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1501 Maier, HansFw12/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161102 "RP + FX" (lost 1/13/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds on 13 January, 1944 during aerial combat over Rome; bailed safely. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 on 1 August, 1943.
1502 Maier, HansUffz4/ZG-76 (6/41 Syria)Bf 110CDestroyer Operational ClaspPart of Kdo. Junck in support of the Iraqi rebellion against the British. Wiki Luft data.
1503 Maier, HansFwIII/SG-4Fw 190F-8 Werk # 930555 (15% dam 3/22/45)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 22 March, 1945 by flak near Leobschütz.
1504 Maier, Hans Fhr1925Stabsstaffel/JG-51 Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732047 "Black 3" (lost 2/23/45) Fighter Operational Clasp Missing 23 February, 1945 after crashing near Brüsterort due to a servicing error. Added: Brüsterort was in Fischhausen, Königsberg, E.Prussia. It was the location of a lighthouse and an airbase. Now called Mayak, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. Russian sources claim he was killed.
1505 Maier, Hans PeterUffz10/2/192011/JG-53 (1/45 Huchenfeld)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461358 "Black 10 + I" (lost 1/10/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 January, 1945 during aerial combat near Bad Herrenalb, bailed safely.
1506 Mally, Hans GeorgLt6/KG-54 (Channel 12/40), Stfkpt 10/KG-54 (4/41), Stfkpt 6/KG-54 (12/42)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5124 "B3 + CP" (lost 12/13/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5226 "B3 + KP" (dam 4/4/41)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 13 December, 1940 when it crashed at St Andre following engine failure, crew OK (Ju 88 Lost List). On the night of 4/5 April, 1941 his A-5 was damaged by an enemy night fighter, pilot unhurt (J> Schadskaje). Unit assignments (LOCS).
1507 Mammen, EmilOblt3/27/19131/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 310080 "K6 + IK" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp MIA 20 October, 1942: failed to return from a mission at Färöyne, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Martin Kredel, Observer; Ogefr Hans Josiger, R/O; Gefr Herbert Schiebel, Gunner and Ofw Willi Neumann, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1508 Mangelsdorf, Hans GeorgLt2/23/1919Neuzele2ZG-1, 2/NJG-1 Bf 110D Werk # 3620 "G9 + FK" (lost 10/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14/15 October, 1940 during aerial combat with a Hampden of RAF No. 44 Sq., crashing 8 km west of Gardelegen airfield. Source: T. Boiten. His 1st known victory, a Whitley the night of 1/2 October, 1940. A 2nd, a Hampden the night of 14/15 October, 1940, no location. Added: Also KIA, his R/O-Gnr Uffz Hubert Winter. No VDK burial information on either crewman (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Mangersdorf.
1509 Manigel, RichardOfw1/10/1915Seifersdorf1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (Lannion)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8240 "7T + JH" (lost 5/29/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with crew 29 May, 1941 after flying into a chalk pit at Wellow Down, Freshwater, Isle of Wight (Ju 88 Loss List). Grave marker says aircraft shot down by Beaufighter. New Info: crew (KIA): R/O Fw Friedel Christiansen; Engr Uffz Hans Kübler and Gnr Uffz Anton Wagemeyer. Added: All burials at Cannock Chase. Ofw Manigel, CC/7/10/255; Fw Christiansen, CC/7/10/254; Uffz Kübler, CC/7/10/241 and Uffz Wagemeyer, CC/8/1/18 (D.Drury).

Courtesy Dave Drury

Cannock Chase
1510 Mannes, Isidor 'Iser'Lt PILOT3/16/1917Gut-Stettenhof/Mindelzell7/KG-55 (11/43 Sarabus, Crimea)He 111H-11 Werk # 110087 "G1 + BR" (lost 11/4/43)EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp in SilverKIC 4 November, 1943; accidental ground contact at Sarabus Krim by Termentschi Ukraine, 60km SE of Gwardejskoje (Sevastopol-Gontscharnoje), Ukraine. Remaining crew: Uffz Wolfgang Kaiser, Obs (injured); Uffz Erich Bremerkamp, R/O (KIC); Uffz Werner Hans Götz (geb 1/13/1921, Hof/Saale), Mech (KIC) and Gefr Alfred Eisenschmidt, Gnr (KIC). (Obit Card via F.Braun). Added: The deceased were buried 'in the park at Fliegerhorst Sarabus'. For Uffz Götz, it was his 73rd mission, qualifying him for the Bomber Clasp in Silver. He was planning to marry his Vienna sweetheart, but died a few days before he got leave for the wedding. 'He was never forgotten' (Ingrid Li, 1/2022).

1511 Männlin, HansUffz34 & 7/JG-54 (10/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 690155 "White 10" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in "White 10" on 28 October, 1944, no location. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 6 October, 1944. A 2nd Il-2 on 9 October, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 10 October, 1944. Alternate spelling: Männlein.
1512 Manser, Hans JoachimOblt7/16/19235/JG-5 (Pleskau Süd, 1/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Black 14" Fighter Operational Clasp Source: Online photo submitted by F. Braun.
1513 Manz, HansFw49/JG-53 (1/43), 8/JG-53 (8/43)Bf 109 F & G (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known Desert victories, both Bostons; one 30 km northeast of Bizerta, the other 20 km northeast of Bizerta, both on 29 January, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 over Italy, 20 August, 1943. One of the Bostons may have been unconfirmed, since the OKL says the P-38 was his 2nd victory. OKL says his 3rd victory, a P-38 over southern Italy, 30 August, 1943.
1514 Marahrens, HansOgefr5/10/1918FFS C 12 He 111B Werk # 1120 "DA + AZ" (lost 7/15/41) Student Pilot KIC 15 July, 1941 when his ac crashed at Hostivice-Jenecek, CZ., cause unknown. His instructor, Ogefr Otto Herbst, was also killed (F.Braun). Added: Ogefr Marahrens is buried in the Ger War Cem. at Braunschweig, the En.-Luth. Hauptfriedhof, Sec 70, Gr 31 (D.Drury).
1515 Margraf, HansUffz24/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20772 (lost 12/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 December, 1943 during aerial combat at Niebert. One known victory, a B-17 N of Magdeburg on 11 April, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 (e.V.) 20 km W of Heilbronn on 24 April, 1944. Alternate spelling: Markgraf.
1516 Marischka, HansFw3/20/1920Vienna1II/JG-26 (joins 1/45), 5/JG-26Fw 190D-9 (lost 4/17/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
KIA 17 April, 1945 during aerial combat in his D-9 with a Spitfire of RAF No. 350 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Andre Kicq, and crashed at Hamburh-Harburg. His remains were not found until 1989, in Harburg, S of Hamburg. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire of RAF No. 130 Sq. at Dortmund on 13 March, 1945. Alternate spelling: Marishka. Added: He is buried in the War Cem Harburg Friedhof v. 1892, Germany, Grave 491 (D.Drury).
1517 Markert, HansUffzII/JG-6Fw 190D-9 Werk # 212152 (30% dam 3/22/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing crash 22 March, 1945 at Gross Lieskow due to engine failure.
1518 Markert, HansUffz3/KGr-606 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5260 "7T + KL" (lost 7/22/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 22 July, 1941, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1519 Markgraf, HansUffz1 4/JG-27 (12/43 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim), 4/JG-27 (4/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20792 (lost 12/11/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 December, 1943; sd by US bomber return fire; his G-6 crashed south of Niebert Holland, west of Leek (DeSwart). One known victory, a B-17 (e.V.) 20 km west of Heilbronn on 24 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). WIA a 2nd time over the western front on 27 December, 1944.
1520 Märklstetter, HansLt2Flugzeugführer 6/JG-53 (2/42 Cosimo; 11/42 Tunisia)Bf 109F-4 Trop, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10655 "Black 2 + -" (lost 11/17/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 November, 1942 after combat with enemy fighters in the Bone area. One known victory, a Spitfire on 13 August, 1942. A 2nd Spitfire 10 km north of La Calla N. Africa on 16 November, 1942. Alternate spelling: Marklstetter.
1521 Markoff, Hans MartinOblt11/19/192215 8/JG-52 (4/43 S.U.), 9/JG-52 (12/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-4 (9/44) Bf 109G in JG-52, Fw 190A in JG-4 EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 23 December, 1944 over the "Bulge" sector, but managed to bail out. He returned to JG-4 by train eventually. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-2 on 18 April, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet B-25 on 29 April, 1943. A 3rd, a P-39 on 4 May, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-2 on 27 May, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 on 5 September, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 on 21 September, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG on 25 September, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG SE of Verchniy on 20 December, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG on 12 March, 1944. A 10th, a Yak-9 on 24 April, 1944. An 11th, a western victory, a B-17 at Lössnitz-Olbernhau on 11 September, 1944. Nos 12 & 13, both B-17s at Dessau on 2 November, 1944. A 14th, an Auster on 1 January, 1945. A 15th, a P-47 on 2 January, 1945. Alternate spelling; Markhoff.
1522 Marmulla, Hans JoachimOfhr11/13/19247/NJG-1 (Witzlar)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 180404 "G9 + ER" (lost 11/20/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 20 November, 1944 when on a transfer flight, it is believed that an engine caught fire and the AC crashed at Biedenkopf / Mornshausen, near Giessen, killing all three crew. Remaining crew (KIC): Ogefr Hermann Meier (2/18/1924), R/O and Gefr Franz Baum (7/14/1924), Gunner. All three buried at Giessen.
1523 Marquard, HansOblt1/NAGr-12 (Aegean)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15709 (lost 12/2/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 2 December, 1943 during aerial combat west of Fieri.
1524 Marquardt, HansOblt1(F)/122 (Frosinone It.)Bf 109G-4 (lost)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIC 18 May, 1943; injured in a crash south of Sardinia due to engine failure. Wiki Luft data.
1525 Marschall, HansUffzFFS C 9Ju 88A05 Werk # 0277 (lost 5/19/43)Student Pilot?The ac reported crashed Jicin, CZ. Pilot & crew believed killed in the crash, cause unknown. Remaining crew/students(?): Uffz Dieter Hüsgen, Uffz Walter Scholdt & Uffz Ferdinand Kley (F.Braun).
1526 Marseille, Hans-Joachim 'Jochen' Hptm12/13/1919Berlin - Charlottenburg158 1(J)/LG-2 (8/40 Calais-Marck), JG-52 (9/40 Pas de Calais), 3/JG-27 (4/41 Gazala), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (6/42 Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3579 "Wh 14" (50% dam, uninj aft crash at Calais aft combat), Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 2032 (25% dam 10/29/40; crashed at Wissant airfield after combat, pilot OK), Bf 109E-7 Wk# 5579 (75% dam Emer Land Wissant, pilot OK 9/11/40), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5094 (shot down into Channel 9/23/40; rescued), Bf 109E-7/B Werk # 4091 "White 7" (9/28/40), Bf 109F/Trop Werk# 8693 "Yellow 14", Bf 109F Werk# 8673 "Yellow 14" as Stafkpt., Bf 109F-4/Trop Wk#s 10059 & 10137 (6/17/42), both "Yellow 14"s, Bf 109G-2/Trop Werk # 14256 "Yellow 14" (lost 9/30/42)

Italian Gold Medal for Valor

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/41)

EK 1 & 2
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/"300"
"The Star of Afrika" Killed in a flying accident 30 Sept. 1942 at Sidi-Abid-el-Rahman. Returning from a mission, the new 109 G-2 #14256 he was flying had a fractured oil line and the AC caught fire. When he bailed out, he struck the horizontal stabilizer and failed to open his chute. He was buried 2 October, 1942 at Derna, N. Africa, later reinterred at Memorial Gardens in Tobruk. He flew 383 combat missions. His first victory, a Spitfire over southeast England on 8 September, 1940. 151 victories in the Desert. His 100th, a Hurricane shot down over Gambut airfield, the AC crashing in flames into an AA gun emplacement. EL(6/6/42), S(6/18/42). He shot down an unprecedented 17 AC in one day, 1 September, 1942! Gunther Rall referred to Marseille as the "best shot in the Luftwaffe, a brilliant marksman, using an average of only 15 bullets per kill". Flew 109 Werk # 5237 also. Most of the "F" models were F-4s. His three trusty wingmen were: Rainer Pöttgen, Karl Mentnich and Josef Schlang. Benito Mussolini conferred the Italian Gold Medal for Valor to Marseille for his 1941 Mediterranean service. Hoehler Personality Photo/Profile.

Fritz Wendel - Pöhs - Jochen Marseille discuss Me 262

Marseille (L) with friend Mathew 'Matias' Letulu

Rare photo of Marseille with Italian fighter pilots
1527 Märtens, Hans HerbertOblt11/9/19/192167/JG-51 (4/41), Stab IV/JG-3 (Schongau, Bav.)Bf 109E in 7/JG-51, Fw 190A-8/R2 (lost 8/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1944 (Magnus). Added: Shot down by fighters in the vicinity of Schongau, Bavaria, and is now buried in the German War Cem. at Schwabstadl, Germany, Gr 393 (D.Drury). His first victory, a Hurricane 20 km N of Dunkirk on 29 April, 1941, an Ofhr at the time. Magnus, 6 victories. Alternate spelling: Maertens.
1528 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
1529 Martin, HansUffzI/NJG-11Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780716 (lost 2/21/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 February, 1945 due to enemy fire in the Mannheim-Sandhofen area.
1530 Martin, HansUffz6/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 0355 "S2 + GP" (lost 9/3/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 3 September, 1941, his unnamed R/O MIA, cause unknown, location not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
1531 Martin, HansLt9/JG-3Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspHe claims a B-17 sd 2 April, 1944 during a raid on Steyr. I found no such claim on the OKL Claims List.
1532 Märtins, OskarOblt5/7/1904Schäferei13(Z)/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 110F-2 (Trop) Werk # 4568 "LN + SR" (lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 28 February, 1943 after being shot down near Murmansk, at Olenja-Leparskaja. His R/O, Uffz Hans Steinbeck, was taken prisoner. Source: SIG Norway & Bf 110 Loss List. Alternate spelling: Martins
1533 Martinz, HansLtIII/StG-1 (Africa)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5874 "J9 + CH" (lost 4/12/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 April, 1941 after crashing near Tobruk, cause not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
1534 Märtl, HansFw9/KG-4He 111H-16 & H-20
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. His EP date from the EP List provided by Fritz Braun.
1535 Marufke, Hans GüntherHptm9/23/1917MeseritzStfkpt 12(Pz)/SG-9Hs 129B-2 Werk # Unk (dam 3/12/44)Ground Assault Operational ClaspInjured in a crash 12 March, 1944 when he made an emergency landing at Focsani South, Romania, circumstances unknown. While still recuperating in the hospital, he was killed 11 June, 1944 when Focsani South was bombed by 15th AAF B-17's. He is buried in the German War Cem at Focsani, Blk 2, Row IV, Gr 1 (D.Drury).
1536 Marx, HansOblt10/10/1914Wirges, Westerwald42/ZG-26, Stfkpt 8/JG-6 (9/44)Bf 110 in ZG-26, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173050 "<<" (lost 10/7/44) in JG-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Jager Blatt: KIA 7 October, 1944 in aerial combat with P-47s at Wahn, north of Rösrath. Found in 1997, buried in a private cemetary by author Gerhard Aders. He had one B-17 victory in ZG-26 and 3 US fighters in JG-6. One known victory in JG-6, a P-38 NW of Euskirch-Aachen on 12 September, 1944. A P-51 at Nijmegen-Emmerich on 19 September, 1944.
1537 Marx, HansUffz8III/JG-51Bf 109
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 8 victories were scored in a different unit per JG-51 Chronik (H. Breuer). Magnus Report.
1538 Marx, WolfgangLt Ferry Pilot, 4/JG-26 (joins 5/44) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173023 "Blue 14" (lost 8/13/44)Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 13 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 14" with a P-51 of 363FG NE of Le Mans. He took a full burst of 4 50 cals from pilot Lt. Lee Webster, and immediately made a "dead mans turn" to the right. Referred to as "a splendid wingman, the boy could fly" by Oblt Hans Hartigs.
1539 Mass, Hans7/KG-100 (Aufkl.Gr.126 See)He 111 Werk # Unk "D1 + FH" (interned 7/29/42)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned briefly with his unnamed crew 29 July, 1942. His ac crash landed at Antalya Turkey, no further detail (Özkan Türker).
1540 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
1541 Matthes, HansFwI(Pz)/SG-9 (Reich Def Ost)Ju 87G-2 Werk # 494084 (lost 2/18/45)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Both he and R/O Uffz Kurt Sperrling MIA 18 February, 1945 due to flak, location not reported. LW Loss Report & Ju 87 Loss List
1542 Matutschek, HansFwI/SKG-10 (Channel)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5833 "RG + UK" (lost 12/22/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 22 December, 1943, cause and location not reported.
1543 Mauberge, Hans vonLtErg/JG-Süd (Germany)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 934 (lost 9/18/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 18 September, 1942 when he flew into the ground at Griesheim during a non-operational flight.
1544 Mauer, HansLtI/KG-6 (Germany)Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260176 (lost 10/3/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC at Rott, by Hennef, 3 October, 1943; crash cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIC): Obs Fw Leo Schatzke; R/O Ogefr Ludwig Leukam and Gnr Uffz Matthaus Klingenbeck (Lost Aircraft Report).
1545 Maul, HansUffzErg/JG-Süd (Germany), 5/JG-53 (11/42 Tunisia)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3458 (95% dam 9/23/42), Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16086 (lost 11/29/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 November, 1942 when he collided with an Fw 190 at Bizerta during an Alarmstart. Injured in a crash near Kirlach on 23 September, 1942, making a force landing due to engine trouble.
1546 Maul, HelmutOfw1/JG-51 (Battle of Britain), 2/JG-1 (3/41), 3/SG-1 (late war)Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-1 (7/42), Me 262 qualified 4/45
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (?)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter/Assault Operational Clasp
Flugbuch (7/40 to 6/41). Pictured and labeled in a Gerhard Bergmann photo album. Known as a friend of Oblt Oskar Ziesig while in 2/JG-1.

L-R: Erich Dobrick : Gerd Steiger : Helmut Maul : Hans-Gerd Wenneckers. May/June 1942 Husum
1547 Maurer, HansOfw7/23/19104/NJG-10 (8/44) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730406 (lost 8/19/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 19 August, 1944, cause not reported. His A-8 crashed south of Boekelo Holland on 19 August, 1944 (DeSwart). Added: Buried Yssel Q-10-250 (SGLO).
1548 Maurischat, HansUffz3/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3331 (lost 9/3/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 3 September, 1942 at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 49333, cause unknown.
1549 Maximow, Hans Karl "Bruno"Uffz3/30/1923Rastatt11/EJG-Süd, 4/JG-1, 9/JG-77 (10/43 Italy; 5/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160393 "Yellow 13" (lost 10/13/43) in JG-77, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731094 "White 232" (lost 7/6/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6 July, 1944; Combat with a U.S. fighter (most likely a P-38 of 428FS) over Nogent le Rotrou, near Argentan, western France. WIA 13 October, 1943 during aerial combat with Spitfires west of Teano, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 near Ploesti on 18 May, 1944. Mombeek MIA List. A three-digit AC number is unusual, this may be a "22" or "23". Flugbuch (10/41 to 7/43).
1550 May, KurtUffz2(F)/22 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430735 "4N + AK" (lost 9/6/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Fw Hans Brink and two other unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 809899 on 6 September, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1551 Mayer-Luhmann, HansLtIII/KG-77Ju 88A-4/B (lost 4/20/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 20 April, 1942; sd on a Malta raid by a Hurricane of No.185 Sq., piloted by Sgt Boyd. Two unnamed crew bailed, he crash landed near Rabat and died minutes later of his wounds.
1552 Mayer,Uffz81/JG-54 (S.U.), 3/JG-54 (8/43), 4/JG-54 (5/44)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 SW of the Island Jalamo on 18 August, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 26 November, 1942. A 3rd, an I-153 on 14 January, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 10 February, 1943. A 5th, a P-39 on 1 August, 1943. A 6th, a P-39 on 2 August, 1943. A 7th, a Yak-1 on 4 August, 1943. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 1 May, 1944. This 8th victory may belong to a different Uffz Mayer. Could be Hans Meyer, wounded in 1944.
1553 Mayer,OfwKG-40Ju 88C-6, Fw 200C-4Bomber Operational ClaspIdentified by photographer on the back of a German photo on the internet. Only other data was the KG-40 unit designation. This could be Uffz Kurt Mayer, prior to promotions, who served as Co-pilot for Fw Alfred Praschl, and killed when his ac collided with that of Hptm Karl Hans Weymar.
1554 Mayer, ErnstOfhr10/13/1919Stuttgart1/KGr-126 He 111H-4 Werk # 3228 "IT + CH" (lost 10/25/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 25 October, 1940; killed in a crash at Nantes during an operational sortie. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz H.Reith; Ogefr W.Loewe and Gefr R.Kirchner. Added: Crew detail (all bur Pornichet, Blk 3): Uffz Hans Reith (geb 5/2/1908 Meissenheim, bur Row 8, Gr 245), Obs; Ogefr Walter Loewe (geb 3/25/1919 Calau, bur Row 9, Gr 251), R/O and Gefr Robert Kirchner (geb 1/12/1920 Schöningen, bur Row 8, Gr 235), Mech. Pilot Ofhr Mayer bur Row 8, Grave 237 (absa3945).
1555 Mayer, EugenUffz1/KG-53He 111H-6 Werk # 7135 "A1 + DH" (interned 12/3/42)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned briefly 3 December, 1942. His ac crash landed at Inebolu Turkey, no further detail. Remaining crew (interned): Uffz Hans Joachim Geyer, Uffz Johann Blome, Ogefr Willi Rautenberg and Gefr Walter Blaha (Özkan Türker).
1556 Mayer, HansLt2/14/19221 6/JG-26 (1/43), 8/JG-26 (10/43 Leeuwarden), 7/JG-26 (3/44) Bf 109G-4 Wk# 16121 "Brn 6" (15% dam 1/20/43), Fw 190A-4 Wk# 7059 "Brn 6" (lost), A-6 Wk# 530770 "Blue 7" (lost 10/10/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 March, 1944 in an Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340293 "Brown 2" (lost) during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 401 (Canadian) Sq. SW of Bapaume. WIA 20 January, 1943 when debris from two colliding Bf 109s struck his G-4. Blinded in one eye, he was able to crash land at Abbeville-Drucat. WIA a 2nd time 10 March, 1943 in his A-4 during aerial combat with Wing Cmdr. Milne. Although wounded, he was able to crash land his badly damaged A-4 at Arras. His one known victory (may have been unconfirmed), a Mosquito "RE-2" by Amiens on 11 February, 1944, still a Fw in 7/JG-26. WIA a 3rd time on 10 October, 1943 in his A-6 "Blue 7" during aerial combat with a P-47. He survived a sensational cartwheeling attempt at a crash landing on Twente airfield.
1557 Mayer, HansUffzII/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785840 (lost 2/25/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1945 during aerial combat at Versen (Bf 109 Loss List).
1558 Mayer, HansUffz3/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781230 "Yellow 3" (lost 10/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 October, 1944 during aerial combat north of Aachen (Bf 109 Loss List).
1559 Mayer, Hans Ekkehard, Hptm9/29/1917St RupprechtErg/Aufkl.Gr.-Schönfeld (11/39), Stfkpt 15/JG-53 (1/45 Reich Def) Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332687 "Black <3" (lost 1/23/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 23 January, 1945 when he crashed at Bellheim, 6km WSW of Germersheim, due to engine damage. Buried War Cem Dahn/Eifel (LOCS)
1560 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

1561 Mayer, KurtUffzIII/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0136 "CE + IA" (lost 7/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC while serving as Co-pilot for FW Alfred Karl Praschl. The entire crew were killed when their ac collided with another Fw 200 piloted by Hptm Karl Hans Weymar. See Hptm Weymar for further detail.
1562 Mayer, WalterUffz1(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardofuss)He 111H-6 Werk # 7381 "1H + MH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Svalbard, S of Is. Spitzbergen. Remaining crew (all MIA):Ogefr Ludvig Ott, Observer; Ogefr Hans Meier, R/O and Ogefr Alfons Müller, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1563 Mayer, WilhelmUffz5/1/1918Ganacker6/KG-30, Transportstaffel Fliegerführer-Nord (6/41)Ju 52/3m Werk # 6462 "P4 + ??" (lost 6/27/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 27 June, 1941 when this 6/KG-30 bomber crew, flying an AC from Transport Staffel Fl.Führer, flew into a mountainside near Trondheim, killing three of the crew and three KG-30 passengers. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Metz, R/O; Ogefr Hans Ruf, Mech and Ogefr Eugen Ruoff, Gunner (survived the crash). Passengers: Fw Friedrich Knolle, a KG-30 pilot; Uffz Horst Müller, Observer (of 2/KG-30); StFw Max Hengst, a R/O and Gefr Kurt Berger, a Gunner (DOW 6/30/41). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Five additional passengers were KIC, (all deceased buried in the War Cem., Trondheim-Havstein): Lt Kurt (aka Helmuth) Neumann, bur Row 26 Gr 36; Uffz Wilhelm Volkmer, bur Row 19, Gr 31; Reg Insp Erich Fritz Heinrich Engel, bur Row 30, Gr 30; Reg Insp Walter Hundt, bur Row 14. Gr 35 and a Karl Heinke, no known grave. KG-30 Crew & Passenger burials as follows: Uffz Mayer, Row 24, Gr 39; Uffz Metz, Row 29, Gr 35; Ogefr Ruf, Row 19, Gr 30; StbFw Hengst, Row 15, Gr 31; Fw Knolle, Row 15, Gr 31 and Gefr Berger, Row 21, Gr 31 (D.Drury).
1564 Mayr, HansFw4(H)/33Bf 110G-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1565 Mehn, HansUffz11/JG-7Me 262 Werk # 111924 "White 7" (lost 3/20/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He is sd by a fighter over Kaltenkirchen 20 March, 1945 after attacking a American raid over Hamburg. He claims one victory in 19 missions.
1566 Mehrens, HansUffz13/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785141 "White 11" (dam 11/25/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 November, 1944; sd with wounds by B-26 return fire near Strassburg, S of the Hagenau forest (JG-4 List).
1567 Meidel, HansUffz12/16/1920Bamberg7/KG-40 (Bordeaux - Merignac Fr)Fw 200C-6 Werk # 0237 "F8 + MR" (lost 12/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspCo-pilot on this AC, interned in Ireland after a force landing near Ballycommon Village, NW of Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, on 13 December, 1943, cause two failed engines and low fuel. Jager Blatt 4/2002 & D.Drury. He was on a Radar Clearance flight. The AC Kdr was Oblt Egon Scherret (B.Bines). See Egon Scherret for further detail.
1568 Meier,Uffz1/JG-54Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspCould this be Hans Meyer? Inconclusive.
1569 Meier, HansFw5/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412351 "Black 6" (lost 8/14/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1944 in aerial combat, location unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
1570 Meier, HansFw1/StG-77Ju 87B-1 Werk # unk (dam 8/18/40) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1940 when his ac was damaged over the sea by fighters following an attack on Thorney Island, Sussex. He managed to return safely, however his R/O/Gnr, Uffz Karl Maier was hit by machine gun fire eight times, suffering only flesh wounds (D.Drury). Note: This may be Ofw Hans "Otto" Meier.
1571 Meier, Hans "Otto"Ofw3/29/1915Hamburg Wandsbeck2/StG-77, 7/StG-77, III/SG-77Ju 87D RK(6/9/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 2 May, 1944 when he was shot down near Pokropivna Russia. 711 missions and managing to destroy a 12000BRT tanker and a British flak vessel near Dunkirk.
1572 Meier, Johann HermannLt6/10/1921Kronprinzenkoog Schleswig77 7/JG-52 (9/42 S.U.), 1 & 3/JG-52 (Hungarian Staffel), Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (3/44) Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470057 "White 8" (lost 3/15/44) in JG-26 RK(12/16/44 Post.)
Hungarian Knights Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/43)

EK 1 & 2
Ftr. Oper.Clasp
KIFA 15 March, 1944 during taxiing in "White 8", when he collided with another AC being taxied by Uffz Hans Ruppert, and was hit by its propeller. He veered into Ruppert, and was said to be drunk. Buried Lommel, Block 5/427 (Rosseels). 305 combat missions, 76 victories in the East. His first known Eastern victory, a Soviet P-40 on 5 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 8 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 1 February, 1943. A Yak-1 on 28 April, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 14 May, 1943. A Spitfire and a P-39 on 26 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 4 June, 1943. Two Il-7s on 5 June, 1943. An Il-7 on 6 June, 1943. An Il-7 on 8 June, 1943. Two P-39s and a Yak-1 on 16 June, 1943. Three LaGG-5s, an Il-2 and two Il-4s on 5 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 5 September, 1943. Two Boston IIIs on 14 September, 1943. A Yak-9 on 25 October, 1943. A P-39 and a Yak-1 on 6 January, 1943. One victory in the West. Bowers/Lednicer, 77 victories.

Lommel, Belgium
1573 Meierl, AntonUffz3/ZG-1 Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750592 "2N + SL" (lost 12/1/43) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 1 December, 1943; sd by a Mosquito over the Bay of Biscay, possibly by F/Lt G.O.L.Dyke of No.157 Sq.. Added: All MIA (and presumed KIA) "at sea, Cape de la Chevre". Remaining crew: Fw herbert Nepomucky, Mech and Uffz Hans Ulrich Gruntz, Obs (absa3945).
1574 Meinecke, HansFw1/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739150 "White 1" (lost 12/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Niedermendig area.
1575 Meiner, HansUffz7/TG-4Ju 52/3m Werrk # 10138 "RO + SL" (lost 12/3/43)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 3 December, 1943; shot down at Gruda Yugoslavia. Crew of five & twelve passengers killed. Claimed by RAF No. 126 Sq. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani. Added: Shot down by fighters at Mrzine, SE of Gruda, Yugoslavia (now Croatia). Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Wilhelm Breul, R/O; Uffz Wilhelm Kurt Birkle, Flt Engr; Ogefr Hans Glass, Gnr and Uffz Friedrich Frohring, Gnr. All believed buried in Dubrovnik, Croatia. 10 of the 12 passengers were military personnel (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Meier.
1576 Meinhof, Hans GottfriedOblt6/10/1921TessinStfkpt 4/JG-1 (1/45 Twente) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961052 "Red 8" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 1 January, 1945, Target Ursel; shot down, on the way home, by Allied AA fire and crashing at Breda (Holland) by the Teteringsedijk. Buried Ysselsteyn? Alternate spelling: Meinhoff. Added: Burial confirmed at Yssel BD/4/90 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
1577 Meisel, Hans EberhardFhjOfw5(H)/41 (Observer)Do 17P & F, He 111H and Ju 88A & D RK(7/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
1578 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

1579 Meissler, Ernst WilhelmUffz2/9/1919Oberhausen3/NJG-2Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0351 "R4 + NL" (lost 10/11/41)Night Fighter Opeational ClaspKIA 11 October, 1941 when he crashed at Barrowby Village, Grantham, Lincolnshire, cause unknown. Uffz Meissler buried CC, Blk 3, Gr 307 (Luftwaffe Graves UK). Uffz Meissler was a crew member on the Hans Hahn aircraft 0351.
According to our Archive Report, the Ju 88 crashed into the Airspeed Oxford it was attacking, both aircraft being destroyed,

Courtesy Thomas Knauf
1580 Meissner,Uffz18/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 S of Abbeville on 16 March, 1944. This could be Hans Meissner, later in 11 Staffel/JG-2
1581 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.
1582 Meissner, HansOblt18 6/NJG-3 (1/42 Schleswig-Jagel), 2/NJG-3 (12/43), 6/NJG-3 (4/44 Wittmund), II/NJG-3 (2/45) Bf 110C-4/U9 Werk # 480092 "D5 + CP" (lost 4/23/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a B-17 on the Kiel raid on 14 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling at Einfelt north of Neumünster on 25 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax 1 km SW of Höbeck on 28 July, 1943. Three Lancasters on 17 August, 1943; one at Nordküste Alsen, one 2 km NW of Barsmark and one 7 km SW of Hadersleben. A Lancaster 50 km W of Hannover on 2 December, 1943. A "4 mot" NNE of Hannover on 4 December, 1943. A B-17 at Nottfeld on 13 December, 1943. A Lancaster NW of Heilbronn on 24 February, 1944. A Lancaster at Helgoland on 24 March, 1944. Shot down & bailed safely on 23 April, 1944 at Basdüttingdorf. Remaining crew (Safe): Uffz Josef Krinner, R/O & Uffz Fritz Pieper, Grnd Crew passenger (later KIA in Russia). The Bf 110 was recovered 18 August, 1990, Krinner witnessing the recovey. A Lancaster NW of Frankfurt-Main on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" S of Arhus on 9 April, 1944. Another "4 mot" S of Zwolle on 23 May, 1944.
Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs: Josef Krinner: An 18 year old grammar school pupil called Josef Krinner joins the Luftwaffe and trains to be a radar operator. July 1941 Josef Krinner is sent to Belgrade and attached to the nightflying school there. He teams up with a pilot called Hans Meissner. January 1942 The team Meissner/Krinner are posted to Schleswig/Jagel to join II/NJG3. They will be flying Me110 nightfighters. April 1943 They are adding to the squadron's total. Each new victory is added to the victory mast outside the Kommandantur. The nightfighter crews are kept busy as there are many attacks on German facilities in Denmark and the short land crossing over South Jutland is a popular route for the British bombers. In fact, by the war's end there have been over 350 RAF crashes in Denmark alone.

Josef Krinner
1583 Meissner, HansOfw7 6/JG-1 (6/42), 9/JG-1 (8/43 Leeuwarden) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15472 (20% dam 8/11/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19992 "Yellow 12" (lost 8/19/43) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 August, 1943 by B-17 escort fighters on the Regensburg raid. His 1st victory, a Spitfire northwest of Walcheren on 1 June, 1942. His 2nd, a recon Spitfire of RAF No. 542 Sq., flown by Polish officer, F/O Xiezopolski, on 26 February, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) 25 km west of Hoek-van-Holland on 4 March, 1943. Two known victories, his 4th was: a Spitfire BR594 Rolf Engelsen 331 Sqd (Norwegian) on 2 May, 1943, at Kamperland, North Beveland, and his 5th a Ventura on 3 May, 1943, 10 km northwest of Amsterdam. His 6th, a B-17 on 17 August, 1943. His 7th, a Spitfire 4 km N of Haamstede on 19 August, 1943. After this engagement, his G-6 crashed at Walborden, near Vlissingen Holland (DeSwart). Added: Ofw Meissnerwas uninjured 11 August, 1943 when he belly landed at Texel (De Hors) due to engine trouble (SGLO).
1584 Meissner, HansFw11/24/192011/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680104 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 12 April, 1944 near Marchin Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 21/129. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1585 Mellin, HansUffz5/NJG-2 (Med)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360251 "R4 + FN" (lost 5/17/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 17 May, 1943; crashed at sea east of Catania, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1586 Mellin, HansUffz1/KGr. 126He 111H-4 Werk # 6964 "1T + GH" (lost 9/24/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 24 September, 1940 during an air attack on London, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Hans Günter Drews, Obs; Uffz Alfred Blau, R/O and Flg Günter Saal, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
1587 Menke, HansFw3/2/19124/KG-54Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6321 "B3 + BM" (lost 5/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 5/6 May, 1941 during an attack on Glasgow-Dumbarton Scotland, when he was shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 604 Sq, piloted by F/O I.K.S. Joll. He is buried at Cannock Chase, Plot 6, Row 17, Grave #347. Remaining crew: Gefr Heinrich Beutel, Obs, geb 1/23/1918 (KIA); Ogefr Fritz Eisvogel, R/O, (POW) and Gefr Gerhard Cavelius, Gnr, geb 11/27/1919 (KIA). The ac crashed and exploded on Stone Farm, Hiddons Wood, Chawleigh, Devon. Beutel & Cavelius are buried jointly at Cannock Chase, Block 9, Grave 25.
Cannock Chase
1588 Menne, HansOfhr17/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 12/31/44 at Rotenburg) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Bad Hersfeld on 24 December, 1944. Pilot disposition 12/31 unknown.
1589 Menne, J. "Hans"Lt3(F)/122 (10/42 Schiphol)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430100 (50% dam 10/27/42)Observer Operational Clasp KIC 27 October, 1942; crash landed at the Schiphol airfield, cause not given. Remaining crew: Uffz Walter Pilz (uninjured), Obs; Fw Bernard Tabert (KIC), Flt Engr and Gefr Hans Roozen (uninjured), Gunner. Menne and Tabert were buried initially in the Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery on 30 October, 1942. Wiki Luft data. Added: Overturned at Schiphol airfield due to pilot error, killing he and his R/O. Lt Menne buried Yssel CW-4-89. Remaining crew: Uffz W.Pilz, Obs (Inj); Fw B.Tabert, R/O (KIC, bur CW-4-90) and Gefr H.Reesen, Gnr (Inj) (SGLO).
1590 Mensch, HansFwII/NJG-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 301475 (80% dam 2/9/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew near Ahlhorn 9 February, 1945, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1591 Merkel, HansLt8/19/192232/JG-53, 8/JG-53 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 166287 "Red 8+ -" (80% dam 8/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
British POW 8 May, 1945 after he made his way to the Allgäu and on to Frankfurt. He surrendered to the Americans at Schongau, and was released shortly thereafter. Injured in a crash at the Catillon airfield on 28 August, 1944, when his G-14 engine caught fire on takeoff. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 at Tergnier on 22 August, 1944. Deceased 19 April, 2004.
1592 Merker, Hans HermannHptm11/23/1921Bremerhaven1/KG-3 (41), Stfkpt 4 & 9/KG-3 (mid 43), Stfkpt 3/NJG-7 (3/44), Stfkpt 4(Erg)/NJG-7 (8/44), IV/NJG-2 (10/44), Stafkpt 8/NJG-2 (12/44), Kdr III/NJG-2 (4/45)Ju 88A in KG-3, Bf 110; Ju 88G in II/NJG-2 & 4/NJG-7 RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Received the RK as a successful bomber pilot scoring 48 Tanks and 20 AC destroyed on the ground, with 323 missions. In March, 1944, transferred to Night Fighters, and flew another 37 missions. Merker was in NJG-7, June, 1944. Total missions, 360. Deceased 28 January, 1988, St Märgen.
1593 Merkle, AntonOfw5/KG-51Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1594 Merten, GüntherFwStab/KG-53He 111H-3 Werk # 3210 "A1 + BA" (lost 5/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 8 May, 1941 after his ac was s by a Defiant of No.255 Sq., piloted by Sgt Stanley J.Johnson, and crashed at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire. Remaining crew: Hptm Emil Kölmel, Obs (KIA, parachute accident); Gefr Erhardt Schönberger, R/O (POW); Fw Hans Müller, Flt Engr (POW) and Gefr Oskar Wilfingseder, Gnr (POW). Hptm Kölmel buried at CC/3/6/180 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1595 Mertens, Hans GüntherFw8/27/19195/TG-3, 11/TG-3Ju 52Transport Operational ClaspMIA in 1945, unknown cause and location. Jager Blatt 3/1998 & 6/2004..
1596 Merz, HansOfw10/TG-4Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/15/44)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1597 Messingschlager, AntonLt3/30/19245(F)/122 (Jesau E. Prus.) Me 410B-3 Werk # 150118 (probably 190118) (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
EP (5/15/44), Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 16 January, 1945; crashed 4 km east of Jesau, cause unknown. His R/O, Lt Hans Joachim Kuck, MIA. Wiki Luft data& LOCS.
1598 Metschulat,Fw8/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0299 "9K + HS" (lost 10/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with his Observer Fw Hans Wolff and two unnamed crew 10 October, 1940; shot down by flak at River Roach at Horseshoe Corner during sortie to West India Docks (Ju 88 Loss List). Note: the Loss List was not certain that Wolff was the Observer and did not label Metschulat as (F) pilot.
1599 Mettich,LtJG-54 (Rostkau)Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Pictured with Hans E. Bob.
1600 Metz, HansHptmStab/StG-2Do 17M (lost 5//11/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 11 May, 1940; sd in a dogfight with S/L Dewar, P/O David and F/O Mitchel near Brussels during the French Campaign, crashing near St Trond. Source: A. Rosseels.

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