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1601 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.
1602 Rättig, E.OfwAufkl.Staffel/7th Flieger Div. (5/40 Köln-Ostheim) Do 17Z Werk # 3474 "4Q + IN" (lost 5/10/40) Observer Operational Clasp Rättig's Do 17 made a force landing at Wilnis Holland on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: The Do 17 was sd by a Fokker D.XXI, piloted by 2/Lt A.van der Vaart. OFW Rättig POW. Remaining crew: Oblt Heinz Wolfgang Florin, Obs (POW & sent to the UK); Uffz E.Müller, R/O (POW) and Uffz A.Apholz, Flt Engr (POW) (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Rettig
1603 Rausch, SiegfriedOfw4/KG-200 (Erfurt, Reich Def)Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260399 "A3 + LD" (lost 2/2/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA during aerial combat in the Erfurt-Echterdingen area 2 February, 1945, crashed at Marjoss (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Ofw Philipp Segeth, Nav Fw Lothar Klein, Mech Fw Heinz Vallentin and Gnr Fw Felix Friedler (Lost Aircraft Report).
1604 Rauschbach, ErnstUffzFFS c 9Ju 88A-7 Werk # 2075 (lost 1/7/44)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot reported injured when his ac crashed at Minkovice, CZ., cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Reinhold Klement (inj), Fhr Schumann (inj) & Fhr Heinz Schweinle (KIC) (F.Braun).
1605 Rauschenbach, ErnstUffzFFS B9 (Torgavy, Cz.) Ju 88A-7 Werk # 882075 "VA + EV" (hvy dam 1/7/44) Student Pilot, Wound Badge Severely injured 7 January, 1944 making an emergency landing in the vicinity of Liberec-Minkovice Cz. due to fog. Remaining crew: Uffz Reinhold Klement, Mech (Inj); a Fhr Schumann, Gnr 1 (slight Inj) and Fhr Heinz Schweinle, Gnr 2 (KIC) (F.Braun).
1606 Rauscher, Richard Oblt5/NJG-2 (5/42) Do 215B-5 Werk # 0041 "RU + 5N"(lost 5/1/42) Wound Badge, Night Fighter Operational Clasp His Do 215 crashed at Marrum Holland, NNE of Stiens, on 1 May, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The cause of his Dornier crash, was an inadvertent ground strike. He survived with injuries, his two crew men were killed. Remaining crew (Bur Ysselsteyn, Blk AR, Row 7): Uffz Herbert Blumenthal, R/O (bur Gr 159) and Fw Heinz Warbelow, Gnr (bur Gr 160) (D.Drury). This may be Richard Rauscher, next record.
Ysselstein, Holland
1607 Rauser, HeinzUffz7/StG-2 (Aegean Sea)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5859 "T6 + LR" (lost 5/21/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspHe and unnamed R/O KIA 21 May, 1940 by flak in an attack on Force "D" in the Antikythera Straits. Ju 87 Loss List
1608 Rave, Karl HeinzLt3/7/1924Hamburg18/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA in June, 1944 over the Normandy invasion front (C.König). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) SE of Pretzsch on 29 May, 1944.
1609 Reckin, KurtLt9/8/1923Berlin3/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260198 "3E + CL" (lost 11/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 November, 1943; during a mission to Southampton, the AC was seen to approach Kilmington from above seven miles south of Frome, flying low under cloud base. It circled a woods, and after releasing some bombs, reduced height and crashed into the ground at Church Farm, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire. The AC blew up on contact, scattering debris over a large aea. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Walter Overhoff, Observer; Uffz Karl Heinz Siegler, R/O and Uffz Karl Weisskamp, Gunner. Alternate spelling: Recklin.

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

1610 Redlich, HeinzOblt6/ZG-26 (S.U. 10/41), Stfkpt 8/ZG-1 (11/42)Bf 110E=1 Werk # 4080 "3U + CP" (lost 10/27/41), Me 210Destroyer Operational ClaspShot down at Sztarschtschta on 27 October, 1941, cause unknown, crew returned. Bf 110 Loss List. Shot down 19 November, 1942 by Naval AA fire near Apollonia.
1611 Reeken, Heinz vonMaj Stfkpt 1(F)/122 (2/41 S.U.), II/NJG-6, Operations Officer Stab/NJG-6 (2/44), Kdr NJG-6 (3/44 to 4/45) Ju 88 Werk # 1147 "F6 + LH" (lost 7/14/41), Bf 110 in NJG-6 EP (9/15/41), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp von Reeken was reported to have failed to return from a reconnaissance mission in the Smolensk-Roslavl area on 14 July, 1941. His disposition unknown, and it was reported that one of the crew was WIA. No other crew data provided. Wiki Luft data. Per the JU 88 Loss List/LW Loss Report, "Crew Returned". Added: Oblt von Reeken was reported WIA 14 July, 1941 (LOCS). One known crew in July 1941 was Gnr Uffz E.Sutruop (D.Drury).
1612 Rehwald, Carl HeinzUffz4/8/19223/LG-1 (Le Culot) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300640 "L1 + HL" (lost 6/24/44) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his unnamed crew, 24 June, 1944, after being attacked by night fighters during a minelaying operation in Seine Bay, France. He is buried in the Ger War Cem at Champigny-Saint-Andre, France, Blk 16, Gr 696 (D.Drury)
1613 Reichardt, HeinzUffz5/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175159 "White 8" (lost 11/26/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 near Salzwedel; bailes safely.
1614 Reiche, Heinz Herbert?Lt11/2/1920NeumünsterII/JG-26 (joins 2/41 Channel),Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5970 (85% dam 4/4/41), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6459 (dam 7/10/41), Bf 109F-2, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0125234 "Black 7" (lost 5/9/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 May, 1942 in aerial combat with a Spitfire of either RAF No. 118 or 501 Sq. near Watten. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/10/385 (A. Rosseels). Injured in a non-operational flight, crashing at Etaples on 4 April, 1941, no cause reported (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 10 July, 1941 in aerial combat in his E-7 at Guines by a Spitfire, AC condition unknown. Alternate spelling: Reich.
1615 Reichel, FriedrichOfw4/KG-3 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1268 "5K + HM" (lost 10/2/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 2 October, 1941, when his ac was lost due to unknown cause at Kirov, Kirov Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew: Ofw Felix Gwidziel, Bomb Aimer; Fw Willi Welsch, R/O and Ogefr Karl Heinz Lange, Gnr. Only Ofw Gwidziel is listed by the VDK, as MIA, and commemorated in the German War Cem. at Duchowschtschina, Russia (D.Drury).
1616 Reichelmann, ErnstOfhr3/Kü.Fl.Gr-906 (LZ-Amt 2/XI (See) Travemünde)BV 138C-1 Werk # 310043 "K6 + CL" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp MIA 5 August, 1942; missing 8 km south of Väröy during a non-operational flight, no further detail. Remaining crew: Uffz Bernhard Wollf, R/O (MIA); Uffz Karl Heinz Haugwitz, 2nd R/O (KIA, bur Trondheim Havstein, Row 8, Gr 33) and Ofw Heinrich Straub, Mech (MIA). In addition, the following passengers were also listed: HptFw Ewald Berger (KIA, bur Trondheim Havstein, Row 8, Gr 41), Ogefr Gustav Hreschich (KIA, bur at Narvik, Blk 8, Row B1, Gr 27) , Uffz Toni Kremer (MIA) and Uffz Elmer P.Berry (MIA). The MIA's are believed missing at sea. Source: SIG Norway & D.Drury.
1617 Reichelt, GeorgOblt8/StG-77 (Med)Ju 87D Werk # 1281 "S2 + LS" (4/24/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKilled with crew in a mid-air collision with Ju 87 Wk# 1222, piloted by Uffz Heinz Sieck (KIC w/crew), on 24 April, 1943 near Orestano. Ju 87 Loss List
1618 Reichert, HeinzUffz9/KG-26 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144212 "1H + KT" (lost 11/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near Cape Ivi 11 November, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1619 Reidel, HeinzOgefrBomber School (1/40), 10/KG-51 (7/41S.U.), 4/KG-51 (9/41)Ju 88A
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Bronze
Pilot/Observer Badge
Ost Front Medal
DOW 13 May, 1942 after wounds received on his 56th combat mission in Russia.
1620 Reimer, HeinzLt1(F)/121 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430676 (lost 8/16/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1943; crashed into the sea in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 1011/15 West after being shot down by an enemy night fighter, one other unnamed crew WIA, no mention of remaining two crew (Ju 88 Loss List).
1621 Reimer, WilliFwKG-3Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2612 "5K + LT" (lost 1/3/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 3 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a night fighter over Berlin. The pilot was killed instantly by night fighter fire and the R/O attempted to land the ac. During the approach, he struck some treetops and crashed in a field. Remaining crew (each bur in their own home locations (unknown to me): Erich Lisch, Obs; August Surmann, R/O and Heinz Werner, Gnr..(F.Braun).
1622 Reinhard, ErwinFw3/Kü.Fl.Gr. 606 (Lannion, Fr.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6371 "7T + FL" (lost 7/17/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16/17 July, 1941 during an attack on British shipping, when he reported that his AC was losing coolant, and he was returning to base. After one last SOS, he disappeared by crashing into the North Sea, killing the entire crew. Reinhard washed ashore near Wenningstedt, on the German island of Sylt and was buried in the Kriegsgräberstätte in Westerland. Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Kurt Preuss, Bombardier, washed ashore 9/1/41 at Wittdün, on the German island of Amrum and was also buried in Westerland. R/O Heinz Stadler washed ashore on 9/3/41 at Klegod, on the west coast of Jylland and was buried in Lemvig Denmark. Uffz Fritz Baumayer, Mech, washed ashore on 9/5/41 at Kaergaard Denmark and was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Esbjerg. Source: Air War over Denmark. Alternate spelling: Reinhardt (Ju 88 Loss List).
1623 Reinke, HeinzUffzIII/JG-5 (Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3651 (90% damaged)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 December, 1942; injured during takeoff from Petsamo during an alarm start. Source: SIG Norway.
1624 Reinken, HeinzUffzI/SG-4Fw 190F-8 Werk # 426208 (lost 3/18/45)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 18 March, 1945 by flak in the Neudorf/Leobschütz area.
1625 Reinmöller, HeinzUffz2/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142535 "B3 + CK" (lost 1/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with one other unnamed crew 25 January, 1943; mid-air collision with Wk # 141048 (no detail provided) south of Castell Novo, two other crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List)
1626 Reischer, PeterOblt8/26/1919Gmunden19 Erg/JGr West, 7/JG-26 (6/42), 10(Jabo)/JG-26, Stfkpt 11/JG-26 (1/44) Fw 190A-2, Fw 190A-3/U3, Bf 109G-6 & G-14, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330386 "Yellow 20" (lost 12/18/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post.)
EP(7/15/44)


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 December, 1944 near Ammeloe. The casualty report states he fell on a mission over Holland before reaching the enemy and did not bail out. His comrades were later told in confidence that he had crashed near the field, and shot himself in the head with his pistol after losing his nerve going into combat.. His mates said he looked very unstable on the morning of the 18th. This, after shooting B-24 # 41-29331 "Blondies Folly" out of formation on 16 March, 1944. This B-24 was finished off by Uffz Heinz Gehrke, who was on his first mission. He survived being shot down by a P-47 on 22 June, 1944. His 1st & 2nd victories were a LaGG-3 and a P-40 in Russia on 16 and 18 March, 1943. A Soviet LaGG-3 on 13 April, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 19 April, 1943. Two Soviet P-40s on 5 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 11 June, 1943. One western victory, a Spitfire at Poix-Le-Treport on 27 September, 1943. Another, a B-17 at Delmenhorst on 20 December, 1943. His 15th, a Typhoon at Courseulles on 8 June, 1944. His 17th, a P-51 in a woods SW of Argentan on 22 June, 1944. A P-47 at Alken-Tongeren on 11 September, 1944. His 19th, a Spitfire S of Kleve on 3 December, 1944. Reischer is buried at the Lingen Military Cemetery.
1627 Reith, HelmutObltI/KG-40He 177A-1 Werk # 15175 "BL + FE" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 15 July, 1943 northwest of Uelzen, cause not given. Remaining crew(KIC): Uffz Robert Dierke, Observer; Ofw Max Pongratz, R/O; Fw Willi Gehrling, Gunner and Ofw Karl Heinz Petersen, Mechanic. Jager Blatt 3/2004.
1628 Renberg, HeinzOgefrFl.Fu KroatienHe 46 Werk # 403 (lost 4/11/43)Observer Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost over Yugoslavia on 11 April, 1943, cause, location and crew disposition not reported. Also on board, Gefr osef Hansen. Source: Yugo Crashes-Shrani.
1629 Rennert, HeinzLt3(J)/LG-2 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4172 "White 5" (lost 10/22/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 October, 1941 during aerial combat in the Rostow area.
1630 Rentrop, Karl HeinzOblt7/15/1920Hagen1/JG-77 (9/43 Italy), 2/JG-77 (4/44 No.Italy), Stffüh 3/JG-104 (12/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18866 "White 9" (15% dam 9/3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162262 "Red 17" (lost 4/2/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 April, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Karlstadt (Karlovac, Slovenia), bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List). His G-6 made a crash landing SE of Scenni after the combat with this B-24, pilot OK. One unconfirmed B-24 over southern Italy, 3 September, 1943.
1631 Reper, Karl HeinzLt11/30/1914Friedrichsort/KielTO Stab I/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332224 "6N + TL" (lost 3/22/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 22 March, 1944; shot down by enemy fighters south of Rheine during a transfer flight. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Heinz Dittmann, geb 9/10/1920, K.Obs; Uffz Erich Bauer, geb 3/4/1921, R/O; Ofw Heinrich Karl Zarzitzky, geb 10/23/1915, Wart; Uffz Heinz Winter, geb 9/8/1920, Gunner; Uffz Karl Bierbrauer, geb 4/9/1922, Gunner; Uffz Richard Kristen, geb 1/30/1919, Elect; Ogefr Viktor van Kuil, geb 11/3/1922, Mech; Gefr Erwin Grönner, geb 7/12/1923, Wart and Gefr Kurt Schwarz, geb 9/26/1923, Wart. Sources: B.Bines & Jager Blatt 6/2003.
1632 Reschke, HeinzMaj9/24/1914Schulzenhagen5 Kdr I/NJG-6 (8/43), Kdr II/NJG-6 (2/44), Kdr I/NJG-1 (3/44), Stab I/NJG-6 (4/44) Bf 110G-4 (most likely) (lost 4/25/44)


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24/25 April, 1944 colliding with a Bf 110 of 2/NJG-6 on landing (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. Another, a Lancaster in the Torgau District on 20 February, 1944. A Lancaster 30 km S of Reutlingen on 2 March, 1944. A "4 mot" SW of Strasbourg on 15 March, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot" at Jussy, near Belfort on 15 March, 1944 (C.König). Magnus, 7 victories. Boiten 5 victories.
1633 Ressel, HeinzLt63/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12674 "Yellow 5" (dam 8/14/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 August, 1941, no further detail reported.
1634 Reuter, HansOblt3/Versuchs - verband -OKLJu 388L-0 Werk # 300295 "T9 + DL" (lost 10/5/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 5 October, 1944; crashed in the Oranienburg area, unknown cause. Remaining crew (KIC): Civilian Obs, Kurt Heintz and R/O Ofw Heinz Runkel. All three were buried at Lehnitz.
1635 Reuter, HeinzOblt4/25/1922127/NJG-2 (3/44), 3/NJG-3 (4/44), 12/NJG-3 (12/44)Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster at Stuttgart on 2 March, 1944. A "4 mot" 50 km S of Berlin on 24 March, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot", same day, 25 km NE of Twente. Two"4 mot" at Nürnberg on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Westerland on 9 April, 1944. A "4 mot" 70 km SW of Paris on 8 June, 1944. A "4 mot" near Abbeville on 13 June, 1944. At "4 mot" at Beacon "Kurfurst" on 17 June, 1944. A 10th, a "4 mot" at Toul-Nancy on 29 July, 1944. An 11th, a "4 mot" on 6 December, 1944, no location. A minelaying Lancaster over the North Sea the night of 18/19 February, 1945. Deceased 3 October, 1997.
1636 Reuter, HeinzOgefr18/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163725 "Red 4 + I" (lost 6/28/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 June, 1944 in the Caen area, cause unknown. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) 40 km NE of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944.
1637 Rhinde, Karl HeinzFw11/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 31 August, 1944.
1638 Richard, Karl HeinzOblt9/3/1916Duisburg1Adj II/NJG-6 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 480131(lost 3/16/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Died of injuries 16 March, 1944, when his 110 was shot down as they opposed a British bombing raid on Munich. All the crew bailed safely, but Richard died of his injuries. The AC crashed at Möhringen, SW of Munderkingen (Jager Blatt 5/2003). Remaining crew (bail with injuries): R/O Uffz Pommer and Gnr Gefr Schaffer. One known victory, a Lancaster at Krummendorf on 30 January, 1944.
1639 Richert, HeinzLt15/JG-53Bf 109D EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Bitsch, 20 September, 1939. I believe this to be the Lt Richardt who was killed in a collision with Lt Hilbradt over Wiesbaden on 5 October, 1939. He was in I Group at the time.
1640 Richter, ErichUffz8/26/1922Mittelfrohna, Sachsen6/KG-54 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300041 "B3 +JP" (lost 7/21/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 21 July, 1943 when his AC exploded in mid-air near Frankenfels due to a lightning strike or an operator error. Remaining crew (all KIC): Ogefr Heinz Thong, Obs; Gefr Hellfried Müller, R/O and Gefr Gottfried Leistner, Gunner. Source: Kurt Rieder.
1641 Richter, HansOblt3/KG-51 (S.U.), 7/KG-51 (9/42 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144120 "9K + AD" (lost 9/17/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew after crash landing in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3082 near Stalingrad after engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Heinz Paschen, Obs; Uffz Helmut Oehm, R/O and Ogefr Alfons Albers, Gnr (Sergey).
1642 Richter, HeinzLt4Stab/JG-26 (joins 7/41) Bf 109E-7, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7166 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 November, 1941 after he was pursued by a Spitfire of RAF No. 72 Sq.. Badly injured, he bailed out near Desvres, but died on the ground. Long time wingman for Adolf Galland. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire in the Hazebrouck area on 24 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire north of Dunkirk on 9 August, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 10 August, 1941, NW of Gravelines. His 4th, a Spitfire 2 km north of Etaples on 7 November, 1941.
1643 Richter, HeinzMaj2/3/1913Dorfchemnitz Stfkpt 9/KG-77 (Channel 4/41), Stfkpt 12/KG-77 (1/42), Kdr III/KG-77 (4/43 Germany) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3333 "3Z + FT" (lost 4/25/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140494 "??" (lost 6/2/43) RK(9/19/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
DK-G (10/15/41), Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver
KIC 2 June, 1943 about 3km NE of Lauf near Nürnberg, due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Ludwig Meisinger, Obs; Uffz Georg Vogel, R/O and Uffz Günther Bogmann, Gnr. (Kaiser RK book). Over 100 combat missions. MIA 25 April, 1941, cause not reported. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Theodor Kess, R/O; Fw Egon Kowolowski, Gunner and Uffz Wilhelm Wisiolek, Obs. Crew returned later? LW Loss Report
1644 Richter, HeinzFhr1(Erg)/JG-26Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1150 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 15 November, 1940 when he collided with Oblt Hans Otto while on a patrol off Dunkirk. Both parachuted but Richter drowned, while Otto was rescued. His AC crashed at Grand-Fort-Philippe, France (D.Drury).
1645 Richter, HeinzFwII/KG-76Ju 88A-5 Werk # 241 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC the night of 16/17 March, 1941; Crashed near Le Harve soon after takeoff. Remaining crew (all KIC): Ofw Dietrich Mertens, Observer; Fw Rudolf Bloch, R/O and Fw Hans Gorke, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1646 Richter, HeinzUffz12/JG-27Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Elsdorf on 28 November, 1944. Source: Perry Claims.
1647 Richter, HeinzUffz5(Sturm)/JG-4 (4/45)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # Unk (dam 1/1/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
The JG-4 List reported Heinz as being wounded by flak on 1 January, 1945. Added: Another source suggests he returned to base and was OK (Manrho/Putz publ.).
1648 Richter, HeinzLt6/5/1919 ?I/ZG-1 (Reich Def 9/43), I/ZG-76 (11/43)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5146 (lost 9/6/43), Bf 110G (lost 11/7/43) Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1943, cause & location not reported; his R/O, Ogefr Erwin Alb WIA. Alb served with Richter both incidents (Source: P. Kassak). Injured with unnamed crew 6 September, 1943 making an emergency landing at Osterberg by Memmingen due to engine trouble; the ac burned. Bf 110 Loss List
1649 Richter, HeinzUffz4(F)/14 (S.U.) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430225 (or 430285) "5F + OM" (lost 4/19/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Lt Willi Nagel (geb 9/5/1914) and two other unnamed crew at Jaroslawl-Wologda 19 April, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: It is believed this Ju 88 was sd by a Soviet fihter over Wologda. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz W.Bülow, R/O and Ogefr A.Thein, Gnr. No VDK burial detail (D.Drury).
1650 Richter, HermannOblt1/KG-40Fw 200C Werk # 0039 "F8 + AH" (lost 4/16/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 16 April, 1941 north of Scotland, no further detail (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer). Added: See Oblt Heinz Därner for further detail. Richter was 2nd Pilot this date.
1651 Richter, Hermann Heinz?Uffz16/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173804 "Black 7" (Lost 8/25/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944 at Düren, no further detail (JG-6 List). One known victory, a P-38 at Tergnier on 25 August, 1944. May have previously served in ZG-26.
1652 Richter, Hermann Heinz?Fw210/JG-27, 15/JG-27 (6/44 France), 9/JG-27 (11/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412607 "White 4 + ~" (lost 6/27/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330295 "White 6 + I" (lost 11/2/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 June, 1944 during aerial combat, location unknown. Mombeek. His one known victory, a P-47, while in 10 Staffel, 5 km S of Conches on 12 June, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 at La Ferte Mace on 18 June, 1944. OKL referred to his as "Heinz" on the 2nd victory; believe it is Hermann, as reported by OKL on 12 June, 1944. Note: Altho noted MIA 27 June, 1944, he must have returned, OR we have another Richter mis-identified.
1653 Richter, RudolfOblt10 6/ZG-2 (1/42), 8/ZG-76 (12/43 Eschborn) Bf 110G-2 Werk # 420030 (lost 12/25/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/29/42)



EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIC 25 December, 1943; crashed into a mountainside at Gadernheim/Odenwald, near Neuenkirchen due to poor visibility. Remaining crew (KIC): Fw Heinz Grossmann, buried at Dresden/Coschütz. This ac was one of three that crashed during a formation flight, killing all three crews. The other two ac were piloted by Fw Siegfried Janssen and Uffz Anton Braun. Jager Blatts 4/2002, 1/2003 & 3/2003. Added: LOCS indicates crash year as 1944.
1654 Richter, WilliOfw4/LG-1Ju 88A Werk # unk "L1 + SM"(?) (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes of Nos. 32 & 43 Sqs., crashing at Priors Leaze, near Southbourne, Sussex. Remaining crew: Oblt Harald Möller, Obs (KIA); Fw Heinz Dittmann, Flt/Engr (POW) and Gefr Erhard Anders, Gnr (KIA). The two deceased are buried at West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Plot 3; Möller in Row A, Gr 19 and Anders in Row B, Gr 19 (D.Drury)
1655 Rickel, HeinzLt9/24/19186/KG-53He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
EP(2/28/44), Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
1656 Riebeling, HeinzUffz6/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440123 (lost 3/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 March, 1944 during aerial combat with B-17s and P-47s 10km south of Jüterborg.
1657 Riedel, HeinzFw1/23/19238/JG-301 (Alteno) Fw 190A-9 Werk # 206173 (lost 1/14/45 at Perleberg) Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot killed, burial Perleberg Waldfriedhof (1/14/45 JG-301 Loss List via R.Freitag).
1658 Riedel, Heinz OttoLt12/16/1919Stab/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13148 (lost 7/11/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 11 July, 1942 after aerial combat with a Spitfire at La Valleta, bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List).
1659 Riedel, HelmuthFw1(F)/124 (Kirkenes) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430045 "G2 + BH" (lost 7/21/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Archangelsk (Target Archangel) 21 July, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: KIA due to Russian surface fire, crashing on the Kola Peninsula, near Jokanga (Observer Loss List). Added: The distance from Archangel to the Kola Peninsula is some 245 miles apart. The crew must have been going to, or leaving from, the target area. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Ernst Köhne, Obs; Fw Dieter (maybe Diether) Luther, R/O and Ogefr Heinz Oczki, Gnr. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Riedl.
1660 Riedel, Karl HeinzUffz9/26/19237/JG-6 (1/45 Vechta) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738167 "Yellow 16" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 1 January, 1945; known to have crashed his A-8 northeast of Westerbeek, south of Oploo, sd by a No.486 Sq. Tempest on 1 January, 1945, during Operation Bodenplatte. (DeSwart). Initially buried in a mass grave at De Rips Holland, and was re-buried in August 1959 at Ysselsteyn, TD-4-43 "Find a Grave" by Fred 12/2011.







1661 Riedinger, AntonFlgJG-105 ? (Wertheim 1/45)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785102 (1/45)Pilot BadgeSource: Text input by relative Heinz Riedinger, via F. Braun; aircraft detail by C.König.

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1662 Riedl, HelmuthFw1(F)/124Ju 88D-5 Werk # 130045 "G2 + BH" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 21 July, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Archangelsk, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Ernst Köhne, Observer; Fw Dieter Luther, R/O and Ogefr Heinz Oczki, Gunner. Source SIG Norway.
1663 Riehle, AugustUffz5/KG-26 (Vaernes)He 111H-3 "1H + BN" (lost 5/22/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 22 May, 1940; sd with wounds, when after dropping supplies to German forces, they attacked transport vessels when their left engine was hit and began to burn. They made a force landing into a hill at Sjövegan. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Karl Heinz Hess, Ogefr Josef Kopitz and Flg Rudolf Entrich. Hess & Riehle spent six years in prison in Scotland & Canada; Kopitz & Entrich (R/O & Mech) became prisoners in Norway, but were soon released (Flyvrak Norway).
1664 Rieken, Karl HeinzUffz1(F)/123 (Athens-Kalamaki)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550728 "4U + NK" (lost 11/22/43 & on loan from 2(F)/123)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 22 November, 1943; failed to return from a mission over Cyprus, no further detail. Three remaining crewmen (unnamed) were also KIA. Wiki Luft data.
1665 Riemann, KurtOfw6/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 2750 "V4 + DW" (lost 8/30/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1940: sd with wounds after being attacked by fighters and the crew had to bail. The ac crashed at Roy Hill, Hadlow Down, Sussex. Remaining crew: Fw Richard Vester, Obs (POW/WIA); Uffz Werner Stein, R/O (POW); Ofw Karl Heinz Rauschert, Flt Engr (KIA) and Flg Rudolf Zinnögger, Gnr (KIA). The two deceased are buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 3; Zinnögger, Gr 88, Rauschert, Gr 89 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1666 Ries, HeinrichUffz2/ZG-76Bf 110G-2 Werk # 150114 (lost 10/4/43)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 4 October, 1943 during aerial combat at Lieblos, he bailed safely. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Grimm, also WIA, was also able to bail safely.
1667 Riese, HeinzUffz13/JG-76Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 781252 (dam 9/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Kindleben. One known victory, a B-17 11 km S of Haarbach on 25 February, 1944. This may likely be the Heinz in JG-300 later in the year.
1668 Riese, Heinz Heinrich Josef AugustUffz11/1/1920Bodenrode115/JG-300 (Reinsdorf)Bf 109G-14/U4 Werk # 511977 "Yellow 16" (lost 12/17/44 at Hochheim Sudetenland)EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Pohooi, Novy Jiein, CZ. Source: JG-300 Loss List. Buried Valasske, Blk 2, as unknown.
1669 Rieth, HeinzUffz7/JG-300 (2/45) Bf 109G-6 (lost 2/20/44, 3 km south of the Erbenheim airfield) Fighter Operational ClaspPilot reported KIA, 20 February, 1944, no further detail (denkmalprojekt.org).
1670 Rink, Friedel HeinzUffz6/22/1922Hartenrod14/JG-53 (Echterdingen)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461466 (lost 2/23/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 February, 1945 after aerial combat with a P-47 at Kornwestheim, bailed safely but was reported shot in his chute. Added: VDK burial reported in the War Cem, Kornwestheim, Plot II, Row D. Gr 20b (courtesy Hans Dieter Zemke + photo).
1671 Rinss, HeinzUffz12/JG-105Bf 109G & Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 2 km SE of Nogent-le-Roi on 28 January, 1944.
1672 Ripper, Karl HeinzOfhr4/JG-301 (joins 9/44, 11/44)Fw 190A-9 Werk # 206084 (lost 12/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944; aerial combat at Altstrelitz (C.König).
1673 Ritter,UffzII/JG-1Fw 58 "Weihe" ASR AC assigned to II/JG-1Air Sea Rescue Operational ClaspRitter piloted the ASR AC searching for Peter Eberhard over the North Sea on 2 May, 1943. Thgis could be Uffz Karl Heinz Ritter, later in JG-11.
1674 Ritter, HeinzLt1Stab/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 5 km N of Sieding on 10 May, 1944.
1675 Ritter, HeinzOfwSG unitFw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. This may be Ofw Heinz Ritter, earlier in StG-77.
1676 Ritter, HeinzOfw4/StG-77 (Yugoslavia)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5286 "S2 + BM" (lost 4/6/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost near Celje 6 April, 1941 due to engine failure, crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
1677 Ritter, Karl HeinzUffz1/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172712 ""White 120" (lost 6/26/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 June, 1944 during aerial combat in the Lonrai area.
1678 Rocktäschel, HeinzFw2/2/1916Sonneberg3/StG-2 Ju 87B Werk # 5618 "T6 + KL" (lost 8/16/40) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 16 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing Bowley Farm, South Mundham, Sussex. He died (DOW) the next day. Buried Cannock Chase, Plot 6, Row 7, Gr 162. (M.Croft & D.Drury). His R/O-Gnr, Ofw Willi Witt (1/2/1911), was also KIA, bur CC, Plot 6, Row7, Gr 161 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1679 Rode, FritzOgefrFi 156C Werk # 11 0232 "BM + PL" (interned in Sweden)Liason Operational ClaspOne of three Fieselers who erroneously landed at Kabusa Sweden on 4 April, 1945 due to incorrect information about wind conditions. They thought they were landing at Bornholm for refueling. Ofw Heinz Pawlowski believed to be the passenger (pilot not positively identified by the author). Source: B.Widfeldt
1680 Roeber, HeinzHptm6/7/1912MagdeburgKdr II/ZG-2 (8/41), Stfkpt 6/ZG-26 (12/41), II/ZG-26 (2/42), Kdr III/ZG-1 (3/43), Kdr FFS A 43 (2/45)Bf 109, Me 210
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/7/41), Destroyer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS. See LOCS for further detail.
1681 Roethig, HeinzUffzFFS B36 (Instr 12/43)Ju 88A-12 Werk # (88)7185 (lost 12/18/43)Pilot BadgeKIC in flames, 18 December, 1943, at Gut Verklas, near Doemitz/Elbe, Germany, cause no reported. His R/O, Gefr Heinz Wiederhold, was also killed. Two pilot trainees, Uffz Herbert Demmler and Uffz Erich Fischer, were also killed (C.König).
1682 Rohdo, WalterFw9/KG-4 (Leeuwarden) He 111H-5 Werk # 3916 "5J + DT" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 25 June, 1941 after an attack on England, cause not given. He crashed into the North Sea with a loss of the entire crew. The remaing crew all washed ashore in September and were buried at Esbjerg Denmark. Remaining crew: Gefr Paul Preick, Observer (geb 12/7/18, bur.9/5/41, Gr 16); Gefr Friedrich "Fritz" Streich, R/O (geb 4/11/20, bur.9/10/41, Gr 20) and Fw Heinz Hoppe, Mech.(geb 12/23/14, bur.9/1/41 Grave 13). Source: Air War over Denmark. Added: Grave locations at Esbjerg per VDK: Gefr Preick A3/1/18; Gefr Streich A3/1/19 and Fw Hoppe A3/1/14 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Rohde.
1683 Röhling, HeinzUffz18/JG-77 (3/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4/z Werk# 13258 "Black 12" (lost 6/7/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 June, 1942; At Sevastopol airfield. Mombeek MIA List. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 17 March, 1942.
1684 Rohloff, KurtHptmStfkpt 9/KG-4Ju 88A-1 Werk # 3094 "5J + AT" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 July, 1940 during aerial combat with Hurricanes and Spitfires of RAF Nos. 616 and 41 Squadrons, 7 miles NE of Scarborough. Rohloff ordered the crew to bail, and he was killed when the AC crashed in a wheat field between Aldborough and Crossmere Hill, 6 miles south of Hornsea. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Georg Abel (WIA), gunner, Uffz Artur Kühnapfel, wireless operator and Uffz Heinz Oechler, mechanic.
1685 Rökker, HeinzHptm10/19/1920Oldenburg i.O.641/NJG-2 (5/42), 2/NJG-1, Stafkpt 2/NJG-2 (5/44 Langensalza)He 51, Bf 110C, Ju 88C-2 "R4 + CK" (42), Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360002 "R4 + PL" (lost 6/29/42, pilot WIA by enemy fire), Ju 88C-6 "R4 + FR" (8/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk# 5664, Ju 88G-6 "4R + CK" in 2/NJG-2 RK(7/27/44)-EL(3/12/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/44)
EP(6/12/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
55 bombers. The He 51 was an Elem Trainer at Neubiberg, 1941. Other crewmembers: Carlos Nugent, Search Radar Oper.; Hans-Heinz Mattur, RO; and Friedrich Wefelmeier, Observer. Rökker crashed his Ju 88 Werk# 5664 at Catania, Sicily. His Observer at the time was Georg Frieben. His 25th victory, a "4 mot" 40 km NW of Brussels on 12 May, 1944. He scored 6 victories on the night of 7 June, 1944 in the Caen area. A double victory on 26 July, 1944, both "4 mots"; one near Romilly, the other NW of Chateaudun. A quad victory on 4 November, 1944; all "4 mots" while opposing the Bochum-Dortmund Raid. His 46th victory, a Lancaster SE of Gelden on 1 January, 1945. Three Lancasters in the Krefeld/Geldern area on 3 February, 1945. On 21 February, 1945 he had six Night victories, all Lancasters in the Eindhoven area. His last victories, nos. 61 to 64, two "4 mots" N of Düsseldorf, a "2 mot and a Mosquito in the St Trond/Eindhoven area on 15 March, 1945. 161 combat missions. 5 victories in the Desert. One Day victory. Bowers/Lednicer, 64 victories. Added: He made it a point to visit several members of Lancaster crew he had sd, and the grave of another buried at Neufchateau (C.König). Survived the war.


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1686 Rolland, HeinzLt2/13/1918Krefeld12 12/NJG-1 (8/43), Stab IV/NJG-1 (11/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730272 "G9 + EZ" (lost 12/5/44) EP (5/15/44)


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 4/5 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito, crashing at Sevelen, SW of Wesel (Boiten). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Heinz Krüger, R/O (buried Krefeld Hauptfriedhof, Gr 674) and Uffz Karl Berger, Flt Engr (burial uknown) D.Drury). Seven victories were bombers, including a Stirling on 23 October, 1943. Another known victory, a Lancaster into the sea on 24 August, 1943. A Stirling 4 km W of Brandenburg on 1 September, 1943. Another Stirling on 20 October, 1943. A Lancaster near Alkmaar on 16 December, 1943. A "4 mot" 10 km E of Turnhout on 25 May, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot" N of Antwerp, same day. A "4 mot" in the Arras area on 13 June, 1944. A 9th, a "4 mot" in the Bochum-Dortmund area on 4 November, 1944. Magnus, 13 victories. Boiten 12 victories. Added: Lt Rolland and Ofw Vinke set out to search for Lt Guido Krupinski, on 26 February, 1944, when they were attacked by No.198 Typhoons. Ofw Vinke was KIA, and Lt Rolland escaped. Lt Rolland is buried at Krefeld Hauptfriedhof in Grave 673 (D.Drury).
1687 Rollberg, HeinzObltIV/KG-76 (9/42 Germany), 3/KG-76 (11/42 Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3826 "??" (90% dam 9/14/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8703 "??" (70% dam 11/22/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Pilot and two other unnamed crew injured 22 November, 1942 when the ac overturned on landing at Saloniki airfield after a non-combat flight. Pilot and unnamed crew injured 14 September, 1942 when they experienced engine trouble during takeoff from Giebelstadt airfield on a non-combat flight (Ju 88 Loss List).
1688 Ronge, HeinrichOfwStab/KG-27He 111P Werk # 1647 (or 1391/N.Parker) "1G +NA" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW the night of 7/8 May, 1941 after being shot down on the way to target Liverpool by by F/O Howden in a Beaufighter of RAF No.600 Sq. The AC crashed at Stock Lane, Langford, near Weston-s-Mare at 22:55 hours. Remaining crew (all POW): Oblt Johannes Maron, Observer; Fw Heinz Dietrich, R/O, Ofw Heinrich Eggert, Flt Engr and Ogefr Helmut Hilger, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1689 Ropers, Heinz Klaus HeinrichUffz3/23/1921Ruschwedel11/JG-302Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 6/16/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1944; failed to return from a mission (Bundewehr). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 Markersdorf, SW of Sankt-Pölten, on 29 May, 1944. Added: Uffz Ropers was KIA 16 June, 1944 during aerial combat east of Raab, either at Komarno, Slovakia or Komarom, Hungary (on either side of the Danube?). He is buried in the War Cem at Budaörs, Hungary, location 12/5/318 (D.Drury).
1690 Rorisch, Karl HeinzLt3/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130830 "S2 + AL" (lost 10/14/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 14 October, 1943 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 101290 due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List & DK-g Awards List. Alternate spelling: Rorich (DK-G Awards List).
1691 Röscher, Karl HeinzUffz1/8/1921Lena4/NJG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4448 "G9 + DM" (lost 2/14/43), Do 217N-1 Werk # 1469 "G9 + JM" (lost 5/30/43)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 30 May, 1943 crashing near the St Trond airfield. Buried Lommel, 21/157. WIA 14 February, 1943; crash landed near Stevoort due to return fire from an RAF gunner. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1692 Rose, HeinzOblt5/25/1921Düsseldorf2 Erg/JGr-Süd (5/43), 4/JG-11 (Reich Def 6/43), Adj III/JG-26 (10/44) Bf 109G-1/R2 "White 5" (dam 7/25/43), Bf 109G-1/R2 Werk # 14097 "White 4" (dam 7/28/43), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 20024 "White 12" (lost 11/13/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 November, 1943 during aerial combat near Delmenhorst, bailed safely. Uninjured 7/25/43 in "Wh 5" when he belly landed at Lanker See, near Preetz. Bailed safely, without injury, 7/28/43. His "Wh 4" crashed E of Vorden, near Zutphen after combat. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 S of Kiel on 25 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 on 9 October, 1943.
1693 Rosenthal, Heinz WilhelmObltStfkpt 3/KG-254 ('37), Stfkpt 3/KG-155 ('38), Stfkpt 3/KG-55 ('39), Kdr I/KG-30 (2/40)Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "4D + AK" ? (lost 2/3/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 3 February, 1940 when his ac was sd by Minesweeper AA fire off Moray Firth, and crashed at sea NE of Iverness (LOCS).
1694 Rösler, HeinzOfw2(H)/14, 1/NAGr-11(?)Bf 109G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1695 Rösler, HeinzUffzIII/SG-77Fw 190F-8 Werk # 584576 (15% dam)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIC 19 February, 1945 making a force landing due to engine failure.
1696 Rösner, ErichFw7/27/1914Breslau2/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6283 "D5 + EP" (lost 12/21/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 21 December, 1943 when he crashed at Idstedt during a non-operational flight, reason unknown. Remaining crew (KIC): Gefr Karl Hoffmann, R/O and passenger Uffz Heinz Sommer.
1697 Rössiger, GerhardUffz2/LG-1Ju 88A-4 "L1 + AH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 31 December, 1944; shot down by flak near Arlon, crew all bailed safely, becoming POWs. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Schmidt, Uffz Heinz Müller, Uffz Robert Püllen and Lt Rolf von Kampen. Source: A. Rosseels.
1698 Rossinger, Heinz315/JG-27 (12/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Rossinger was under attack on 23 December, 1944, by P-47s of 56FG, when Bartels came to his rescue. Bartels was killed helping his comrade.
1699 Rost, FransOfwInstructor, Flugzeug Führer Schule B-34 (FFS B-34) (Kastrup)Ju 52/3m Werk # 7764 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspInjured in a training crash on 20 October, 1943 while making an emergency landing with the center engine on fire. The AC crashed in a field near Frederiks Denmark. All the airmen were injured to some extent, yet exited the AC without incident. Remaining crew (Injured): Ofw Willii Schwarze, Instr Co-pilot; Uffz Erich Budrass Mechanic; Student Pilots Fw Heinz Fabian, Ofw Josef Schubert, Uffz Alfons Kriesten and Uffz Hans Nehaus. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1700 Roth, Karl HeinzUffz2/JG-52 (Austria)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512630 "Black 6" (lost 1/23/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 January, 1945; brought down by flak at Oppeln, 75km SE of Breslau.

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