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1701 Herke, FritzUffz11/JG-2 (8/41 France)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8338(lost 6/5/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 June, 1942 in aerial combat with fighters near Abbeville-Drucat. One known victory, a Spitfire Lanveoc-Poulmic on 20 August, 1941.
1702 Herkner, WolfgangOfwI/LG-1 (2/40 to 9/44; 8/43 Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1008 "??" (lost 8/11/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 11 August, 1943; crashed at an undisclosed location, three other unnamed crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Flugbuch.
1703 Hermann, Lt110/JG-53Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944.
1704 Hermann, ErnstObltStfkpt 6/Schl.G-2 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2680 "Black L" (lost 8/14/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1943 after making a force landing east of Ottana due to a technical fault.
1705 Hermann, GerhardOfw7/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4115 "5K + AR" (lost 8/30/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew at Lorwinowo 30 August, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List & DK-G Award List). Alternate spelling: Herrmann (DK-G List).
1706 Hermann, HansUffzI/JG-1, 7/JG-51 (8/44 France)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172739 "Blue 5" (lost 8/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires, crashing near Mortain (Mombeeck MIA List. MIA briefly 20 June, 1944; Combat with a P-38 of 370FG, crashed near Flers. He was shot down but managed to eventually return to his base, and later KIA on 7 August, 1944.
1707 Hermann, WernerFw7/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160010 "White 7 + I" (lost 8/19/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat east of Monte Corvino. This may be the Lt Hermann, later in 10/JG-53 in August, 1944.
1708 Hermersdorfer, HelmutFw7/LG-2Fw 189A-2 Werk # 2298 (40% damaged)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Wounded during aerial combat at Donbogen, but managed to make a force landing at the Tschernischewskaja airfield, doing 40 % damge to the AC. Remaining crew: Ofw Horst Schütze, Observer, and Uffz August Jäger. Jager Blatt 4/2001.
1709 Hermes, WilhelmFw102/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk# 0847 (lost 9/30/40)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 September, 1940; Combat with fighter, Dorchester. One known victory, his 1st, a LeO-45 at La Fere-en-Tardenois, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at St. Quentin/Guise, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 southeast of Bapaume, 25 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at calais on 26 May, 1940. His 5th & 6th, a Hawk-75A and a Bloch 151 north of Soissons, 6 June, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane over England on 11 August, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire over England on 25 September, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, two more Hurricanes over England on 26 September, 1940. Mombeek MIA List.
1710 Herold, HeinrichUffz4/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140068 "L1 + HM" (lost 8/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Alexandria 22 August, 1942, probably due to enemy fighter attack (Ju 88 Loss List).
1711 Herrfurth, JoachimOblt4/KG-55 (Chartes 8/40), 7/KG-55He 111 Werk # Unk "G1 + AM" (dam 8/26/40), He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "G1 + AR" (lost 5/12/41)Wound Badge (8/26/40), Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 11/12 July, 1941, when his ac was lost due to unknown circumstances while attacking bridges in the vicinity of Kanev Ukraine. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinrich Homa, Uffz Edmund Mäneler and Uffz Bruno Pawlowski. Crew designations not reported (Onlineprojekt Gefallendenkmäler database), pilot selection based on Oblt Herrfurth rank. WIA 26 August, 1940, circumstances unknown, landed damaged at Chartes after a raid on Portsmouth, no mention of crew. (LOCS & D.Drury).
1712 Herrmann, HansFw10/5/191712 8/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), 7/JG-54, 8/JG-54 (6/43), III/JG-54 (12/43 Reich Def) Bf 109G-4 Wk# 14971 "Wh 5"(lost 7/30/43), Bf 109G-5 "Black 3 + I" (lost 2/20/44?)), G-6s: WK#s 20135 (30% dam 7/27/43) & 411476, G-6 Wk# 15670 (lost) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, a P-40 on 13 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 November, 1942. Shot down 4X: 30 July, 1943 with wounds in 7 Staffel, # 14971 "White 5" 70% near Amerongen Holland. With 8 Staffel, 27 July, 1943, he clipped # 20130 while landing at Schiphol airfield, pilot OK. Sustained 30% damage, landing at Schiphol AF. On 20 Dec., 1943 downed and wounded in # 15670 "Black 9" by B-17 return fire south of Wesermünde. On 20 Feb., 1944 downed w/o wounds in # 411476 "Black 3" over Bernberg. One known western victory, a B-24D on 21 May, 1943. A B-17 E of Kappeln on 13 June, 1943. A Double victory on 14 October, 1943, both B-17s SW of Würzburg. After his last wound on 20 December, 1943, he served in training units. Final victory count may be higher, Magnus. Alternate spelling: Hermann.
1713 Herrmann, OttoUffz3/28/1914KutschlauStab III/KG-2Do 17Z (lost 8/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA (and believed KIA) 13 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission over Eastchurch, sd into the Thames Estuary. Remaining crew (MIA & believed KIA): Oblt Horst v.d. Groeben (geb 2/5/16 Freiburg), Obs; Uffz Waldemar Schweinoch (geb 12/1/16 Mechtal), R/O and Uffz Walter Böke (geb 7/27/19 Bad Salzuflen), Flt Engr.. Source: Lw Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added (graves): Herrmann, bur Lommel (Be) Blk 63, Gr 32; v.d.Groeben, CC, Blk 9, Row 8, Gr 49; Schweinoch, Bourdon (Fr), Blk 15, Row 12, Gr 434 and Böke, Bourdon (Fr), Blk 14, Row 1, Gr 18 (D.Drury).
1714 Herward,Oblt1Stab/NAGr-9 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 2 August, 1943.
1715 Herzog, GerhardStbFw9 I/ZG-76 (9/39), 1 & 2/NJG-1 (3/41), 3/NJG-1 (7/42, 10/43) Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4383 (lost 7/22/42), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720037 (lost 10/20/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 October, 1943 at Kettenburg, near Visselhövede in ramming an RAF aircraft (Boiten). He and unnamed R/O killed, the Gunner OK (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Wellington T2464 WS-K of RAF No. 6 Sq. on 14/15 October, 1940, piloted by S/L John Hinks, which crashed at Salzwedel, killing the entire crew. A Manchester 15 km southeast of Helmond and a Wellington 10 km N of Meijel, W of Venlo, on 27 March, 1941. A Hampden N of Maastricht the night of 10-11 April, 1941. Two additional victories on 19 August, 1941, both Wellingtons, no location. He crashed his E-2 at Katwijksebaan at Wilbertoord Holland, east of Uden on 22 July, 1942, cause and pilot OK/unnamed R/O disposition unknown (DeSwart). Magnus, victories may be as high as 12.
1716 Herzog, KarlOfw12/24/19126/ZG-26 Bf 110C-7 Werk # 3418 "3U + JP" (lost 10/7/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 7 October, 1940; shot down by F/Lt M.L. Robinson of RAF No. 609 Sq. while escorting II/KG-51 at Yeovil England. The AC crashed at the Kingston Russell Dairy Farm, (now called Long Bredy), 7 miles west of Dorchester, Dorset, killing both crew (D.Drury). His R/O-Gunner, Ogefr Herbert Schilling (geb 7/24/1913 Gera), initially carried as MIA. Their remains were discovered in August, 1976 and they were both buried in a shared grave at Cannock Chase Military Cemetery, Plot 8, Row 7, Grave 162.
Cannock Chase
1717 Hess, EgonUffz28/JG-2 (Brest Süd 6/43; Babenhausen 2/45) Fw 190A-5/U8 (6/43), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600762 "Black 14" (15% dam 2/25/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Uninjured in a belly landing at Grossostheim 25 February, 1945 due to engine failure. One known victory, a Lancaster on 13 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Typhoon on 3 August, 1943.
1718 Hesse, ErichFw284/JG-54 (7/44 S.U.), 1/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 21 July, 1944. Another Il-2 on 24 July, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, both Il-2s on 30 July, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 3 August, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 on 23 August, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 on 27 August, 1944. An 8th, a Pe-2 on 12 September, 1944. Nos. 9-11, two Il-2s and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. A 12th, an Il-2 on 15 September, 1944. A 13th, an Il-2 on 17 September, 1944. A 14th, an Il-2 on 30 September, 1944. Nos. 15 & 16, an Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 9 October, 1944. Nos. 17 & 18, both La-5s on 10 October, 1944. A 19th, an La-5 on 14 October, 1944. Nos. 20 & 21, both Il-2s on 16 October, 1944. A 22nd, a P-39 on 22 October, 1944. Nos. 23 & 24, both Il-2s on 25 October, 1944. A 25th, an Il-2 on 27 October, 1944. Nos. 26-28, two Il-2s and a P-39 on 29 October, 1944.
1719 Hesse, GünterFw2/27/1917Nordhausen3/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 2838 "7T + GL" (lost 8/30/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 30 August, 1940; following an operation over England, they experienced a problem with the navigational equipment. They flew on until they made contact with the ground, in a fog at Güenes, about 9 miles SW of Balboa Spain. Remaining crew (KIC): Lt.z.S Helmut Hanschke, Obs; Uffz Hans Marschener (aka Marschner), R/O and Uffz Hans Meinicke, Flt Engr. Their bodies were taken across the border, into France for burial. Hesse in the War Cem at Berneuil, 3/14/756. Hanschke in the same cem, 3/16/838. Meinicke, same cem, 3/15/802. No known location for Marschener or Marschner (D.Drury).
1720 Hesse, Hans ErichOblt6/20/19211 2/SKG-210 (S.U.), I/ZG-1 (5/43 S.U.) Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4049 "S9 + CK" (lost 8/12/41), Bf 109F, Bf 110G-2 Werk # 4604 "S9 + DL" (lost 5/16/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
EP (11/23/42), Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 16 May, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported. WIA 12 August, 1941 at Chtownja; pilot returned WIA, his unnamed R/O was listed as MIA. Bf 110 Loss List & DK-G Awards List
1721 Hesse, HeinrichLt12/21/191927/JG-53 (6/42 Med), I/SG-10 (10/43), Stfkpt 9/SG-4 (3/44), Stab III/SG-4 (8/44)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 10163 "White 6 + I" (lost 6/14/42), Fw 190F-8 in SG EK 2
, Wound Badge (8/18/44), Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a Soviet fighter, possibly the Il-2 (mh). Shot down 14 June, 1942 during aerial combat north of Tobruk with a Beaufighter of either RAF No. 252 or 272. He was seen hitting the water and inflating a dingy. Pilot returned per Bf 109 Loss List. One known victory, a P-40 30 km NW of Bir Hacheim on 1 June, 1942. His 2nd, a Yak-9 on 13 August, 1944. An Il-2 (mh) on 18 August, 1944. Added: Hesse and unnamed crew were picked up by a Do 24 (CM + IO) seaplane of Seenotstaffel 7, piloted by Ofw Hans Sost, however, rough seas prevented the seaplane from taking off. Both crews were eventually rescued by the U-83 (D.Drury & LOCS). NOTE: Another source suggests his Bf 109 was sd by a P-40, 100km N. of Derna.
1722 Hesse, R.Fhr2(F)/122 (Bergamo)Me 410A-3 Werk # 170150 "F6 + GK (lost)Observer Operational ClaspRescued by a Catalina (?) 13 August, 1944; shot down by Spitfires 32 km off La Spezia. His R/O, Uffz H. Seegert went MIA. "F6 + GK" was also the mount of Dietrich Stämmler. Wiki Luft data.
1723 Hessel,Lt115(Z)/LG-1Bf 109E EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Hurricane SW of Portland on 15 August, 1940. This may be Gerhardt Hessel, in JG-2, killed in a crash in November 1941.
1724 Hessel, BernhardLt9/15/1920402/JG-51 (S.U.) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7272 "Black 12" (lost 9/2/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 September, 1943 in the Jelnja area, cause unknown. Added: His "Black 12" crashed at Khotejevo, and his MIA status is confirmed by the VDK. He is commemorated in the German War Cem. at Duchowschtschina, Russia (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 4 December, 1942. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 8 December, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 18 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 May, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 6 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 8 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 7 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 9 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 11 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 12 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 15 July, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 19 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 20 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 4 August, 1943. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-5 on 5 August, 1943. Three Il-2s NE of Bogoduchow on 14 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 N of Lyubotin on 21 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 and two Pe-2s near Akhtryka on 23 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 NW of Valki and a Pe-2 NW of Olschany on 25 August, 1943.
1725 Hessel, FranzOfw31/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 5341 (25% dam 9/11/40), Bf 109E-1 Werk # 2685 (lost 9/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 15 September, 1940 after aerial combat, crashing at St Michaels, near Tenterden. He was uninjured in a mid-air collision with Oblt Lothar Keller over the Channel on 11 September, 1940; both pilots OK. He belly landed after the incident. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A west of St. Quentin, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Cambrai, 21 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire SE of Cambridge on 28 August, 1940.
1726 Hessel, GerhardtLt8/JG-2 (4/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9165(70% lost), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9203 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 5 November, 1941 2 km north of Merlimont(Berck), near Le Touquet. Injured in a crash 10 August, 1941due to engine failure near Samer (Boulogne).
1727 Hessinger, FranzOblt7/13/1919Fürstenfeld2(F)/123 (4/43)Ju 88R-1 Werk # Unk "4U + OK" (dam 8/6/43) RK (8/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (7/13/42), Observer Operational Clasp
Flew the 4000th recon mission for 2 Staffel on 23 September, 1943, exclusively in the Eastern Mediterranean. His crew: Ofw Dörries (RK), Ofw Huster, and Uffz Fastenrot (KIA in 1944). Added: He was uninjured, and his R-1 damaged on 6 August, 1943, when he was attacked by fighters during a recon flight over Benghazi (LOCS).
1728 Hettler, Karl EugenUffz1/JG-77 (Sicily)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18119 "White 5" (lost 7/28/43)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 28 August, 1943 after being shot down during aerial combat, 25km SW of Ätna.
1729 Hettwer, HubertFw9/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412602 "Yellow 12 + I" (lost 8/4/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 461500 "Yellow 16 + I" (lost 12/30/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30 December, 1944; shot down by ground fire in the Weissenburg area. WIA 4 August, 1944 due to an engine fire 10 km NW of Husum.
1730 Hetz, HelmutLt1/29/1924 BFS A-1 (6/43), FAGr.-1 (nd), 1/FAG-5 (8/44), Test Pilot AGO factory - Oschersleben (9/44), Test Pilot Einflieger-Kdo of Messerschmitt factory - Schwabisch Hall (1/45), TO 1/FAGr.-5 (2/45 trf to Kdo. Norwegen), Ar 234B-2b Werk # 140341 "9V + AH" (80% damaged 3/23/45) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp Aircraft reported damaged in a crash on 23 March, 1945 at the Sola/Land Norway airfield due to technical difficulties. Pilot uninjured. No mention of crew dispositions. Source: SIG Norway. Added: He was attacked by Spitfires after completing a recon mission over the length of Scotland and northern England (these photos in the National Archives). After the war, he flew as a Senior Pilot for United Airlines (R.Randall). Added: On 23 March, 1945, Lt Hetz was injured when his ac suffered engine failures (both), and he crashed at Stavanger-Sola airfield. He had been attempting a recon mission over the Firth of Forth (LOCS). Note: 1/FAGr.-5 likely flew the last weather recon mission of the unit on 11 August, 1944 in Ju 290a-7 "9V + HH". Their last flight believed to be 4 May, 1945 in Ar 234B "9V + BH".

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1731 Hetzel, WernerUffzJG-26 (joins 7/41), 4/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6463 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1941 in aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF No. 72 Sq. E of Hazebrouck. Hetzel was a former Ju 87 gunner.
1732 Heubel, RudolfGefr7/JG-5Bf 109G06 Werk# 163712 "Yellow 4"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944; Aerial combat near Bad Doberan. Mombeek MIA List.
1733 Heuer, RobertFw6 8/JG-51 (8/43 S.U.), I/JG-3 (4/44), JG-7 Fw 190A-5 Werk # 311 (lost 8/28/43), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 410583 "White 11" Dam 5/8/44), Me 262
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
His "White 11" belly landed near Braunschweig, 8 May, 1944, combat damaged, pilot wounded (C.König). WIA 28 August, 1943; overturned on landing at Brjansk airfield after taking a flak hit, plane burnt. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 S of Karatschev on 22 August, 1943. A 2nd & 3rd Soviet, both Il-2s on 21 February, 1944. A 4th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 22 February, 1944. One known western victory, his 6th, a B-17 on 22 April, 1944, no location. Magnus Report. Deceased 29 March, 2000.
1734 Heuke, RichardLt24/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16/17 August, 1944; shot down by flak at Drangstedt. Source: T. Boiten.
1735 Heuser, HeinrichFw5EJG-Ost, 2/JG-26 (11/42), ERG-Süd (2/44), 5/JG-2 (8/44)Fw 190A-3, Fw 190A-4 "Black 2 & 8", Bf 109G-6(2/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172719 "Black 2" (lost 8/3/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 3 August, 1944 at Avranches France (Magnus). His 1st combat sortie was on 12 December, 1942, opposing VIII Bomber Command SE of Paris. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 15 March, 1943, a Gefr at the time. Two Soviet Bostons on 1 June, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 (e.V.) 5 km NE of Enschede on 12 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Spitfire at Ostende on 4 September, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 (HSS) at Greven/Lengerich on 10 October, 1943. Heuser was responsible for training the Spanish pilots of 5 Escaudrilla Azul in late 43 and early 44. Flugbuch.
1736 Heyarts, JosefLt4/15/1911Büsback1Erg/JG-26, Stab I/JG-26Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8368 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1941 in aerial combat with Spitfires over Le Touquet, NE of Wissant. His F-4 had been hit, and he bailed, but his parachute harness had burned through, and he fell to his death; buried Bourdon, France. His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 72 Sq. N of Dunkirk on 19 July, 1941.

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1737 Heyder, HeinzHptm9/11/1911 1/StG-3 (8/40), Adj Stab/SG-3 (10/44) Ju 87B-1 in StG-3, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 583085 (lost 10/26/44) Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
KIC 26 October, 1944 when his F-8 crashed during a training exercise near Benatek, 18km NNW of Königgrätz, cause unknown, buried as "Unknown" in the War Cemetery at Brno (Cz) in Blk 79D. WIA 16 August, 1940 when he was hit by AA fire during a raid on Gosport, Hampshire. On this mission, he was acting as R/O-Gnr for Oblt Heinrich Eppen (D.Drury).
1738 Heydt, Horst von derUffz12/11/1925Elberfeld14/JG-3 (Jüterbog)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681376 (lost 8/29/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1944 during aerial combat near Zitkova Cz. Added: Having attacked a formation of B-17's, he bailed from his ac and was transported to Lazarett Trencin, on the other side of the Cz/Slovakia border, Slovakia, where he died of his wounds. He is "remembered" in the collective cemetery at Vazec (D.Drury).
1739 Heyer, WernerUffz6/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5393 (lost 8/31/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1940 in aerial combat at Canterbury with Spitfires of RAF No. 603 Sq. or a nervous Bf 110 gunner.
1740 Heym, GüntherLtMunich22Stabstaffel/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.; 6/44 Orscha. S.U.), Stffüh 11/JG-51 (12/44 Reich Defense), Stfkpt 11/JG-51 (2/45)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530329 (20% dam 10/4/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # Unk "Black 11- + -" Tanja" (6/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(2/8/45)
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at the Korosten airfield on 4 October, 1943 due to engine trouble. 354 combat missions, of which 144 were fighter-bomber missions. His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 5 June, 1943, a Fhr. at the time. A LaGG-5 on 18 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) on 11 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) SW of Demensk on 20 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) S of Radul on 20 October, 1943. A Pe-2 on 17 November, 1943. A Yak-9 on 15 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 June, 1944. A Pe-2 8 km S of Byarosa on 30 June, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. Magnus Report.

1741 Heymann, WolfgangFw3/11/1920Sagan1 1/NJG-3 (6/42), 11/NJG-6 (8/43) Bf 110F-4 Werk # Unk (lost 8/11/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington on 26 June, 1942. Added: His F-4 reported lost 11 August, 1943, an accident, 500m west of the Boboc Romania Bahnhof, no further detail (NJG-6 Loss List). Added: Burial in the German War Cem. at Bucharest, Blk E, Row 2, Gr 16 (M.Krebbers).
1742 Heyne, Burkhardt vonGefr7/26/19234/JG-300 Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5552 (lost 9/1/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA the night of 31 August/1 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Gross Glienicke (Berlin-Gatow?).
1743 Hicke, WalterLt5Stab III/JG-53 (6/42 (Med), Stffüh 7/JG-53 (11/42 Italy)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 8680 "Black <1 + I" (dam 6/14/42), , Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18738 "White 5 + I" (65% dam 8/15/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160619 "White 5 + I" (lost 12/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing 6 km west of Regio-Emilia on 15 December, 1943 due to a technical failure. Injured 15 August, 1943 ramming Bf 109G-6 Wk# 18749 at Grazzaniese. WIA 14 June, 1942 during aerial combat with a Hurricane of RAF No. 250 Sq.. His first victory was a Spitfire in N. Africa on 14 November, 1942. His 2nd, a B-25 30 km northwest of Gabes on 31 March, 1943. His 3rd, a P-40 north of Cape Bon on 18 April, 1943. His 4th & 5th victories were P-38s over Italy, 20 August, 1943.
1744 Hieber, A.Oblt3/KG-2 (8/43 Eindhoven) Do 217M-1 Werk # 56129 "U5 + FL" (lost 8/18/43) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed into the North Sea, 5 km W of Callantsoog Holland, the night of 17/18 August, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). The only other known crewman of this ac was Fw Friedrich Bock, geb 7 February, 1916 at Zweibrucken, KIA 17 August, 1943. His body washed ashore at Texel after being sd by a Bf 110; buried Ysselsteyn BT-2-43. (Find-A-Grave by Fred). Note: Oblt Hieber may be buried at Ysselsteyn, AD-1-19 as "Unknown", still unresolved. Added: The MIA crewmen are: Oblt A Hieber, Pilot, Fw E.Förster, R/O and Uffz W.Heinrich, Gnr (SGLO). Alternate spelling: Hircher
Ysselstein, Holland
1745 Hienerwadel, WalterUffz3/JG-1 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731743 "Yellow 2" (lost 8/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 7 August, 1944; Somersault during a landing at Chateaudun airfield (C,König).
1746 Hier, Karl PaulOfw15 1/JG-76 (9/39 Channel), 4/JG-54 (9/40 France) Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1304 "White 1" (lost 11/22/39), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1501 "ER + GL "White 11" (lost 11/15/40) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 November, 1940, after disappearing into the sea off Shoeburyness in "White 11". One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-24 SW of Lodz, shot down 4 September, 1939. Shot down (and captured by the French) 22 November, 1939 by a French Morane MS 406 over the Saarland frontier. He landed intact near Görsdorf, 60 km to the north of Strasbourg. He had been released from captivity after the end of the campaign in France. This AC was finally shipped to the U.S. in May, 1942. His 3rd victory (his 2nd unknown), a Spitfire near Dover on 11 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Eastchurch on 20 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire near Canterbury on 26 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire in the Dover area on 28 August, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 8th, a Hurricane at Themsemündung on 31 August, 1940. On 1 September, 1940, he was reported shot down by a Spitfire and was rescued from the Channel by his Air-Sea Rescue. His 9th, a Spitfire in the Ramsgate area on 8 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire near London on 27 September, 1940. His 11th, a Hurricane S of Tonbridge on 12 October, 1940. Nos.12 & 13, both Hurricanes S of London on 13 October, 1940. His 14th, a Spitfire on 25 October, 1940, no location. His 15th, a Hurricane NW of Dungeness on 2 November, 1940. Added: "White 1", previously referred to as White 14", clearly pictured as "White 1" online at Luftfahrt-Archiv Hafner.
1747 Hiernerwadel, WalterUffz3/JG-1 (France)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731743 "Yellow 2" (lost 8/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1944; overturned on landing after enemy encounter at Chateaudun France. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen.
1748 Hild,Fw3(F)/33 (6/41 S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 742 (30% dam 6/20/41), Ju 88D Werk # Unk "8H + HL" (6/24/41), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 740 "8H +FL" (lost 6/27/41), Ju 88A-5 Werk # Unk "8H + OL" (lost 8/19/41) EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 19 August, 1941, failing to return from 11th combat mission. Remaining Crew (MIA): Oblt Mühlenschulte, Observer; Uffz Feldschur, R/O and Ogefr Dickhauser, Gunner. Added: Wk# 742 dam and force landed at Schippenbeil, 20 June, 1941. Ju 88D first operational flight on 24 June, 1941, with Fw Hild, Oblt Rührschneck, Uffz Stender and Gefr Dickhäuser. Wk# 740, the staffels first wartime casualty, failed to return from their first combat mission on 27 June, 1941, in which Lt Dr Robert Gymich, and other unnamed, were posted MIA (LOCS & C.König).
1749 Hilgendorf, HassoLt19/JG-52 (8/44 Romania; 10/44 S.U.; 1/45 Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18769 "Yellow 10" (lost 8/7/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511445 (lost 1/22/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 January, 1945 in the Gross Strehlitz area, SE of Breslau, cause unknown. WIA 7 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, bailed safely, location not reported. His first known victory, a LaGG on 16 October, 1944. Alternate spelling: Hilgendorff (Bf 109 Loss List).
1750 Hilk, S.Fw3(F)/33Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1313 "8H + OL" (lost 8/19/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew on 19 August, 1941; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission covering Chernihiv to Pryluky to Poltava, Ukraine, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Mühlen-Schulte, Obs; Uffz J.Feldschur, R/O and Gefr S.Dickhauser, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
1751 Hille, WilhelmLt9/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A (lost 8/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1943, no further detail (KG-51 Loss List). This may be Walter Hille (DK-G) in 9/KG-51
1752 Hillenbrux, WernerOfw123/NJG-1Bf 110 EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 January, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, a B-17 NNW of Antwerp on 17 August, 1943. A Lancaster at Mönchen-Gladbach on 31 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster at Oranburgweiler on 6 September, 1943. A 4th, a Halifax by Neunkirchen on 27 September, 1943. Magnus, victory count is approximate.
1753 Hiller, AlfredLt6/16/192113/JG-301Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162263 (lost 8/8/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat near Ledeghem (Boiten). Buried Lommel, Block 32/574 (Rosseels). One known victory, a Lancaster at St Leu on 8 July, 1944.
Lommel, Belgium
1754 Hiller, KarlOfw10 1/JG-52 (1/44 S.U.), 4/JG-52 (3/44), 10/JG-11 (6/44 S.U.), 12/JG-11 (1/45 Gross-Ostheim) Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960298 "Blue 11 + I" (lost 1/1/45) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW with wounds 1 January, 1945 after his A-8 crashed at Maastricht Holland during Operation Bodenplatte after engaging American fighters (DeSwart). His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 26 January, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-5 on 9 March, 1944. A 3rd Soviet, an R-5 on 15 April, 1944. A 4th Soviet, a P-39 on 16 April, 1944. A 5th Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 May, 1944. A 6th Soviet, a P-39 on 30 June, 1944. A 7th Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 August, 1944. An 8th Soviet, a LaGG-5 on 17 August, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 at Lüttich on 23 December, 1944. A 2nd, a P-38 SW of Prüm on 24 December, 1944. Magnus.
1755 Hiller, OttoFw1012/NJG-5, 9/NJG-5Bf 110, Ju 88C-6EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Langeland on 30 August, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" same night, in the Königsberg area. Magnus Report, victory count is approximate. Boiten 6 victories.
1756 Hilliger, Klaus DietrichLt3/19/192429/JG-26 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163471 "Blue 12" (lost), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410218 "White 2" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 2" with a P-47 of 50FG S of Rouen. WIA 29 May, 1944 in his "Blue 12" during aerial combat at Metz-Frescaty. His two victories, both P-51s; one at Caen of 122FS on 27 July, 1944, the other of 65 FS at Meaux, S of Soissons, on 29 July, 1944.
1757 Hillmann, WolfgangUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 2878 "7T + CH" (or GH) (lost 8/29/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 29 August, 1940; failed to return from an opeartion over the North Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S Ernst Rees, Obs; Uffz Kurt Siedenkopf, R/O and Friedrich Paul, Flt Engr. Only the pilot seems to appear in the graves registry, remembered in the U-Boat Mem at Möltenort or the Laboe Naval Mem (D.Drury).
1758 Hillmer, DietmarUffz11/JG-1 (3/45 Anklam)Bf 109G-14Fighter Operational ClaspAt wars end, he was interned briefly by the British at Hamburg, but released in August of 1945.
1759 Himmelheber, MaxLt4/24/1904Karlsruhe1Stab I/JG-2 (9/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5044 "<" (lost 9/6/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 September, 1940 after being shot down during aerial combat, bailing safely at Plumtree Farm, Headcorn, near Maidstone. Added: He was possibly the victim of F/O J.Topolnicki of No.601 Sq. Having been serious;y wounded, he was returned to Germany in a prisoner exchange in 1943. Deceased 17 December, 2000 (C.König). His first victory, a Hurricane at Goudhurst/Kent on 30 August, 1940. Alternate spelling: Himmelbauer.

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1760 Himmelmann, PaulLt7/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 164909 "White 2" (lost 8/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 north of Alencon France. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen.
1761 Himmelmann, WilhelmLt4/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109E Werk # 2786 "White 3 + -" (lost 8/27/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 August, 1941 during aerial combat with a Soviet bomber south of Kasatschi-Lageri.
1762 Hinkelmann, Joachim JochenOblt12/30/192159/JG-27 (8/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 1/JG-101 (4/43), 3/JG-3 (4/44)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3639 "Yellow 2" (lost 9/21/41), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "White 22" (lost 4/24/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 April, 1944 (Magnus). Added: Shot down by a P-51, and crashed into a field in the area of Untereiching, near Rain/Lech (C.König). Reported lost 21 September, 1941, cause unknown, returned. Added: He came down behind Russian lines near Kronstadt, and did return, cause remains unknown (C.König). His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 15 August, 1941. His 2nd & 3rd, two Il-2s E of Dugino on 12 October, 1941. His 4th and 5th, both P-38s N of Siegen on 22 April, 1944.

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1763 Hinne, Friedrich KarlLt4/15/1921Rosslau/Dessau2/NJG-3 Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360418 "D5 + AK" (lost 8/31/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA with one other unnamed crew 31 August, 1943 cause unknown, location not reported, one other crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Gefr Günther Lüddecke (KIA) & Uffz Pluschke (WIA), crash location, Horni Jiretin near Most, CZ. The cause was British AA fire (F.Braun).
1764 Hintzen, HermannHptm3/11/1911Herne6JG-11 (5/43 Jever), Jagdstaffel Helgoland (6/43), Stfkpt 6/JG-11 (6/43 Reich Def), 4/JGr West (12/43), Stfkpt 5 & 7/JG-110 (9/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-101 (to 4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20330 "Yellow 1" (lost 9/27/43) & Fw 190A in JG-11, Bf 109T-2 in Jagdstaffel HelgolandEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 reported lost in combat with a P-47 on 27 September, 1943 north of Norderney; pilot OK, bailed safely. His first known victim was a B-17 on 19 May, 1943, shortly after arriving at Jever. His 2nd, a B-17 45 sm NNW of Nordeney on 13 June, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 E of Rockenhausen on 28 July, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 on 9 October, 1943. A 5th & 6th, both B-24s 80 km W of Carcans on 31 December, 1943. Deceased 18 August, 1962, Herne.


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1765 Hinz, Uffz59/JG-3Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 4th, a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 over northern Italy, 19 December, 1943. Magnus Report.
1766 Hipper, HeinzFw7Flugzeugführer 9/JG-53 (3/41), 8/JG-53 (4/42 Sicily)Bf 109F-2, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7532 "Yellow 1 + I" (lost 2/22/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 22 February, 1942, making a force landing at Scaglitti due to lack of fuel (Prien). One known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 2 August, 1941 (Prien). His seventh and last victory, was a Hurricane over Malta, the same day of his flying accident.
1767 Hirsch, HellmuthLt4/JG-53 (8/43 Italy; 3/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19799 (or 18799; 109 Loss List) "White 6 + -" (lost 8/31/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440114 (lost 3/4/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 4 March, 1944 at Heiligenroth during a transfer flight, cause not reported. Injured in a crash on 31 August, 1943 near Termoli due to a fuel shortage.
1768 Hobusch, FritzFw37/NJG-2 (8/42), 4/NJG-2 (6/43 Med)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360376 "R4 + AD" (lost 7/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 15 July, 1943, Mediterranean Sea, off Sicily (Magnus & Ju 88 Loss List). One known victory, a Halifax on 14 August, 1942. A 2nd victory, a Stirling on 10 September, 1942. A 3rd, a Wellington on 28 June, 1943.
1769 Hoch, HermannLtStab I/JG-26 (8/42), 10 (Jabo)/JG-26 (1/43)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5260 (lost 8/21/42), Fw 190A-4/U3 Werk # 2409 "Black 2" (Lost 1/20/43) in JaboWound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Hoch suffered burns on 21 August, 1942 when his A-2 caught fire as a result of engine problems. On 20 January, 1943, on the "Great London Raid", he was hit by AA fire. He headed out to sea, but turned back when it was apparent that he would not make the French coast. He made a belly landing in a Sussex field and activated the demolition charge and jumped from the plane just as it blew up. He was promptly marched off to captivity, the only casualty of the First Wave of the attack.
1770 Höchstetter, HeinrichLt9/KG-51 (Channel)JU 88A-1 Werk # 7068 "9K + FT" (35% dam 7/31/40), Ju 88A-1 Wwerk # 7091 "9K + KT" (lost 8/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 August, 1940; believed shot down by fighters over Portsmouth. Wk# 7068 crashed at Orly 31 July, 1940, no cause reported, crew OK (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew Werk # 7091, all MIA): Uffz Gottfried Noack, Obs; Uffz Otto Noack, R/O and Uffz Alfred Stahr, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Höchstatter
1771 Hoeckner, WalterMaj10/24/1914Berlin Zehlendorf68JG-52, 6/JG-77 (3/41-6/41), Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (1/43), Kdr II/JG-1 (6/43), Kdr I/JG-4 (1/44-8/44 Italy)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3447 (30% dam; flak at Odessa Süd, pilot OK), Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5288 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 10/30/41; combat Sinjawka, pilot retd) in JG-77, Bf 109F, Fw 190A-5(1/43), Fw 190A-6 "Red 2", A-6 "Red 1" (lost 10/10/43), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460391 "Red 2" (lost 8/25/44)
RK(4/6/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/29/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 25 August, 1944 at Ziegenhain/Hesse when his Bf 109G-14 Wk# 460391 "Red 2" ground looped during takeoff. His 1st victory, a Beaufort at Brest on 14 March, 1941 (Perry Claims). On 25 June, 1941, he downed 8 Soviet SB bombers in the vicinity of Odessa. A Yak-1 on 4 October, 1942. Two Il-2s on 16 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-40 on 21 February, 1943. Two P-40s on 27 February, 1943. On 5 March, 1943, he downed 6 victories in one day, 4 Il-2s and 2 P-40s. On March 7, 1943, he duplicated the feat by downing another six Soviets, two P-40Cs and four Il-2s. Downed a Soviet P2-2 on 5 May, 1943. His 60th victory, a B-17 12 km SW of Münster on 10 October, 1944, the same day he was shot down in his A-6 "Red 1". Shot down without injury in his A-6, 10 October , 1943, in aerial combat, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raid. Two P-40s on 13 May, 1944 (Perry Claims). A P-47 on 17 May, 1944 and a P-40 on 18 May, 1944 (Perry). Over 500 combat missions, 56 victories in the East, 5 bombers. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Alternate spelling: Höckner.
1772 Höfele, Horst GüntherMaj10/3/19133Stab III/NJG-1 (7/44), Kdr IV/NJG-5 (10/44)Bf 110, Ju 88G(lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 April, 1945 during aerial combat, shot down near the Wittstock airfield (Jager Blatt 3/2004). Two known victories, both Lancasters, one 2 km W of St Wendel, the 2nd, into the North Sea, on 29 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" W of Horsens on 27 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Hofele.
1773 Höfemeier, Heinrich 'Tubby' (nn aka 'Dicke')Oblt8/21/1913Langenholzhausen Lippe961/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 3/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), JGr. OstBf 109F-2 Werk # 5423 "Wh 5" (10% dam 6/22/41) in 1 Staffel, Poland 6/41; Bf 109G, Fw 190A-4 Wk# 145667 "Brn 5" (lost 8/7/43)
RK(4/5/42)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (3/19/42), EP(9/25/41),


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1943 in his "Brown 5" north of Karachev, Bryansk Oblast, S.U., as a result of Russian AA fire. Added: His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist at Wojejkowo/Orel, Russia. He is commemorated in the German War Cem. at Kursk-Besedino, Russia (D.Drury). WIA 22 June, 1941, being hit by his own fighters in "White 5". Credited with 4 Soviet victories at Kossow-Siedice on 22 June, 1941, during a Soviet raid on the Romanian railway station at Iasi. Two Il-2s on 2 August, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 15 November, 1942. An Il-2 in the Srelyj area on 14 December, 1942. An Il-2 and two Pe-2s 30 km NE of Syberplowka on 16 December, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 19 km NE of Syberplowka on 17 December, 1942. Two Il-2s on 8 January, 1943. Three Il-2s on 10 June, 1943. A MiG-3 on 26 June, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 8 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 11 July, 1943. Two DB-3s and a MiG-3 on 13 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 31 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) and a Boston III on 2 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a Boston III on 3 August, 1943. a Pe-2 on 5 August, 1943. 490 missions, all victories in the East, 12 additional AC destroyed on the ground. Bowers/Lednicer, 96 victories.


Höfemeier on right with Fleig
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1774 Hofer,LtAufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L.Bf 110 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 24 August, 1940 while on a reconnaissance mision over England. He was shot down by a Hurricane of No. 151 Sq. north of Sheppey. Wiki Luft data.
1775 Hofer, AugustFw9/24/1913Strassdorf1/JG-1 (Holland) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5337 (lost 2/23/41) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 23 February, 1941 when he collided with another ac and crashed into the Waddenzee by De Kooy Holland. (DeSwart & Geensen). Added: Buried Yssel CN/6/136 (M.deWolf).
1776 Hoffmann, A.Uffz4/Fl.Erg.Gruppe (8/43) Ar 196A-3 Werk # 0141 (90% dam 8/21/43) Wound Badge, Observer (Sea) Operational Clasp His Ar 196 crashed on a training mission at Ijsselmeer, by Kampen, on 21 August, 1943, due to pilot error, pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Both he and his Observer, Ogefr G.Schmidt, were injured (SGLO).
1777 Hoffmann, FriedrichLt113/JG-27 (8/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 10059 "Yellow 12" (lost 9/15/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA/DOW 15 September, 1942 when he accidentally rammed another Bf 109F-4 Wk# 9665 of 5/JG-27 (Marseilles old ac) piloted by Uffz Prein, losing a wing. He bailed out but broke both legs, hitting the tail unit. He died five weeks later. All victories in the Desert. A Maryland of RAF No. 39 Sq. in the Rabia area on 14 June, 1941. Downed a British fighter of RAF No. 229 Sq., piloted by P/O D. Allcock, near Mechili N. Africa on 17 December, 1941. His 10th victory was a P-40 10 km southeast of Fort Acroma, on 16 February, 1942. Another victory was a P-40 15 km south of El-Alamein on 18 August, 1942.
1778 Hoffmann, GerhardHptm11/6/1919Nieden, Ostpreussen1304/JG-52 (10/42 S.U.), 5/JG-52 (4/43), 4/JG-52 (5/43), Stab II/JG-54 (2/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20127 "White 6 + -" (dam 9/25/43) in 4/JG-52, Fw 190A
RK(5/14/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)
EP(2/28/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(9/25/43)Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 April, 1945; crashing shortly after takeoff from Görlitz, cause not given (Stankey & DeZeng). WIA 25 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Perejelaslaw, 80 km south of Kiev. 125 victories in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 26 October, 1942, as an Uffz.. Two Soviet P-40s on 8 December, 1942. A Low flying LaGG-5 on 25 January, 1943. An R-5 on 28 February, 1943. A Yak-1 on 3 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 30 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 19 April, 1943. A Yak-1 and a LaGG-3 on 20 April, 1943. A P-40 and two Il-2s on 21 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 8 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 15 May, 1943. A Spitfire on 25 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 27 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 5 June, 1943. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-5 on 15 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a Yak-1 on 28 August, 1943. Four Yak-1s on 21 September, 1943. Now a Hptm, he downed two Yak-9s on 10 February, 1944. This could be FhjFw Gerhard Hoffmann, later achieving officer status.
1779 Hoffmann, GustavUffz8/JG-53 (4/44 Italy; 8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161350 "Black 6 + I" (lost 4/24/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165203 "Black 8 + I" (lost 8/4/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-51, S of Bremen/Hambury, Osnabrück area. He may be one of four "Unknowns" buried this date at Schneverdingen Cemetery or one in Lüneburg. WIA 24 April, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires at Westrand Bolsena See, bailed safely.
1780 Hoffmann, HelmutLt9/9/1916 ?8/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6710 "5K + KS" (lost 8/22/42)EP(9/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 47732, 22 August, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List). EP date per Vermeer EP Awards List.
1781 Hoffmann, HermannOfw84/JG-26 (12/41/Channel), Instr Erg/JGr West (8/42), 11/JG-26 (12/42),Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10050 (70% dam 12/6/41), Bf 109G-3 Werk # 20225 "Red 7" (lost 8/17/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "Red 7"with a new Zealand Spitfire IXB of RAF No. 485 Sq. 10 km NW of Fruges. WIFA 6 December, 1941 in his A-1 at Coxyde. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Cambrai, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 "Nordrand Paris", 3 June, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 north of Paris, 6 June, 1940. A 5th, a Spitfire at Hockley on 3 September, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 8 November, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire at Berck-sur-Mer on 24 April, 1942. His 8th, a Spitfire of RAF No. 317 Sq. at Le Touquet on 29 April, 1942. Found on Frost List at Piloten Bunker. Alternate spelling: Hofmann (109 Loss List).
1782 Hoffmann, JohannesLt2 JGr Süd, II/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 5/JG-26 (8/44) Fw 190A-8, Fw 190A-9 Wk # 750118 "White 1" (lost), Fw 190D-9 Wk # 400214 "White 3" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 May, 1945. WIA 28 October, 1944 when he accidentally rammed another Fw with his "White 1" during combat and bailed with injuries. The other AC managed to land safely. WIA a 2nd time 14 January, 1945 after being shot up by Spitfires near Minden. Unable to find a landing area, and nearly out of fuel, he was burned in a force landing crash near Minden. He flew into internment at Kristainsand, Norway with several other JG-26 pilots. His two victories: a P-38 of 474FG W of Beauvais on 25 August, 1944 and a Tempest of RAF No. 56 or 80 Sq. near Rheine on 22 March, 1945.
1783 Hoffmann, ReinholdFw1112/JG-3 (7/44), 15/JG-3 (12/44)Fw 190A-8EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One of the more fortunate pilots of JG-3 who managed to outdive his pursuers, the P-51s of the 479th FG, and returned to base to tell of the debacle on 25 December, 1944 at Köln-Wahn, which took the lives of so many others. His AC was peppered like swiss cheese. One known victory, his 2nd, a B-24 in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 in the Memmingen area on 18 July, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 at Zeitz-Groitsch on 29 July, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 NW of the Plattensee on 30 July, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 at Voges, S of Saarbrücken, on 3 August, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 NW of Halle on 2 November, 1944. His 8th, a B-26 at Büllingen-Stavelot on 23 December, 1944. His 11th, a Spitfire on 20 April, 1945.
1784 Hoffmann, ReinholdUffz15/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-7 on 2 August, 1943. This Reinhold does not appear to be one of the others!
1785 Hoffmann, Reinhold 'Lerge'Lt8/9/1921Petersdorf Riesengebirge663/JG-54(1/42), 5/JG-54(7/42 S.U.), 11/JG-54(5/43 Hi Alt), 5/JG-54(7/43), 9/JG-54, 4/JG-54(5/44)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-1 & Fw 190A-5s in 11, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680184 "Yel 3" (lost 5/24/44)
RK(1/28/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)
EP(9/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 24 May, 1944 in Werk# 680184 after a forced landing attempt at Freisack (Brandebburg), northwest of Berlin, where his AC ground looped. He was opposing an 8th Air Force raid on the capital. 60 victories in Russia and 6 bombers. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 SE of Pola on 27 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 21 March, 1943. A Soviet P-40 on 30 May, 1943. Three Boston IIIs on 13 July, 1943. Three Il-2s (all m.H.) on 16 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 9 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 6 September, 1943. A Yak-7 N of Kiev on 20 October, 1943. Seven Soviet victories on 21 October, 1943. Eight victories on 22 October, 1943. Three Il-2s, three Yak-9s and a Yak-7 on 3 November, 1943, one of these his 50th. A Yak-9 on 6 April, 1944. Three Il-2s on 17 April, 1944. Three B-24s S of Wittingen on 19 May, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 66 victories. Alternate spelling: Hofmann (as appeared in 2 Aug., 43 OKL Claims). May be the Reinhold in the previous record!!

Courtesy Christian König

1786 Hoffmann, RudolfUffz212/JG-3 (8/43)Bf 109
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 over southern Italy on 16 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 in the Naples area, 20 August, 1943. This may be the Rudolf Hoffmann, later, an Oblt in JG-54.
1787 Hoffmann, WalterLt17/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3702 (lost 8/26/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 August, 1940; Failed to return from a mission, cause unknown. One known victory, a Bloch 152 at Montdidier, 6 June, 1940.
1788 Hoffmann, WernerMaj1/13/1918Stettin51III/JG-234 (7/38 Düsseldorf), redesig I/ZG-2 (5/39 Illesheim, Bav), II/ZG-2, Stfkpt 5 (11/41) & 7/NJG-3, Stfkpt 4/NJG-5 (6/43), Kdr I/NJG-5 (7/43-4/45)He 51 & Ar 68 in JG-234, Bf 109 in ZG-2, Bf 110, Ju 88 in NJG-5, Ju 88G-6 Werk# 620046 "C9 + BB" (lost 16/17 March, 1945)
RK(5/4/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/15/43)
EP(12/26/43)
EK 1 (7/10/40) & 2 (6/15/40)
Wound Bdg (6/19/40)
Glider Bdg
Night Fighter Oper.Clasp in Gold (7/8/43)
192 combat missions, 50 Night and 1 day victory. Was nominated for the EL. Qualified for the Sudetenland Comm. Medal. Served in 7/JG-234 in 1938, later redesignated I/ZG-52. Known R/Os; Ofw Köhler and Uffz Tschmiedler. His mechanic was Uffz Modl. One known double victory, a Wellington 1 km S of Brest and a Lancaster on 25 June, 1943. Another double victory on 2 December, 1943; two Lancasters at Berlin. Another double, a "4 mot" and a Lancaster S of Mailly le Camp on 4 May, 1944. A "4 mot" S of Elbeuf on 3 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Samer-Desvres on 28 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at St Leu and one at Blangy on 8 July, 1944. A Lancaster near Königsberg on 30 August, 1944. His 46th, a Halifax at Danzig on 6 January, 1945. On the night of 16/17 March, 1945, he was shot down in his G-6 by a NF Mosquito XXX, piloted by F/Lt and Night Fighter Ace, Dennis Hughes of RAF No 239 Sq.. Suffered slight injuries from a hard landing deploying his chute too early. Nos 47 & 48 a B-17 and a Lancaster at Danzig on 14 February, 1945. Nos. 49 to 51, 2 Lancs & a Halifax near Ansbach, 3/16/45. British POW, released 15 October, 1945. Postwar residence: Bremen.

Courtesy Christian König

1789 Höfft, OttoFw1(F)/121 (Stavanger Norway)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 2086 "7A + KH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 11 August, 1940 during a photo recon mission over Helmsley, when attacked by 3 Spitfires of RAF No. 41 Sq.. The AC crashed on Newton Moor, near the Calais House Farm, Scaling. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Marzusch, Observer (POW), Fw Karl Heinz Hacker, wireless operator (POW) and Lt Heinrich Meier, communications specialist listening to british Radio traffic (KIA). Alternate spelling: Hoefft.
1790 Höfig, FritzUffz6/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3893 "5K + NP" (lost 8/27/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6037 on 27 August, 1943 due to enemy fire, two other crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
1791 Hofmann, KarlFwI/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 3/JG-26 (8/44), 2/JG-26 (3/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171077 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/7/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500044 "Black 6" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 March, 1945 during aerial combat in "Black 6" with a P-51 of 479Fg near Rastrup. He was able to bail, but his chute did not open. WIA 7 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 373FG at Dourdan, S of Paris. He was severely injured when he made a crash landing in a field. Another French source suggests this ac may be Werk # 171177.
1792 Hofmann, RudolfOblt12/12/1920125/JG-54 (9/43 S.U.), 6/JG-54 (4/44)Fw 190A-6s in 5 Stf; #s 550203 (90% dam 9/27/43) & 53109; A-8 in 6 Stf, # 731007 "Yellow ?"EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1944 in Werk# 731007, in aerial combat with a Yak 9 over Map Quadrant 12359. While in 5 Staffel, on 27 September, 1943, he was shot down with wounds in Wk# 550203 "Black 8" by AA fire over Map Quadrant 0162. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 3 January, 1944. A La-5 on 15 January, 1944. A 3rd & 4th Soviet, two Il-2s on 1 April, 1944. A 5th Soviet, an Il-2 on 28 April, 1944. A 6th Soviet, an Il-2 on 17 May, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 on 1 July, 1944. On 21 February, 1944, in Wk# 531091 "Black 4" (50% damaged), he was injured in a crash that may have been caused by a snowbank at Winniza. An 8th & 9th, two Il-2s on 13 July, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 on 17 July, 1944. Nos. 11 & 12, a Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 6 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Hoffmann.
1793 Hofmann, WernerUffz1/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3722 "3U + JH" (lost 8/12/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 12 August, 1941 at lipowo, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
1794 Hofmockel, HansFw11 & 3/Schl.G-1 Bf 109F-3 Werk # 670266 "C" (lost 8/2/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 2 August, 1943 T Kromy, cause unknown (DK-G Awards List). One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 E of Nishne-Ossiwroskiy on 30 November, 1942.
1795 Hofockel, HansFw3/Schl.G-1Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670266 (lost 8/1/43)Assault Operational ClaspReported lost in Russia, 1 August, 1943, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.5342, cause unknown; may have returned later.
1796 Hofsäss, RichardOblt11/NAGr-2Fw 189A, Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 SE of Tomarowka on 3 August, 1943.
1797 Högel, FranzUffz1 3/JG-26 (8/40), 5/JG-77 (12/40) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 0753 (dam 12/25/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Uninjured in a crash 25 December, 1940 when he made a crash landing in his 109 at the Brest-Guipavas airfield (A.Rosseels). His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 610 Sq. S of Folkestone on 12 August, 1940.
1798 Höger, HansUffz66/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13194 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost 8/17/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 17 August, 1942 after aerial combat; bailed northeast of Priwalowka. One known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 31 July, 1942. Another known, his 4th per OKL, an unnamed Soviet AC on 4 August, 1942.
1799 Hogeweg, KarlUffz24/JG-52 (1/44 S.U.), 6/JG-52 (6/44 Romania; 7/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140206 "White 8 + -" (dam 1/21/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 164778 "Yellow 1 + -" (dam 6/24/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163578 "Yellow 9 + -" (lost 8/4/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 August, 1944 after being hit by flak, location not reported. WIA 21 January, 1944 during aerial combat, location not reported. WIA 24 June, 1944 during aerial combat, made a successful force landing, location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 15 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 16 July, 1944.
1800 Högl, AugustOblt3(F)/122 (Schipol)Ju 88D-1 Werk # Unk "F6 + IL" (lost 2/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/2/42), EP(10/21/41),


EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Their ac crash landed at Schiphol airfield on 27 February, 1943, pilot uninjured. No further detail. Flugbuch (5/37 to 5/45). Believed to be an Observer, but a pilot in his own right, serving as Obs for Oblt Eberhard Riemer on this date..

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