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1801 Bleu,Oblt19/JG-6Bf 109G-14 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 in the Emmen area on 12 October, 1944.
1802 Bley,Uffz4(Schl)/LG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 5391 "White A" (lost 10/7/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 7 October, 1940 after aerial combat off Greatstone.
1803 Bley, PaulOblt10/14/1918Oldendorf9 8/ZG-26(11/42 Med), 9/ZG-26(2/43), Stfkpt 9/ZG-26, EKdo-262(5/44), Stfkpt 9/JG-6 aka Kdo "Nowotny"(9/44) Bf 110G2 Trop Werk # 5135 "3U + DS" (lost 4/5/43; WIA w/crew after combat near Trapani, crew returned), Me 410, Me 262A/1a Werk # 170307 (lost 10/7/44, bailed safely near Achmer), Me 262A/1a Werk # 110388, (15% dam 10/12/44, force landed near Steenwijk, fuel shortage, pilot OK), Me 262A/1a Werk # 110388 (again) EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer & Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 28 October, 1944. He lifted off too late and struck a steam pile driver, his ac exploded.Magnus. One known Desert victory, a P-38 on 1 February, 1943 while in 8/ZG-26 . Two additional victories the next day, both P-38s. Another two-victory day, downing two P-38s on 5 April, 1943. A B-17 on 22 February, 1944. A 7th and 8th, a P-51, no location and a B-17 at Burg, near Magdeburg, both on 8 March, 1944. On 7 October, 1944, he was shot down in his Me-262 by a P-51D piloted by 2nd Lt Urban L. "Ben" Drew of 375FS, 361FG. He bailed successfully. A 9th victory, a P-51 on 10 October, 1944, no location given. Five P-38 victories. Magnus Report, his victory count may be higher.
1804 Bleyer, PaulFw94/JG-2 (2/43), 9/JG-2 (5/43), 6/JG-2 (7/44), 8/JG-2 (8/44)Bf 109F & G in 4/JG-2, Fw 190A in 8/JG-2EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 14 August, 1944. One known Desert victory, a P-38 Map Quadrant 3 East/85594 on 3 February, 1943. Another, a B-17 in the Bordeaux area on 17 May, 1943. A 2nd B-17 near St. Nazaire on 29 May, 1943. A 4th victory, a B-17 (HSS) on 4 July, 1943. A 5th, a B-17 on 3 September, 1943. A 2nd B-17, same dat, at Epinay-sur-Seine. A 7th, a P-51 at Rugles on 26 July, 1944. An 8th, a P-47 at St Anne on 31 July, 1944. A 9th, a P-47 SE of Alencon on 12 August, 1944.
1805 Bleymüller, AlexanderLt103/JG-53 (9/40-6/41) S.U.), 6/JG-2 (8/41; 5/43 Channel)Bf 109E-4/B (9/40), Bf 109F, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5287 (45% dam 12/3/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19677 "Yellow 12 + -" (lost 5/13/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 May, 1943, cause and location unknown. WIA 3 December, 1942 by enemy fire near Bizerta. His 1st Soviet victory, a SB-3 NE of Biala-Podlaska on 22 June, 1941. One known victory, his 4th per OKL, a Spitfire on 21 August, 1941, no location. Another, a Lancaster on 17 April, 1942. Two Spitfires on 19 August, 1942. Magnus.
1806 Blick,Uffz1(F)/124 (Petsamo)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19399 (20% dam 4/29/43)Observer Operational ClaspPilot reported "Safe" in an accident at the Petsamo airfield on 29 April, 1943, no further detail (Observer loss list).
1807 Blick, HelmutFw9/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5833 "T6 + BT" (lost 1/22/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 22 January, 1942 after being hit by enemy fighter, location not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
1808 Blicker, WalterGefrIII/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5660 (90% dam 5/10/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an operational takeoff accident at Dugino on 10 May, 1942.
1809 Blickle, WilhelmLt13/JG-26Fw 190D-9 EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one victory, a Yak-3 SE of Penzlau on 26 April, 1945. WIA 26 March, 1945 in aerial combat with Tempests of RAF No. 33 Sq. in the Wesel/Bocholt area. He bailed successfully but suffered burns. Shot down a 2nd time on 17 April, 1945 by Tempests of RAF No. 80 Sq. S of Lübeck, and bailed successfully.
1810 Bliesener, FritzOblt1/24/1920Stettin5/KG-55 (1/40), II/KG-51 (11/41), Grp Adj KG-55 (11/42)He 111H-8 Werk # 3930 "G1 + BN" (lost 6/18/41), Bf 108D-1 Werk # 3081 "G1 + YA" (lost 11/25/42)
RK(12/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 25 November, 1942; inadvertently struck the ground near Morozovskaya airfield, killing Lt Albert Betz and Fw Erich Hasselberg. He and Obs Uffz Wolfgang Specht bailed safely from their He 111 on 18 June, 1941 after being sd by enemy fighters near Lvov. Remaing crew (KIA): Fw Herbert Rudolph, R/O; Gefr Hubert Becke, Flt Engr and Sonderführer Karl Elend, Acting Gnr, were killed in the crash
1811 Blietz, HansLt8/JG-53Bf 109E/R3 "Black 6" (lost 6/3/40)Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 3 June, 1940 during aerial combat in the Paris area with an MS-406, piloted by S/LT Raphennes of GC I/6. He belly lands 3km E of Dammartin-en-Goele, near Rouvres. He dies of his wounds later. Source: J.Schadskaje.
1812 Blievernicht, Hans GustavOblt3/18/1913Hamburg1(F)/122He 111H-3 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 21 March, 1940 when he ran out of fuel during a shipping reconnaissance mission for KG-26 in the Shetlands-Orkneys area. The AC force landed near Flensburg killing three of the crew and injuring one. Remaining crew: Lt Willi Kleuters (KIA, buried Krefeld-Hauptfriedhof, Gr 470), Uffz Hermann Kriebel (KIA, no known grave) and Adolf Vogel (WIA). Pilot buried at Hamburg-Ohlsdorf, Blk Y33 Gr 184 (Wiki Luft data & D.Drury).
1813 Blieweis, KarlOblt14(Eis)/KG-27 (7/43), Stab III/KG-27 (3/44), KG(J)-27 ('44)He 111H-16, Bf 109G ('44, training in the 109 at Wels)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (12/14/42), Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
1814 Blind, HelmutOgefrNSGr Unit (Störkampf Nuisance Raider)Ar 66, Go 145, W.34EP (1943)

EK 1 & 2
Ground Attack Operational Clasp
Source: EP List provided by Fritz Braun.
1815 Blinne, ReinholdUffz4/26/1921Grünenplan2/TG-30He 111 Werk # 700232 "S3 + AL" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 7 August, 1944 at Les Champs Geraux France, cause not given. He is buried at Marigny (Mort de ses blessures a St Polen) France, Block 4, Row 43, Grave 1674. Remaining crew/passengers (dispositions unknown); Uffz Erhard Terborg, Ogefr Willi Moeller, Gefr Werner Woreschk and Gefr Georg Krakowiak. Source: D.Dahiot
1816 Blissch, A.FwFw 190A "C+SR" (lost 9/18/43)Fighter Operational ClaspHis 190 crashed at the Venlo Holland airfield on 18 September, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
1817 Blochberger, HerbertUffz5/7/1915Radefeld2(H)/31, 4(F)/123 (St Andre)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 27107 "Blue 1" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 24 June, 1944; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over the Seine Bay France. Presumed shot down by a P-38 at very high altitude. Eyewitnesses said the victorios AC apperaed to be twin-boomed tail. He was flying wingman for Oblt Werner Kohla. Over 170 combat missions. He was carried as MIA until his discovery 23 November, 1996 at Ecretteville-les-Baons, France. Buried in the German Soldier Cemetery, Champigny, St Andre, Block 13, Row 5, Grave 285. The Luftwaffe Loss Report states the AC # as 27106.
1818 Block, AlfredObltStfkpt 2(H)/14 (Africa)Bf 110E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8952 "GB + KB" (lost 1/13/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 13 January, 1943, cause and location not reported. Source: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng & Bf 109 Loss List.
1819 Block, AntonGefr4/JG-102 Rammtrager Unit 4/45Bf 109G & KWound BadgeWIA 7 April, 1945 during the Ram-Attack against US bombers. Student pilot. Source: Arno Rose.
1820 Blöckle, ErwinLt1/25/1924Spaichingen7/JG-300 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410284 (lost 12/24/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 24 December, 1943; struck an obstruction at Ruppichteroth during a night mission. Added: Unit 7/JG-300 and location update "Junker-Saurenbach near Ruppichteroth in "Deutsche Nachtjagd" by Balss via M.Weichert.
1821 Bloedorn, ErichObst7/6/1902Mühlhausen Kdr III/KG-4 (5/40 Delmenhorst, 8/40 Amsterdam-Schiphol), Kdr I/KG-30 (3/41 Eindhoven), Kdr KG-30 (7/41, repl Maj Löbelt -5/43) Ju 88A-1 & He 111P, Ju 88A-2 Werk # 5035 "5J + FR" (lost 5/19/40), Ju 88A-5, Ju 88A-6 (7/41)
RK(10/13/40)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Channel pilot. Crash landed his A-2 19 May, 1940 near Oostende, after being shot down by British fighters, He was slightly wounded. Survived the war. Deceased 30 November, 1975, Ansbach. Added: Remaining crew (5/19/40 all WIA): Ofw H.Saure, Obs; Fw W.Stechardt, R/O and Uffz R.Schaaf, Mech/Gnr (SGLO).
1822 Blohm, Karl HeinzOfhr5/22/1925Rendeburg6/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332474 "V4 + Lp" (lost 6/27/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 27 June, 1944 during an operational flight attempting to make a forced landing at Baranowitsche airfield due to a fuel problem (Tainted?). At 40 meters high, two more engines failed, and the AC crashed. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Zimmermann, geb 8/9/1921 (KIA), Obs; Uffz Walter Göring, geb 2/9/1920, (WIA), R/O; Uffz Heinz Wittmer, geb 5/11/1921, (KIA), Wart; Ogefr Rudolf Vollmer, geb 5/15/1922, (WIA), Gunner and Ogefr Gerhard Ciupka, geb 6/7/1922, (WIA), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
1823 Blohm, OttoLt2/1/1920Hoet b. Wolgast110/NJG-4, 3/NJG-6 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6318 (lost 9/6/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 6/7 September, 1943 when his AC exploded 6 km SE of Mainz-Finthen airfield (Boiten). His R/O Uffz Emil Schulz was also killed. One known victory, a Halifax II at Hadamar by Limburg on 17 April, 1943. Alternate spelling: Blom.
1824 Blomberg, Axel Fhr vonMajKdr I/JG-334 (5/37), Kdr I/KG-30 (10/43 Med)Ar 68E & Bf 109 B & D in JG-334, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 800655 "4D + AB" (lost 10/28/43) in KG-30Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 28 October, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). AKA Alexander von Blomberg, Kdr I/JG-334 from 5/37 to 10/38. First commander of I/JG-134.
1825 Blomert, HubertFw1 3/JG-302 (7/44), 10/JG-301 (1/45 Alteno) Bf 109G in JG-302, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 682006 "Red 9 (or 8)" (lost 1/14/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat with P-47s and P-51s S of Schwerin. Mombeek. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 E of Bruckfeld (or Bruck) on 26 July, 1944. Added: Reported killed 14 January, 1945 on the JG-301 Loss List via R.Freitag 6/2021.
1826 Blömertz, GüntherOblt192014/JG-26 (joins 7/42), Adj. II/JG-26 (7/44)Fw 190A-2 in 4 Staffel, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5640 "White 8" (lost 6/24/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 June, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 78FG. Shot down at Ichtegem, NE of Torhout, with his face and body severely burned. He returned to JG-26 on 31 July, 1944, in a non-flying capacity. A pilot from 1940 to 1945, he opposed RAF & American fighters over NW France and Belgium, and was a Bodenplatte pilot. In the last days of the war, 4 January, 1945, his long time friend and only remaining member from his original unit, Lt Wilhelm Mayer, was killed. His one known victory, a Mosquito (unconfirmed) 80 km NNW of Fecamp on 3 May, 1943. After the war, he authored a book entitled "Heaven, Next Stop", as a tribute to the fighter pilots of II Group. Also spelled Bloemertz. Bowers/Lednicer, 10 victories.
1827 Bloos, HermannUffz10/18/1920Alzey, Rheinland 8/KG-40Fw 200C-4 (lost 12/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 December, 1943; crashed at Saint Sulpice, near Limoges, during a delivery flight, when the AC struck a power line. He was serving as Co-pilot this date with Ofw Kurt Botzmann. Buried Ehrenfriedhof, Block H 24. Source: B.Bines.
1828 Bluder, HansUffz14/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1180 (lost 10/9/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 October, 1940 in aerial combat over Brighton, at Balmer Down, Falmer, with a Spitfire of RAF (Polish) No. 303 Sq.. Bluder remained in his E-4 as it dove vertically to the ground. His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 504 Sq. at Folkestone on 23 September, 1940. Correction added; Wk # & 109 model # by Robt. Varga via JG 26 War Diary.
1829 Bluhm, BrunoLt12/15/19192/JG-54 (S.U.) Bf 109F-2 Werk# 8098 "Black 10" (lost 2/30/42) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 30 February, 1942 after being hit by ground fire during a ground attack, and crashed into a wooded area, 3 km northwest of Spasskaja-Poliszi, near Veliky Novgorod (Bf 109 Loss List).
1830 Blüm, Christoph "Bubi"Ofw61/JG-302 (7/44), 9/JG-301 (11/44), II/JG-301 (4/45)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6, Fw 190D & Ta 152HEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SE of Neuseidlersee on 26 July, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 at Magdeburg on 5 August, 1944. His 3rd, another B-17 west of Raab on 7 August, 1944, a Gefr at the time. His 4th, a B-24 by Papa on 22 August, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 at Leutschau/Moravia on 24 August, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 at Hildesheim, opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. Magnus Report. Blüm picked up his Ta 152H on 8 April, 1945 at Erfurt. Alternate spelling: Blum, Blume and Blüme.
1831 Blüm, GerhardUffz21/NJG-2Bf 110C
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Blenheim at Kings Lynn on 21 December, 1940. A 2nd, a Blenheim on the night of 20-21 January, 1941, no location. Alternate spelling: Blum.
1832 Blum, Heinrich FranzUffz23/JG-53 (7/41 S.U.; 3/42 Malta)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5456 "Yellow 1" (lost 7/10/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7392 "Yellow 8" (lost 3/14/42) EK 2
Wound Badge(7/10/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 14 March, 1942, a mid-air collision with his leader, Walter Seiz over Gozo Malta. Seiz, in Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7301,was uninjured but his AC was totaled (Prien). MIA briefly 10 July, 1941 and wounded, presumably during aerial combat 20 west of Berditschew. Returned later. He was wingman for Walter Seiz in Russia and Malta. Source" Jochen Prien
1833 Blum, HugoOfwWekusta 26 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430202 "5M + J" (lost 10/27/42), Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430367 "5M + B" (lost 2/13/43) Meteorological Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Trapani-Tunis 13 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Pilot Blum and crew believed uninjured when Wk# 430202 made a crash landing at Son San Juan (Baleares Island) on 27 October, 1942. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Walter Wolfgarten, Meteorologist (KIA 4/4/43), Uffz Hans Debrodt, R/O and Ofw Ewald Jander, Mech (SGM, Incidents in Spain).
1834 Blum, PaulUffzSeenotstaffel 50Do 24T-1 Werk # 42 "5W + BU" (interned in Sweden)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspLanded outside the herbor of Trelleborg Sweden on 9 May, 1945, with the crew of three and 37 additional evacuees from Windau Norway. The crew had been ordered to evacuate as many as possible from Windau to Kiel, however, they lost their direction in bad weather. Blum saw the harbor lights and thought it a safe harborand landed at 0500 hours. The passengers had been members of the 2nd Flak Abt.127, under the command of Oblt Claus Winkler of Nachrichtenabt-41. Winkler remained interned until 27 January, 1946, when he was permitted to return to West Germany. 26 of the 37 were turned over to the Russians as POWs, only 14 were returned from the East. Remaining crew: Ofw Heinz Frank, Uffz Hans Joachim Linxweiler and Ofw Günther Weiland. Source: B.Widfeldt
1835 Blume, FranzFwNahaufkl.Gr. FleischmannFw 189A-1 Werk # 0177 "KD + RA" (lost 1/4/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 4 January, 1943 at Morosowskaja, cause unknown. His Observer, Oblt Axel Scharf, also MIA. Obs Loss List
1836 Blume, FranzOfw2/TG-20 (Nautsi Finland)Ju 52 Werk # 6844 "7U + GK" (lost 10/23/44) Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
WIA 23 October, 1944; attacked by four Russian P-39 fighters over Lake Inari, they crashed at Väylä Finland. Remaining crew (WIA): Fw Georg Zeissler and Fw Helmut Born (Flyvrak Norway).
1837 Blume, Gerhard ChristianOfhr5/15/19223/LG-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3838 "L1 + EL" (lost 6/16/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 June, 1944 after his ac was involved in aerial combat with a night fighter. He was attacking shipping in the invasion area around the Seine Estuary. Missing also, was his observer, Hptm Hermann Harms, and two other unnamed crewmen (D.Drury).
1838 Blume, GertOblt1/KG-51Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "9K + GB" (lost 5/23/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/2/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
EP (12/1/41), Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 23 May, 1942; shot down by fighters 18km N of Barvenkovo (DK-G Awards List & LOCS).
1839 Blume, Hans Eberhard "Hardy"Fw19216 4/JG-27 (10/43-1/44 Wiesbaden), 2/JG-27, 5/JG-104 (Instr 9/44), 9/JG-53 (to wars end) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "White 5" & "White 8" in 4/JG-27 EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 April, 1945 by U.S. forces and released 5 July, 1945. 2 bombers; a B-17 and a B-24. Oppossed the 14 October, 1943 Schweinfurt mission. One known victory his 1st, a P-47 NW of Bonn on 1 December, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 S on Munich on 25 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-38 SE of Ulm on 18 March, 1944. Shot down for the sixth time on 7 January, 1944. Bailed three times and survived seven belly landings. Alternate spelling: Blüme (Perry Claims).
1840 Blume, Horst RudigerLt1/26/1924Halberstadt38/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen & Volkel), 11/NJG-3 (11/44) Ju 88G Werk # 620172 "4R + HS" (lost 11/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 14 November, 1944 in a non-operational crash south of Lübbecke (Boiten). Remaining crew (disp unk): Ogefr Kautz, Uffz Schulz and Uffz Wilhelm (M.Balss). One known victory, a "4 mot" on 13 August, 1944, no location given. Added: The ac crashed at Obermehnen, Dist Minden-Lübbecke. The cause of the crash was bad weather. Remaining crew (all KIC; buried "Unter den Linden",Gütersloh): Ogefr Siegfried Kautz, R/O (geb 7/17/24 Dresden, Gr 73); Uffz Waldemar Schultz, Mech 1 (geb 3/20/20 Hamburg, Gr 71) and Uffz Wilhelm Rudolf, Mech 2 (geb 11/17/22 Greifenberg, Gr 72). Pilot Lt Blume buried Grave 70 (U.Klitsch 10/2020).
1841 Blume, KarlLt3/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140217 "L1 + WL" (lost 6/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 June, 1942 at Fort Hacheim, cause unknown, three other unnamed crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1842 Blume, KurtUffz3/KG-77 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4616 "3Z + ML" (lost 6/28/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Jastrebowka on 28 June, 1942 after being attacked by a fighter (Ju 88 Loss List).
1843 Blume, SiegfriedOblt2/ZG-2 (Channel)Bf 110C Werk # 3515 "3M + HK" (lost 8/12/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 12 August, 1940 after aerial combat, location not reported. Pilot OK, unnamed R/O MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
1844 Blume, SiegfriedUffz5/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 6830 "1H + DN" (lost 5/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 May, 1940; after an attack on shipping at Narvik, the ac made a successful force landing on the frozen Lake Sitasjaure (Sweden?), close to the Norwegian border, no cause reported. They were captured by Allied forces and sent to POW camps in Canada. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Grube, Obs; Uffz Helmut Bennighof, R/O and Uffz Wrrner Wamser, Mech (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The He 111 was attacked by three Skuas of FAA 800 Sq., flying off HMS Ark Royal, piloted by Lt E.G.D.Finch-Noyes and Midshipmen L.Gallagher and D.Martin (D.Drury).
1845 Blume, WalterMaj6/1/1915142/JG-26 (9/39), 7/JG-26 (5/40), 3/JG-27 (4/44)Bf 109E-4 "White 13 + I" (lost 8/18/40)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 18 Aug., 1940 after being shot down near Canterbury by Hurricanes of RAF No.32 Sq., piloted by P/O's Alan Eckford and Karol Pniak. Severely wounded in the crash, he was repatriated in October 1943, and returned to combat duty. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane "L-1639" of RAF No. 504 Sq. over Brussels, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Neufchatel, 8 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Defiant at Dreux, 14 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Dover Hafen on 25 July, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire E of Dover on 15 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire W of Calais on 16 August, 1940. Another victory after repatriation, a B-17 (e.V.) at Kecsemet-Paks/Tolna on 3 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-24 (HSS) at Neunkirchen on 12 April, 1944. An 8th, a B-24 (HSS) S of Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. Another B-24 SW of Wiener-Neustadt on 23 April, 1944. A B-17 (e.V.) "CC-9" at Dachau, east of Augsburg on 24 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories. Deceased 19 July, 1965 (D.Drury).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Clockwise from left: JG26 Group: Lt. Walter Blume (POW 18 Aug 40), Lt. Werner Bartels (POW 24 Jul 40), Lt. Josef Schauff (KIA 24 Jul 40), Lt. Klaus Mietusch (KIA Sept 17 44), Oblt. Gerhard 'Gerd' Schöpfel, Lt. Gerhard Mueller-Dühe (KIA 18 Aug 40), and Lt. Gustav Sprick (KIA 28 Jun 41) (in front) - Chièvres, late May 1940.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Blume's Me109 Caffiers airfield east of Calais, sometime June-August 1940.
1846 Blume, WalterHptmII/NJG-2, I/NJG-2 (2/45)Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621979 (35% dam 2/22/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 21/22 February, 1945; emergency landing after AA damage at Niedermendig, near Koblenz. Source: M. Balss. NOTE: The Ju 88 Loss List/LW Loss Report indicates tha Blume was WIA (with one other crewman). Seems likely that he survived considering 35% damage.
1847 Blume, WernerOblt8/5/19111(F)/121 (2/42 Libya) Do 17 P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D
RK(7/1/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Died 3 July, 1942, of wounds received on 26 June, 1942, in Derna Libya, North Africa. Buried at the military cemetery at Tobruk (DK-G List & LOCS).
1848 Blümel, JosefFw8/15/1920 Prode, Krs. Trautenau (Sudeten) 5/SG-151, 10(Pz.)/SG-3 (9/44/S,U,)Ju 87G-2 (anti-tank equipped) Werk# 494231 "S7 + EN (lost 9/19/44)
RK(1/28/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 19 September, 1944 on his second mission of the day, after destroying his 60th tank. After his G-2 was hit by machine gun fire, he crashed behind enemy lines near Kekava, 18 km south of Riga, S.U.. He and R/O Ogefr. Hermann Schwärzel were killed by Soviets, shot through the neck. Their bodies were found 3 days later by a search party by Stfkpt. Kuffner. Approximately 150 missions.
1849 Blumenberg, KurtUffz114/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 782405 "Yellow 11" (lost 11/25/44), Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 4/8/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 April, 1945 by "enemy fire" north of Günserode (Jager Blatt 4/2003). WIA 25 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Neuweiler, bailed safely (JG-4 List). One known victory, a P-47 at Strasbourg on 25 November, 1944.
1850 Blumensaat, AlbertMaj2Stfkpt 10(Nacht)/JG-2 (5/39), Kdr I/JG-76 (1/40), Kdr IV/JG-2 (2/40), Kdr I/JG-53 (7/40 Rennes-Guernsey), Kdr Erg,Gp. Merseburg (11/40), Kdr Erg/JG-77 (6/41), Kdr III/JG-52, Kdr NJ Schule 1 (1/42), Kdr NJG-102 (12/43 to 2/44)Ar 68, Bf 109D, Bf 109E, Bf 110 in NJG-102Fighter Operational ClaspChannel pilot. 10(N)/JG-2 was stationed at Straussberg in September, 1939. Served as Kdr EJG-Merseburg in November, 1940. Commanded Erg/JG-77 in June, 1941. Kdr NJG-102 in December, 1943. Alternate spelling: Blümensaat.
1851 Blumenthaler, MarioUffz3/1/1920 Borgo (Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana?) 12/JG-2 Fw 190A Werk # 121089 (lost 12/31/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 31 December, 1943 in Brittany, cause not given; buried Pournichet, Block 9/33/1020. Source: A. Rosseels. Alternate spelling Blumthaler.
1852 Blumers, OttoOblt4/26/1910Heppenheim3/Tr.Gr. 186 (5/40), 9/StG-1 (11/40 Channel)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5641 "J9 + BL" (lost 11/14/40)Wound Badge (5/22/40), Dive Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 14 November, 1940; shot down during aerial combat with Spitfires over a convoy, no mention of R/O disposition. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Willy Koch, reported as MIA (D.Drury & LOCS).
1853 Blumhardt, HerbertFw5/SG-152 Fw 190F-8 Werk # 931012 "6Q + UB" (lost 7/4/44) Assault Operational Clasp Pilot reported KIC 4 July, 1944 when his ac caught fire on power lines and crashed near the village of Svidnice, CZ., cause reported as an accident. (F.Braun).
1854 Blümich, RichardFw12/30/19137/KG-55 (5/41 Melun-Villaroche) He 111P-2 Werk # 1409 "G1 + KR" (lost 5/11/41) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed at the Het Canal (English Channel) on 11 May, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: Fw Edmund Mehlber, Obs (KIA); Uffz Wilhelm Ahrens, R/O (KIA); Gefr H. von der Heyden, Flt Engr (MIA) and Gefr J.Moritz, Gnr (MIA). The thredeceased are buried in Ysselsteyn: Blümich, Blk BQ, Row 6, Gr 142; Mehlber, Blk AR, Row 8, Gr 181 and Ahrens, Blk AR, Row 8, Gr 182 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
1855 Blümlein, WolfgangLt4/StG-2 (S.U.) Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130890 (lost 10/3/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (9/13/43), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA with unnamed crew 3 October, 1943 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 5861 due to enemy fighter attack. Ju 87 Loss List
1856 Blumrich HerbertUffzII/SG-3Fw 190F-8 Werk # 582025 (lost 2/3/45)Assault Operational ClkaspKIC 3 February, 1945, cause and location unknown.
1857 Blunk, GerhardUffz2/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162323 "Black 6" (lost 3/18/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162371 "Black 11" (lost 3/26/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 March, 1944 after aerial combat with bombers in the Agram area. WIA 18 March, 1944 during aerial combat with bombers and P-47s over Sezana Yugoslavia. Bailed safely. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani.
1858 Blütchen, GünterUffzabt 19237/KG(J)-6 (4/45 Prag-Ruzyne FP) Me 262A-1a Werk # Unk (lost 4/2/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 2 April, 1945 when his ac crashed into a steep slope in the village of Kostov, CZ. while on a traiing flight, believed due to technical failure (F.Braun).
1859 Blutharsch, RudolfOfwNJG-2, 10/NJG-3 (Grove)Do 217J-1 Werk # 1269 "D5 + FV" (90% damaged)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 10 November, 1942 when, during a Test Flight, the AC experienced engine failure after maintenance and made an emergency landing at the Grove airfield. He died of his injuries (broken ribs) on 13 November, 1942, and was buried in the Frederikshaven Cemetery. Remaining crew (WIC): Fw Gerhardt Böhm, R/O; Uffz Adolf Fleschner, Gunner and Uffz Theodor Krämer, Prüfmeister, all three taken to the hospital in Hald. Source: Air War over Denmark. Boiten suggests 5 victories.
1860 Blüthchen, GüntherUffz7/KG(J)-6Me 262 Werk # Unk (lost 4/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 April, 1945 5 km southwest of Aussig, where he was buried. Jager Blatt article.
1861 Blysch, AugustFw 4/Fl.ü.G.-1 Nord (9/43 Königsberg) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1609 "C5 + SR" (lost 9/18/43) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp Injured 18 September, 1943; crashed at Venlo airfield due to engine trouble. Alternate spelling: Blissch (SGLO).
1862 Boacke,Fw18/JG-52Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 22 August, 1942.
1863 Bob, Hans-EkkehardMaj1/24/1917Freiburg, Breisgau59 3/JG-21, Stfkpt 9/JG-54(6/41 S.U.; 4/42 S.U.), Kdr III/JG-54, Kdr IV/JG-51, Kdr II/JG-3, EJG-2, JV-44(4/44) Bu 131 #4506 "BG+AB, Bf 109F-2 #9207"Yellow 1+~", Bf 109F-2 Werk #12753 25% dam 7/6/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9207 "Yellow 1" (lost 6/23/41 near Radviliskis), Bf 109F-4 Werk # Unk "Yellow 1 + ~" (4/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk# 14935 (lost w 9/JG-54), Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # Unk "Black 1" (early'44 S.U.)
RK(3/7/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/24/42)
EP(9/28/40)

EK 1 & 2
HJ Pin
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
Ditched in Cherbourg Harbor on 21 March, 1941 in his Bu 131 trainer, due to engine failure. Shot down 23 June, 1941 in Wk# 9207 by his SB-2 victims rear gunner, deep behind enemy lines, but managed to return two days later. Lost another F2 Wk# 12696 "Yellow 1" on 20 August, 1941, when his radiator was hit. Shot down with wounds 17 April, 1943 by B-17 gunners, while flying Werk# 14935 "Yellow 1+I" near Bremen. 1 Bomber (rammed 4/17/43). Approx 700 combat missions. 21 victories in the West. Flew Bf 109E-4 "White 1" of 7/JG-54 in Sept. 1940. His first victory, a Gladiator over Tongeren, 10 May, 1940 while in 3/JG-21 (later 9/JG-54). His 2nd, a Dewoitine at Henin-Lietard on 24 May, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim 60 km W of Rotterdam on 26 June, 1940. No.10, Hurricane at Eastchurch 8/31/40. Barbarossa pilot, crashing twice behind the lines, but evading capture. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. Downed four SB-3s on 30 June, 1941. Survived the war, and as of 2001, lives in his hometown of Freiburg. Letter and two autographed books on file. He provided the address for Richard Woick of 9/JG-54. Photo
Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs

In July 1939 he was with 3./JG 21 (later 9./JG 54) and on the 10.5.1940 achieved his first victory by shooting down a Gloster-Gladiator. At the end of the France-expedition, he had shot down four aircraft, and gained a further fourteen victories during the Battle of Britain. On the 10.10.1940, he was promoted to Staffelkapitan of 8./JG 54 and joined 9./JG 54 on the 28.11.1940. He was awarded the Knight's Cross in March 1941 having scored 19 victories. During the Balkan Peninsula expedition, he shot down two Yugoslavian airplanes while flying Bf 109s. While flying on the Eastern Front, he had increased his tally of victories to 39 by the end of 1941, including four Russian bombers on the 30.6.1941, achieving his 50th victory on the 29.9.1942. His squadron was transferred to the West, and on the 17.4.1943 he accidentally rammed a B-17 Flying Fortress while making a head on attack thereby scoring his 57th victories and later shot down a Spitfire. On the 1.8.1943, he was posted to command IV./JG 51 and returned to the Eastern front. From 9.5.1944, he led II./JG 3 in the defence of the Reich and on the invasion front. In August 1944 he was made commander of II./EJG 2 and then joined JV 44 Galland on the 1 April 1945 flying Me 262 jet aircraft until the end of the war. Approximately 700 missions, 60 air victories (37 in the East)


Cover commemorating German Jet & Rocket Aircraft of World War II showing Me 163 , Me 262 , Arado Ar 234 Blitz , He 162 and the Ba349 Natter aircraft used by the Luftwaffe during the war. The cover bears Definitive stamp cancelled with BFPS 2528 postmark for the End of the War in Europe dated 7 May 2000 and showing a ME 262 jet in flight. The cover has been flown in a Tornado of the German Air Force. The cover is personally handsigned by Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob who flew the Me 262 with Jagdverband 44 "Galland". Alternate spelling: Bobe.
1864 Bob, HermannOfwStab II/KG-3 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6719 "5K + JP" (lost 4/2/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 2 April, 1942 at Licholawl, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (Dispo Unk): Fw Wilhelm Pfeiffer, Obs; Uffz Stefan Rubstock (or Rebstock), R/O and Uffz Wilhelm Nass, Gnr. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury).
1865 Bobek, Ladislav LadaCzechoslovakia5French Air Force, RAF No.68 Sq. (H. Breuer)BeaufighterDFCBowers/Lednicer Fighter Pilot Ace List. Seemingly an Allied pilot, not Axis! Deceased 14 December, 1981 (H. Breuer).
1866 Bober, HelmuthUffz9/5/1922Neuköln, Berlin5/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332146 (lost 6/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 15 June, 1944; two aircraft collided as a result of propeller gust. The other AC was flown by Lt Rudolf Beinhardt, however there was no AC identification data on the crash report. Reamining crew: Uffz Hans Tretscher, geb 9/28. 1920 (KIFA), Obs; Ogefr Karl H. Stellmacher, geb 3/22/1922, KIFA, R/O; Fw Emeran Trauenecker, geb 11/20 1914, (WIFA), Wart; Ogefr Günter Plasczymonka, geb 10/23/1919, (WIFA), Gunner and Gefr Heinz Siegemund, geb 9/9/1924, (KIFA), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
1867 Bobsien, Hans JochenHptm9/10/1908Dessau A Lehr Grp (probably LG-1, Italy '42) 11/NJG-5 (11/43), NJG-101 (9/44), Stfkpt 8/NJG-5 (3/45) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620651 "C9 + CS" (lost 3/4/45) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 3/4 March, 1945; failed to return from a night reconnaissance mission in the area of Wittmundhafen, Operation Gisela. Believed crashed into the North Sea. A pathfinder pilot for JG-6, leading them to the Volkel Holland airfield (with little success). Only about 9 Ju 88G-6 AC made it to Volkel.
1868 Bocconi, RenzoSgtMaj1915Florence Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana75°Sq (Malta)Fiat CR.42 (lost 8/24/40)POW 24 August, 1940; he bailed from his damaged ac, landing at sea and rescued by an Allied launch and taken prisoner (Italian Losses Over Malta).
1869 Boche, PaulFw16/JG-52, 4/JG-52 (10/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3465 "White 2" (lost 10/8/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 8 October, 1940 after aerial combat, crashing at Little Grange farm, Woodham, Mortimer, Essex. One klnown victory, his 1st, a Morane 405 southeast of Dinant, 15 May, 1940.
1870 Böcher, Karl HeinzOfw10/JG-26, 5/JG-26 (Channel 6/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2415 "White 15" (lost 6/13/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in "White 15" on 13 June, 1943 by a P-47 flown by Col. Hubert Zemke, 56th FG, near Veurne Belgium, near the Normandy coastline. Alternate spelling; Bocher.
1871 Bochev, Petar AngelovLtBulgaria4Vn NVV (8/43), II/6th Fighter Regiment (4/44)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14789 "Y" "Green 6", Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He scored his first victory at Vrazhdebna on 1 August, 1943 in "Green 6". This appears to be B 24D, Ser # 42-40364 of 334 BS, "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs", Piloted by Capt James Gunn, which exploded over Gojin Dol, vicinity Caribrod (Wings of Serbia).
1872 Böchmann, GüntherFw2/NAGr-14 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160394 "Black 4" (lost 10/5/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 5 October, 1943 near Anzzano, cause unknown.
1873 Bochmann, HorstUffz14Stab II/JG-77Bf 109E-4 Werk# 3764 "Black < + -" (lost 8/1/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 August, 1941; Aerial combat, forced landing, near Grigoriupol. One known victory, his 1st, a Beaufort 35 km northwest of Morlaix vs RAF No. 217 Sq, 1 Feb., 1941. Mombeek MIA List.
1874 Bochmann, WolfgangOblt11/5/1920Erg/KG-66Ju 88S-1 Werk # 140573 "Z^ + CN" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 16 April, 1944 while on a test flight and believed to accidentally strick the ground. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Franz Förg, geb 8/6/1921, Obs and Ofw Erich Herzberg, geb 1/19/1920, R/O. Source: B. Bines.
1875 Bocitek, HansUffz11/JG-6 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785115 (or 785117 JG-6 List) "Yellow 5" (lost 3/20/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 March, 1945 during aerial combat in the Forst area. Alternate spelling: Bocizek (JG-6 List).
1876 Bock, AlbertMaj12/14/1911FlensburgStab/StG-2(9/41), 2 Erg/NAGr-Bromberg(11/42), 1 Erg/FAGr (5/43), Stfkpt 4(F)/11 (4/44)Ju 87D
RK(9/4/41)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp w/Pendant
POW 20 August, 1944 after being shot down over Minsk. He was returned from Russian captivity in 1950. Retired Bundeswehr Major. Deceased 21 December, 1964 in Flensburg. 350 missions as an Observer.
1877 Bock, AlwinUffzFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12706 (70% dam 11/2/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Injured in a crash at Vernau 2 November, 1943 due to a fuel shortage during a delivery flight.
1878 Bock, Arnulf Fw5/21/19205/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7299 "Brown 2" (lost 7/1/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 July, 1943 in "Brown 2" during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 331 Sq. at Caestre, near Hazebrouck. After hits in the cockpit, he was last seen falling away in a vertical dive. Added: He is buried in the German Military Cem at Bourdon, France, Blk 32, Row 10, Gr 395 (Matthias Krebbers 2/2022).
1879 Bock, EberhardOblt10/15/191728 3/JG-3 (5/40), Stfkpt 3/JG-3 (9/40), Stfkpt 6/JG-1 (2/42), 2/JG-104 (2/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-27 (5/44) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5477 "Yellow 3" (lost 6/24/41; MIA, returned), Bf 109E-7 #4131 in 3 Staffel(75% dam, 12/40), Fw 190A in JG-1, Bf 109G-6 #441324 "Black 6" (lost in JG-27)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 May, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s near Helmstedt. Bailed safely but struck the tail and was killed. On 2 December, 1940, forced to make a belly landing at Cadzand in #4131 after running out of fuel. Another force landing with minor injuries behind Russian lines on 24 June, 1942 in Bf 109F2 Wk# 5477 "Yellow 3" after Russian flak hit his oil line. Returned safely. A 3rd force landing at Vassilkov airfield 10 August, 1941 in F-2 #6818 after aerial combat with Soviets in the Kiev area. Assigned to JG-104 after the death of his brother. Three bomber victories, a B-17 and two B-24s, while in JG-104. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 southeast of Charleroi, 15 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 15 km southeast of Amiens, 26 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim at St. Valery/Abbeville, 6 June, 1940. Partial credit with Walter Binder, on an unidentified seaplane at Loiremündung, 21 June, 1940. His 1st victory in the S.U., his 9th, an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. Victories 22 & 23 were Hampdens 10 km west of Katwijk-aan-Zee on 12 February, 1942. His 27th & 28th, a B-17 and a B-17 (HSS) at Merzhauzen on 12 May, 1944. Magnus.
1880 Bock, ErichOblt6/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20516 "Yellow 13" (lost 9/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1943 during aerial combat north of Norderney.
1881 Bock, F.Uffz3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-906 (9/40) He 115B-1 Werk # 2218 "8L + LL" (lost 9/2/40) Observer Operational Clasp His He 115 crashed at Flevoland Holland, N of Naarden, on 2 September, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Cause still unknown; Pilot Uffz Bock reported KIC and buried at Ysselsteyn. CW-1-242. Remaining crew (WIA): Lt.z.See M.W.Andersen, Obs and Gefr K.H.Gurkowski, R/O (SGLO).
1882 Bock, GeorgFw24/JG-2 (4/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6756(lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 June, 1941 in aerial combat 2 km south of Boulogne, near Ostend. One known victory, his 1st, a Hampden of RAF No.144 Sq., at Lannilis, 20 km NE of Brest on 1 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Hampden 25 km northeast of Brest vs No. 61 Sq., 1 April, 1941.
1883 Bock, HansUffz13/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162427 "Yellow 16" (lost 3/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 March, 1944 during aerial combat at Chioggia, south of Venedig (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 25 February, 1944, no lovation.
1884 Bock, HeinzLt37/NJG-101, 8/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5434 (lost 10/3/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 October, 1943 in a crash landing at Bad Aibling airfield, probably due to a flak hit (Boiten) or engine trouble (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Lancaster on 23 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Ströhnen on 22 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 10 km W of Ludwigshafen on 23 September, 1943. Magnus Report, 5 victories.
1885 Bock, HelmutUffz4/30/1916E.Kdo.-24 (?)Ar 96 Werk # 4782 "KE + LG" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 May, 1943; crashed near Machelen, buried Lommel 44/67. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1886 Böck, HermannLt3/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 5120 "A1 + EL" (lost 9/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 September, 1940; he was wounded, and his ac damaged when attacked by several fighters, and made a force landing at Orsett, Essex, where the ac was set onfire by the crew. Remaoning crew (POW): Uffz Anton Gerding, Obs; Ogefr Rudolf Kurzawski, R/O (WIA); Fw Friedrich Grotzki, Flt Engr (KIA, bur CC/1/12/454) and Uffz Kurt Altmann, Gnr (WIA). Alternate spelling: Boeckh & Boeck (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1887 Bock, JosefUffz10/12/19218/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G Werk # 166278 "White 16" (lost 8/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 28 August, 1944 when he collided with Uffz Roth Ewald over Belgium. Ewalds disposition unknown. Bock buried at Lommel, Block 5/58. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1888 Bock, KarlLt11/1/1912Düsseldorf4/NJG-1 (10/41) Do 215B-5 Werk # 0039 "G9 + VM" (lost 10/26/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 26 October, 1941, 6km E of Anna Paulowna Holland (aan Amstelmeer/ into the Amstelmeer), cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: He is reported to have bailed, but also noted as buried at Leeuwarden (LOCS). The pilot failed to survive his bailing, and is buried at Ysselsteyn, AR/7/174. Two remaining crew did survive, namely Ofw Böttger, R/O and Ogefr Linz, Flt Mech (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
1889 Bock, Karl HeinzOblt10/17/19176/KG-26 (3/41)He 111H-6 Werk # 4433 "1H + EP" (lost 1/26/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/17/41), Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with his entire crew, 26 January, 1942, when his ac crashed into the sea N of Heraklion, Crete, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA, buried Ger War Cem. at Maleme, Chania, Crete, Blk 1): Ofw Herbert Schütz, Obs (Gr 387); Uffz Horst Brückner, R/O (Gr 386); Fw Hans Katen, Flt Engr (Gr 389) and Gefr Willi Wittich, Gnr (Gr 390). Pilot Oblt Bock buried in Grave 388 (D.Drury). One of two AC sent to attack shipping west of Crete on 19 March, 1941.
Maleme, Greece
1890 Bock, Karl HeinzUffz7/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6294 "White 2 + I" (lost 9/17/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 17 September, 1940 after his AC developed engine trouble while on a mission over England. Crashed his "White 2" at Broomhill Farm, Rye England. POW interned in Canada.
1891 Bock, OttoUffz11/JG-26Fw 190D-9Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 25 March, 1945 when he hit a bomb crater at Delmenhorst airfield and was slightly injured when he overturned.
1892 Bock, Otto vonUffz3/Kü.Fl.Gr-606 Do 17Z Werk # 3471 "7T + CL" (lost 9/21/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 21 September, 1940, a result of fighter attacks over the English Channel. They were able to return to the France mainland, but crashed in flames near Landerneau, Brittany, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Oblt z.S. Eberhard von Krosigk (geb 6/6/1915 Kiel), Obs and Uffz Bruno Simon (geb 1/16/1915 Vlotho), R/O. Uffz von Bock bur 1/2/31; the other two buried in the War Cem, Ploudaniel-Lesneven; von Krosigk 1/2/32; Simon 9/16/399 (D.Drury).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
1893 Bock, PeterOfw18(Sturm)/JG-300 (12/44-3/45 Lobnitz)Fw 190A-8/R2 "Black 2" (1/45), Fw 190A-8/R2 "Black 16" (3/45) EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
Pictured in March, 1945, and identified as an Uffz. His one known victory, a P-51 on 14 February, 1945 over the Chemnitz - Leipzig Dresden sector. Also, a "Shared" victory with Rave & Bennesch, a B-17.
1894 Bock, RichardOfw3/KG-55He 111H-6 Werk # 7526 "G1 + GV" (lost 7/31/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. His H-6 was sd by Beaufighter night fighters off the south coast of England. He and R/O Ofw Wilhelm Becker survived and were taken prisoner. See Karbe, Adalbert for additional detail.
1895 Bock, RolfUffzSG-4 or SG-10Fw 190F-8 Werk # Unk (lost 4/17/45)Ground Assault Operational ClaspHis F-8 was sd by Soviet flak 17 April, 1945 near the village of Uhercice, Cz., pilot disposition unknown (F.Braun).
1896 Bock, WalterFw6/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 31247 "6G + IT" (lost 9/22/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/2/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. MIA 22 September, 1943 NE of Kutschino after making an emergency landing due to enemy return fire. Believed to be the victim of Soviet Ace & F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin. His unnamed R/O returned, WIA. Ju 87 Loss List & S. Pietrzak.
1897 Böck, WernerOfw7/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0192 "F8 + ER" (lost 3/24/43)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost with five crew over the Atlantic on 24 March, 1943. Source: Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, H. Breuer): Added: Remaining crew (those buried are at Cuacos de Yuste, Row 3): Fw Georg Markert, Co-pilot (KIA, bur Gr 34); Uffz Hans Moeller (or Möller), R/O 1 (KIA, bur Gr 31); Uffz Harald Santler, R/O 2 (KIA, bur Gr 33); Ofw Hans Müller, Flt Engr (KIA, bur Gr 29) and Ogefr Walter Rettke, Gnr (MIA). Ofw Werner Böck listed as MIA (D.Drury).
1898 Bock, WolfgangUffz2/FAGr-5Ju 290A-7 Werk # 0188 "9V + FK" (lost 5/26/44)Observer Operational ClaspMIA while serving as Co-pilot for Oblt Hans Georg Bretnütz on 26 May, 1944; sd into the Atlantic by a Sea Hurricane of FAA 835 Sq., piloted by Lt Allen Burgham, off HMS Nairana. See Oblt Hans Georg Bretnütz for further detail (D.Drury).
1899 Böckel, AlbertOfw1312/JG-26 (4/44 France), III/JG-7 (12/44)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440989 "Black 18" (dam 5/25/44), Me 262A-1aEP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 May, 1944 during aerial combat NW of Contrexville Haut Marne. His 5th victory, a B-17 on 13 April, 1944, no location. He claimed a P-51 of 353FG on 23 December, 1944, however, this may have been a P-38F of 7thPRG. Alternate spelling: Boeckel. Magnus Report. & Bockl (109 Loss List).
1900 Bockemeyer, RolfOblt75/NJG-1 (6/42), I/NJG-5Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3699 (85% dam 6/3/42), Bf 110G-4EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 3 June, 1942 when he made a force landing near Aachen due to engine trouble while on a non-combat flight. His unnamed crewman was also injured (Bf 110 Loss List). Three known victories, all B-17a at Quackenbrück-Meppen on 11 January, 1944. Magnus Report.

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