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1701 Rothfeld, HeinzFhr2/5/19244/JG-77 (Babenhausen)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 412894 "Blue 13" (lost 9/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Klein-Karben/Weisbaden area (Bf 109 Loss List). He was reported to have bailed but died of his wounds (?). Buried Usingen.
1702 Röthke, SiegfriedHptm8/3/1915Mürow bei Angermünde1/KG-4 (12/39 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/KG-4 (2/43), Stfkpt 11/KG-4 (8/44), Stfkpt 5/KG-76He 111P, He 111H-5 Werk # 3825 "5J + KH" (lost 1/29/42), Ar 234 in 5/KG-76 RK(6/2/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)
EP(6/12/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operation Clasp w/Pendant
His H-5 was sd 29 January, 1942 after taking three AA hits causing him to crash in enemy territory, 20km east of Staraya Russia. His Flt Engr, Fw Heinz Bretschneider was fatally wounded. The remaining crew, Fw Heinz Fehse, Obs, and Uffz Ferdinand Dorfler, R/O, and Röthke made the 30 hour trek back to German lines. 476 combat missions in numerous theaters. Retired Bundewehr Oberst. Deceased 27 April, 2003 Bad Salzuflen (P. Bastin).

Courtesy Christian König

1703 Rotte, Karl HeinzUffz16/JG-2 (6/41)Bf 109F, Kl 35B-1 Werk # 1616(lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 13 July, 1941 at Belleville near Dieppe, cause unknown. One known victory, a Blenheim at Pas de Calais on 23 June, 1941.
1704 Rowlin, WernerOblt1/11/1918Krefeld47/NJG-1 (11/41), 8/NJG-1 (6/42)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3140 "G9 + MS" (45% damaged 11/15/40), Bf 110 Werk # Unk (15% damaged, 6/3/42), Bf 110D-0 Werk # Unk "G9 + DS (Lost 6/30/42)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 29/30 June, 1942 during an attack by a No. 78 Sq Halifax near Ehren/Quackenbrück, crashing at Westfalen, 15km W of Quakenbrück. His R/O-Gunner, Fw Heinz Werner was able to bail safely. On two previous occasions, the 110 was damaged; 45% at the Rheine airfield on 15 November, 1940 and again at Twente on 3 June, 1942 after his 2nd known victory. One known victory, a Wellington on 8 November, 1941, no location. A 2nd, a Wellington IV of RAF No. 57 Sq. 6 km north of Gilgehaus Germany the night of 2-3 June, 1942. The entire British crew were KIA. His 3rd, a Halifax on 9 June, 1942. His 4th, a Wellington IV of RAF No. 23 (OTU) at Azelo, 5 km N of Delden Holland, the night of 25-26 June, 1942. Added: Buried at Oerlinghausen, near Bielefeld (LOCS).
1705 Roy, Karl HeinzLtII/JG-3 (Reich Deg)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26067 (10% dam 10/20/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 October, 1943, crashing at Venlo after being hit by return fire.
1706 Rückner, BringfriedFwStab/KG-2Do 17Z-2 Werk # 4248 "U5 + DA" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 March, 1941 after being shot down by a Beaufighter Mk 1 of RAF No. 29 Sq., piloted by F/O John R.D.Braham. The Do 17 crashed into the sea off Skegness. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Jürgen von Keiser, Obs (MIA); Fw Heinz Genähr, R/O (KIA) and Lt Benno Meyer, Flt Engr (MIA). Fw Genähr buried at Scottow Cem., Gr 249 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Rücker.
1707 Ruffer, Rudolf HeinzHptm1/7/1920Eisenhammer Schlesien1/ERG Jagdgruppe Ost, 8(Pz)/Sch.G.-1, 11(Pz)/SG-9, Stfkpt 10(Pz)/SG-9 (3/44 Vinnitsa Ukraine)Bf 109, Hs 129B-2/R-2 Werk# 0364, Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141966 (lost 7/16/44) RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/8/43), Assault Operational Clasp w/"300" hanger
KIA 16 July, 1944 at 1930 hours on a low-level mission against a Soviet tank breakthrough between Kovel and Lemberg (Lviv, aka Lemberg) Russia, when his AC took a direct flak hit over the Radekhiv- Stoyaniv railroad, crashing in flames NE of Lviv. Shot down behind Russian Lines in the winter of 42-43 by Russian AA fire, however rescued by German Infantry. At the time, he was serving in "Special Detachment Stepp". 300 missions, 80 tanks destroyed (72 in 80 missions!). Added: The VDK says Hptm Ruffer's remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery because his gravesite has yet to be found (D.Drury).

Courtesy Christian König

1708 Ruhl, FritzOfw8/22/1916Berbisdorf 3(F)/121 (12/41 Nikolayev, Ukraine) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0533 "7A + BL" (lost 12/30/41)Observer Operational Clasp KIA with his entire crew, 30 December, 1941, when his ac crashed into the Sea of Azov off Nogaisk, cause unknown. Th mission seemed to be reconnaissance covering the Crimea from Kerch to Savastopol. Remaining crew: Oblt Karl Müller, Obs; Fw Wolfgang Hoffmann, R/O and Uffz Heinz Lindemann, Gnr. All buried in Kirowograd-Sammelfriedhof, Ukraine: Ofw Ruhl 15/5/786, Oblt Müller 15/5/787, Fw Hoffmann 15/5/783 and Uffz Lindemann 15/5/785 (D.Drury).
1709 Ruland, HeinzGefr8/JG-53 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 785769 "Blue 16 + -" (dam 12/26/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 December, 1944 during aerial combat, crash landed at Flacht.
1710 Runte, GerhardOfhrStab/NJG-1Bf 110 (?)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA the night of 5-6 January, 1945 when he was shot down during aerial combat a few kilometers NW of Bernau. Remaining crew(KIA): Uffz Karl Heinz Cwick and Uffz Horst Uhlmann. Jager Blatt 4/2002.
1711 Runte, HansFw3/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 0310052 "K6 + BL" (lost 5/14/42) The Wk# may be 311052, consistent with other BVs. Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIA 14 May, 1942; crashed into a mountain at Söröya during bad weather on an operational flight. Remaining crew (all KIA): Oblt Ernst Dinsing, Observer; Uffz Karl Mehrhoff, R/O; Ogefr Wilhelm Hänseler, Gunner and Ogefr Karl Heinz Warnke, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Bunte.
1712 Rupprecht, Karl HeinzUffz13/KG-3 (11/43 S.U.)Bf 110 or Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 N of Stavischtsche on 16 November, 1943.
1713 Rusack, Karl HeinzOfw15/JG-300Fw 190A-7 (lost 7/7/44 at Leipzig), Fw 190A-8 "Red 10" (1/45), Fw 190A-8 "Red 10" (lost 4/27/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 27 April, 1945 after being shot down in "Red 10" in the vicinity of Deggendorf/Plattling. One known victory, a B-24 at Calbe/Saale on 7 July, 1944. His 7 July injuries, if any, unknown. Magnus, 7 victories.

Courtesy Christian Konig

1714 Russel, Heinrich HeinzOfhr3Kdo Nowotny (10/44), 9/JG-7 (3/45 Brandenburg)Me 262A-1a (lost 10/7/44), Me 262A-1a
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 March, 1945 after being scrambled to intercept a Recon Spitfire "RM 631" of RAF No. 541 Sq., piloted by F/Lt George Platts. What might have happened is speculation, but Russel was seen to crash in the shallow water near Handermelle, 14 km west of Nysted Denmark. He was buried in the Kobenhavn Cemetery, date not given. No trace of the Spitfire or Lt Platts has been found to this day (Source: Air War over Denmark). His Me 262 had its undercarriage shot out from under him during takeoff from Achmer airfield by a P-51 of 361FG on 7 October, 1944. His 262 slid along the runway in a shower of sparks before coming to a stop. He managed to escape from the AC before the wreckage went up in flames. Two known victories, a B-17 and a P-47 between Braunschweig and Magdeburg on 3 March, 1945. A 3rd, a Spitfire on 8 March, 1945.
1715 Rutkowski, HeinzOblt9/18/1912Klein MiltzowI/StG-2 (Aegean Sea)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5920 (lost 5/22/41)Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 22 May, 1941 with two others; Heinz Rauser and Franz Kohl, due to flak in attack on Force "D" at Kythos Island. His R/O, Fw Schupp survived (Ju 87 Loss List). Added: Oblt Rutkowski buried in the War Cem at Dionyssos-Rapendoza (LOCS).
1716 Rutter, HeinzUffz9/12/19211(F)/123 (Bergamo, It.)Ju 88T-1 Werk # 430913 "4U + GH (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 8 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Pistoia Italy with two Spitfires of RAAF No. 451 Sq.. The three remaining crew members, unnamed, were also KIA. Wiki Luft data. Added: The Spitfire pilots may have been W/Cdr E.J.Morris & F/Lt R.H.Sutton. Ju 88 Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Heinz Arnold Scherpf, Obs; Uffz Manfred Malachow, R/O and Uffz Paul Hoffmann, Gnr?. Uffz Rutter & Uffz Hoffmann are buried in the German War Cem. at Pomezia, Italy Blk T; Graves 1202 & 1200 respectively. Lt Scherpf (WIA/DOW 4 July, 1944); buried in a different cemetery at Pordoi, Italy, Gr 908. No known grave for Uffz Malachow (D.Drury).
Pomezia, Italy
1717 Rutzhofer, HeinzOfhr7/18/1914Munich2/JG-1Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550788 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 January, 1944 during aerial combat; return fire from a "4 mot" near Prüm. Source: Lothar Wiegels. Died at Krs. Scheid, between Prüm and the Belgian border. Buried at Amorbach.
1718 Ryba, HeinzLt21/JG-53 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9558 "White 6" (lost 7/11/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 July, 1941; failed to return from a mission southwest of Berditschew, reason unknown. His one known victory, his 1st, a Soviet DB-3 on 6 July, 1941. His 2nd, an SB-3 on 11 July, 1941, the same day he went MIA. Source: Jochen Prien
1719 Sachse, HeinzUffz II/JG-26 (joined 5/44), 16/JG-300 (1/45) Fw 190A-6 & 7 in JG-26, Bf 109G-10 (lost 1/1/45 at Döllwitz) in JG-300 Fighter Operational ClaspPilot reported KIA, 1 January, 1945, no further detail (denkmalprojekt.org).
1720 Sachsenberg, Gotthard G.F.W.LtDessau25/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA April 1944. One known victory, a Lancaster W of St. Peter Ording on 25 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Todesfeld on 30 July, 1943. Brother of Heinz
1721 Sachsenberg, Heinz "Wimmersal"Lt7/12/1922Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt1046/JG-52 (10/42 Russia), 6/JG-52 (6/44 Manzar Romania), 9/JG-7 (3/45), JV-44 (4/45)Bf 109G-2/R6 "Yellow 8", Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19335 (45% dam 5/5/43; WIA aerial combat with Soviet Ace & F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19236 (60% dam/written off 7/22/43; WIA aerial combat with Pokryshkin), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 166233 "Yel 1"(lost 8/23/44) in 6/JG-52, Fw 190D-9 "Red 1" & "White 2" in JV-44, Me 262 briefly in JG-7 RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(10/2/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend
520 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-5 SW of Novorossisk on 21 April, 1943. A P-39 2 km W of Abinskaja on 8 May, 1943. A P-40 7 km S of Krimskaya on 15 May, 1943. A Yak-1 E of Kubardinka on 25 May, 1943. An Il-2 on 26 May, 1943. An Il-5 on 27 May, 1943. Two Il-5s on 29 May, 1943. Three Yak-1s and an Il-5 on 26 July, 1943. Four victories on 4 August, 1943. Two Yak-7s on 17 March, 1944. His 103rd victory, a P-51 over Hungary on 3 March, 1945. His 104th and last victory, a P-39 on 16 April, 1945. One victory in the West. One Motor Torpedo Boat destroyed. He was the cousin of Pour le Merite fighter pilot Gotthard Sachsenberg, and the brother of Gotthard Sachsenberg, a Night Fighter pilot, KIA April, 1944. Heinz was seriously wounded in combat on 23 August, 1944 in the "Yellow 1" in aerial combat with P-51s over Romania, and died of his wounds (complications) years later, 17 June, 1951. The 190D was used to protect the Me 262 from prowling American fighters. His D-9 may have been Werk # 600424 (or 800424), and bore the inscription "Sell my clothes, Im going to heaven".

Courtesy Christian König

1722 Sahnwaldt, HeinzOblt9/13/1917Laskowitz, Poland14/JG-76 (4/41), Stfkpt 10/JG-11 (7/43), Stfkpt 1/JG-11 (10/43) Bf 110 Werk # Unk (dam 4/8/41), Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 in 1 Staffel, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410239 "White 13" (lost 10/4/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 October, 1943 opposing American bombers over Holland and northern Germany. He crashed into the North Sea 30 km N of Juist. His one victory, a B-24 on 4 October, 1943, the same day of his death. Added: A grave is known to exist at Laskowitz, Olawskie, Poland, his birthplace. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Nadolice, Wielkie, Poland. He was wounded while flying the Bf 110,no further detail (D.Drury).
1723 Sahrgage, Karl HeinzFw1/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 6/20/44 at Sdl. Merseburg)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 June, 1944 during aerial combat in the Merseburg area (JG-300 Loss List). Alternate spelling: Sahrhage.
1724 Salomon, HeinzUffz1 6/JG-26 (8/43 Volkel), 7/JG-26 (9/44 Coesfeld Stevede) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 40794 (30% damaged 8/19/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171667 "Brown 10" (lost 9/16/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 September, 1944 during aerial combat with Allied fighters NE of Heerlen. Superb navigational skills. Salomon wrecked the landing gear, landing long at Guyancourt, on one of his A-8s on 16 August, 1944. Injured in a force landing near Venlo on 19 August, 1943 due to a fuel shortage. His one victory, a P-51 of 354FG N of Soissons, at Chauny-Tergnier, on 25 August, 1944. Added: Either he or Alfred Scharf came down in Nutherveld (Commune Schinnen) Holland, and is buried as "unknown" there (Bert Spoelstra).
1725 Salz, HeinzLt11/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk# 412306 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 July, 1944; Combat with an Aircobra, crashed into the sea off the Norwegian coast. Mombeek MIA List.
1726 Salzer, HeinzUffzFl.ü.G.-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142356 (lost 1/5/43)Bomber or Liason Operational ClaspPilot and crew reported killed 5 January, 1943 in the Bozen area, no further detail. Remaining crew (KIC): R/O Gefr Alfons Gründing (12/9/1919) and Engr Ofw Rolf Hohn.
1727 Sangkuhl, HeinzUffz21/ZG-76Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, two B-17s, 20 minutes apart, SE of Regensburg on 25 February, 1944.
1728 Sarhage, HeinzFwIV/SG-151Fw 190F-8 Werk # 580418 (lost 2/3/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 3 February, 1945, cause and location not reported.
1729 Sarhage, Karl HeinzFw11/JG-300Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 June, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters 10 km south of Merseburg. Source: T. Boiten.
1730 Sauer, HeinzFw1/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7555 "White 6" (lost 7/17/42Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 17 July, 1942 after being shot down off Kalafrana by F/O McLeod of No. 603 Sq..Sauer bailed safely, was rescued by an RAF rescue launch, but died of his wounds sometime later.
1731 Säwert, HeinzOfw7/1/1918Greifswald16 3/NJG-3 (5/41), 4/NJG-5 (4/43), 5/NJG-6, 7/NJG-6 (7/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 3606 (lost 5/11/41), Bf 110G-4 Werk # Unk (lost 8/22/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 August, 1944 at the Parndorf airfield during a strafing attack (Boiten). One known victory, a Wellington on 9 May, 1941, no location. Another victory, colliding with a Stirling of No. 7 Sq. at Cloppenburg, 11 May, 1941 in Wk# 3606; he bailed safely with injuries, his unnamed R/O KIA. Another, a Stirling west of Spitz Hiddenau on 21 April, 1943. A 4th known victory, a Lancaster NW of Berlin on 4 September, 1943. A 5th, a Lancaster W of Hannover on 9 October, 1943. A 6th, a "4 mot" on 23 November, 1943. Two "4 mot" at Heading on 20 February, 1944. A Wellington S of St Polten on 7 July, 1944. A B-24 at Szombathely on 8 August, 1944. A Wellington E of Steyr on 20 August, 1944. Magnus & Boiten, 16 victories.
1732 Schaaf, HeinzUffz9/KG-54 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300659 "B3 + AT" (lost 1/24/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 24 January, 1944; sd at Tölzer Alpen by a P-38 during a training flight (Ju 88 Loss List).
1733 Schaber, HansUffz5/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7177 "4D + EN" (lost 5/7/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 7 May, 1941 before reaching his target, Glasgow and the Clyde, when they were attacked by a Defiant Night Fighter of RAF No. 141 Sq.. Schaber crash landed the crippled Ju 88 (left engine) on the beach at the north Bay of Holy Island, where the four crew were taken prisoner. Remaining crew (all POW): Gefr Heinz Nöske, Observer, Fw Paul Graupner, wireless operator and Gefr Werner Arndt, gunner.
1734 Schachtbeck, GerhardLt9/4/19102/KG-26 (4/40 Aalborg West, 9/40) He 111H Werk # Unk (80% dam 4/10/40), He111H-3 Werk # 6902 "1H + AK" (lost 9/6/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac crashed into the North Sea on 6 September, 1940, cause and crew disposition unknown, Netherland Loss Registry. Added: Only one of the crew washed ashore, on the Dutch side, Lt Schachybeck, buried Ysselsteyn, CW/10/246. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Karl Heinz Fass, Obs; Fw Werner Jessen, R/O; Uffz Otto Ihme, Flf Engr and Gefr Josef Haslacher, Gnr. (D.Drury). Added: His He 111H was damaged "on airfield Marx" by a Hurricane of No.605, no pilot disposition reported (KG-26 Loss List).
Ysselstein, Holland
1735 Schaefer, HeinzUffzI/SG-2Bf 109FAssault Operational ClaspKIA 26 October, 1942 during aerial combat with British fighters in the Benghazi area.
1736 Schäfer, HeinzObltStfkpt 9/KG(J)-54 (10/44-5/45)Me 262A-1aFighter Operational ClaspLuftArchiv.de
1737 Schäfer, HeinzOblt11/18/1917 Stab/StG-3 (5/42), to RLM & Staff Pos (2/43) Bf 110E-3 (Trop)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (5/18/42), Fighter Operational Clasp
125+ missions. DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
1738 Schäfer, Heinz HansOfw11/JG-300, (10/43), 2/JG-301 (3/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 202371 (lost 3/2/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 March, 1945 in aerial combat in south Middle Germany. He, Lappers and Güttel were most likely together on this date. One known victory, a Halifax at Hannover on 18 October, 1943.
1739 Schäfer, WalterUffz9/2/1922Oberstenfeld2(F)/123 (Greece) Ju 88D-1 Trop Werrk # 430733 (lost 6/16/43) Observer Operational Clasp Three of the crew were KIC south of Tatoi on 16 June, 1943 when the ac crashed due to engine trouble. The Observer this date was Ofw Erhard Schäfer, he is believed to be one of those killed, one unnamed was injured. Source: Ju 88 Loss List. Added: The Observer, Ofw Schäfer died of his wounds 17 June, 1943 in a Luftwaffe Hospital in Athens. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Thurm, R/O (WIC) and Uffz Paul Lock, Gnr (KIC). THe deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza in Crypt 3 Row 3, Platte 4
1740 Schäfer, WilhelmObltAdj Stab/ZG-2 (8/40 Channel)Bf 110C-2 Werk # Unk (lost 8/11/40), Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2116 "3M + AA" (lost 9/4/40) Wound Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp POW 4 September, 1940 after being attacked by fighters of RAF Nos. 43, 601 and 602 Squadrons. With both engines shot up, he turned them off to prevent fires and force landed his AC at Mill Hill, Shoreham Downs, West Sussex, where he and R/O-Gunner Uffz Heinz Bendjus (WIA) were taken prisoner. This AC was the normal mount of Obst Friedrich Vollbracht. Prior to his capture, he had been a Bf 109 pilot. Added: Earlier, on 11 August, 1940, he was sd w/injuries, into the sea off Portland, 25km N of Cherbourg, and rescued by Seenotdienst (LOCS). Alternate spelling: Schaefer.
1741 Schäffer, HeinrichUffz7/StG-2 (S.U.) Ju 87B-1 Werk 0461 "T6 + FR" (lost 4/7/42) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 7 April, 1942 at Brussinowo (Gruzinovo?) due to flak, no mention of R/O (Ju 87 Loss List). Added: The location, per a Russian source, suggests Gruzinovo, Rostov Oblast, Russia. It also suggests the pilot name as Heinrich von Scharfer. The R/O, Uffz Karl Heinz Wilke, MIA, no VDK burial match (D.Drury).
1742 Schäffer, Karl HeinzOblt57, 9 & 6/NJG-4Bf 110, Ju 88EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7/8 May, 1944, crashing after aerial combat (Boiten). One known victory, a Stirling shot down 10 km SE of Avalon on the night of 5/6 February, 1944. A 2nd, a Lancaster III of RAF No.61 Sq. at La Chapelle-Thele on 24 April, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 15 km N of Rosanna, N of Vincenza, on 6 May, 1944. A 4th, a Lancaster by St Remy du Plain (Sarthe) the night of 6-7 May, 1944. A 5th, a Stirling off Ushant on 8 May, 1944. Studied medicine after the war and practiced in Düsseldorf-Benrath. Jager Blatt 2/2001.
1743 Schaffranek, AdalbertOblt14/TG-4 (7/44), Sonderkommando Condor (12/44)Fw 200 "G6 + FY" (12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKnown to have served with RK Holder Hptm Karl Heinz Stahnke. Source: Kaiser RK book.
1744 Schairer, HartmutHptm9/16/1916Nagold SchwarzwaldIII/StG-1, Stfkpt 7/StG-1 (7/42 S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2360 (lost 7/19/42) RK(8/30/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 19 July, 1942 following an attack on Soviet tanks, when his AC crashed in flames from an altitude of 400 meters, near Staraya-Russa S.U. as a result of battle damage. With him died his faithful R/O Ofw Heinz Bevernis, who received the RK posthumously, as the first of his kind. 562 misions. This was the first Stuka Crew to be awarded the RK.
1745 Schairer, Karl HeinzFhjFw2/24/1920Stuttgart7/KG-40Fw 200C (lost 2/12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 12 February, 1944 after being attacked by Mosquitos, while on a mission, crashing at Map Quadrant 24 West/7518. Remaining crew (MIA): FhjFw Horst Groschek, geb 12/5/1921, K.Obs; Uffz Werner Desor, geb 10/16/1921, K.Obs; Uffz Johann Henning Jansen, geb 4/26/1919, R/O 1; Flg Hans Zdolsek, geb 5/12/1920, R/O 2; Uffz Franz Österreich, geb 9/20/1922, Wart; Uffz Horst Linde, geb 7/18/1920, Gunner and Ogefr Gerhard Röthig, geb 12/21/1919, Gunner. In addition, their were two additional ROs who survived with injuries. Source: B.Bines.
1746 Schalk, EduardFwErpr.St/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1088 (lost 9/29/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 September, 1942; landing accident at the Kemi airfield after returning from a mission, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Karl Heinz Prang, Observer (KIA); Ogefr Gerhard Tuschinski, R/O (WIA) and Ogefr Walter Müller, Gunner (KIA). Source: SIG Norway.
1747 Schaper, Karl HeinzFw16/JG-2Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 July, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, a B-17 at Morlaix-Lannion on 31 December, 1943. Magnus, final victory count may be 5 or more.
1748 Scharf, AlfredOfhr7/24/19091 7/JG-26 (joins 9/44 Coesfeld Stevede) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170978 "Brown 7" (or "Brn 2") (lost 9/16/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
MIA 16 September, 1944 in "Brown 7" over Limburg in aerial with either a P-47 or a P-38 (uncertain), during his few short weeks in the lethal skies over Germany. His one victory was a P-47 of the 356FG SE of Beauvais on 18 August, 1944. Added: Either he or Heinz Salomon came down in Nutherveld (Commune Schinnen) Holland and is buried as "unknown" there (Bert Spoelstra).
1749 Scharf, HeinzOgefr"Yellow Staffel" JG-5 (7/42)Bf 109F-4/Z Werk # 7197 "Yellow 9" + Bomb (interned Switzerland 7/25/42), Bf 109G-6 (?) (dam 6/20/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident 20 June, 1944, suffering a broken neck, no further detail. Interned in Switzerland on 25 July, 1942 when he and Fw Martin Villing became lost in a thunderstorm during a transfer flight from France to Germany, and ultimately on to Africa. They were forced to reroute, and running low on fuel, landed at Bern-Belpmoos airfield. They and an Italian, Alfredo Porta, were repatriated in December, 1942, in exchange for a British crew. It is not known if Scharf returned to an operational status. Source: D.Drury
1750 Schaukellis, HeinzOgefr1/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6391 "4D + DH" (lost 7/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 9 July, 1941 at Birmingham, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1751 Schawaller, Heinz Ofw121/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6663 "White 7" (lost 10/23/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 October, 1941 in aerial combat near Moshaisk with Soviet fighters of the 34 Fighter Aviation Regt.. Magnus, 12 victories. Alternate spelling: Schwaller.
1752 Scheel, HeinzUffz3/StG-2 (Africa)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5894 (lost 7/15/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 15 July, 1941 near Gambut due to enemy fighters. Ju 87 Loss List
1753 Scheffel, KurtOblt Stab I/StG-77, 1/StG-77 (8/40), Stfkpt 3/StG-77 ('42 Sarabus) Ju 87B "S2 + CB" (dam 8/18/40), Ju 87D Werk # Unk "S2 + AL" (9/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
EP (11/24/41), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: Scheffel was WIA and his ac damaged on 18 August, 1940, following a raid on Thorney Island, Sussex. He managed to return to base and was hospitalized in France. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Otto Binner, was KIA, buried in the German War Cem., La Cambe France, Blk 11, Gr 390 (D.Drury). Added: His R/O at Sarabus in 1942 was Fw Heinz Sellhorn (falkeeins-blogspot).
1754 Scheibner, HeinzUffz2Erg/JG-2 (7/41)Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim at Cherbourg on 10 July, 1941. His 2nd, another Spitfire at Cherbourg on 24 July, 1941.
1755 Scheiring, KarlOfhr2/ZG-26Me 410A-1 Werk # 420089 (lost 6/29/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 29 June, 1944 during aerial combat over Zabitz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. His R/O, Gefr Heinz Kernchen, was also killed. No VDK burial match for either crewman (D.Drury).
1756 Schelbert, HeinzLt4/4/19232(F)/22, 3(F)/121, 3(F)/33, 1(F)/100Ju 88, Ar 234EP

EK ! & 2
Observer Operational Clasp in Gold
Flew all reconnaissance missions. Survived the war. Living in Ulm Germany August 2012. Source: Friedrich Braun
1757 Schell, Karl HeinzFhr11/11/1924 1(Erg)/JGr.-Ost (7/44), 2/JG-2 (9/44) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 710062 "White 19" (lost 7/7/44), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470605 (lost 9/12/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat with an overwhelming number of P-51s at Watzhahn, buried in Usingen. Added: Earlier, on 7 July, 1944, he was slightly injured belly landing near Liskovec after aerial combat over Ratibori (F.Braun).
1758 Scheller, WalterUffz24/JG-302 (7/44), 12/JG-301 (11/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA April 1945 in aerial combat in the Thüringen area. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) at Neusiedlersee on 16 July, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944.

JG301 Shown L-R: Straub, Egon - Schrack Franz - Michaelis Rudolf - Fw Dörr, Heinrich - Dürr, Hermann - Scheller, Walter - Greiner, Willi - Prawitz- Wissmann,
Front: Warnecke, Heinz - Dederichs, Gerhard - Bäcker, Walter

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1759 Schellern, ReinhardUffz6/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8173 "4D + IP" (lost 6/24/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA (and presumed KIA) 24 June, 1941 on a Murmansk mission, by an RS-82 rocket-firing I-16 of the 72nd Composite Aviation Regt., flown by Soviet Ace Lt Boris Safonov. Schellern tried to evade in a dive over the sea, but was finished off by machine gun fire over Zalentsa Bay. Remaining crew (all MIA): Fw Heinz Irens, Observer, Gefr Georg Crecki, R/O and Gefr Oskar Viertel, Gunner (Source: SIG Norway).
1760 Schellwanisch, AlfredLt7/18/1921JFS-3 (12/2), Asst Instr JG-101 ('43), 1/JGr.-200, II/JG-101, Instr I/JG-101 (2/44)Ar 96B-1 Werk # Unk (dam 2/28/44)Wound Badge, Pilot BadgeInjured 28 February, 1944, when he collided with another Ar 96 near the Pau airfield, piloted by student, Gefr Heinz Vogel (KIC) (LOCS).
1761 Schelten, HeinzUffz10/KG-54 (Germany)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5060 "B3 + HX" (lost 1/8/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac crashed near Gardelegen during a training flight on 8 January, 1943, cause not reported, crew disposition not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1762 Schenchner, HeinzOgefrStab I/NJG-2 (2/45 Twente) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 622306 "R4 + ??" (lost 2/6/45) Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash landing 6 February, 1945; his Ju 88 crashed at Enschede Holland due to engine trouble, no mention of crew disposition (DeSwart & Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Two unnamed crew reported Safe (SGLO). Alternate spelling: Scheucher
1763 Schenderlein, HelmutFhr6/28/1908IrchwitzStab I/KG-200 B-17G-25-DL USAAF Ser # 42-38017 "A3 + BB" (lost 3/3/45) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 3 March, 1945 when his ac was believed sd by a Beaufighter(?) of USAAF 415th Night Fighter Sq., piloted by 1/Lt Henry J.Giblin & 2/Lt Walter Cleary. The ac crashed at Luvigny, Vosges, France. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Hoff, Co-Pilot (POW); Oblt Paul Gerhard Beudel, Obs (KIA); Fw Willi Helmdach, R/O 1 (POW); Gefr Karl Heinz Mehl (geb 5/8/1925 , Mönchen-Gladbach), R/O 2 (KIA); Ofw Karl Buch, Flt Engr 1 (KIA); Uffz Alfred Weber, Flt Engr 2 (KIA); Fw Herbert Adams, Gnr 1 (POW); Uffz Kurt Böttcher, Gnr 2 (POW); Uffz Wilhelm Lott, Gnr 3 (POW) and Fw Walter Rätzer, Gnr 4 (POW). The four of the deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Andilly, France, Blk 36, Row 9 as follows: Fhr Schenderlein, Gr 425; Gefr Mehl, Gr 428; Ofw Buch, Gr 426 and Uffz Weber, Gr 427. Oblt Beudel is buried in the Ger War Cem. at Niederbronn-les-Bains, Fr., Blk 46, Row 6, Gr 245 (D.Drury). NOTE: Uffz Werner Hoff, Co-Pilot, may be the same person as Gefr Werner Hoff who rec'd his Pilot Badge on 26 May, 1944, but lacking any information. About this B-17: believed to be of the 349BS, 100BG, piloted by 1/Lt John G. Grossage. On 3 March, 1944, thinking he was making it to Sweden with wounded onboard and one engine damaged, he mistakenly landed in Denmark, where all 10 were taken prisoner (MACR 3025).
1764 Schenk, HeinzLt16/JG-26 (2/41)Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 0110008 "SB + KH" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 August, 1941 after battling Spitfires, he was hit by friendly Dunkirk flak and crashed on the beach south of town. He was the first frontline fatality in a Fw 190. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Loon Plage on 14 August, 1941.
1765 Scherer, WalterFw7 2/JGr-102 (1/40), 8/ZG-26 (5/40) Bf 109D-1 Werk # Unk (in JG-102), Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3591 "3U + GS" (lost 9/25/40) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Opertional Clasp
POW 25 September, 1940 when, during an attack on Filton England, his port engine was set onfire from attacks by Spitfires of RAF Nos. 609 and 152 Sqs.. The Spitfires were piloted by P/O H.C.Mayers and P/O W.D.Williams, respectively. The AC crashed landed at Well Bottom, near Boyton, Wilts at 12:15 hours, killing the R/O-Gunner, Gefr Heinz Schumacher, buried CC, Blk 7, Gr 49. His 1st victory, a Blenheim south of Duisburg, 25 January, 1940. A second known victory, a Hurricane on 27 May, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 14 June, 1940, no location. A 4th, a Hurricane over England on 10 July, 1940. A 5th, another Hurricane on 29 July, 1940, no location. A 6th, a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940. A 7th, a Spitfire over England on 3 September, 1940. Magnus, 10 victories.
Cannock Chase
1766 Scherfling, Karl HeinzLt9/6/1918Gelsenkirchen Ruhrgebiet33 7/NJG-1 (40), 4/NJG-2 (42), 10/NJG-1 (end 42, 7/43), 12/NJG-1 (43) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 4856 (lost 7/31/43 at Alkmaardermeer), Bf 110G-4 Werk# 730218 "G9 + EZ (lost 7/21/44)
RK (4/8/44)

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

EK 1 & 2
EK2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 20/21 July, 1944; sd by a British Night fighter Mosquito NT113 north of Mol. Remaining crew: Fw Scholz, R/O (WIA) and Fw Winkler, Gnr (KIA). Source: Obermaier RK Publication. Added: He crashed his Wk# 4856 31 July, 1943 due to engine failure. Both he and R/O-Gnr, Ofw H.Scholz were uninjured (SGLO). His first known victory, a Wellington near Groningen the night of 31Mar/1 Apr, 1941. Downed the first Short Sterling in the war on 10 April, 1941. His 5th, a Wellington, 26 July, 1942, no location. His 10th, a Stirling, 24 May, 1943, N of Texel. His 20th, a Lancaster, 14 July, 1943 4km SE of Utrecht. His 25th, another Lancaster, 24 December, 1943, NE of Berlin. His 30th, a Lancaster 31 March, 1944, NE of Venlo. His 32nd, a "4 Mot", "LV905" of RAF No.78 Sq (per Gr Nephew Paul Kadwill), 15km N of Breda on 25 May, 1944 (Luftwaffe.CZ).



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1767 Scheytt, HeinzUffz9/JG-11Bf 109G, Fw 190A & DFighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 April, 1945 by Kroepelin. Jager Blatt 2/2001.

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1768 Schien, HeinzUffz6/22/1922Rosenthal10/JG-4 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166164 (lost 9/11/44) Fighter Operational Clasp Reported killed 11 September, 1944; aerial combat at Kühnhaide (JG-4 List).
1769 Schiffler, HeinzUffz6/KG-54 (Austria)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142568 "B3 + AN" (lost 9/14/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Wien- Kagran 14 September, 1943, crashed due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
1770 Schiller, Karl HeinzGefr6/JG-77Me 205Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 October, 1943; Ferry flight Foligno-Isola, south of Antonio. Mombeek MIA List.
1771 Schindler, HeinzOfwAS/88 (Condor Legion), 3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106, Nav. Instr (44)Fw 58 & Fw 44 (Condor Leg.), He 59, He 111 & 115 as Instr.
Spanish Cross
EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp-Brz
40 sorties in the He 59, 12 while in coastal group, including three missions against England. As a navigational Instructor, he flew 390 flights. His Operational Clasp document identified his clasp as a Bomber Clasp, not an Observer Clasp. His pilot license was an Observer Pilot Badge.
1772 Schindler, HeinzFw2/JG-52 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 465354 "Black 9" (lost 3/16/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 March, 1945 after aerial combat at Breslau.
1773 Schirmacher, Karl HeinzOfhr2/18/192514/JG-300 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462707 (or 462787) "Winkel 2" (lost 11/21/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 21 November, 1944 due to "enemy action" near Wülferode/Hannover. Source: JG-300 Loss List. Alternate spelling: Schirrmacher (JG-300 Loss List)
1774 Schlage, Heinz JoachimLt1IV/NJG-1 (7/44 to 4/45)Bf 110Night Fighter Operational ClaspFlugbuch.
1775 Schlandt, HeinzOgefr8/JG-3Bf 109E (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 13 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing near Aarschot. Source: A. Rosseels.
1776 Schlecht, MaxFw4/6/19172/KG-30 (Bardufoss)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 088 0161 (lost 7/22/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 22 July, 1940: the ac accidentally hit the Kirkestind mountain, SE of Bardufoss during a training flight, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Bellmann, Fw Gotthard Oswald and Uffz hermann Böhrkircher. All are buried in the Alfaset Cem., Oslo (Flyvrak Norway).
1777 Schlechter, HeinzLt2/19/192135/JG-27 (3/43 Med)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 15059 (lost 4/22/43), Bf 109G-6 (lost 5/12/44 ramming the B-17)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 reported lost on 22 April, 1943, cause and location not reported, pilot returned. One known Desert victory, his first, a Spitfire 25 km northwest of Malta on 3 March, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) at Beulich, 19 km SSW of Koblenz, on 29 January, 1944. His 3rd, ramming a B-17 at Merzhuazen on 12 May, 1944, bailed with injuries. Deceased 13 May, 2014, Innsbruck (F. Braun).
1778 Schlegel, HeinzObltStab/KG-2 (8/40)Do 17Z Werk # Unk "U5 + KA" (lost 8/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 13 August, 1940 (Adler Tag) after being shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 111 squadron during an attack on the Eastchurch Airdrome. Despite the embattled condition of the AC, the crew became disoriented, and thought the were landing on French soil. Instead, they put down in Barham, Kent, England. Remaining crew (POW): Oblt Gerhard Osswald, Observer, Ofw Ernst Holtz, R/O and Ofw Gustav Babbe, Gunner. Oblt Osswald was a Stffüh in Stab/KG-2.

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1779 Schlegel, HeinzUffz1/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 13337 "White 6" (lost 8/20/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 August, 1942; combat with a LaGG-3 northeast of Stalingrad. Mombeek MIA List.
1780 Schleinitz, Karl HeinzFw2/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490383 "Red 17" (lost 1/14/45 at Beelitz)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat near Beelitz.

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1781 Schlenkert, HeinzUffzII/ZG-1Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6417 "2N + GP" (lost 2/22/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 22 February, 1944; sd by B-24 return fire, crashing at Listany, CZ., no mention of R/O (F.Braun).
1782 Schleuer, HeinzFw3/JG-102 (Aalborg Ost)Bf 109G-12 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 23 September, 1944 when for unknown reasons, the two-seat 109 crashed near Aalborg West, killing Scott and a second pilot, Hptm Helmut Scott. Both were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 29 September, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1783 Schlicht, HeinzOblt z See5/14/1916Kiel1/Kü.Fl.Gr-406He 115B (floatplane) Werk # 2093 "S4 + EH" (lost 10/21/39)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 21 October, 1939 after allegedly being shot down by Hurricanes of RAF No. 46 Sq. along the East Yorkshire coast, east of Spurn Head. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Fritz Meyer, Observer and Uffz Bernhard Wessels, mechanic. All three bodies washed ashore on the coast of Norfolk about two weeks later. All are buried at CC, Blk 5, Row 4; Schlicht in Gr 75, Meyer Gr 76 & Wessels Gr 77 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1784 Schlimpen, BernhardOblt1Stfkpt 1/NJG-101 (5/44), 11/NJG-101 (9/44), Stab II/NJG-3 (1/45 Schleswig) Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621291 (lost 1/6/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Slightly injured the night of 5/6 January, 1945 during an operation, when the crew were forced to bail out in the vicinity of Ring Mark, 10km E of Bogense Denmark. No cause given. Remaining crew (both slightly injured): Fähnrich Alfred Wirthensohn, R/O and Karl Heinz Becker, Gunner. All were treated at a hospital in Odense. Source: Air War over Denmark. One known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Frankfurt on 12 September, 1944.
1785 Schlüter, HeinzFw14/JGr Ost (9/43)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 II in the La Rochelle area on 16 September, 1943. This is probably Heinrich Schlüter.
1786 Schmejkal, Karl HeinzUffz6/28/19186/JG-26 (Wevelghem) Fw 190A-1 Werk # 027 "Brown 1" (lost 12/22/41) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 22 December, 1941; struck to ground or an obstruction at Beaucorry Fr, buried in the German Soldier Cemetery at Bourdon, Block 32, Row 11, Grave 408. Note: I think this is an error. Walter Schneider was killed in this ac, same date!
1787 Schmeling, HeinzOblt10/7/1911Stolp5(F)/122 ('40), Stab/FAGr-1 ('43), I/JG-103 (4/44 pilot trng), 4(Erg)/JGr-West (11/44), Stab(Erg)/JGr-1 (12/44), 16(Erg)/JG-1 (1/45), Stffüh 5(Sturm)/JG-4 (2/45) Fw 190A-9 Werk # 980209 "White 8" (lost 2/12/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 12 February, 1945 during aerial combat, crashed west of Primkenau (LOCS).
1788 Schmeling, Heinz Uffzabt 1923Charlottenhof1 FFS A/B, FFS C-8 (1/42 Wiener-Neustadt), 4/JG-3 (2/44 Gardelegen) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410113 "White 11" (20% dam 11/29/43, lost 3/7/44)
Pilot Badge (4/14/43), EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 7 March, 1944 when he crashed near Dolle, 20 km from the Gardelegen airfield, due to a mechanical malfunction on a test flight (Daniel Schmeling (Great Nephew) via Christian König). One known victory, a B-24, grid location "TA-9", SW of Ansbach on 24 February, 1944 (OKL Claims List). "White 11" reported 20% damaged 29 November, 1943 when it belly landed near Kleve due to an engine fire. The unnamed pilot reported "OK" (Bf 109 Loss List).
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1789 Schmelzer, HeinzLtIV/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 werk # 2282 "??" (lost 1/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Marolles 18 January, 1943; collided with an Fw 190, Wk# 0738 of I/JG-2 during a non-combat flight (Ju 88 Loss List).
1790 Schmeykal, Karl HeinzUffz6/JG-26 (joins 12/41)Bf 109F-4, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 0110022 (lost 12/22/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 22 December, 1941 in a weather-related crash near Samer.
1791 Schmid, AloisOfw3/Kü.Fl.Gr-906BV 138C-1 Werk # 0310105 "K6 + IL" (lost 2/2/43) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIA 2 February, 1943; shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 235 Sq. at Marsteinen, by Bergen, Map Quadrant 06 East/51741. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt.z.S. Klaus Volk, Observer; Uffz Heinz Marks, R/O and Uffz Paul Bender, Mech. In addition, Ogefr Fritz Otten, from 1/906 was listed as MIA. He may have been the Gunner. Source: SIG Norway & D.Drury).
1792 Schmidberger, XaverUffz9/28/19219(NJ)/ZG-1Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360316 "2N + GT" (lost 6/10/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 10 June, 1944 when his ac was sd by fighters over the English Channel. Remaining crew (KIA, buried Ger. War Cem., La Cambe, Fr): Uffz Heinz Maxmeier (KIA, bur Blk 25, Row 6, Gr 205) and Gefr Erwin Lamia (KIA, bur Blk 25, No Row specified, Gr211). Uffz Schmidberger buried Blk 21, No Row, Gr 221. Crew designations unknown (D.DRury).
1793 Schmidt, Hans WernerUffz6/NJG-101 (6/44 München-Riem)Do 217N Werk # Unk (lost 6/26/44)Night Fighter Operatonal ClaspUffz Schneider and R/O Uffz Heinz Jansen bailed safely 26 June,1944 after their ac broke up in mid-air over Cesky Krumlov. The cause believed to be a technical failure. Killed in the crash was Mech, Ogefr Wilhelm Knufer, whose body was found next to the ac in an unopened chute (F.Braun).
1794 Schmidt, Heinrich HeinzLt36/JG-5 (9/43 Finland) Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13908 (70% dam 6/21/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410041 "Yellow 1" (lost 12/11/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 December, 1943; crashed after being hit by ground fire at Barkany (Source: SIG Norway). WIA 21 June, 1943; takeoff accident at Alakurtti Norway airfield during an alarm start Source: SIG Norway). His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 24 September, 1943. A 2nd, an R-5 S of Nevel on 8 December, 1943.
1795 Schmidt, HeinzLt6/4/191663/JG-27 (Africa) Bf 109E-7/Trop Werk # 3799 (lost 6/28/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 June, 1941 near Capuzzo, circumstances unknown. His first victory, a Spitfire during the Battle of Britain, S of Eastbourne, on 30 September, 1940. 5 victories in the Desert. One known desert victory, a Blenheim of RAF No. 14 Sq. over the Capuzzo-Tobruk Road on 21 May, 1941.
1796 Schmidt, HeinzOfw6/15/1918Rüstingen4/JG-6Fw 190A-9 Werk # 960218 "Blue 8" (lost 12/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 December, 1944 in aerial combat with P-47s between Aachen and Malmedy (Lüttich per JG-6 List). He fell to his death near Alleur (Belgium?). Mombeek reports "MIA north of Tongeren. Update: Schmidt died in Tongeren and is buried in the Cemetery at Lommel, Block 50/159 (Rudi Simons & A. Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
1797 Schmidt, HeinzOfwI/JG-3 (40), 3/JG-3 (7/41 Russia)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 8980 "Yellow 4 (lost 7/20/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 July, 1941; AA fire 15 km west of Kiev during a mission against observation balloons. Apparently captured by the Soviets, nothing is known of his subsequent fate. Channel pilot. Barbarossa pilot. Mombeek MIA List.
1798 Schmidt, HeinzLt18/JG-51Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Defiant S of Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. This may be Lt Heinz Schmidt in JG-5 or JG-27, in another record.
1799 Schmidt, HeinzLt1(F)/33 (2/45)Ar 234B-2 Werk # Unk "T5 + GH" (lost 2/17/45)Observer Operational Clasp KIA 17 February, 1945, no further detail. Source: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng. Added: Crashed on landing at Burg (LOCS).
1800 Schmidt, HeinzFwErg/JGr-WestFw 190A-2 Werk # 5235 (lost 2/16/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 February, 1943 in a mid-air collision near the Dax airfield.

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