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1601 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.
1602 Rieth, HeinzOgefr7/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 3 km south of the Erbenheim airfield)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
1603 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).
1604 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.
1605 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.
1606 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.
1607 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.
1608 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
1609 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.
1610 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
1611 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
1612 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.
1613 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.
1614 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.
1615 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.
1616 Rökker, HeinzHptm10/19/1920Oldenburg i.O.641/NJG-2 (5/42), 2/NJG-1, Stafkpt 2/NJG-2 (5/44)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)

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. Photo
1617 Rolland, HeinzLt2/13/1918Krfeld12 12/NJG-1 (8/43), Stab IV/NJG-1 (11/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # Unk "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). His crew disposition unknown. 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).
1618 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).
1619 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.
1620 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).
1621 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).
1622 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
1623 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.
1624 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).
1625 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
1626 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.
1627 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.
1628 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.
1629 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.
1630 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.
1631 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.
1632 Rothfeld, HeinzFhr2/5/19244/JG-77 (Babenhausen)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 412894 "Blue 13" (lost 9/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Klein-Karben/Weisbaden area (Bf 109 Loss List). He was reported to have bailed but died of his wounds (?). Buried Usingen.
1633 Röthke, SiegfriedHptm8/3/1915Mürow bei Angermünde1/KG-4 (12/39 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/KG-4 (2/43), Stfkpt 11/KG-4 (8/44), Stfkpt 5/KG-76He 111P, He 111H-5 Werk # 3825 "5J + KH" (lost 1/29/42), Ar 234 in 5/KG-76 RK(6/2/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operation Clasp w/Pendant
His H-5 was sd 29 January, 1942 after taking three AA hits causing him to crash in enemy territory, 20km east of Staraya Russia. His Flt Engr, Fw Heinz Bretschneider was fatally wounded. The remaining crew, Fw Heinz Fehse, Obs, and Uffz Ferdinand Dorfler, R/O, and Röthke made the 30 hour trek back to German lines. 476 combat missions in numerous theaters. Retired Bundewehr Oberst. Deceased 27 April, 2003 Bad Salzuflen (P. Bastin).
1634 Rotte, Karl HeinzUffz16/JG-2 (6/41)Bf 109F, Kl 35B-1 Werk # 1616(lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 13 July, 1941 at Belleville near Dieppe, cause unknown. One known victory, a Blenheim at Pas de Calais on 23 June, 1941.
1635 Rowlin, WernerOblt1/11/1918Krefeld47/NJG-1 (11/41), 8/NJG-1 (6/42)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3140 "G9 + MS" (45% damaged 11/15/40), Bf 110 Werk # Unk (15% damaged, 6/3/42), Bf 110D-0 Werk # Unk "G9 + DS (Lost 6/30/42)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 29/30 June, 1942 during an attack by a No. 78 Sq Halifax near Ehren/Quackenbrück, crashing at Westfalen, 15km W of Quakenbrück. His R/O-Gunner, Fw Heinz Werner was able to bail safely. On two previous occasions, the 110 was damaged; 45% at the Rheine airfield on 15 November, 1940 and again at Twente on 3 June, 1942 after his 2nd known victory. One known victory, a Wellington on 8 November, 1941, no location. A 2nd, a Wellington IV of RAF No. 57 Sq. 6 km north of Gilgehaus Germany the night of 2-3 June, 1942. The entire British crew were KIA. His 3rd, a Halifax on 9 June, 1942. His 4th, a Wellington IV of RAF No. 23 (OTU) at Azelo, 5 km N of Delden Holland, the night of 25-26 June, 1942. Added: Buried at Oerlinghausen, near Bielefeld (LOCS).
1636 Roy, Karl HeinzLtII/JG-3 (Reich Deg)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26067 (10% dam 10/20/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 October, 1943, crashing at Venlo after being hit by return fire.
1637 Rückner, BringfriedFwStab/KG-2Do 17Z-2 Werk # 4248 "U5 + DA" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 March, 1941 after being shot down by a Beaufighter Mk 1 of RAF No. 29 Sq., piloted by F/O John R.D.Braham. The Do 17 crashed into the sea off Skegness. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Jürgen von Keiser, Obs (MIA); Fw Heinz Genähr, R/O (KIA) and Lt Benno Meyer, Flt Engr (MIA). Fw Genähr buried at Scottow Cem., Gr 249 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Rücker.
1638 Ruffer, Rudolf HeinzHptm1/7/1920Eisenhammer Schlesien 1/ERG Jagdgruppe Ost, 8(Pz)/Sch.G.-1, 11(Pz)/SG-9, Stfkpt 10(Pz)/SG-9 (3/44 Vinnitsa Ukraine) Bf 109, Hs 129B-2/R-2 Werk# 0364, Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141966 (lost 7/16/44) RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/8/43), Assault Operational Clasp w/"300" hanger
KIA 16 July, 1944 at 1930 hours on a low-level mission against a Soviet tank breakthrough between Kovel and Lemberg (Lviv, aka Lemberg) Russia, when his AC took a direct flak hit over the Radekhiv- Stoyaniv railroad, crashing in flames NE of Lviv. Shot down behind Russian Lines in the winter of 42-43 by Russian AA fire, however rescued by German Infantry. At the time, he was serving in "Special Detachment Stepp". 300 missions, 80 tanks destroyed (72 in 80 missions!). Added: The VDK says Hptm Ruffer's remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery because his gravesite has yet to be found (D.Drury).
1639 Ruhl, FritzOfw8/22/1916Berbisdorf 3(F)/121 (12/41 Nikolayev, Ukraine) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0533 "7A + BL" (lost 12/30/41)Observer Operational Clasp KIA with his entire crew, 30 December, 1941, when his ac crashed into the Sea of Azov off Nogaisk, cause unknown. Th mission seemed to be reconnaissance covering the Crimea from Kerch to Savastopol. Remaining crew: Oblt Karl Müller, Obs; Fw Wolfgang Hoffmann, R/O and Uffz Heinz Lindemann, Gnr. All buried in Kirowograd-Sammelfriedhof, Ukraine: Ofw Ruhl 15/5/786, Oblt Müller 15/5/787, Fw Hoffmann 15/5/783 and Uffz Lindemann 15/5/785 (D.Drury).
1640 Ruland, HeinzGefr8/JG-53 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 785769 "Blue 16 + -" (dam 12/26/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 December, 1944 during aerial combat, crash landed at Flacht.
1641 Runte, GerhardOfhrStab/NJG-1Bf 110 (?)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA the night of 5-6 January, 1945 when he was shot down during aerial combat a few kilometers NW of Bernau. Remaining crew(KIA): Uffz Karl Heinz Cwick and Uffz Horst Uhlmann. Jager Blatt 4/2002.
1642 Runte, HansFw3/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 0310052 "K6 + BL" (lost 5/14/42) The Wk# may be 311052, consistent with other BVs. Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIA 14 May, 1942; crashed into a mountain at Söröya during bad weather on an operational flight. Remaining crew (all KIA): Oblt Ernst Dinsing, Observer; Uffz Karl Mehrhoff, R/O; Ogefr Wilhelm Hänseler, Gunner and Ogefr Karl Heinz Warnke, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Bunte.
1643 Rupprecht, Karl HeinzUffz13/KG-3 (11/43 S.U.)Bf 110 or Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 N of Stavischtsche on 16 November, 1943.
1644 Rusack, Karl HeinzOfw15/JG-300Fw 190A-7 (lost 7/7/44 at Leipzig), Fw 190A-8 "Red 10" (1/45), Fw 190A-8 "Red 10" (lost 4/27/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 27 April, 1945 after being shot down in "Red 10" in the vicinity of Deggendorf/Plattling. One known victory, a B-24 at Calbe/Saale on 7 July, 1944. His 7 July injuries, if any, unknown. Magnus, 7 victories.
1645 Russel, Heinrich HeinzOfhr3Kdo Nowotny (10/44), 9/JG-7 (3/45 Brandenburg)Me 262A-1a (lost 10/7/44), Me 262A-1a
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 March, 1945 after being scrambled to intercept a Recon Spitfire "RM 631" of RAF No. 541 Sq., piloted by F/Lt George Platts. What might have happened is speculation, but Russel was seen to crash in the shallow water near Handermelle, 14 km west of Nysted Denmark. He was buried in the Kobenhavn Cemetery, date not given. No trace of the Spitfire or Lt Platts has been found to this day (Source: Air War over Denmark). His Me 262 had its undercarriage shot out from under him during takeoff from Achmer airfield by a P-51 of 361FG on 7 October, 1944. His 262 slid along the runway in a shower of sparks before coming to a stop. He managed to escape from the AC before the wreckage went up in flames. Two known victories, a B-17 and a P-47 between Braunschweig and Magdeburg on 3 March, 1945. A 3rd, a Spitfire on 8 March, 1945.
1646 Rutkowski, HeinzOblt9/18/1912Klein MiltzowI/StG-2 (Aegean Sea)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5920 (lost 5/22/41)Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 22 May, 1941 with two others; Heinz Rauser and Franz Kohl, due to flak in attack on Force "D" at Kythos Island. His R/O, Fw Schupp survived (Ju 87 Loss List). Added: Oblt Rutkowski buried in the War Cem at Dionyssos-Rapendoza (LOCS).
1647 Rutter, HeinzUffz9/12/19211(F)/123 (Bergamo, It.)Ju 88T-1 Werk # 430913 "4U + GH (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 8 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Pistoia Italy with two Spitfires of RAAF No. 451 Sq.. The three remaining crew members, unnamed, were also KIA. Wiki Luft data. Added: The Spitfire pilots may have been W/Cdr E.J.Morris & F/Lt R.H.Sutton. Ju 88 Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Heinz Arnold Scherpf, Obs; Uffz Manfred Malachow, R/O and Uffz Paul Hoffmann, Gnr?. Uffz Rutter & Uffz Hoffmann are buried in the German War Cem. at Pomezia, Italy Blk T; Graves 1202 & 1200 respectively. Lt Scherpf (WIA/DOW 4 July, 1944); buried in a different cemetery at Pordoi, Italy, Gr 908. No known grave for Uffz Malachow (D.Drury).
Pomezia, Italy
1648 Rutzhofer, HeinzOfhr7/18/1914Munich2/JG-1Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550788 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 January, 1944 during aerial combat; return fire from a "4 mot" near Prüm. Source: Lothar Wiegels. Died at Krs. Scheid, between Prüm and the Belgian border. Buried at Amorbach.
1649 Ryba, HeinzLt21/JG-53 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9558 "White 6" (lost 7/11/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 July, 1941; failed to return from a mission southwest of Berditschew, reason unknown. His one known victory, his 1st, a Soviet DB-3 on 6 July, 1941. His 2nd, an SB-3 on 11 July, 1941, the same day he went MIA. Source: Jochen Prien
1650 Sachse, HeinzUffzII/JG-26 (joined 5/44), 16/JG-300Fw 190A-6 & 7 in JG-26, Bf 109G-10 (lost 1/1/45 at Döllwitz) in JG-300Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
1651 Sachsenberg, Gotthard G.F.W.LtDessau25/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA April 1944. One known victory, a Lancaster W of St. Peter Ording on 25 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Todesfeld on 30 July, 1943. Brother of Heinz
1652 Sachsenberg, Heinz "Wimmersal"Lt7/12/1922Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt1046/JG-52 (10/42 Russia), 6/JG-52 (6/44 Manzar Romania), 9/JG-7 (3/45), JV-44 (4/45)Bf 109G-2/R6 "Yellow 8", Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19335 (45% dam 5/5/43; WIA aerial combat with Soviet Ace & F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19236 (60% dam/written off 7/22/43; WIA aerial combat with Pokryshkin), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 166233 "Yel 1"(lost 8/23/44) in 6/JG-52, Fw 190D-9 "Red 1" & "White 2" in JV-44, Me 262 briefly in JG-7 RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend
520 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-5 SW of Novorossisk on 21 April, 1943. A P-39 2 km W of Abinskaja on 8 May, 1943. A P-40 7 km S of Krimskaya on 15 May, 1943. A Yak-1 E of Kubardinka on 25 May, 1943. An Il-2 on 26 May, 1943. An Il-5 on 27 May, 1943. Two Il-5s on 29 May, 1943. Three Yak-1s and an Il-5 on 26 July, 1943. Four victories on 4 August, 1943. Two Yak-7s on 17 March, 1944. His 103rd victory, a P-51 over Hungary on 3 March, 1945. His 104th and last victory, a P-39 on 16 April, 1945. One victory in the West. One Motor Torpedo Boat destroyed. He was the cousin of Pour le Merite fighter pilot Gotthard Sachsenberg, and the brother of Gotthard Sachsenberg, a Night Fighter pilot, KIA April, 1944. Heinz was seriously wounded in combat on 23 August, 1944 in the "Yellow 1" in aerial combat with P-51s over Romania, and died of his wounds (complications) years later, 17 June, 1951. The 190D was used to protect the Me 262 from prowling American fighters. His D-9 may have been Werk # 600424 (or 800424), and bore the inscription "Sell my clothes, Im going to heaven". Photo
1653 Sahnwaldt, HeinzOblt1Stfkpt 10/JG-11 (7/43), Stfkpt 1/JG-11 (10/43)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 in 1 Staffel, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410239 "White 13" (lost 10/4/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 October, 1943 opposing American bombers over Holland and northern Germany. He crashed into the North Sea 30 km N of Juist. His one victory, a B-24 on 4 October, 1943, the same day of his death.
1654 Sahrgage, Karl HeinzFw1/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 6/20/44 at Sdl. Merseburg)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 June, 1944 during aerial combat in the Merseburg area (JG-300 Loss List). Alternate spelling: Sahrhage.
1655 Salomon, HeinzUffz1 6/JG-26 (8/43 Volkel), 7/JG-26 (9/44 Coesfeld Stevede) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 40794 (30% damaged 8/19/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171667 "Brown 10" (lost 9/16/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 September, 1944 during aerial combat with Allied fighters NE of Heerlen. Superb navigational skills. Salomon wrecked the landing gear, landing long at Guyancourt, on one of his A-8s on 16 August, 1944. Injured in a force landing near Venlo on 19 August, 1943 due to a fuel shortage. His one victory, a P-51 of 354FG N of Soissons, at Chauny-Tergnier, on 25 August, 1944. Added: Either he or Alfred Scharf came down in Nutherveld (Commune Schinnen) Holland, and is buried as "unknown" there (Bert Spoelstra).
1656 Salz, HeinzLt11/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk# 412306 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 July, 1944; Combat with an Aircobra, crashed into the sea off the Norwegian coast. Mombeek MIA List.
1657 Salzer, HeinzUffzFl.ü.G.-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142356 (lost 1/5/43)Bomber or Liason Operational ClaspPilot and crew reported killed 5 January, 1943 in the Bozen area, no further detail. Remaining crew (KIC): R/O Gefr Alfons Gründing (12/9/1919) and Engr Ofw Rolf Hohn.
1658 Sangkuhl, HeinzUffz21/ZG-76Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, two B-17s, 20 minutes apart, SE of Regensburg on 25 February, 1944.
1659 Sarhage, HeinzFwIV/SG-151Fw 190F-8 Werk # 580418 (lost 2/3/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 3 February, 1945, cause and location not reported.
1660 Sarhage, Karl HeinzFw11/JG-300Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 June, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters 10 km south of Merseburg. Source: T. Boiten.
1661 Sauer, HeinzFw1/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7555 "White 6" (lost 7/17/42Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 17 July, 1942 after being shot down off Kalafrana by F/O McLeod of No. 603 Sq..Sauer bailed safely, was rescued by an RAF rescue launch, but died of his wounds sometime later.
1662 Säwert, HeinzOfw7/1/1918Greifswald16 3/NJG-3 (5/41), 4/NJG-5 (4/43), 5/NJG-6, 7/NJG-6 (7/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 3606 (lost 5/11/41), Bf 110G-4 Werk # Unk (lost 8/22/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 August, 1944 at the Parndorf airfield during a strafing attack (Boiten). One known victory, a Wellington on 9 May, 1941, no location. Another victory, colliding with a Stirling of No. 7 Sq. at Cloppenburg, 11 May, 1941 in Wk# 3606; he bailed safely with injuries, his unnamed R/O KIA. Another, a Stirling west of Spitz Hiddenau on 21 April, 1943. A 4th known victory, a Lancaster NW of Berlin on 4 September, 1943. A 5th, a Lancaster W of Hannover on 9 October, 1943. A 6th, a "4 mot" on 23 November, 1943. Two "4 mot" at Heading on 20 February, 1944. A Wellington S of St Polten on 7 July, 1944. A B-24 at Szombathely on 8 August, 1944. A Wellington E of Steyr on 20 August, 1944. Magnus & Boiten, 16 victories.
1663 Schaaf, HeinzUffz9/KG-54 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300659 "B3 + AT" (lost 1/24/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 24 January, 1944; sd at Tölzer Alpen by a P-38 during a training flight (Ju 88 Loss List).
1664 Schaber, HansUffz5/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7177 "4D + EN" (lost 5/7/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 7 May, 1941 before reaching his target, Glasgow and the Clyde, when they were attacked by a Defiant Night Fighter of RAF No. 141 Sq.. Schaber crash landed the crippled Ju 88 (left engine) on the beach at the north Bay of Holy Island, where the four crew were taken prisoner. Remaining crew (all POW): Gefr Heinz Nöske, Observer, Fw Paul Graupner, wireless operator and Gefr Werner Arndt, gunner.
1665 Schachtbeck, GerhardLt9/4/19102/KG-26 (4/40 Aalborg West, 9/40) He 111H Werk # Unk (80% dam 4/10/40), He111H-3 Werk # 6902 "1H + AK" (lost 9/6/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac crashed into the North Sea on 6 September, 1940, cause and crew disposition unknown, Netherland Loss Registry. Added: Only one of the crew washed ashore, on the Dutch side, Lt Schachybeck, buried Ysselsteyn, CW/10/246. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Karl Heinz Fass, Obs; Fw Werner Jessen, R/O; Uffz Otto Ihme, Flf Engr and Gefr Josef Haslacher, Gnr. (D.Drury). Added: His He 111H was damaged "on airfield Marx" by a Hurricane of No.605, no pilot disposition reported (KG-26 Loss List).
Ysselstein, Holland
1666 Schaefer, HeinzUffzI/SG-2Bf 109FAssault Operational ClaspKIA 26 October, 1942 during aerial combat with British fighters in the Benghazi area.
1667 Schäfer, HeinzObltStfkpt 9/KG(J)-54 (10/44-5/45)Me 262A-1aFighter Operational
1668 Schäfer, HeinzOblt11/18/1917 Stab/StG-3 (5/42), to RLM & Staff Pos (2/43) Bf 110E-3 (Trop)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (5/18/42), Fighter Operational Clasp
125+ missions. DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
1669 Schäfer, Heinz HansOfw11/JG-300, (10/43), 2/JG-301 (3/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 202371 (lost 3/2/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 March, 1945 in aerial combat in south Middle Germany. He, Lappers and Güttel were most likely together on this date. One known victory, a Halifax at Hannover on 18 October, 1943.
1670 Schäfer, WalterUffz9/2/1922Oberstenfeld2(F)/123 (Greece) Ju 88D-1 Trop Werrk # 430733 (lost 6/16/43) Observer Operational Clasp Three of the crew were KIC south of Tatoi on 16 June, 1943 when the ac crashed due to engine trouble. The Observer this date was Ofw Erhard Schäfer, he is believed to be one of those killed, one unnamed was injured. Source: Ju 88 Loss List. Added: The Observer, Ofw Schäfer died of his wounds 17 June, 1943 in a Luftwaffe Hospital in Athens. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Thurm, R/O (WIC) and Uffz Paul Lock, Gnr (KIC). THe deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza in Crypt 3 Row 3, Platte 4
1671 Schäfer, WilhelmObltAdj Stab/ZG-2Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2116 "3M + AA" (lost 9/4/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW 4 September, 1940 after being attacked by fighters of RAF Nos. 43, 601 and 602 Squadrons. With both engines shot up, he turned them off to prevent fires and force landed his AC at Mill Hill, Shoreham Downs, West Sussex, where he and R/O-Gunner Uffz Heinz Bendjus (WIA) were taken prisoner. This AC was the normal mount of Obst Friedrich Vollbracht. Prior to his capture, he had been a Bf 109 pilot. Alternate spelling: Schaefer.
1672 Schäffer, HeinrichUffz7/StG-2 (S.U.) Ju 87B-1 Werk 0461 "T6 + FR" (lost 4/7/42) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 7 April, 1942 at Brussinowo (Gruzinovo?) due to flak, no mention of R/O (Ju 87 Loss List). Added: The location, per a Russian source, suggests Gruzinovo, Rostov Oblast, Russia. It also suggests the pilot name as Heinrich von Scharfer. The R/O, Uffz Karl Heinz Wilke, MIA, no VDK burial match (D.Drury).
1673 Schäffer, Karl HeinzOblt57, 9 & 6/NJG-4Bf 110, Ju 88EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7/8 May, 1944, crashing after aerial combat (Boiten). One known victory, a Stirling shot down 10 km SE of Avalon on the night of 5/6 February, 1944. A 2nd, a Lancaster III of RAF No.61 Sq. at La Chapelle-Thele on 24 April, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 15 km N of Rosanna, N of Vincenza, on 6 May, 1944. A 4th, a Lancaster by St Remy du Plain (Sarthe) the night of 6-7 May, 1944. A 5th, a Stirling off Ushant on 8 May, 1944. Studied medicine after the war and practiced in Düsseldorf-Benrath. Jager Blatt 2/2001.
1674 Schaffranek, AdalbertOblt14/TG-4 (7/44), Sonderkommando Condor (12/44)Fw 200 "G6 + FY" (12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKnown to have served with RK Holder Hptm Karl Heinz Stahnke. Source: Kaiser RK book.
1675 Schairer, HartmutHptm9/16/1916Nagold SchwarzwaldIII/StG-1, Stfkpt 7/StG-1 (7/42 S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2360 (lost 7/19/42) RK(8/30/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 19 July, 1942 following an attack on Soviet tanks, when his AC crashed in flames from an altitude of 400 meters, near Staraya-Russa S.U. as a result of battle damage. With him died his faithful R/O Ofw Heinz Bevernis, who received the RK posthumously, as the first of his kind. 562 misions. This was the first Stuka Crew to be awarded the RK.
1676 Schairer, Karl HeinzFhjFw2/24/1920Stuttgart7/KG-40Fw 200C (lost 2/12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 12 February, 1944 after being attacked by Mosquitos, while on a mission, crashing at Map Quadrant 24 West/7518. Remaining crew (MIA): FhjFw Horst Groschek, geb 12/5/1921, K.Obs; Uffz Werner Desor, geb 10/16/1921, K.Obs; Uffz Johann Henning Jansen, geb 4/26/1919, R/O 1; Flg Hans Zdolsek, geb 5/12/1920, R/O 2; Uffz Franz Österreich, geb 9/20/1922, Wart; Uffz Horst Linde, geb 7/18/1920, Gunner and Ogefr Gerhard Röthig, geb 12/21/1919, Gunner. In addition, their were two additional ROs who survived with injuries. Source: B.Bines.
1677 Schalk, EduardFwErpr.St/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1088 (lost 9/29/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 September, 1942; landing accident at the Kemi airfield after returning from a mission, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Karl Heinz Prang, Observer (KIA); Ogefr Gerhard Tuschinski, R/O (WIA) and Ogefr Walter Müller, Gunner (KIA). Source: SIG Norway.
1678 Schaper, Karl HeinzFw16/JG-2Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 July, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, a B-17 at Morlaix-Lannion on 31 December, 1943. Magnus, final victory count may be 5 or more.
1679 Scharf, AlfredOfhr7/24/19091 7/JG-26 (joins 9/44 Coesfeld Stevede) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170978 "Brown 7" (or "Brn 2") (lost 9/16/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
MIA 16 September, 1944 in "Brown 7" over Limburg in aerial with either a P-47 or a P-38 (uncertain), during his few short weeks in the lethal skies over Germany. His one victory was a P-47 of the 356FG SE of Beauvais on 18 August, 1944. Added: Either he or Heinz Salomon came down in Nutherveld (Commune Schinnen) Holland and is buried as "unknown" there (Bert Spoelstra).
1680 Scharf, HeinzOgefr"Yellow Staffel" JG-5 (7/42)Bf 109F-4/Z Werk # 7197 "Yellow 9" + Bomb (interned Switzerland 7/25/42), Bf 109G-6 (?) (dam 6/20/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident 20 June, 1944, suffering a broken neck, no further detail. Interned in Switzerland on 25 July, 1942 when he and Fw Martin Villing became lost in a thunderstorm during a transfer flight from France to Germany, and ultimately on to Africa. They were forced to reroute, and running low on fuel, landed at Bern-Belpmoos airfield. They and an Italian, Alfredo Porta, were repatriated in December, 1942, in exchange for a British crew. It is not known if Scharf returned to an operational status. Source: D.Drury
1681 Schaukellis, HeinzOgefr1/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6391 "4D + DH" (lost 7/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 9 July, 1941 at Birmingham, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1682 Schawaller, Heinz Ofw121/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6663 "White 7" (lost 10/23/41)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 October, 1941 in aerial combat near Moshaisk with Soviet fighters of the 34 Fighter Aviation Regt.. Magnus, 12 victories. Alternate spelling: Schwaller.
1683 Scheel, HeinzUffz3/StG-2 (Africa)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5894 (lost 7/15/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 15 July, 1941 near Gambut due to enemy fighters. Ju 87 Loss List
1684 Scheffel, KurtOblt Stab I/StG-77, 1/StG-77 (8/40), Stfkpt 3/StG-77 ('42 Sarabus) Ju 87B "S2 + CB" (dam 8/18/40), Ju 87D Werk # Unk "S2 + AL" (9/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
EP (11/24/41), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: Scheffel was WIA and his ac damaged on 18 August, 1940, following a raid on Thorney Island, Sussex. He managed to return to base and was hospitalized in France. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Otto Binner, was KIA, buried in the German War Cem., La Cambe France, Blk 11, Gr 390 (D.Drury). Added: His R/O at Sarabus in 1942 was Fw Heinz Sellhorn (falkeeins-blogspot).
1685 Scheibner, HeinzUffz2Erg/JG-2 (7/41)Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim at Cherbourg on 10 July, 1941. His 2nd, another Spitfire at Cherbourg on 24 July, 1941.
1686 Scheiring, KarlOfhr2/ZG-26Me 410A-1 Werk # 420089 (lost 6/29/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 29 June, 1944 during aerial combat over Zabitz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. His R/O, Gefr Heinz Kernchen, was also killed. No VDK burial match for either crewman (D.Drury).
1687 Schelbert, HeinzLt4/4/19232(F)/22, 3(F)/121, 3(F)/33, 1(F)/100Ju 88, Ar 234EP

EK ! & 2
Observer Operational Clasp in Gold
Flew all reconnaissance missions. Survived the war. Living in Ulm Germany August 2012. Source: Friedrich Braun
1688 Schell, Karl HeinzFhr11/11/1924 1(Erg)/JGr.-Ost (7/44), 2/JG-2 (9/44) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 710062 "White 19" (lost 7/7/44), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470605 (lost 9/12/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat with an overwhelming number of P-51s at Watzhahn, buried in Usingen. Added: Earlier, on 7 July, 1944, he was slightly injured belly landing near Liskovec after aerial combat over Ratibori (F.Braun).
1689 Schellern, ReinhardUffz6/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8173 "4D + IP" (lost 6/24/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA (and presumed KIA) 24 June, 1941 on a Murmansk mission, by an RS-82 rocket-firing I-16 of the 72nd Composite Aviation Regt., flown by Soviet Ace Lt Boris Safonov. Schellern tried to evade in a dive over the sea, but was finished off by machine gun fire over Zalentsa Bay. Remaining crew (all MIA): Fw Heinz Irens, Observer, Gefr Georg Crecki, R/O and Gefr Oskar Viertel, Gunner (Source: SIG Norway).
1690 Schelten, HeinzUffz10/KG-54 (Germany)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5060 "B3 + HX" (lost 1/8/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac crashed near Gardelegen during a training flight on 8 January, 1943, cause not reported, crew disposition not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1691 Schenchner, HeinzOgefrStab I/NJG-2 (2/45 Twente) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 622306 "R4 + ??" (lost 2/6/45) Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash landing 6 February, 1945; his Ju 88 crashed at Enschede Holland due to engine trouble, no mention of crew disposition (DeSwart & Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Two unnamed crew reported Safe (SGLO). Alternate spelling: Scheucher
1692 Schenderlein, HelmutFhr6/28/1908IrchwitzStab I/KG-200 B-17G-25-DL USAAF Ser # 42-38017 "A3 + BB" (lost 3/3/45) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 3 March, 1945 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of USAAF 415th Night Fighter Sq., piloted by 1/Lt Henry J.Giblin & 2/Lt Walter Cleary. The ac crashed at Luvigny, Vosges, France. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Hoff, Co-Pilot (POW); Oblt Paul Gerhard Beudel, Obs (KIA); Fw Willi Helmdach, R/O 1 (POW); Gefr Karl Heinz Mehl, R/O 2 (KIA); Ofw Karl Buch, Flt Engr 1 (KIA); Uffz Alfred Weber, Flt Engr 2 (KIA); Fw Herbert Adams, Gnr 1 (POW); Uffz Kurt Böttcher, Gnr 2 (POW); Uffz Wilhelm Lott, Gnr 3 (POW) and Fw Walter Rätzer, Gnr 4 (POW). The four of the deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Andilly, France, Blk 36, Row 9 as follows: Fhr Schenderlein, Gr 425; Gefr Mehl, Gr 428; Ofw Buch, Gr 426 and Uffz Weber, Gr 427. Oblt Beudel is buried in the Ger War Cem. at Niederbronn-les-Bains, Fr., Blk 46, Row 6, Gr 245 (D.Drury). NOTE: Uffz Werner Hoff, Co-Pilot, may be the same person as Gefr Werner Hoff who rec'd his Pilot Badge on 26 May, 1944, but lacking any information. About this B-17: believed to be of the 349BS, 100BG, piloted by 1/Lt John G. Grossage. On 3 March, 1944, thinking he was making it to Sweden with wounded onboard and one engine damaged, he mistakenly landed in Denmark, where all 10 were taken prisoner (MACR 3025).
1693 Schenk, HeinzLt16/JG-26 (2/41)Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 0110008 "SB + KH" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 August, 1941 after battling Spitfires, he was hit by friendly Dunkirk flak and crashed on the beach south of town. He was the first frontline fatality in a Fw 190. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Loon Plage on 14 August, 1941.
1694 Scherer, WalterFw7 2/JGr-102 (1/40), 8/ZG-26 (5/40) Bf 109D-1 Werk # Unk (in JG-102), Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3591 "3U + GS" (lost 9/25/40) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Opertional Clasp
POW 25 September, 1940 when, during an attack on Filton England, his port engine was set onfire from attacks by Spitfires of RAF Nos. 609 and 152 Sqs.. The Spitfires were piloted by P/O H.C.Mayers and P/O W.D.Williams, respectively. The AC crashed landed at Well Bottom, near Boyton, Wilts at 12:15 hours, killing the R/O-Gunner, Gefr Heinz Schumacher, buried CC, Blk 7, Gr 49. His 1st victory, a Blenheim south of Duisburg, 25 January, 1940. A second known victory, a Hurricane on 27 May, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 14 June, 1940, no location. A 4th, a Hurricane over England on 10 July, 1940. A 5th, another Hurricane on 29 July, 1940, no location. A 6th, a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940. A 7th, a Spitfire over England on 3 September, 1940. Magnus, 10 victories.
Cannock Chase
1695 Scherfling, Karl HeinzLt9/6/1918Gelsenkirchen Ruhrgebiet33 7/NJG-1 (40), 4/NJG-2 (42), 10/NJG-1 (end 42, 7/43), 12/NJG-1 (43) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 4856 (lost 7/31/43 at Alkmaardermeer), Bf 110G-4 Werk# 730218 "G9 + EZ (lost 7/21/44)
RK (4/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (9/6/43)
EP (8/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 20/21 July, 1944; sd by a British Night fighter Mosquito NT113 north of Mol. Remaining crew: Fw Scholz, R/O (WIA) and Fw Winkler, Gnr (KIA). Source: Obermaier RK Publication. Added: He crashed his Wk# 4856 31 July, 1943 due to engine failure. Both he and R/O-Gnr, Ofw H.Scholz were uninjured (SGLO). His first known victory, a Wellington near Groningen the night of 31Mar/1 Apr, 1941. His 5th, a Wellington, 26 July, 1942, no location. His 10th, a Stirling, 24 May, 1943, N of Texel. His 20th, a Lancaster, 14 July, 1943 4km SE of Utrecht. His 25th, another Lancaster, 24 December, 1943, NE of Berlin. His 30th, a Lancaster 31 March, 1944, NE of Venlo. His 32nd, a "4 Mot", "LV905" of RAF No.78 Sq (per Gr Nephew Paul Kadwill), 15km N of Breda on 25 May, 1944 (Luftwaffe.CZ).
1696 Scheytt, HeinzUffz9/JG-11Bf 109G, Fw 190A & DFighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 April, 1945 by Kroepelin. Jager Blatt 2/2001.
1697 Schien, HeinzUffz6/22/192210/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166164 (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspReported killed 11 September, 1944; aerial combat at Kühnhaide (JG-4 List).
1698 Schiffler, HeinzUffz6/KG-54 (Austria)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142568 "B3 + AN" (lost 9/14/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Wien- Kagran 14 September, 1943, crashed due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
1699 Schiller, Karl HeinzGefr6/JG-77Me 205Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 October, 1943; Ferry flight Foligno-Isola, south of Antonio. Mombeek MIA List.
1700 Schindler, HeinzOfwAS/88 (Condor Legion), 3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106, Nav. Instr (44)Fw 58 & Fw 44 (Condor Leg.), He 59, He 111 & 115 as Instr.
Spanish Cross
EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp-Brz
40 sorties in the He 59, 12 while in coastal group, including three missions against England. As a navigational Instructor, he flew 390 flights. His Operational Clasp document identified his clasp as a Bomber Clasp, not an Observer Clasp. His pilot license was an Observer Pilot Badge.

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