighters over Murmansk. His R/O, Uffz Josef Holtmaier, was also listed as MIA. Source: SIG Norway.
1430 Pfaff, KarlLt2/16/19185/LG-1 Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk (lost 7/28/40) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 28 July, 1940 when his ac was sd by Spitfires of No.234 Sq., piloted by F/Lt P.C.Hughes, P/O K.S.Dewhurst and P/O P.W.Horton. The Ju 88 crashed into the Channel, SE of Plymouth. Remaining crew: Uffz Bernhard Bucke, Obs (KIA); Uffz Walter Niesche, R/O (MIA) and Ogefr Werner Schnellhardt, Gnr (MIA). Uffz Bucke is buried in the Ger War Cem at Orglandes/Manche, France, Blk 16, Row 8, Gr 309. Lt Pfaff was posthumously promoted to Oblt on 10 October, 1941 (D.Drury).
1431 Pfeifer, KarlII/NJG-1 (2/42 to 4/45)Bf 110 Night Fighter Operational Clasp Flugbuch. This is most likely Ofw Karl Georg Pfeiffer.
1432 Pfeiffer, 11JG-2Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 January. 1943. Magnus. I believe the correct date is 11 January, 1943 per the Fw 190 Loss List. Im fairly certain this is Karl Pfeiffer, below. Magnus had the KIA date as 8 January, 1943 on both entries.
1433 Pfeiffer, KarlUffz17/JG-3Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. A "damaged" Hurricane on 30 June, 1940, no location.
1434 Pfeiffer, KarlFw163/JG-2 (5/41), 5/JG-2 (6/42), 6/JG-2 (9/42)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 662 (lost 1/11/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 January, 1943; killed in enemy fighter attack at Fondouk Tunisia. (This KIA date had been reported by Magnus as 8 January, 1943). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane S of Portland on 7 October, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Spitfires S of the Isle of Wight on 28 November, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire 5 km southwest of Portland on 11 May, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire on 30 June, 1941, no location. His 6th, a Spitfire north of Hazebrouck on 3 July, 1941. His 7th, a Spitfire N of Morlaix on 12 July, 1941. His 8th, a B-17 at La Pallice on 23 July, 1941. His 9th , 10th, & 11th; a Stirling, a Hurricane and a Spitfire in the Finistere area v.Veracity on 18 December, 1941. His 12th, a Spitfire on 5 June, 1942. Nos. 15 & 16 were both Spitfires on 8 September, 1942.
1435 Pfeiffer, Karl GeorgOfw10 6/NJG-2, 10/NJG-1 (1/43), 12/NJG-1 (6/43 Bergen), 11/NJG-1 (9/43), 12/NJG-1 (12/43, 1/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5367 "G9 + CX" (lost 6/25/43) in 12 Staffel, Bf 110G-4 Werk #5471 (Dam 9/29/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 4884 (25% dam 12/16/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5421 (lost 1/20/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster on 17 January, 1943. Another, a Stirling at Midwolda on 5 May, 1943. A 2nd Lancaster on 14 May, 1943. A Stirling against the Essen raid on 28 May, 1943. A Wellington off Zandvoort on 12 June, 1943. A Halifax 2km NE of NE of Schwarmerhorn on 23 June, 1943. A "4 mot" at Raalte Holland on 13 June, 1944. His Wk# 5367 was shot down by Halifax return fire the night of 24-25 June, 1943 over Abbenes Holland, (recovered in October, 1992 by a Dutch Restoration Team). He and R/O Uffz Willi Knappe bailed successfully, although wounded. Fw Pfeifer was injured in Wk# 5471, the night of 29/30 September, 1943 due to an engine fire crash at Tietjerk Holland, one other WIA and one KIC, both not named (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: The unnamed: R/O Willi Knappe WIA and Ogefr W. Bauerfeind, KIA, buried Yssel AR-3-68. Fw Pfeiffer damaged Wk# 4884 Bergen airfield, no mention of his R/O (SGLO). Werk # 5421 crashed at Oude Biltzijl Holland, 7 km N of the Leeuwarden airfield on 20 January, 1944 due to engine failure (DeSwart). Added: Fw Pfeiffer, R/O Uffz W.Knappe & Gnr Gefr W.Krause injured (SGLO). Magnus & Boiten, 10 victories. Alternate spelling: Pfeifer.
1436 Pfeiffer, MaxOfw10/TG-3 Ju 52/3m Wekr # 501130 "4V + NU" (lost 2/7/45) Transport Operational Clasp MIA 7 February, 1945 when his ac was lost due tounknown circumstances in the area of Budapest, Hungary. Remaining crew (all MIA, desig unk): Uffz Friedrich Kintsher, Uffz Julius Frank, Uffz Karl Heinz Kalinowski and Uffz Friedrich Sonnenleitner (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Pfeifer.
1437 Pfeil, KarlLt12/15/19151/StG-1 (Jonsvatnet) Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5386 "A5 + JH" (lost 4/19/40) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp While on a recon mission on 19 April, 1940, Pfeil made a force landing on a frozen lake, Nedre Fliplingsvatn due to technical problems. The ac turned over but both crew were unhurt. When they began to walk to shore, a local shot Pfeil and he died next day. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Gerhard Winkels was taken prisoner. Pfeil was buried at Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
1438 Pflüger, KarlFw9/1/1916Öschelbronn, Bayern4/KG-26 (Sola) He 111H-4 Werk # Unk (lost 4/28/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 28 April, 1940; sd by Skuas of No. 800 Sq., crashed at sea at Kjorsvika, in Map Quadrant 6 Ost/7331 by Molde. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Hans Träumner (geb 4/7/17 Leipzig) Observer; Uffz Gerold Simdorn (geb 12/5/18 Oldenburg) R/O and Ofw Jakob Best (geb 6/11/11 Ramsen) Flt Engr.. (Source: Luftwaffe Loss Report per Fritz Braun). Added: The Skuas were piloted by Navy pilots, Lt. G.E.D.Finch-Noyes, Lt. E.Taylour and Petty Officer H.A. Monk. Remaining He 111 crew (Missing at Sea, comm at Kiel-Laboe): Hans Träumner, Uffz Gerold Simdorn and Ofw Jakob Best. Pilot, Fw Pflüger buried at Trondheim-Havstein, Norway, Row 7, Gr 52 (D.Drury).
1439 Pfneisl, Ernst OttoLt12/29/1919Vienna1/KG-51Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6616 (lost 4/28/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 A pril, 1942 when his ac was sd by AA fire over Novorossiysk, Russia. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Robert Apel, Obs; unnamed R/O and Uffz Karl Prell, Gnr.. Lt Pfneisl is not in the VDK records, but is understood to be buried in a grave in Novorossiysk, Russia (D.Drury).
1440 Pfüller, Helmut Karl HeinzOfw278/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 7 May, 1943. A 2nd & 3rd, an Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 11 June, 1943. Two MiG-3s and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 11 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (both m.H.) on 26 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 S of Wjasma on 7 August, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) S of Jarzewo on 8 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 SE of Yelnya on 19 August, 1943. Three DB-3s and an Il-2 (m.H.) in the Dyatkovo area on 24 August, 1943. A Yak-7 60 km N of Vitebsk on 10 October, 1943. A Yak-9 at Gomel on 22 October, 1943. Two Yak-7s at Radul on 30 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 10 November, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 28 victories.
1441 Pichler, JohannMaj1/12/1908Friedbach2/KG-27 He 111-H-6 Werk # 7069 "1G + SK" (lost 4/26/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew, 26 April, 1942, when their ac collided with another ac from KG-27, piloted by Ogefr Heinz Stute. Both ac crashed 12km south of Kirovograd, Kirovograd Oblast, Ukraine, where they are all buried. Remaining crew: Obstlt Dr Karl Töpke, Obs; Ogefr Erwin Gerber, R/O and Fw Paul Lindberg, Flt Engr. Their graves are understood to exist at Kirovograd, not yet transferred to a military cemetery, and commemorated in the Kirovograd collective cemetery. No VDK burial match for Obstlt Töpke (D.Drury).
1442 Pieper, KurtFw2/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 124 "F8 + FK" (lost 11/5/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 November, 1942; failed to return from a mission north of Iceland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Johannes Möckel, Co-pilot; Uffz Karl Wissner, R/O; Uffz Karl Kreft, 2nd R/O; Ogefr Hans Möller, Gunner and Uffz Wilhelm Heck, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1443 Pierke, Hans WernerUffz2(F)/123 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1071 "4U + FK" (lost 7/24/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Karl Wilhelm Karras and two other unnamed crew at Haifa-Port Said, Alexandria 24 July, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1444 Pietsch, RudolfUffz3/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311035 (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 29 June, 1943; operational mine accident east of Bätsfjord (Syltefjord) at Map Quadrant 37 East/0139. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Walter Harter, Observer; Ogefr Bernhard Müllejans, R/O; Gefr Hans Schnitt, Mech and Ogefr Karl Keppler, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1445 Pinz, KarlOgefrSG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 11017 (lost 11/29/43)Dive Bomber operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 29 November, 1943 by enemy fighters in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 2929. Ju 87 Loss List
1446 Piper, Karl HeinzOfhr 3/NAGr-1 (Tactical Recon, Twente) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 230500 "Black 65" (lost 2/11/45) Observer Operational Clasp MIA after his G-6 crashed at Volkel Holland on 11 February, 1945, cause unknown (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). Added: Killed when shot down by the 502nd AAA Battery, Se of Balgoij, N of the river Maas, across from Keent airfield. Buried Yssel TE-12-143 SGLO).
1447 Pipke, KarlLt9/1/192114/JG-76 (9/44), 16/JG-300 Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 781281 (dam 9/11/44), Bf 109G-10/R6 Werk # 490253 "Blue 10" (lost 1/1/45 at Döllwitz) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 in the Sternberk (Nysa-Perov) area on 17 December, 1944. Pilot disposition 1/45 unknown. WIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat 5km north of Eisenach.
1448 Pleitz, WilhelmFw10/2/1915Halberstadt4/KG-2 (7/40)Do 17Z (damaged 7/7/40), Do 17Z-1 Werk # 3272 "U5 + CM" (lost 11/22/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 22 November, 1940, shot down near Newhaven, East Sussex. Made a forced landing at Boulogne on 7 July, 1940 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 64 Sq. over the Channel. None of the crew were injured in the crash. Added: On 22 November, 1940, he was sd by Hurricanes of No.253 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Raymond Duke-Wooley, P/O Guy Marsland and P/O Alan Eckford. The ac crashed at Tarring Neville, N of Newhaven, Sussex and exploded on impact, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Josef Treffert, Obs; Uffz Gerhard Weinhold, R/O and Fw Gustav Otterbeck, Flt Engr.. Three of the deceased are buried at CC, Blk 4, Row 4: Pleitz Gr 44, Treffert Gr 45 and Otterbeck Gr 43. Gerhard Weinhold's remains could not be identified and he has no known grave (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1449 Plötz, SiegfriedOblt9/27/1915Nowawes/Teltow12/NJG-6 (Kitzingen) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 180683 "2Z + MW" (lost 12/2/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot and crew reported killed at Karlsdorf Bruchsal 2 December, 1944, no further detail. Remaining crew (killed): R/O Uffz Heinrich Schweer (geb 3/12/1922 Duisburg) and Gnr Ogefr Karl Brandstätter (geb 5/17/1920 Dombirn). Added: LOCS indicates the crash happened in the vicinity of Bruchsal, 18km NE of Karlsruhe
1450 Plücker, Karl-HeinzOblt5/9/192142 JG-1, 3/JG-52 (7/43), 2/JG-52 (1/44), 1/JG-52 (5/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18598 "White 4" (lost 5/10/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44 Post.)
EP(3/20/44)


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 May, 1944; shot down by flak 4 km NNE of Grigoriopol, 130 km NW of Odessa. His first known victory, an Il-4 on 5 July, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 18 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 4 August, 1943. A Pe-2 on 20 August, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 23 August, 1943. A Yak-1 on 24 August, 1943. A P-39 on 28 August, 1943. A Yak-1 on 13 September, 1943. A Yak-1 on 21 September, 1943. A Pe-2 and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 24 September, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 27 September, 1943. A Pe-2 on 10 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and two Yak-1s on 6 January, 1944. Two Yaks on 8 January, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 16 January, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 26 January, 1944. A P-39 on 27 January, 1944. An R-5 on 11 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 13 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 10 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 20 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 23 March, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 March, 1944. A P-39, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 15 April, 1944. A P-39 on 17 April, 1944. A P-39 on 25 April, 1944. A P-39 on 29 April, 1944. A Pe-2 on 2 May, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 34 victories.
1451 Plundtke, Karl HeinzFwStab/KG-100 (7/41) He 111H-3 Werk # 6884 "6N + BA" (?) (lost 7/3/41) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on 3 July, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: The ac, believed sd by a fighter, was from Stab/KG-100; the crew from 2/KG-100. Remaining crew: Oblt Helmut Schmidt, Obs (MIA); Ofw Herbert Bothe, R/O (KIA, bur Yssel BQ/6/146); Ogefr Helmut Junge, Flt Engr (KIA, bur Westerland Blk V, Gr 133) and Ofw Friedrich Grass, Gnr (KIA, bur Yssel CT/1/25). Pilot Fw Plundtke MIA (D,Drury).
1452 Plunser, KarlHptmStfkpt Erg/JG-26, Stfkpt 10(Jabo)/JG-26 (3/42)Fw 190A-2, Fw 190A-3/U3Fighter Operational ClaspPlunser transferred out of JG-26 in July, 1942.
1453 Podbielski, Friedrich FranzOblt 9/KG-4 (7/40 Schiphol), Stfkpt 7/KG-4 (10/40 Channel) Ju 88A-1 Werk # 3054 "5J + DR" (lost 7/28/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6129 "5J + ER" (lost 10/27/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 27 October, 1940 after being shot down by a Lewis Gun Crew of the 54th Searchlight Regt, crash landing at Manor Farm, Duggleby, near Malton. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Heier, Observer (POW), Uffz Karl Kidrowski, wireless operator (POW) and Uffz Oskar Piontek, gunner (KIA). Piontek was either thrown clear or jumped from the AC before it came to rest, and was critically injured. He was freed from the underside of the tail section by both his crew members and members of the local Home Guard, working together to save a human being. He subsequently died of his injuries and is buried in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. He lost an earlier Ju 88 which crashed at Schiphol Holland the night of 27/28 July, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Still no known cause, but the crash injured all four crew. Remaining crew: Uffz O.Piontek, Obs; Fw H.Berkefeld, R/O and Uffz K.vonKiedrowski, Gnr (SGLO).
Cannock Chase
1454 Podstensky, KarlUffz11/20/1918ViennaI/JG-1Bf 109G or Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspReported killed in January, 1945 in the East, no further detail, no known grave (M/deWolf).
1455 Pogarell, KarlGefrFFS A2AVIA FL.3 Werk # 56597 "DQ + MF" (interned briefly 7/16/44)Pilot Badge (Student ?)While on a solo training flight on 16 July, 1944, he became lost. Running low on fuel, he put down at the Bern-Beundenfeld airfield where he was held overnight and permitted to fly back to Germany the next day (D.Drury).
1456 Pohl, ReinhardUffz1(F)/124 Kirkenes)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0755 "G2 + GH" (lost 11/12/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 12 November, 1941 during an operation against the Murmansk railway, cause unknown. Crash location Lumbowka Bay, Jokanga. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Karl Klaus, Observer; Uffz Wilhelm Keck, R/O and Gefr Hans Urbaneck, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1457 Pohle, Karl HeinzObltStatzen2/KG-4 (1/42), 5/KG-4 (7/43), 5/NJG-4 (12/44)He 111H-16, He 111H-6 Werk # Unk "5J + HN" (lost 1/30/42), Ju 88G-1 Werk # Unk (lost 12/4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/26/42), Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 4 December, 1944; shot down at Hasewinkel, buried Gütersloh. He was MIA briefly, 30 January, 1942, reported lost in Pl.Qu. 13 Ost/5512, cause unknown. DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
1458 Pohlmann, KarlLt1Stab II/JG-53 (2/44 Reich Def), 8/44 France)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410676 (lost 2/25/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780788 "Black <3 + -" (lost 8/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed by partisansI after crash landing 15km west of Romilly on 23 August, 1944. WIA 25 February, 1944 during aerial combat near Strass, most like from return fire from his B-24 victim; officially, "resaon unknown" (Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 8 km NE of Strass on 25 February, 1944.
1459 Pohlschmidt, KarlUffz8/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + JS" (lost 7/31/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 31 July, 1944 at Le Mesnil, France (another source suggests the location was Gavre), cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Wolfgang Schubert, Obs; Uffz Heinz Wischers, R/O and Ogefr Wilhelm Möller, Gnr.. No knowngraves (D.Drury).
1460 Pöhner, KarlUffz6/14/19226/JG-300 (Löbnitz)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682257 "Yellow 16" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1944 due to "enemy action" at Slezsko, Poerov, CZ., no further detail on the JG-300 Loss List.. Buried Brno Cem, Blk 79C, Row 10, Grave 658.
1461 Ponec, Karl HeinzLt10/31/191994/JG-3 (Fr), Stab II/JG-3 (Med)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5765 (lost 5/8/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8571 "Black 3 + -" (lost 2/13/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 February, 1942 after being shot down by a Maryland of RAF No. 69 Sq and ditching 5km off Agrigento Sicily. Shot down by a Spitfire, with injuries, and ditches N of Gravelines on 8 May, 1941; pilot returned. He claimed 9 Russian victories. Alternate spelling: Ponez.
1462 Pöppinghaus, ErnstLt7/24/1919Düsseldorf8/KG-1 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6232 "V4 + ES" (lost 4/7/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 7 April, 1942 at Staraya-Russa, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Karl Rieger, Obs; Gefr FranzHermes, R/O and Gefr Eugen Fischle, Gnr. The VDK lists the crew as not yet transferred to a military cemetery. They are believed buried at Bolshiye Gorby, Russia, about 16km away from Staraya-Russa (D.Drury).
1463 Porath, KarlUffzFlugzeug Führer Schule B-34 (FFS B-34) (Kastrup)Ju 88A-12 Werk # 397 (70% damaged)Bomber Operational ClaspInjured in a training crash on 26 November, 1943 at the Kastrup airfield when the AC overturned on landing, no cause given. Remaining crew: Fw Alfred Polack, R/O (KIC) and Pilot Fw Karl Binder, injured. Polack was buried in the Kobenhavn Bispebjerg Cemetery on 30 November, 1943, and transferred to the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 22 March, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1464 Postl, KarlLt8/16/19193 (Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-6 Werk # 4912 "1H + GL" (lost 4/2/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 2 April, 1942; sd by British fighters over the North Sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Herbert Schliebe, Observer; Uffz Hans Jakob Weimer, R/O and Uffz Jakob Kurth, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1465 Prager, KarlObstltKdr 5(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1257 "F6 + VN" (lost 4/13/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA while serving as Observer for pilot Fw Heinz Schuster 13 April, 1943; entire crew failed to return from a mission east of Lake Ilmen (Ju 88 Loss List & Wiki Luft Data).
1466 Prang, Karl HeinzOblt2/14/1913Erg St./KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1088 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 29 September, 1943; landing accident at Kemi. Source: D. Stankey.
1467 Praschl, Alfred KarlFw6/14/1919ViennaIII/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0136 "CE + IA" (lost 7/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 22 July, 1942 at Bordeaux-Merignac, 8 KIA (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, per H. Breuer). Added: He was killed when his ac collided with another Fw 200C-4, piloted by Hptm Karl Han Weymar, killing eleven airmen. Praschl is buried in the German War Cem., Berneuil (Fr), Blk 4, Row 19, Gr 931. Remaining crew (all buried Berneuil, Blk 4): Uffz Kurt Mayer, Co-pilot, Row 19, Gr 927; Uffz Herbert Gruber, R/O, Row 20, Gr 977; Uffz Fritz Pfortner, Flt Engr 1, Row 20, Gr 991; Flg Anton Steinmetz, Armorer, Row 19, Gr 913; Uffz Helmut Talke, Flt Engr 2, Row 20, Gr 970; Gefr Alexander von Winkler, Gnr 1, Row 17, Gr 803 and Gefr Heinz Weihbrauch, Gnr 2, Row 18, Gr 865 (D.Drury).
1468 Preeg, KarlFw8/JG-26, Stab I/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7141 "Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 March, 1943 when he was shot down in "Green 3" S of Staraya, S.U. by Russian fighters. He was thought to be flying with Major Seifert for evaluation at the time of this encounter.
1469 Preiss, OswaldOblt9/9/19186/KG-3Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2892 "5K + BP" (lost 11/14/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 November, 1940; hit by flak over England; crashed near Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on a mission to Coventry. He buried Loughborough War Graves Plot, Comp 345, Grave 2. Remaining crew (KIA & all in Loughborough, Comp 345): Obs Fw Karl Dilthey (2/21/1908, bur Grave 3); R/O Uffz Günter Kuhner (4/11/1919, bur Grave 4) and Gnr Ogefr Wilhelm Wellenbrock (11/12/1919, bur Grave 5C).
1470 Preisser, KarlOgefr1919BärndorfFlugzeugführer in a Bomber UnitBomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 May, 1943. Death Card information.
1471 Preu, Karl Heinz BobLt3Stab/JG-53 (7/41 S.U.; 7/42 Comiso)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 (Trop) Werk # 6676 (10% dam 7/7/41), Bf 109F-4(Trop) Werk # 7525 "<3 - + -" (lost 7/27/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/7/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 July, 1942 either by AA fire or RCAF No 249 Sq. pilot, P/O George Beurling at Lavalett, Malta. WIA 7 July, 1941 in the left arm by SB-2 Soviet bomber return fire, making an emergency landing at Dubno South (Prien). One known victory, a Hurricane northwest of Insel Malta on 26 December, 1941. Another was a Hurricane downed 4 February, 1942. Downed a Spitfire V over Malta on 7 July, 1942. Magnus, 8 victories.
1472 Preuss, KarlOfw12/JG-54Bf 109E & F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 8 September, 1941.
1473 Preyer, KarlLt3/31/19216/KG-2 Do 217 Werk # 4528 "U5 + EP" (lost 5/17/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew at Grand Champ, France on 17 May, 1943, cause unknown. Remaining crew (deceased bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2): Ogefr Werner Lauenroth (geb 4/22/1922 Magdeburg, bur Gr 165); Ogefr Michael Hefwunckel (Inj) and Uffz Walter Beckmann (geb 11/10/1921, Gr 164). Pilot Lt Preyer buried Grave 163 (absa3045).
1474 Prinz, KarlLt7/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144438 "V4 + 9R" (lost 6/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 June, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1475 Pröbst, MaxOblt3/12/1914IngolstadtStab I/KG-53He 111H Werk # 6808 "A1 + JK" (lost 5/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 May, 1940; sd by a combination of flak, and then attacked by French fighters of GC III/7 & GC I/8. The ac crash landed near Trondes (Dept Meurthe-et-Moselle), and was set onfire by the crew. Remaining crew (all POW's briefly): Obstlt Karl Mehnert, believed to be the Obs; Ofw M.Winter, Ofw G.Müller and Fw F.Kempgens. Oblt Pöbst buried in the War Cem. at Reillon, Blk 1, Row 23, Gr 1347 (D.Drury).
1476 Prüger, WalterHptm12/12/1914Wilhelmshaven 1/Kü.Fl.Gr-606 (39-40), 2/Kü.Fl.Gr-606 (4/41), Stfkpt 2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (3/42 Malta) Do 18, Do 17Z-3, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140187 "7T + KK" (lost 7/6/42) RK(1/5/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (7/20/42), Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 6 July, 1942 over Malta. Apparently sd by Spitfires from No. 603 Sq.. The ac came down off the south coast of Sicily. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Karl Kubetzki, Obs and Ofw ValentinDaus, Gnr.. One remaining crewman, Uffz Walter Pfeiffer, R/O, although WIA, was rescued by sea rescue (Ju 88 Loss List & Kaiser RK book).
1477 Psenner, KarlUffz1(F)/33 (S.U.) Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0819 "8H + AH" (or "DH + ES"/Ju 88 Loss List) (lost 7/4/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Lt Walter Neupert and two other unnamed crew near Orscha (Orsha (or Opwa), Belarus, 4 July, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: the two unnamed are Fw Richard Schütze, R/O (MIA) and Gefr Lucas Kässenich, Gnr (MIA). The code "8H + AH" matches 1(F)/33. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
1478 Puff, KarlLtNAGr-2 (Med)Bf 110G-3 Werk # 5394 "J8 + GL" (lost 9/17/43)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA 17 September, 1943 at Korfu, probably due to flak. His Obs, Lt Johann Ahlbrane, also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
1479 Püls, KarlObltI/StG-5Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5863 (90% damaged)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 30 April, 1942 during a takeoff accident at Kirkenes during an operational flight. His R/O, Ofw Willi Respondek, was also injured. Source: SIG Norway.
1480 Puschmann, Karl FriedrichOfhrStab/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161180 (lost 4/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Dedeldorf, near Uelzen. Source: L. Wiegels.
1481 Puschstein, HeinzUffz8/KG-26He 111H-4 "1H + ?S" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940: sd by British fighters, crashed at sea off the coast of County Durham or Northumberland (D.Durham). Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Wolfgang Burck, Observer, Uffz Hans Karl Klug, wireless operator, Uffz Hans Hofmann, mechanic and Uffz Karl Lotz, gunner.
1482 Pütt, Karl HeinzFw7/13/1923Velbert, GermanyJG-106 (2/43), JGr-Süd, 2/JG-51, 15(Sturm)/JG-3 (44), 4/JG-3Bf 109G( 2 damaged in trng), Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/44), Fw 190D-9(last two weeks of the war) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
After HS graduation, he worked for one week in the FW factory at Bremen. Then drafted into the Signal Coprs before entering Luft training. Flew his first combat mission in 1944. During the Battle of the Bulge, 24 December, 1944, he made a force landing in another A-8 on the Autobahn south of Bonn. Forced to bail from his A-8 in August, 1944 when he lost oil pressure and his engine failed, suffering internal injuries. He was hospitalized for several months, during which time, his parents received his death notice! He was wingman for Wilhelm Moritz and Oskar Romm. Witnessed Oskar Romms fiery crash on 24 April, 1945. He also flew a few missions as wingman for Gunther Schack, Kdr of IV/JG-3 at the time, and Werner Schröer, also Kdr IV/JG-3 in February, 1945. His "Swartz Mann" (Mechanic), Ofw Hans Langenkamp. Ended the war by riding to Westerland in northern Germany, avoiding POW Camp. A Mechanical Engineer in Germany, he emigrated to America in 1954, retiring in 1986. A comrade of Emil Daniel, now living in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Changed the spelling to the "Americanized" Puett in the U.S..
1483 Pütt, Karl HeinzUffz316/JG-3 (8/44), 13/JG-3 (3/45), 16/JG-3 (4/45)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 over Austria on 22 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-39 on 16 March, 1945. His 3rd, a Boston on 18 April, 1945. This is most likely Karl Heinz Pütt in the previous record, although he did not tell me of his three victories when I contacted him.
1484 Putzer, KarlOblt1/KG-3 (S,U.)JU 88A-4 Werk # 6685 "5K + HH" (lost 5/16/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at an undisclosed location on 16 May, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
1485 Quaritsch, Karl HeinzLt98/JG-53 (4/42 Sicily; 6/42 Med)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 10068 "Black 9 + I" (lost 6/14/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 June, 1942, when he failed to return from a mission between Tobruk and El Adem. They were attacking a convoy offshore, when they engaged in aerial combat with P-40s of SAAF No. 5. Magnus. His first victory was a Spitfire over Malta on 20 April, 1942. His second was another Spitfire 2 km south Ta-Venezia Malta on 24 April, 1942. A P-40 in the Sidi Rezegh vicinity on 30 May, 1942. Yet another Spitfire of RAF No. 112 Sq., piloted by P/O Wilson (POW), at Meitfel el Chebir on 1 June, 1942. Later this same day, he was shot down but managed the crash land in Axis territory. A Hurricane southwest of Fort Acroma on 5 June, 1942. Claimed two P-40s "seriously damaged" on 7 June, 1942. A Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq. near Bir Hacheim on 10 June, 1942. A P-40 on 14 June, 1942, his last victory. Alternate spelling: Quäritsch.
1486 Rabe, KarlOfwII/LG-2, I/Sch.G-1Hs 123, Bf 109E-7/U1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1487 Rabenau, Hans Bodo vonLt5/24/19183/SKG-210 (6/42), 13(Z)/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 110F-2 Werk # 5547 "LN + MR" (lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 13 August, 1942; shot down at Murmansk. Remaining crew (both retuned): Uffz Karl Schröder, R/O and StbFw Hans Kuhnke, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1488 Radon, Otto KarlObltStfkpt 7/JG-6Fw 190D-9 Werk # 211049 "Yellow 1" (dam 2/8/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 February, 1945 during aerial combat, belly landed near Sagan. Alternate spelling: Radom
1489 Raisinger, KarlGefr12/9/1920Baden bi Wien Austria43/JG-77 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-3 "GH +DR" (dam 9/14/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5104 "Brown 13" (lost 10/25/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 25 October, 1940 after belly landing his E-model at Harvey's Cross, Iford, Lewes, Sussex England when he suffered engine and radiator combat damage during a Jabo escort mission to London. His "Brown 13" was later put on display displaying one bent propeller bearing witness to his enforced dead-stick arrival (Weal). Crash landed his "GH + DR" at Marquise, no cause reported, pilot OK. His first victory, a Hurricane S of Tunbridge Wells on 17 October, 1940. Flugbuch.
1490 Rakemann, ErichFw1(F)/22 (Banak)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 088 1101 "4N + LH" (lost 8/7/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1943; operational crash off the northern coast near Rolfsoe, Finland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Oblt Karl Scheitterlein, Observer; Ogefr Werner Heinz, R/O and Uffz Herbert Klaus, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: All are buried at Botn, Rognan (Flyvrak Norway).
1491 Ramin, Wilhelm2/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300391 "4D + CK" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured while making a force landing by Telgte, Münster on 21 January, 1944. Remaining crew: Ogefr Bruno Reetz, Observer (KIA); Gefr Heinz Saft, R/O (WIA; and Uffz Karl Hersperger, Gunner (WIA). Jager Blatt 2/2004.
1492 Ramm, Karl-HeinzEMJG-54 (8 May, 1945)Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational Clasp
1493 Rammelt, Karl HeinzMajor6/10/1914Nebra Sachsen464/JG-51 (5/42), Stfkpt 4/JG-51 (3/43 N.Africa), Kdr II/JG-51 (6/43)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12808 (force land 9/3/42), Bf 109G, & G-2 (Trop in Africa) in 4 Staffel in 42, Bf 109G-6 Werk# 160717 "<<"(lost 12/28/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163356 (5/44 Italy), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780887 "Black <<+" (WIA 12/23/44) RK(10/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)
EP(6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the Schweinfurt Raid. On 28 December, 1943, he was forced to bail with wounds from Wk# 160717 after being hit by B-24 return fire over Padova. On 23 December, 1944, bailed for the 3rd time north of Sturovo, Hungary (now Slovakia, D .Drury), with serious wounds, from Bf 109G-14 Werk# 780887 "<<" over Hungary, after downing a B-24. After this incident, he did not return to combat duty. 450 missions including numerous low level attacks. 11 bombers. One known bomber victory, a B-17 35 km NNE of Frankfurt on 14 October, 1943. 18 victories in the East. His 1st known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 12 June, 1942. A double Soviet victory, both Il-2s on 5 July, 1942. A Soviet triple on 5 July; two Pe-2s and an Il-2. A Pe-2 on 10 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 13 August, 1942. Numerous victories in N.Africa. One known Balkan victory, a B-24 100 km NE of Craiova on 5 April, 1944. A B-24 at Radomir on 24 June, 1944. Another B-24 on 15 July, 1944 at Stalati. Another Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 13 October, 1944. A B-24 on 6 December, 1944. A Boston III and an La-5 on 8 December, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 21 December, 1944. Deceased 13 May, 2009 Fürstenfeldbrück (P. Bastin).
1494 Range, WalterOfw12/13/1912CaldenStab II/KG-27He 111P Werk # 2862 "1G + CC" (lost 5/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 May, 1941 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.600 Sq., piloted by F/O Robert S. Woodward, and crashed at Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Dillinger, Obs (KIA); Uffz August Habesreiter. R/O (KIA) and Ofw Hans Laube, Flt Engr (Bailed & POW). The deceased ar buried at CC/8/1 as follows: Ofw Range Gr 6, Uffz Dillinger Gr 5 and Uffz Habesreiter Gr 7 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1495 Rapp, KarlObltWekusta 1/Ob.d.L. (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430804 "D7 + FH" (lost 8/23/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 23 August, 1943 after aerial combat with Beaufighters of RAF No. 604 Sq., 130 miles northeast of the river Tees. Repeated attacks caused the port engine and wing to become engulfed in flames and Rapp attempted to ditch in the North Sea. The AC hit water and bounced once and then exploded and sank in seconds. Remaining crew (all MIA): Reg.Rat Otto Krug, Observer, Uffz Alfred Schulz, wireless operator and Fw Otto Kühle, mechanic. Per "Air War over Denmark, Kühles grave is the only known grave, as he washed ashore on the Danish northwest coast on 7 October, 1943, and was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 14 October, 1943.
1496 Rascher, GeorgUffz6/KG-53 (4/40 Ödheim)He 111H-2 Werk # 6818 "A1 + GP" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 30 August. 1940: attacked by fighters during a raid on Radlett, Hertfordshire, he ditched the ac at sea off the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. The entire crew rescued from their dinghy and taken prisoner. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Roempert, Obs; Uffz Hans Wagner, R/O; Uffz Arthur Schall, Flt Engr & Uffz Gustav Keuerleben, Gnr (D.Drury).
1497 Rasp, KarlUffz4/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171479 "Green 9" (lost 8/20/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 August, 1944 during aerial combat over Dammartin. He bailed safely.
1498 Rassloff, KarlUffz19182/KG-53He 111H-5 Werk # 3550 "A1 + CK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 7 May, 1941 after being brought down by a Defiant Night Fighter of RAF No. 141 Sq. after their bombing attack against Glasgow and Clydeside. After shaking the Defiant, with his port engine damaged and the wing root on fire, Rassloff turned toward France, but seeing he could not make it, returned to England to make a force landing at Morpeth, where uninjured, they were captured. Remaining crew (all POW): Gefr Emmerich Lernbass, Observer, Uffz Karl Simon, wireless operator, Gefr Walter Schmidt, mechanic and Gefr Heinz Quittenbaum, gunner.
1499 Rath, KarlOgefr2/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300080 "5K + DK" (lost 7/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 88254 after being hit by flak 25 July, 1943 (Ju 88 Loss List).
1500 Rätzer, KarlOgefr8/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27062 (lost 10/22/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 October, 1943; crashed near Amiens after combat.

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