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1701 Birndorfer, JakobFw1/27/1918Wasserburg am Inn2 4/ZG-76, 6/ZG-76 (Channel 8/40) Bf 110C "M8 + BP" (lost 8/15/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
He and his R/O, Uffz Max Guschewski, were shot by Spitfires down 15 August, 1940 at North Ashley Down, Isle of Wight, by P/O Ostaszewski-Ostoje of No. 609 Sq. & P/O Janusz Zurakowski. Birndorfer was KIA, bur CC, 7/10/259; Guschewski (WIA) was taken prisoner and interned in Canada (Bf 110 Loss List & D.Drury). One known victory, a Morane, 13 May, 1940, no location. A 2nd Morane at Avesnes on 16 May, 1940.
Cannock Chase
1702 Birndorfer, JosefErporbungsgruppe (Trng Grp)-210Me 210Pilot BadgeJosef mentioned as a member of 210. Erpro 210 was most likly formed after 8/40 when Jakob Birndorfer was KIA.
1703 Birnkraut, PaulOblt4/8/1919Gesecke, Lippstadt1(F)/121 (41-42 N. Africa))Ju 88A Do 17 P & F & He 111H
RK(5/10/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/4/42)
EP(2/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Retired Bundeswehr Obstlt, 9/30/75. Deceased 1/1/87 Munich. Source: D. Stankey & L. DeZeng.
1704 Birnschein, HeinzHptm7/18/1913Teuchem/Weissenfels33/NJG-3 (7/44), Stfkpt 9/NJG-3 (8/44), Kdr II/NJG-3 (1/45)Bf 110G-4, Ju 88G-1 "D5 + AT" (dam 8/26/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621612 "D5 + AT" (lost 1/17/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16/17 January, 1945, crashing after aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 157 Sq., piloted by F/Lt A McKinnon by Lüneburg (Boiten). His Mechanic, Uffz Kurt Barth was injured in the crash. One known victory, a "4 mot" at Vendome on 1 July, 1944. A 2nd, a "2 mot" (B-26 most likely) at Amiens on 8 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" 25 km NW of Vechta on 13 August, 1944. His Ju 88G-1 was shot down w/o injuries near Frankfurt the night of 25/26 August, 1944. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Scholten, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Fritz Wendland, Gunner.
1705 Birnstill, FranzFw87/JG-3 (3/43 S.U.), 9/JG-3 (5/43)Bf 109G, Fw 190DEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 13 February, 1944. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 3 km S of Stary on 19 March, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a Boston E of Arizojewka on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG-5, a LaGG-3 and an Il-5 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 N of Prokhorovka on 13 July, 1943. An Il-2 15 km S of Krassnyi-Liman on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 2 km S of Karatschev on 23 July, 1943. An Il-2 12 km S of Stepanovka on 31 July, 1943. One known western victory, his 6th, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943. His 7th, a B-17 on 29 January, 1944. Magnus Report, "his victories may be as high as 11.
1706 Biron, Guiseppe "Bepi"Oblt10/13/1914 Legnago, Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana (33-43) 10 108a Squadriglia; 6o Gruppo; VIo Gruppo (Spain), 369a Squadriglia, 22o Gruppo Autonomo (9/41); 1o Gruppo Caccia; M-B ANR (43-45) MC.200 "Black 3" (9/41), MC.202, Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
Italian Bronze & Silver Medals for Military Valor, It. War Merit Cross

EK 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
500 hours combat flight time; Served in Spain, Africa, Russia & Italy. deceased 23 February, 2011 (Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey & Paul Perron, Italy 6/2020).
1707 Birr, ErwinOfw1(F)/122 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430117 "F6 + JH" (lost 6/19/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Walter Decker and two other unnamed crew 19 June, 1943 due to enemy fighter attack, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1708 Birth, HansLtIII/SKG-10 (Med)Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160024 "DN + FX" (lost 9/15/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 15 September, 1943 at Vorpaaestum, cause unknown.
1709 Bisang, Lothar Dr.Lt12/NJG-2 (7/41 Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 880724 "R4 + KK" (lost 7/28/41)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 July, 1941. One known victory, a Blenheim on 28 July, 1941, near Wivenhoe Essex England. His other crew, all KIA; Gefr Werner Ulbricht (bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 314) and Gefr Fritz Rosenstock. A Jager Blatt inquiry of 2/1998 implies that the crew was lost the day of this victory. A Jager Blatt response on 2/2001, Bisang reported that one engine had failed and that one of the crew was wounded. The British reported that the Ju 88 was being pursued by a Havoc, however, the Ju 88 fell before the Havoc began to shoot. The crew were all buried at Ipswich. Alternate spelling: Biesang.
Cannock Chase
1710 Bischof, EmilFw9/25/1915Haltingen2/StG-1Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5433 (lost 12/11/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 December, 1940; his ac came down near Cornimont/Vosges during a training exercise, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Martin Boldt, died of injuries on 13 December, 1940 at Gerardmer. Both are buried in the German War Cem. at Andilly (Fr), Blk 29, Row 11; Bischof in Gr 763, Boldt in Gr 762 (D.Drury).
1711 Bischoff,Oblt11/SG-10 (6/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 29 June, 1944.
1712 Bischoff,Uffz15/SG-3 (9/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 18 September, 1944.
1713 Bischoff, DietmarLt4/26/19238/JG-4Bf 109G-10, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682771 "Blue 16" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 23 December, 1944 after being shot down in the St Vith area while attempting to head off American bombers before they reached the Trier region.
1714 Bischoff, GerhardUffzIII/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7177 (lost 2/15/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 February, 1943 during aerial combat over the Channel.
1715 Bischoff, GüntherHptm11/24/1918Bremen4StG-1 ('42), 3/ZG-76 ('43), became 3/JG-76 in August, 1944, Stfkpt 15/JG-300 (10/44), JG-7 ('45)Me 410A & B in ZG-76, Bf 109G-6/U4 in JG-76, Fw 190A-8, Me 262A-1aEP (2/28/44),
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp in Gold
One known victory, a B-24 N of Raab on 16 June, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 E of Pressburg on 26 June, 1944. A B-17 in the Budapest area on 2 July, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 at Bad Harzburg on 12 September, 1944. 128 missions. Source: Magnus Report, JG-7 Chronik, F Bauer & LOCS. Victories may be as high as 6.
1716 Bischoff, GüntherOblt6/KG-4 (S.U.) He 111H-6 Werk # 4419 "5J + HP" (lost 4/12/42) Bomber Operational Clasp The crew all returned from a mission on either 12 April or 12 September, 1942 (sources differ), location reported as Pl.Qu.34 Ost/0876 in Russia. Remaining crew: Fw Heinrich Flemmig (or Flemming), Obs; Ofw Edwin Eisermann, R/O and Ofw Peter Müller, Flt Engr (WIA). Source: D.Drury.
1717 Bischoff, Hans HeinrichMaj11/17/1911Stab I/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960509 "Black <2" (lost 12/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 December, 1944 after aerial combat, no location reported, but most likely in the Ardennes sector.
1718 Bischoff, HerbertUffz2 11/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.), 14/JG-51 (10/44), 15/JG-51 (1/45 Reich Def Ost) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411692 "Brown 8" (1/45), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19459 (lost 1/21/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 January, 1945 at Thorn, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 17 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 October, 1944.
1719 Bischoff, HerbertFw1/JG-52 (Channel) Bf 109E-1 Werk # Unk "White 9" (lost 8/24/40) Fighter Operational Clasp POW 24 August, 1940 after suffering engine failure and making an emergency landing at Minster Road, Westgate. Added: Not everyone agrees that the primary cause of this loss was engine failure. A claim was made by P/O Dorian George Gribble of RAF No. 54, that while flying a Spitfire, he had shot down the Bf 109 (D.Drury).
1720 Bischoff, HermannUffz2/JG-26Fw 190A-8 (dam.10/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171523 "Black 16" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 in his "Black 16" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 56FG at nettersheim-St. Vith. As of 1998, his remains have yet to be found. Force landed his damaged A-8 on the Autobahn on 14 October, 1944, after aerial combat with P-38s of 474FG.
1721 Bischoff, OskarUffz10/22/19224/SG-2Fw 190F-8Assault Operational ClaspMIA 19 April, 1945 by Eberswalde, cause unknown. Jager Blatt 2/2004.
1722 Bischoff, OttoOblt9/24/1915Essen6/KG-77 (2/40), SKG-210 (4/41), Stfkpt 4/KG-77 (Med)Do 17 in 39, Bf 110 in SKG-210, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4559 "3Z + JM" (lost 4/2/42)
RK(5/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/15/41)
EP(Winter 1940/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 2 April, 1942 over the sea off Malta, believed to have been sd by a British night fighter. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Karl Eppensteiner, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Kruse, R/O and Ofw Josef Schmidt, Gnr. 225+ combat missions. Alternate spelling: Bischof.
1723 Bischoff, Rolf WaldemarLt3/17/19256Stffüh 10(Jabo)/JG-2 (10/44), Stab III/JG-2 (11/44), Stfkpt 11/JG-2 (12/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-2 (2/45)Fw 190A-7, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 203927 (20% dam 12/17/44, belly land Gross Linden w/injuries), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600658 (lost 2/23/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 February, 1945 in his D-9 during aerial combat with a P-47 by Ingelheim. Among his comrades, they felt he had not been injured in the combat, but may have drowned in the Rheinfischern river. Two known victories, both P-38s (possibly Jim Edmondson) east of Köln-Bonn, 20 October, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 in the Osnabrück area on 8 November, 1944. A 4th, a P-47 at Spessart on 18 November, 1944. A 5th & 6th, a P-47 and a P-38 at Roetgen on 18 December, 1944.
1724 Bischoff, WilhelmFw4/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6618 (45% dam 8/30/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with his Observer Lt Gerhard Quaas and two other unnamed crew 30 August, 1942; crashed near Pomeranje after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
1725 Bischoff, WilliOfw9/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360039 "V4 + LT" (lost 7/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). This appears to be Wilhelm, previous record.
1726 Biskup, EmanuelFw2/KG-27He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1727 Biskupski, W.Fw9/KG-27He 111P "1G + EK" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA/POW 14 May, 1940 and crash landing his He 111 in the Brussels area. Source: A. Rosseels.
1728 Bisping, JosephHptm3/22/1913Emsdetten, Westfalen4/Aufkl.Gr., Ob.d.L. (1/39), Kdr EKdo. Bisping (12/44)Ju 88B-0, Ju 88C-7 "K9 + VH", Ar 240 (6/44 Warsaw), Ar 234 Werk # Unk "T9 + HL" (8/44), Ar 234 Werk # Unk "T9 + EH", Ar 234B-2/N Wk# 140145 "SM + FE" Night Fighter Test AC, lost 2/13/45
RK(10/22/41)

, DK-G (?), EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 13 February, 1945 when he crashed at Oranienburg airfield due to a servicing error during a night takeoff. Both he and his RO, Hptm Albert Vogl were killed (LOCS & D.Drury). Added: Both the deceased are buried in the War cem., Oranienburg-Lehnitz, Blk 100, Row 1; Bisping in Gr 9, Vogl in Gr 10 (D.Drury).
1729 Bitomsky, Hans JürgenUffz2/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160002 "Red 5" (lost 9/12/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 September, 1943 during aerial combat south of Salerno, over the sea.
1730 Bitsch, EmilHptm6/14/1916Bad Griesbach, Baden108 8/JG-3 (2/42 S.U.), 9/JG-3 (9/42), Stafkpt 8/JG-3 (3/44 Leipheim) Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Wk# 13325 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 9/4/42), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 161139 (lost 3/15/44)
RK(8/29/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42)
EP(8/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 March, 1944 in Wk# 161139 in aerial combat with British fighters west of Schijndel, near Volkel Holland. Added: Buried Yssel Z-6-148 (SGLO). Bailed successfully, 4 September, 1942, from Wk# 13325 with slight injures, when hit by Flak at Wertjatschi am Don, NW of Stalingrad. 4 Bombers. Only 4 victories in the West. One known Soviet victory, his 6th, an I-301 on 26 February, 1942. A Pe-2 40 km S of Demjansk on 15 March, 1942. An I-61 30 km S of Staraya Russia on 19 March, 1942. Two Yak-4s NE of Schtschignoye on 24 June, 1942. A triple on 2 July, 1942; two Douglas A-20s and a MiG-3. Two more Douglas A-20s on 4 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 26 July, 1942. A Pe-2 SE of Kalatsch and an Il-2 W of Klatskaya on 31 July, 1942. Two Pe-2s SW of Stalingrad on 7 August, 1942. An R-5 at Stalingrad on 25 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 E of Stalingrad on 28 August, 1942. An Il-2 and two LaGG-3s on 27 April, 1943. A MiG-3 E of Starabelsk on 1 May, 1943. Six Soviet victories on 5 July, 1943. Burial: Block Z, Row 6, Grave 148. Bowers/Lednicer, 108 victories. Photo
1731 Bitter, GerhardLt8/24/192442/ZG-26, 5/JG-27 (11/44)Bf 110G-2, Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490440 "Black 10 or 13" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds by bomber return fire on 26 November, 1944 in his G-10; bailed safely (Jager Blatt 5 & 6/2004). One known victory, a B-24 at Insel Langeoog on 20 December, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 at Waddenzee on 22 December, 1943. All four victories were achieved as a destroyer pilot before coming to JG-27 as a young Lt.. May have also served in JG-53.
1732 Bitter, Joachim vonFw8/5/1922Hötensleben10(Jabo)/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5424 (lost 1/10/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 10 January, 1943 during aerial combat with a Typhoon of No. 266 Sq., piloted by F/O Small, crashing at sea, 500 yards off Teignmouth, Devon. Body found at Dawlish, 13 January. Buried at Exeter Higher War Graves Cem., Sec ZK, Gr 203. Source: M. Croft.
1733 Bitterlich, KurtOblt2/KG-100 (1/43), 2/KG-4 (10/43)He 111H-16 Werk # Unk "6N + KK" (lost 11/18/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 18 November, 1943 in the vicinity of Melitopol, cause unknown (DK-G Awards List & LOCS).
1734 Bittkau, HelmutOblt10/1/191811I/JG-51Bf 109E & F, Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Deceased 23 January, 2004. Magnus Report. Nine of his victories were scored in JG-51, two in another unknown unit (H. Breuer).
1735 Bittkau, KurtWart(?)Stab/JG-300Fw 190A-6 & Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspBittkau appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost 4/8/44 at Rheine, pilot disposition unknown. Need to check the rank...unknown to me! I believe a "Wart" may refer to a Ground Crew member.
1736 Bittner, Karl HeinzLt17/ZG-26 (4/41), 8/ZG-26 (6/42 Africa)Bf 110C, Bf 110F-2 Werk # 4548 "3U + US" (lost 6/1/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 1 June, 1942 after taking a direct hit from AA fire during a low level attack west of Tobruck. His gunner, Uffz Zitzmann was also killed. One known victory, a Hurricane in the Desert on 14 April, 1941 (Perry Claims).
1737 Bittner, ManfredFw8/KG-53 (temp assign to TG-30)He 111 Werk # Unk "S3 + AH" (lost 8/22/44) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 21/22 August, 1944 when he crashed at the Creil (Fr) airfield after combat with a British nightfighter. III/KG-53 was flying supply missions for TG-30 at the time. Remaining crew (WIA): Fw Fritz Fritsch, Flt Engr and Fw Franz Kordys, Gnr (no mention of observer). Source: Luftwaffe Discussion Forum.
1738 Bittner, OskarUffz10/JG-5 (Altagaard 11/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166120 "Yellow 8" (lost 11/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspCrashed his "Yellow 8" at Sagelvvatnet, Balsfjord, Tromso Norway during a transfer flight to Bardufoss on 15 November, 1944, becoming lost due to bad weather . Pilot bailed safely, landing in the Sagelvvatnet Lake and was rescued by two Norwegians . Two others were forced to bail at this time; Ogefr Hans Günther Heep and Ogefr Georg Ecke, both landing in Swedish Lapland. Source: SIG Norway and F. Braun & R. Kull.
1739 Bittrich, JohannesOfwIII/KGzbV-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1740 Biwer, KlausLt5/17/1924Cologne14(Jabo)/JG-5Fw 190A-3 Werk #(013) 2102 "Black 3" (lost 5/22/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22May, 1943 after being hit by flak at Cape Cypnavolsk (Zyp-Nawolok), Norway. Added: He is believed buried in Zyp Russia. The German Graves Commission (VDK) is working with Russian authorities to locate his grave for burial in Germany (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Claus Biewer.
1741 Blaauw,LtII/JG-27Bf 109FFighter Operational ClaspMade a force landing after due to engine trouble in the Alexandria area on 9 April, 1942.
1742 Blab, RudolfOfw8/KG-100Do 217M-11 Werk # Unk "6N + AS" (lost 8/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1944 after failing to return from a raid on shipping off St Raphael France. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Werner Lasarzyk, Obs; Uffz Ludwig Funken, R/O and Ogefr Albert Alsleben, Flt Engr.. An Uffz Ludwig Funken listed in the VDK as MIA at Toulouse on 16 August, 1944; an Uffz Werner Lasarzyk MIA at Nice in August 1944 and an Ofw Rudolf Blab MIA in Nice, no date. Source: D.Drury.
1743 Bladelli, AlessandroUffzItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana591a, 10o Gruppo, 4o Stormo (Catania 6/41, Fuka 9/42)MC.200 "Red 6", MC.202 I (MM7910) "Red 7" (9/42), Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 5 victories.
1744 Blaffert, GünterUffz9/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144551 "3E + FT" (lost 3/27/44)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW the night of 27/28 March, 1944; While attempting to bomb a factory on the western outskirts of Bristol, he was shot down with wounds by W/Cdr K.M.Hampshire (DSO) and F/O T.Condon in a Mosquito XVII of RAAF No.456 Sq. The AC crashed at Beer, Devon at 23:45 hours. Remaining crew: Ogefr Gerhard Hartung, Obs (KIA, bur CC, Plot 6, Row 12, Gr 247); Ogefr Josef Helm, R/O (MIA) and Gefr Adam Kurz, Gunner (MIA). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
Cannock Chase
1745 Blaha, KarlUffz41/JGr Süd (8/43), Stab/JG-11 (11/43; 4/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-5, Bf 109G-6/J Werk # 20017 (lost 4/15/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Harpstedt, Krs. Vechta (Wiegels). One known victory, a B-17 30 km SE of Würzburg on 17 August, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 in the Loppersum area on 26 November, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 at Schwanewede/Bremen on 29 March, 1944.
1746 Blaich, TheodorMaj4/5/19001(F)/121 (12/42), I/ZG-76 (9/43), Stab/Fliegerführer Kroatien (10/43), Stab/NSGr-7 (1044)CR-42, Bf 110, Ju 87D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2, Ground Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS. Mostly Croat pilots.
1747 Blanck, HermannUffz7/6/214/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk # 431126 "White 2" (lost 5/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 May, 1944 during aerial combat at Kochem/ Bad Birtrich. He was reported to have bailed and may have been shot in his chute. Buried in Wesermünde-Lehe.
1748 Blank,Fw18/NJG-5Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Rouen-Beauvais on 5 July, 1944 (Lancaster EE186)
1749 Blank, HermannOblt1(F)/33 (Atlantic?)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1441 "8H + KH" (lost 9/10/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 10 September, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1750 Blanke, ElmarOblt1/15/19142/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (9/39) redesignated 2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-906 (10/39) Do 18G Werk # 862 "8L + GK" (3/28/40) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp Rescued with his entire crew, 28 March, 1940, after they made an emergency landing at sea, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.3441 due to an engine malfunction.Remaining crew: Lt.z.S. Hans Harald Ipach, Obs; Ogefr Herbert Rusch, R/O and Fw Hans Biegel, Flt Engr. The four crew members were picked up by the submarine U-30 at a point NW of Hörnum (D.Drury).
1751 Blanke, GertLt1/LG-1 (Greece)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3291 "L1 + UH" (lost 4/13/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 13 April, 1941; sd at Volos by S/L Thomas St.John Pattle of No. 33 Sq. (Ju 88 Loss List).
1752 Blanke, HorstUffz19/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5223 (dam 12/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Injured with unnamed crew 11 December, 1943, crashed near Wilhelmshaven after aerial combat (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 on 9 October, 1943.
1753 Blankenberg, GerhardLt12/19/1920413/KG-40Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360382 (lost 9/4/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 4 September, 1943 (same day as his 4th victory) when his ac was sd into the Bay of Biscay, off Cape Finisterre by a P4BY-1 Liberator of VB-103, piloted by Ltjg James H.Alexander. The Liberator was also sd and the crew were repatriated out of Gibraltar after being rescued by a fishing boat. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Bernhard Henrichs, Obs and Uffz Otto Wawris, R/O (D.Drury). One known victory, a Wellington (e.V.) NW of Cape Ortegal on 26 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Beaufighter on 28 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Mosquito on 11 August, 1943. A 4th, a B-24 NW of Finisterre on 4 September, 1943.
1754 Blankenburg, RudolfFw2/11/1920Barntrup6/KG-2 Do 217E-2 Werk # 5365 "U5 + BP" (lost 6/29/42), Do 217E-4 Werk # 5453 "U5 + EP" (lost 8/19/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 19 August, 1942 when he failed to return from a mission to Dieppe in his E-4. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Horst Schwandt, Obs; Uffz Heinz Depping, R/O and Uffz Max Paul Feige, Mech.. Fw Blankenburg buried at Bourdon 32/13/500; Uffz Schwandt bur in Sankt Peter-Ording D/VII/1 (his hometown); Uffz Depping buried Bourdon 19/1/27 and Uffz Fiege buried Ev-Luth Friedhof, Wittmuns, Gr 9 (D.Drury). He an his E-2 crew were uninjured the night of 28/29 June 1942 from damage on the Weston-s-Mare raid. His AC crashed at Creil Fr. at 03:05 hours, the victim of a Mosquito, DD638, of RAF No.264 Sq., piloted by F/O Hodgkinson and Sgt Roe Bristol Past, J.Penny).
1755 Blankenfuland, BernhardUffz3/KG-54 (5/40) He 111P-2 Werk # 3356 "B3 +?L" (lost 5/11/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed 5km NW of Hulst Holland on 11 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added:Pilot uninjured in the crash & POW. Remaining crew: Oblt Karl Brand, Obs (WIA/POW); Gefr Hugo Boegel, R/O (uninj/POW) and Fw Willy Wosczyna, Mech (KIA aft bailing; geb 12/3/13 Gleiwitz, bur Yssel Blk AZ, Row 2, Gr 28). Source: M. de Wolf. Additional: The ac was reportedly sd by the Dutch 114th AA Btty over Gorinchem, crashing at Arkelpolder, a short way to the north (of Hulst?) (D.Drury).
1756 Blasche, HerbertUffzII/KG-3Do 17Z-2 Werk # 3414 "5K + GN" (lost 8/31/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 31 August, 1940, shot down by fighters, crashing into the Channel near the South Goodwins, Goodwin Sands, off the Kent coast. POW (w/o injuries) in the UK and Canada, released in 1947. Joined the Luftwaffe in June 1939 where he began Flight Training at Lechfeld. Per ulbi.de KG-3 Homepage. Added: Remaining crew: Fw Bruno Nickel, Obs (KIA, no known grave, believed drowned); Fw Emil Gudat, R/O (POW/WIA) and Uffz Walter Sonntag, Flt Engr (POW/WIA) (D.Drury).
1757 Blaschke, AloisUffz48/JG-4Bf 109G-6, G-6/U2, G-6/U4, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680797 "Blue 3" (lost 9/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Halberstadt. One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Lössnitz-Olbernhau on 11 September, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 E of Helmstedt on 12 September, 1944. A 3rd, another B-17, two minutes later same day, west of Magdeburg (Perry Claims). A 4th, a B-24 50 km SE of Kassel on 27 September, 1944.
1758 Blaschke, GerhardOblt5/KG-2 (6/42), 9/KG-6 (7/43 Med)Do 217E-4 Werk # Unk "U5 + TN", Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144735 "3E + MR" (lost 7/25/43) DK-G (10/17/43), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 24/25 July, 1943 after being hit by flak near Mt. Etna (Sicily), remaining crew OK (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The night of 21/22 June, 1942, he was uninjured when he bailed from his Dornier after his landing gear had been damaged by enemy fire (LOCS).
1759 Blaschko, RudolfFhr2/5/1924 JG-101, 15/JG-51 (2/45 Danzig-Langfuhr) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512395 (lost 2/18/45) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 18 February, 1945 after taking a flak hit and making a force landing NW of Graudenz. Jager Blatt 5/1997 & 2/2001.
1760 Blase, KarlFw8/27/1920Münster10(Jabo)/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk# 145680 "Blue 7" (lost 1/26/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/23/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 January, 1943; Jabo raid over Start Point (South Devon); crashed into the sea after being attacked by a Typhoon of No. 266 Sq., piloted by F/O Clive Bell. Mombeek MIA List & D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Blaase.
1761 Bläse, Ulrich Walter JoachimLt6/9/1924Berlin-Köpenick Sturmstaffel 1 (1/44), 5/JG-4 (1/45) Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550779 "White 17 (lost 1/30/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961138 "White 8" (lost 1/26/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 26 January, 1945 south of Neutomischel, no further detail. WIA 30 January, 1944 during aerial combat near Diepholz. Added: Neutomischel is today called Nowy Tomysl in Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland. His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist at Nowy Tomysl, and he is commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Poznan-Milostowo, Poland (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Blaese.
1762 Blaseberg, KurtLt4(F)/14 (S.U.) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430226 "5F + NM" (lost 7/3/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew in the Rzhev-Velikiye-Luki area 3 July, 1942, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The reconnaissance mission took place in the Smolensk area, Rzhev being to the NE and Velikiye being to the NW of Smolensk. Remaining crew: Lt.d.R. Georg Bauer (geb 11/17/11916), Obs (KIA, commemorated in the memorial book at Dukhovschina Cem, Russia); Gefr M.Buschmann, R/O (MIA) and Gefr M.Wirsing, Gnr (MIA) (D.Drury).
1763 Blaser, GeorgOfw2/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2389 "T6 + KK" (lost 6/30/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/1/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA with unnamed crew at Chernowka, cause not reported (Ju 87 Loss List).
1764 Blasig, Arnulf 'Blasmich'Maj12/30/1913BerlinStG-165, I/StG-77, Stfkpt 10/LG-1 & StG-5 (10/42), StG-51, Kdr III/SG-10Ju 87B, R & G in StG-5
RK(9/4/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
180 missions. His Luftwaffe career began in 1936. A veteran of Poland, France and the English Channel before Russia. Commanded IV (St)/LG-1 in Russia. Survived the war. Added: Retired as a Bundeswehr Oberst 31 March, 1972; deceased 13 November, 1998 in Herborn - Schönbach (D.Drury).
1765 Blaskowski, HansFw1/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162426 "White 10" (lost 4/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 April, 1944 when he crashed at Kasarsa during an Alarmstart due to engine damage.
1766 Blass, SiegfriedFw9/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # 1535 "1G + ??" (90% destroyed) Bomber Operational Clasp Pilot believed uninjured 12 December, 1940, when his ac was attacked by a Beaufighter of No.604 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Hugh Speke w/ Sgt Alfred K.Sandifer, Radar Operator. It may have been a "shared victory" with a F/O Whitney W.Straight. Blass managed to return to Rennes, where his ac sustained further damage due to heavy ground contact. Remaining crew: Fw Kurt Müller, Obs (believed uninjured); Uffz Rudolf Kranert, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Martin Peper, Flt Engr (WIA/DOW 12/13/40, bur German War Cem., Mont-de-Huisnes (Fr) Crypt 9, Gr 95 (D.Drury).
1767 Blassing, WernerOfhr32/JG-11Fw 190A-7 Werk # 643909 "Black 2" (lost 4/24/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 April, 1944 during aerial combat near Lorsch. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Masener Moor on 8 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) at Fehmarn Is. on 11 April, 1944. His 3rd, another B-17 (HSS) same day, same area.
1768 Blasy, GustavLt79/JG-77 (2/42)Bf 109F & G-2 (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 5 May, 1943. His first known victory, a Soviet SB-2 on 4 February, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an I-16 Rata on 6 February, 1942. A 3rd Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 11 May, 1942. A 4th Soviet, an I-15 on 10 July, 1942. A 5th Soviet, a U-2 on 23 July, 1942. A 6th Soviet, a Yak-1 on 24 July, 1942. One known Desert victory, his first western victory, a P-38 at Map Quadrant 94283 on 4 February, 1943. Alternate spelling: Blassy.
1769 Blaszöllner, BernhardGefr11/17/1920AustriaJGr-Drontheim (Vaernes)Bf 109E Werk # 2726 (lost 5/18/41)Pilot BadgeKIC 18 May, 1941; He crashed at Bar, Skatval Nord, Trondelag due to a technical problem, no additional detail (Flyvrak Norway).
1770 Blätter, JohannesUffz16/JG-52 (11/43 S.U., 6/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15505 "Yellow 3 + -" (lost 11/26/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163576 "Yellow 2 + -" (lost 6/24/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 June, 1944 during aerial combat, location not reported. WIA 26 November, 1943 after being hit by flak at Kertsch, bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 26 November, 1943.
1771 Blätterbinder, AloisUffz10(Pz)/SG-77Ju 87D-2 Werk # 141480 "S2 + RX" (80% dam 1/21/45)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 21 January, 1945; suffered engine damage from flak and made an emergency landing near Grossfelde (?). His R/O Uffz Hans Rokloff was also WIA.
1772 Blattermann, ErnstFw1(F)/120 (Vaernes) Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144195 "A6 +FH" (lost 10/24/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 24 October, 1942; crashed and exploded on the island of Tautra, 15km N of Trondheim during a non-operational flight, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Lt Gerhard Pfhul, Observer; Uffz Helmut Hack, R/O and Fw Johann Prager, Gunner. In addition, one civilian was also killed. Source: SIG Norway & Observer Loss List. Alternate spelling: Blattmann.
1773 Blattner, Hptm4(St)/TrGr-186 (9/39 Stolp-West)Ju 87B-1 & Ju 87C-0Dive Bomber Operational ClaspFormer Lufthansa pilot who led the successful attack on Polands Navy Base at Gdynia on 3 September, 1939. Source: Weal-Osprey
1774 Blau, GüntherLt4/23/1921 Stffüh 10/KG-77 ('42), 3/KG-77 (5/42), 1/KG-60 (11/42 Med) Ju 88A-4, Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144214 (lost 11/22/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/11/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (3/2/42), Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with his entire crew, 22 November, 1942 in the western Med, in the vicinity of Bougie, cause unknown (DK-G Awards List, Ju 88 Loss List & LOCS).
1775 Blaue, FranzFw1(H)/10Fw 189A-1 Werk # 2247 (70% dam 8/31/42)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash on 31 August, 1942, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3791, after suffering engine damage in Russia. Remaining unnamed crew also injured. Obs Loss List
1776 Blauert, LtInstr BFS 7, Group Flight Instr BFS 37 (8/44)He 111 Werk # 2699 "PB + QM" (7% damaged)Known to have made an emergency landing in his He 111 during a training mission on 6 April, 1943. Jager Blatt 1/2005.
1777 Blaurock, Friedrich FritzOfw167/JG-77 (2/41)Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 2012 "Yellow 5" (lost 7/25/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 July, 1941 (see Note) when he was hit by AA fire while attacking the fighter base at Mayaki S.U., the home of the 55th Fighter Aviation Regt.. His AC crashed on the runway, the cockpit squeezed together, killing the pilot. His first victory was a Beaufort 70 km W of Guernsey on 24 Feb., 1941 while in 7 Staffel. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 9 March, 1942. His 15th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 9 June, 1942. Blaurock had two sunken ships to his credit also. Note: These 1942 Soviet victories are definately Friedrich Blaurocks! Therefore the reported deathdate, 1941, must be incorrect. 1942 would make sense
1778 Blaurock, WilhelmUffz2/26/19192/KG-30 (Banak) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3701 "4D + CK" (lost 4/29/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 29 April, 1942; shot down by flak at Banak. Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Ludwig Martin, Observer; Ogefr Werner Balser, R/O and Gefr Alexander Panhans, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: A Russian source identifies the mission as an attack on Murmansk, and the cause as AA fire from ships. This suggests that the ac made it back to base before crashing (speculation). The crew all buried Blk B, Botn-Rognan Military Cem, Norway: Uffz Blaurock Gr 1273, Uffz Martin Gr 1172, Ogefr Balser Gr 340 and Gefr Panhans Gr 283 (D.Drury).
1779 Blazejewski, Uffz6(Schl)/LG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E Werk # 2014 "Yellow 1 + -" (lost 9/14/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 14 September, 1940 after aerial combat over Thanet Wood, New Street Farm, Great Chart, near Ashford, Kent; bailed safely
1780 Blazek, WaldemarUffz10/JG-301 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163089 (lost 5/31/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 May, 1944 during aerial combar near CIrianesti (Bf 109 Loss List).
1781 Blazytko, FranzOfw31 2/JG-1 (5/40), 8/JG-27 (7/40), 9/JG-27 (6/41 S.U.) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3757 (lost 9/23/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41 in absentia-POW)
EP(7/28/41),


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 25 September, 1941 (G.Festi 11/2020), after being shot down by enemy fire at Markowo. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim in the Lüttich area, 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane over the isle of Wight on 19 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Bagnor Regis on 18 August, 1940. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, his 5th overall to date, a DB-3 N of Vilna on 28 June, 1941. His 6th, a DB-3 SE of Vilna on 29 June, 1941. His 7th, a DB-3 NW of Traby on 29 June, 1941. His 8th, an I-16 W of Vitebsk on 5 July, 1941. A 9th, an I-16 on 12 July, 1941. A DB-3 on 14 July, 1941. An I-153 on 20 July, 1941, and a Pe-2 the following day. A double victory, an R-10 and a DB-3 on 25 July, 1941. An I-16 on 11 August, 1941. His 23rd victory, an I-16 E of Ivanovo on 5 September, 1941. Four victories, his 25th, 26th NE of Tschudovo, 27th N of Krasnoye Selo & 28th NE of Taizi, on 11 September, 1941; Two DB-3s, an I-16 and an I-18. His 29th, an I-16 S of Uritzk on 16 September, 1941. His 30th, an I-18 W of Lomonosov on 21 September, 1941. His 31st, an I-18 S of Petrodworetz on 24 September, 1941. Alternate spelling: Blazyztko.
1782 Blech, GeorgGefr55/JG-1Fw 190A-7 (lost 4/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170102 "Black 10" (lost 4/22/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680521 "Black 11" (lost 5/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175150 "White 4" (lost 11/26/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1944. His A-8 crashed between Kuhfelde and Valfitz, 60 km from Uelzen. His remains were recovered in 1998, and he was interned in the War Cemetery, Salzwedeler (Source: Lothar Wiegels). One known victory, his 1st, in his Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340048 "Black 6", a B-17 N of Braunschweig on 11 April, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 on 19 April, 1944 near the Paderborn airfield. A double victory on 22 April, 1944, both B-17s near Hamms Germany. He accidentally rammed the tail of the 2nd B-17, and he and 7 B-17 crewmen were able to bail safely. His 5th victory, a P-51 on 8 May, 1944, S of Delmenhorst, over Cloppenburg. Uninjured during aerial combat in Wk# 170102 on 22 April, 1944 near Altenbögge; bailed safely. On 31 May, 1944 he was shot down by a P-47, the "Blk 11" A-8 crashing at Gütersloh. He bailed safely (Prien-Redeike & Mombeeck).
1783 Blech, KurtFhrIV/JG-301 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 151621 (lost 3/2/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat east of Burg (Bf 109 Loss List).
1784 Blechschmidt, JoachimObstlt12/28/1912Schleiz, Thüringen17Bomber & Stfkpt in Transport, Kdr I/ZG-1 (8/42), Kdr I/ZG-1 (4/43)Bf 110C, Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6295 "S9+BA" (lost 7/43)
RK(3/17/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 13 July, 1943 after a forced landing behind enemy lines near Orel, Ksin, S.U. after combat with a Yak-1. He and his RO, Uffz Hans Wörl were seen exiting the G-2, but neither were repatriated years after the war. He may have been the victim of French Acr, Albert Littolf, his 14th and last victory. 400+ combat missions. His destroyer Group distinguished itself by its successful ground attacks during the Stalingrad Campaign. His RK was awarded for his operating an airfield which was completely surrounded by the Russians. Photo. Magnus Report. His first known Soviet victory, two LaGG-3s on 25 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 10 May, 1943.
1785 Blechschmidt, TheodorUffz2/JG-53 (Holland)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7265 (lost 10/25/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 October, 1941, after aerial combat with a Spitfire, crashing his Wk# 7265 at Westerschelde (Oostgat), near Vlissingen Holland on 25 October, 1941 (DeSwart & Prien).
1786 Bleck, AlfredUffz59/JG-54 (S.U.), 7/JG-54 (S.U. 1/43)Bf 109F-2s #s 9615 "Yellow 13" (lost 7/30/41; cause unknown), 9660, 5761(lost), Bf 109G-2 Wk #13756 "Yel ?" (lost 1/4/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Lost 4 Bf 109F-2s (one Wk# unk.) before being KIC on 4 January, 1943, in Wk# 13756, 5 km south of Newel, no cause reported. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 4 April, 1942. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 29 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 August, 1942. A 4th, an Il-2 on 2 September, 1942.
1787 Bleckl, Karl 'Charly'Hptm9/26/1919Vienna, Austria EJG-3, E.StG.-1 (Test Unit), III/St.G.-1, Stfkpt 7/St.G.-1, Stfkpt SG-101, III/SG-4 (2/45), Kdr SG-4 Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 961161 (90% dam 2/45)
RK(11/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber w/Pend.& Assault Operational Clasps
Injured in a takeoff accident on 9 February, 1945 when he struck an obstruction at Rosenborn airfield. 48 Tanks, etc. 950 missions including 200 with the Fw 190. Shot down four times. Deceased 26 March, 2013 Neufeld, Austria.
1788 Bleckmann, Karl GüntherMaj11/30/1914Bochum33Recon Pilot, 6/Sch.G-1 (8/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/SG-2 (10/43 S.U.), Act. Kdr II/SG-2Fw 189A, Fw 190A, Fw 190F-8
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIFA 4 June, 1944 when his AC caught fire on the return from a mission. He was killed in the ensuing crash in Stanitza Romania. Flew escort for dive bombers. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-5 5 km SW of Boromlya on 17 August, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 26 October, 1943. An Il-2 on 29 October, 1943. Two Il-5s on 6 November, 1943. An Il-5 near Vassilyevka on 22 November, 1943. An Il-5 on 29 November, 1943. A P-39 on 30 November, 1943. A P-39 on 17 December, 1943. A P-39 on 12 January, 1944. Two Il-5s on 13 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 16 January, 1944. An Il-5 on 26 January, 1944. Two P-39s on 28 January, 1944. A P-39 on 7 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 12 February, 1944. A P-39 on 15 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 21 February, 1944. Nos. 22 & 23, A P-39 and a Yak-9 on 25 February, 1944. A 24th, an Il-5 on 1 March, 1944. A P-39 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 30 May, 1944. Three P-39s and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 May, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 3 June, 1944.
1789 Bleefe, JoachimUffz1/JG-26Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8348 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 December, 1941 when he struck the ground in his F-4 while maneuvering during a dogfight near Arques. He was able to belly-land successfully.
1790 Bleek, HansFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-506Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1610 "S4 + AH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 20 May, 1942, failing to return from the attack on Hull England, cause and location unknown.
1791 Bleibaum, HeinzLt6/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2024 "L1 + EP" (lost 9/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Reede Suez 27 September, 1942, probably due to enemy fighter attack (Ju 88 Loss List).
1792 Bleich, HansLtI/JG-26 (5/44), 6/JG-26 (6/44), 7/JG-54 (8/44), 1/JG-26 (3/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170719 "Black 5" (lost), Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731780 "White 7" (lost 8/6/44 in JG-54)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 March, 1945 in an Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600353 "White 7" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 406FG over Düsseldorf. WIFA 6 June, 1944 in his "Black 5" when he was caught in Addi Glunzs propwash on takeoff at Biarritz airfield, and crashed. Shot down with wounds 6 August, 1944 at Le Pin La Garenne.
1793 Bleich, HansFw4/11/19144/KG-27He 111P Werk # Unk (lost 11/18/39)Pilot BadgeMIA with his entire crew, 18 November, 1939, lost during a snowstorm near Fusch Austria, following a flight to Dijon France. Remaining crew: Oblt Hermann Rosenthal (Obs?), Ofw Alfons Wolff and Uffz Johannes Räusch (D.Drury).
1794 Bleicher, Josef Ogefr4/JG-3Bf 109G-14 Werk# 783881 "Green 13"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 December, 1944; aerial combat, (most likely over the Ardennes). Mombeek MIA List.
1795 Bleichert, GüntherLt7/11/19247/JG-52Bf 109G-10 "White 10" (lost 4/16/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 April, 1945; sd during aerial combat NW of Hodonin/Göding. His ac "peppered" with MG bullet holes. (AC photo via F.Braun & LOCS).
1796 Bleichert, HeinrichOfwStab I/KG-40Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0069, "F8 + BB" (lost 7/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 23 July, 1941 west Ireland (54°/13°35W). (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer). Added: sd by a Hudson of RAF No. 233 Sq., piloted by P/O Down. Pilot Bleichert POW. Remaining crew: Ofw Josef Raczak, Co-P (POW); Fw Karl Übelhofer, R/O (POW); Gefr Josef Weid (2nd R/O (POW); Ofw Heinrich Grube, Flt Engr (POW); Ogefr Anton Rogenhofer, Gnr (POW) and Reg Rat August Dollinger (KIA). Dollinger believed buried with the ac, the remaining crew rescued by HMS Begonia (D. Drury).
1797 Bleidorn,Fw1/JG-53Bf 109E-1 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 November, 1939 during aerial combat in the Saarbrücken area, crashing at Sanddorf. He was a member of "Schwarm Mölders" and he and Lt Brandhuber were flying with Mölders on 20 September, 1939, when Mölders scored his first victory in the west, a Curtis. Source: Jochen Prien
1798 Blenne,Lt111/NJG-3Ju 88G-1, Ju 88G-6
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster in the Bochum-Dortmund area on 4 November, 1944.
1799 Blersch, OttoLt5/22/1923Munich7/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ER" (lost 6/8/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 June, 1944 when his ac was sd while attacking shipping, and crashed into the Seine Estuary. Lt Blersch is buried in the German War Cem. at La Cambe, France, Blk 22, Row 3, Gr 62. Remaining crew (presumed KIA): Uffz Herbert Hahnefeld and Uffz Paul Ronge. A third crewman, Ogefr Antonius Wenzeslaus Fockers, is shown in the VDK database as "missing at sea" in Seine Bay, English Channel (D.Drury).
1800 Blessin, FriedrichOfw109/JG-52 (10/43 S.U.; 5/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165033 "Yellow 12" (dam 5/29/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 May, 1944 during aerial combat with Il-2s at Roman. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 October, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG on 23 April, 1944. A 3rd, a LaGG on 4 May, 1944. A 4th, a LaGG on 5 May, 1944. A 5th, a LaGG on 6 May, 1944. A 6th, a LaGG on 26 August, 1944. A 7th, a LaGG on 1 September, 1944. An 8th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 September, 1944. A 9th, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1944. A 10th, a LaGG on 26 October, 1944.

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