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1901 Schulz, HeinzLt2/5/19229/KG-100 Do 217K-3 Werk # 4708 "6N + KT" (lost 6/10/44) Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 10 June, 1944 when his ac was lost at sea E of Barfleur, Manche, France, beleived a result of AA fire. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Daus, Obs (MIA; no VDK burial detail); Ogefr Heinz Neumann, Flt Engr (KIA; buried Ger War Cem at Marigny, France, Blk 5, Row 37, Gr 1840) and Fw Werner Netsch, R/O (uninjured). Lt Schulz is commemorated on the memorial at Kiel-Möltenort, Germany (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Schul (12 O'clock High).
1902 Schulz, Karl HeinzUnkStab I/JG-76Bf 109E-3 Werk # Unk (lost date Unk)Fighter Operational ClaspPictured online after the ac being sd, and surrounded by French soldiers (Luftfahrt-Archiv Hafner).
1903 Schulz, PeterLt1/10/19143/KG-54 (9/43),1/KG-66 (44)Ju 88 "B3 + AL" in 3/KG-54, Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330576 "Z6 + FH" (lost 1/23/45)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 23 January, 1945, shot down near Aaist Belgium while on a mine-laying mission. The AC was hit by a 40mm battery at Breskens, and the crew had to bail near Lede, where they were taken prisoner. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Karl Heinz Struhs, geb 1/21/1922, Observer and Uffz Karl Heinz Oldenburg, geb 6/13/1923, R/O. In KG-54, he flew numerous missions from Munich to Italy. In KG-66, he performed Pathfinder and other duties.
1904 Schulz, WilhelmUffz6(H)/13 Fw 189A-2 Werk # 2346 "4E + AP" (lost 9/29/42) Observer Operational Clasp This AC reported lost 29 September, 1942 in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 35212, cause unknown. Schulz and his Observer, Lt Heinz Winterhoff returned (Obs Loss List). Added: Pl.Qu. 35212 is reported to be S of Stalingrad. Also returning were Uffz Fritz Feurig and Uffz Friedrich Bartek, crew designations unknown (D.Drury).
1905 Schulze, HeinzUffzI/SG-102 (2/44 Deutsch Brod) Ju 87B-1 Werk # 0299 "GF + ??" (lost 2/23/44) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 23 February, 1944 when he collided with a second Ju 87, Wk# 5190 over the village of Radostin. Wk# 0299 fell into a garden in a residential area, killing Uffz Schulze and his R/O-Gnr Uffz Heinz Vollbrecht. The 5190 crew (unnamed) survived by bailing safely (F.Braun),
1906 Schulze, Heinz HeinFw14/JG-2 (Kairouan N.Africa)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 731 85% dam 1/11/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19862 (lost 7/15/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 July, 1943 by enemy ground fire during an attack in the Nesle-Hopitan area (Jager Blatt 3/2003 & Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a Spitfire on 8 November, 1942. Injured in a crash on 11 January, 1943, when his A-4 overturned on landing at Kairouan, N. Africa. Victories may be as high as 5 (Perry Ace List).
1907 Schumacher, HeinzOgefrStab/JG-52 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 786527 (lost 3/16/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 16 March, 1945 after crashing in map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 71447 due to engine trouble.
1908 Schumacher, LeoOfw232/ZG-76 (Stavanger Norway), 6/JG-1 (1/44), JV-44 (4/45)Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3170 "M8 + HK" in Norway, Fw 190A-3 (damaged), Fw 190A-4 "Yellow 8" (7/43), Fw 190A-7 "Red 22" & "Red 23" (Störmede 4/44), Bf 109G, Me 262A-1aEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Raid on Berlin, when his Fw 190A-3 was damaged by bomber return fire near Zwolle at approximately 3PM, and made a normal landing at Rheine AF. Flew wingman for Heinz Bär on 22 April, 1944 when Bär downed the B-24 of 458BG, 753BS "Flak Magnet", his 200th victory. One known victory, his 6th, a P-47 on 11 November, 1943, no location (Perry Claims). His 7, a P-38 on 13 November, 1943, no location (Perry Claims). His 8th, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. His last victory, his 23rd, was an "e/a" during the last days of April, 1945. Flew with Galland in JV-44. Alternate spelling: Schuhmacher.

Courtesy Christian König

1909 Schumann, HeinzHptm13/Sch.G.-77 (9/43 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 24 September, 1943.
1910 Schümann, HeinzUffz6/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7593 "Yellow 6 + -" (lost 6/19/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 19 June, 1942 in the linosa area, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List).
1911 Schumann, Heinz BernhardMaj11/29/1914Leipzig21Stfkpt 1/JG-71 (redesig. 4/JG-52 in 9/39), Stab I/JG-51 (5/41), Kdr 10(Jabo)/JG-2 (11/42), Kdr II/SKG-10 (1/43), Kdr IV/SG-10(10/43), Kdr SKG-210 (11/43)Bf 109D & E, Bf 109F-2/B "Red 1" in JG-51, He-51 in 39, Fw 190G-3 Wk# 160336 (lost 11/43) in SKG-10 in 43

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter & Assault Operational Clasps
KIA 8 November, 1943 in aerial combat in his G-3 with Spitfires near Charleroi. Obermaier suggests that he crashed as a result of bad weather and engine trouble on a return flight from Berlin. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 6/9/787 (Rosseels). His first victory, a Fesselballon near Weissenburg, 7 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Battle in the Sedan area, 14 May, 1940. One source states victories at 21. 6 victories in the West. His 6th, a Hurricane at Folkestone on 15 May, 1941. Magnus, 21 victories, and judging by his awards, this is probably correct. Bowers/Lednicer, 18 victories.

Courtesy Christian König

1912 Schumann, HorstUffz11/28/1922Droyssig5/ZG-1Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6300 "2N + UN" (lost 7/2/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 2 July, 1944 during aerial combat near Bardonovo, Slovakia (Hungary in 1944). His R/O, Uffz Heinz Mayer, was also KIA. The deceased are buried in the War Cem. in Vazec, Slovakia, grave location given as Blk 1, Row 29, Gr 1117-1118 for both of them (D.Drury).
1913 Schumm, JosefOblt3/24/1915Alzenau2(F)/122 (12/43 Perugia, It.) Me 410A-1 Werk # 100206 "F6^ + YK" (lost 12/4/43) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 4 December, 1943; shot down by a Spitfire over Bari, Italy, NW of Brindisi. R/O Uffz Heinz Kummer also MIA. Wiki Luft data & LOCS.
1914 Schur, HeinzUffz12/JG-300 Bf 109G-14/A (lost 9/18/44/in the Geldern area) Fighter Operational ClaspPilot reported MIA, 18 September, 1944, no further detail (
1915 Schürkamp, HeinzUffz8/NJG-3Bf110D-3 Werk # 4352 "D5 + NS" (lost 8/11/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 11 August, 1942 at Jammerbucht, no further detail. Bf 110 Loss List
1916 Schusehke, Heinz RolfUnk1924DüsseldorfUnkBf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 4/17/45)Fighter Operational ClaspHis 109 sd by Soviet AA fire 17 April, 1945, crashed at Siborice, Cz. (F.Braun).
1917 Schuster,Fhj/Fw6(F)/122 (Bergamo/Ghedi)Ju 188D-2 Werk # 150525 "F6 + HP" (sev dam 11/44)Wound Badge(11/8/44)
Observer Operational Clasp
WIC 8 November, 1944; crashed at Bergamo airfield after returning from a mission, cause not given. His R/O, Ofw Scheithauer was also injured. This could be Heinz of 5(F)/122 MIA in 1943, but highly unlikely. Wiki Luft data.
1918 Schuster, HeinzFw5(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1257 "F6 + VN" (lost 4/13/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 13 April, 1943; failed to return from a mission east of Lake Ilmen. Remaining crew (MIA): Kdr Obstlt Friedrich Karl Prager, Obs; Fw Heinz Singelmann, R/O and Ofw Paul Pütsold, Mech.. Wiki Luft data & Ju 88 Loss List.
1919 Schütte, HeinzUffz7/StG-2Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100365 "T6 + MR" (lost 7/22/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 22 July, 1943 north of Selotarewo, cause unknown (Ju 87 Loss List). DK-G Awards List
1920 Schütze, HeinzMajKdr I/NAGr-6 (11/44-5/45)Me 262A-1a/U3, Me 262B-1a/U1Night Fighter Operational
1921 Schwalb, HeinzUffzStab III/NJG-5Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5680 "C9 + CD"Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 6 March, 1944 by Sprehenhagen/Berlin.
1922 Schwarz, HeinzFw410/JG-11 (6/44 S.U.), 8/JG-11 (8/44 S.U.), 11/JG-11 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175257 (lost 12/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat near Reckerscheid/Münster-Eifel, most likely after his P-47 victory, same day. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 28 June, 1944, an Uffz at the time. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-5 N of Plaukai on 17 August, 1944, still an Uffz. A 3rd Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 19 August, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 at Saar-Hunsrück on 23 December, 1944.
1923 Schwarz, HeinzLt15/JG-1 (4/43 Haamstede)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5558 (lost 4/6/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He was uninjured in a landing accident on 6 April, 1943 when he crashed his A-4 at the Woensdrecht Holland airfield after a non-eventful sortie, cause unknown (DeSwart & Wings to Victory). One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Mayen-Mendig on 17 August, 1943.

Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine: 4 from L: - Lt. Schwarz
1924 Schwarz, HeinzUffz6/JG-53 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165351 (lost 6/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMissing near Villacoublay on 18 June, 1944 after crashing while on a transfer flight.
1925 Schwarze, WilliOfwInstructor, Flugzeug Führer Schule B-34 (FFS B-34) (Kastrup)Ju 52/3m Werk # 7764 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspInjured in a training crash on 20 October, 1943 while making an emergency landing with the center engine on fire. The AC crashed in a field near Frederiks Denmark. All the airmen were injured to some extent, yet exited the AC without incident. Remaining crew (Injured): Ofw Frans Rost, First Pilot; Uffz Erich Budrass Mechanic; Student Pilots Fw Heinz Fabian, Ofw Josef Schubert, Uffz Alfons Kriesten and Uffz Hans Nehaus. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1926 Schwärzel, Gerhard "Gerd"Fw4/3/1921Brunsbrüttel8/KG-3 (7/44)He 111H-16 Werk # 160980 "5K + HS" (lost 7/29/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 July, 1944 when his ac crashed W of Amiens, Somme, France due to unknown circomstances. Remaining crew: Ogefr Willi Bauer, Obs (KIA); Uffz Alfred Schneider, R/O (WIA); Ogefr Karl Heinz Benua, Flt Engr (WIA) and Ogefr Waldemar Naujoks, Gnr (WIA). The pilot is buried in the German War Cem. at Bourdon, France, Blk 31, Row 17, Gr 645. No grave found for Ogefr Bauer (D.Drury).
1927 Schwedtke, RudiUffz1/Ku.Fl.Gr. 506He 115C-1 (or C-4) Werk # 3266 "S4 + BH" (lost 10/2/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 2 October, 1940 after his ac was sd by fighters, into the sea, off Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh. The crew escaped by dinghy and were rescued by a Royal Navy destroyer. Remaining crew (POW): Oblt z.S. Gottfried Lenz, Obs and Ogefr Heinz Neuburg, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Schroetke.
1928 Schweickhardt, HeinzGefr11/JG-11 (9/44 Achmer) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732056 "Black 2 + I" (lost 9/29/44) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 29 September, 1944 in aerial combat in his A-8 with a fighter, crashing near Arnhem. Mombeek MIA List.
1929 Schwenk, AdolfUffz3/28/1920Frankfurt am Main6/ZG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2/R3 Werk # 130098 "W + OP" (lost 5/29/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 29 May, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Salzerbad, near Kleinzell. Gunner Uffz Heinz Bayer was also killed. Source: Kurt Rieder.
1930 Schweppe, HeinzLt3/12/19207/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4450 "1G + HR" (lost 4/20/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 20 April, 1942, after their ac was sd by AA fire near Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine. Remaining crew: Ogefr Kuno Egon Temple, Obs; Uffz Dietrich Willi Hermann Kracht, R/O; Uffz Friedrich Gustav Scheerer, Flt Engr and Ogefr Konrad Rückert, Gnr. Although they are all missing, or their remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, they are all commemorated in the German War Cem at Sevastopol-Gontscharnoje, Ukraine (D.Drury).
1931 Schwerin, Albert vonOblt9/11/1904Janow1/KG-26 (Channel)He 111H-5 Werk # 3539 "1H + AH" (lost 11/19/40) RK(7/31/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver
KIA 19 November, 1940 during a raid on London when he struck a balloon cable at 2800 ft and a second cable at 4500 feet. The second strike tore off the starboard wing and the AC crashed to the ground in the Beckton Marshes, exploded and caught fire.

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Hunno Philipps, Observer; Stabsartz Dr. Albert Leuchtenberg, R/O; Ofw Heinz Goehler, Gunner and Ofw Fritz Gundlack, Gunner. 61 combat missions. Added: All five of the deceased are buried in a singular grave, CC/9/5/30 (D.Drury). >p>

Shown on left with his observer

Courtesy Christian Konig

Cannock Chase

Courtesy Christian König

1932 Schwesinger, HeinzGefr11/5/1923Frankfurt am Main12/JG-11 Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680144 "Black 8" (lost 5/13/44)
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 May, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing in the Neumünster area (L.Wiegels). One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Nienburg on 29 April, 1944. This victory claim is listed as victory # 7 in the OKL Fighter Claims List. Added: Burial: German War Cem. at Oberrad, Waldfriedhof, Germany, Blk 4, Row 80 Gr 13 (D.Drury).
1933 Schwickendorf, HeinzLt2/KG-40Fw 200C-3/U4 Werk # 0079 "F8 + BK" (lost 2/21/42)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 21 February, 1942, all crew MIA (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, Per H. Breuer).
1934 Schwiering, Heinrich K. "Heinz"Ofw1/KG-55 (4/41 Dreux).He 111P-4 Werk # 2976 "G1 + KH" (lost 4/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed at the Het Kanaal in Holland the night of 7/8 April, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: The Het Kanaal, aka the English Channel, was the crash location, off Worthing, Sussex. The He 111 was sd by a Beaufighter of No.219 Sq., piloted by P/O Arthur Hodgkinson. The pilot was KIA. His body drifted to the Dutch side and washed ashore on the West Frisian Island of Schiermonnikoog, about 350 miles from where the ac went down. He was buried on the island in the Vredenhof Cem., Gr 61. Remaining crew: Fw Werner Ehrlich, Obs (MIA); Fw Willi Letzgus, R/O (MIA) and Ofw Ernst Nottmeier, Flt Engr (KIA, washed ashore at Worthing, bur CC/4/6/84 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1935 Scott, HelmutHptm3/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, Fw Heinz Schleuer. Both were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 29 September, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1936 Seeberger, Heinz GeorgLt2/29/920Munich15/JG-4 (Reich Def) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413791 "Yellow 14" (lost 1/29/45) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 29 January, 1945, cause and location not reported. Added: One source list the loss as due to a Low Level attack, and the location as Köpnitz-Unruhstadt which is no help! (167 miles apart). His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, and he is commemorated in the memorial book at Stare Czarnowo, Poland (D.Drury).
1937 Seegers, HeinzHptmStralsund4(St)/LG-1 (8/39), 10/LG-1 (9/39), 11/LG-1 (11/41), 2/StG-5 (1/42)Ju 87R
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/10/41), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
1938 Seeler, Karl HeinzOblt10/31/1920Bleckendorf9KGr.z.b.V.-5 (3/42), TGr-10 (6/43), IV/KG-40, 7/JG-300 (9/43), 1/JG-302 (9/43), Stab II/JG-301 (10/43), Stfkpt 5/JG-302 (10/43-5/44), 3/JG-300 (6/44), 9/JG-7 (3/45)He 111 Werk # Unk (dam 3/2/42; WIA vic Riga), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 6/29/44; bail uninj aft cmbt nr Merseburg), Bf 109G Werk # Unk "Yellow 1" (dam 9/11/44; belly lnd uninj nr Frankenburg), Fw 190A-8 in JG-300, Me 262A-1Werk # Unk (lost 3/18/45) in JG-7EP (4/19/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (3/2/42), Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 March, 1945, same day as his last victory, hit by US bomber return fire. 137 combat missions. Added: Burial Mass Grave, German Soldiers & Civilians, Perleberg, Plot 6, Row 3, Gr 2 (C.König). One known victory, a "4 mot" at Mannheim on 6 September, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax over Geidingen on 27 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax 2 km N of Bremen on 9 October, 1943. A 4th, a "4 mot" 10 km S of Jüterborg on 24 March, 1944. A 5th, a B-24 at Staphorst on 11 April, 1944. A 6th, a B-24 (HSS) at Braunschweig on 11 April, 1944. A 7th, a B-17 (HSS) at Helmstedt on 29 April, 1944. An 8th (#5 per Perry Claims), a B-17 25 km N of Demmin on 13 May, 1944. A 9th, a "4 mot" in the Dortmund area on 23 May, 1944. His 7th per OKL, a "4 mot" N of Hamm on 23 May, 1944. A B-17 at Königshorst/Nauen on 21 June, 1944. A B-17 15 km S of Wittenberg on 29 June, 1944. A B-17 near Rathenow on 18 March, 1945. The 1st two victories may be "unconfirmed". There is a victory count discrepancy. Chronik JG-301 has victory count at 7 (H. Breuer).

Courtesy Christian Konig

1939 Seibold, PaulLt12/18/191510/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # Unk (lost 11/4/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 4 November, 1943, when his ac crashed at Melun-Villaroche airfield, France, while on a training flight (he may have been blinded by some sort of lighting). Remaining crew: Gefr Karl Heinz Haisch, geb 8/9/1923; Fw Erich Kemmerzell, geb 5/23/1918 and Uffz Paul Lemke, geb 4/1/1921. All are buried in a dual grave at Champigny-St Andre Fr., Blk 5, Row 1, Gr 7 & 8 (D.Drury).
1940 Seide, Günter (Gunther?)Oblt12/16/1921Leipzig9/KG-40 (8/43), Stab III/KG-40 (5/44)Fw 200C-5/U1 Werk # 0221 "F8 + IT" (lost 8/13/43), Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0203 (lost 5/11/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 May, 1944; non-operational crash delivering the AC for repairs when both outer engines failed, and he crashed at Kunersdorf. Buried Ehrenfriedhof, Leipzig. One passenger, Mechanic Uffz Helmut Jahn. geb 4/22/1921 in Naunheim, was injured. Source: B.Bines. Added (earlier incident): Werk # 0221 was damaged in combat with a B-24D of the USAAF 480th Anti-submarine Group, piloted by Lt Frederic W.McKinnon, and made an emergency landing near Camarinas, Corunna, Spain. All crew were interned briefly and repatriated shortly thereafter. Remaining crew: Fw Hans Greiwe (or Kreiwe), Co-pilot; Uffz Kurt von Au, Obs; Fw Gerhard Drews, R/O 1; Uffz Werner Zerrahn, R/O 2; Ofw Hans Böing, Flt Engr and Ogefr Heinz Wagner, Gnr (D.Drury).
1941 Seidel, HeinzOblt41 Erg/NJGr.Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten.
1942 Seidel, Heinz Oblt3/10/1915123/JG-302 (9/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-302 (11/43), I/JG-301 (3/44), 3/JG-301 (4/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-302 (6/44), Stfkpt 1(Erg)/JG-2 (12/44) Fw 190A, Bf 1-9G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 1" (lost 6/16/44), Bf 109G-14/AS EP (9/13/43),

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 June, 1944 during aerial combat ove Györ; hospitalized at Raab after suffering head injuries (LOCS). 10 bombers. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 4 March, 1944, no location. His 2nd, a B-17 on 9 April, 1944, no location. His 3rd, a B-17 on 19 April, 1944, no location. His 4th & 5th, a P-51 and a B-17 on 29 April, 1944, opposing a Berlin raid. His 6th, a B-17 on 7 May, 1944, no location (Perry Claims). His 7th, another B-17 on 8 May, 1944, no location (Perry Claims). His 8th, a B-24 S of Sankt-Pölten on 24 May, 1944. His 9th, a B-24 (HSS) S of Landshut on 9 June, 1944. His 10th, same day, a B-24 8 km S of Landshut. His 11th, a B-24 5 km N of Weidenbach on 13 June, 1944. A 12th, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. His victories may be as high as 20; Bowers/Lednicer. This Oblt Seidel, may be the one referred to in the Mörl Interrogation Report, who was temp I/JG-3 commander in 12/44 after the death of Hptm Haase.
1943 Seidel, Karl HeinzUffz15/JG-300 Fw 190A-8 (lost 7/29/44 near Sachsenkam/Munich)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 in the Graz area on 26 July, 1944. Pilot disposition 7/29 unknown. Added: Pilot reported KIA the night of 28/29 July, 1944, no further detail (
1944 Seidlitz, HeinzOblt8/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141254 "B3 + NS" (lost 6/4/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Pilot and two other unnamed crew wounded during a bombing attack at Grottaglio 4 June, 1943, one other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1945 Seifarth, K.Uffz3/TGr.-30 (10/44)He 111H-20 Werk # 700690 "S3 + GL" (lost 10/24/44)Wound Badge, ransport Operational ClaspInjurd 24 October, 1944 when his ac crashed due to unknown circumstances in Loosbrrok, North Brabant, Netherlands. The three crew bailed successfully over Germany; no mention of the usual fourth, an Observer. Remaining crew (Inj): Ogefr J.Heinz, R/O and Gefr J.Kröger, Gnr (D.Drury).. Remaining crew (injured):
1946 Seifert, HeinzOfw2/18/191715/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 205120 "Yellow 13" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 January, 1945 in aerial combat with a P-51 over Hunteburg, near Vörden Germany.
1947 Seifert, HeinzObltJG-26Fw 190D-9Fighter Operational ClaspMention in Caldwell book, wrong page given in index.
1948 Seiffert, HeinzOblt12/18/1920Krietern bei Breslau, Schlesien2/KG-3 (6/41), Stfkpt 3/KG-3 (7/43), 12/JG-54 (late 44), Stfkpt 11/JG-54 (1/45 Varrelbusch)Ju 88A-4, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210091 "Yellow 1" (lost 1/23/45) RK(12/31/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pwndant
Awarded RK for his success as a bomber pilot, destroying 37 Russian Tanks and two important bridges. KIA 23 January, 1945 when he was shot down in his D-9 at Kloosterhaar, SSE of Hardenberg Holland, over Rheine, by 3 Spitfires, and bailed out too late. No aerial victories reported. 350 combat missions. Buried Ysselsteyn Block Q, Row 2, Grave 32.
Ysselstein, Holland
1949 Selbach, Karl HeinzUffz4/Fl.ü.G.-1 SüdBf 109G-6 Werk # 441513 (lost 7/4/44)Liason Operational Clasp (?)Pilot reported killed 4 July, 1944 at Wüstensachsen, no further detail (Lost Aircraft Report).
1950 Sellhorn-Timm, HeinrichOfwSeetransportstaffel-1Ju 52/3m g5e Werk # 7126 "8A + GJ" Transport Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 28 January, 1944 in the Gulf of Jskele. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Bunge, R/O; Uffz Erich Weidner, Mech and Uffz Werner Pankoke, Gnr. In addition, there were 11 passenger onboard, their disposition not reported. (
1951 Sender, HeinzUffzKG-6 Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750356 "KM + HV" (lost 11/1/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew, 1 November, 1944 when, on instruments in fog, they crashed in hill "Ostry, vicinity Teplice, CZ. Remaining crew (Pos Unk): Gefr Henry Demmler, Gefr Heinz Seifert and Ogefr Horst Mohn (F.Braun). Note: The pilot selection is mine.
1952 Setzer, Heinz FritzLt5/SKG-10 (Caen-Carpiquet)Fw 190A-5/U8 Werk # 152719 "White A" (lost)Assault Operational ClaspBritish POW the night of 16/17 March, 1943, the first nocturnal bombing attack against London by SKG-10. He was hit by flak and made an emergency landing at West Malling in his "White A" near Amiens-Glissy. He was personally taken into custody by the British fighter Ace, Peter Townsend. This was the first night attack by his unit after daylight raids conducted since March, 1943 along the south coast of England. Another source says this aircraft was an Fw 190A-4/U8 of I/SKG-10. Another source sets the date of his capture as 16/17 July, 1943. Jager Blatt 5/2003.
1953 Seuffert, Heinrich HeinzUffz7/JG-2Bf 109F-2 Werk# 5522(lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 June, 1941; Combat with fighter, crashed into the sea northwest Cherbourg, Map Quadrant 2018. Mombeek MIA List.
1954 Sewcz, Karl Heinz WilliLt10/7/19236/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 74076 (lost 3/16/44) Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Sewcz was injured the night of 15/16/March, 1944, after bailing from his G-4 due to lack of fuel and bad weather. He and his Bordschütze, Gefr Gerhard Ignatowitz were hospitalized. It is unknown what happened to the Bordfunker Walter Schneider. Added: They bailed at Kleinottweiler (at the "Hocherberg"), 3km NW of Homburg/Saar; Schneider was uninjured (C.König).
1955 Sieberg, HeinzFhr8/10/1923Franstadt2/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681029 "Black 8" (lost 11/21/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 November, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters in the Weimar area. Buried Rudolstadt Nord Friedhof Gr31. Source: J. Geensen.
1956 Siebert, HeinzUffz2/NJG-5Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620405 "C9 + PK" (lost 2/15/45) Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured with unnamed crew 15 February, 1945, crashed near Bergen due to engine trouble. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List.
1957 Siebert, Heinz G.Uffz92/NJG-5Bf 110, Ju 88A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 March, 1945 crash landing at Bayreuth airfield after an operational flight (Boiten). Two known victories, both "4 mots"; one in the Gournayarea, the other at Neufchatel, on 5 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" at Douchy-les-Mines on 8 July, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" over France on 13 July, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" N of Pancey on 15 July, 1944. A double victory, his 6th & 7th, both "4 mots" at St Dizier on 19 July, 1944. An 8th, a "4 mot" at Rambervillers on 29 July, 1944. A 9th, a Halifax on 6 August, 1944 LL334, Essoyes, France.
1958 Sieck, HeinzUffz8/StG-77 (Med)Ju 87D Werk # 1222 "S2 + BS" (lost 4/24/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKilled with crew in a mid-air collision with Ju 87 Wk# 1281, piloted by Oblt Georg Reichelt (KIC w/crew) on 24 April, 1943 near Orestana. Ju 87 Loss List
1959 Siefert, WalterOfw3/26/1911Kü.Fl.Gr.-606Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2683 "7T + KH" (lost 11/9/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 9 November, 1940 during a mission to Liverpool. His ac crashed at the Boconnoc House, near Lostwithiel, Cornwall, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA): Lt.z.S. Günther Seelhorst, Obs; Uffz Heinz Winkler, R/O and Ogefr Heinz Haseloff, Mech. All four buried at Cannock Chase 9-6-36. Source: D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
1960 Sieg, HeinzFw1/28/1921Berlin13 1/JG-53 (5/41 Channel; 6/42 S.U.; 7/43 Italy; 6/44 Romania) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5430 (dam 5/28/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13552 "White 2" (lost 8/24/42; WIA, combat eng damage 1km west of Jelampieskyi), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18317 (10% dam 7/3/43; dam landing gear on takeoff from Vibo-Valentia), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163650 "White 3" (lost 6/23/44) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a p-51 at Targsorul, Romania. Added: Burial GWC Bucharest, D/4/86 (M.Krebbers). Shot down with wounds in Wk# 5430 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, making a force landing at Berck-sur-Mer, no AC damage estimate given (Prien). His first victory, a Soviet R-5 on 25 June, 1942. His 2nd Soviet, a MiG-1 on 26 July, 1942. His 3rd, a Soviet R-5 3 km S of the Salsk airfield on 30 July, 1942. His 4th, an Il-2 on 31 July, 1942. An I-15 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 W of Tundobov on 7 August, 1942. His 7th, an R-5 on 8 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and a MiG-1 on 9 August, 1942. An Il-2 at Panschino on 17 August, 1942. A MiG-3 E of Rulev on 18 August, 1942. An I-153 at Gorodischche on 23 August, 1942. One known western victory, in Sicily, his 12th, a B-17 near Florida on 5 July, 1943. His 13th, a B-24D 50 km east of Catania on 8 July, 1943. Magnus, 15 victories.
1961 Siegmann, FriedrichFw2/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 0310109 "K6 + CK" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 28 July, 1943; shot down during aerial combat with a Beaufighter Of RCAF No.404 Sq. at Shetland. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Heinz Peichel, Observer; Fw Willfied Colell, R/O; Uffz Josef Hau, Mech and Gefr Johann Oligschläger, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1962 Sielaff, HeinzOfw28/ZG-26 (5/43 Med)Bf 110G-2 Trop Werk # 1145 "3U + LS" (lost 7/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 15 July, 1943 after aerial combat at Syrakusa (Bf 110 Loss List). Two known Desert victories, Nos. 1 & 2, both B-17s on 9 May, 1943.
1963 Sievers, HeinzUnkSG-10 (?) Fw 190F-8. Werk # Unk (lost 5/9/45) Ground Assault Operational Clasp He disappeared 9 May, 1945 when, after the Germans surrendered, he and a Bf 109 pilot, were searching for a landing spot near the town of Vetrni, Cz. Sievers landed on a step slope 1.5km from the outskirts of the city. His ac was badly damaged, but he did not suffer any serious injuries, and walked away from the site (F/Braun).
1964 Sievert, HeinzFw12/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # Unk "L1 + EW" (lost 9/19/42)EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver
KIA 19 September, 1942 at Oase Gialo Libya; hit by machine gun fire, one other unnamed crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List &aufhimmelzuhause).
1965 Siewert, Bernhard (aka Alfred?) Ofw2 2/NJG-2 (7/42), 11/NJG-6, 4/NJG-6 (2/45) Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621422 "2Z + DM" (lost 2/2/45) EK 1 &
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2/3 February, 1945 in Wk# 621422 at Düren, by Eschelbroon, near Sinsheim, in a Mosquito attack (Boiten). Remaining crew: Ofw Heinz Fischer (WIA); Ofw D. Burkhard; Fw Bernhard Mlotek (geb 3/21/1921 Berlin) (KIA); and Flg Albert Schach (WIA). One known Desert victory, a Wellington on 27 July, 1942. A 2nd, a P-61 Night Fighter over Luxembourg on 25 December, 1944.
1966 Simon, ErichLtIII/KG-255 (4/37), Stab/KG-4 He 111H-4 Werk # 2894 "5J + GA" (lost 6/19/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 19 June, 1940; sd with wounds by a Spitfire of no,74 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Adolph "Sailor" Malan, and crashed in Chelmsford, Essex. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Heinz Georg Corpus, Obs; Ofw Walter Gross, Flt Engr and Fw Walter Vick, R/O. All three buried at CC,Blk 1, Row 6. Corpus Gr 189; Gross Gr 187 and Vick Gr 188 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1967 Simon, HeinzUffz7/21/19162/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 5682 "1H + LK" (lost 5/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 May, 1940; sd by a Hurricane of No. 46 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Jameson, crashing into the mountainside at Mortensjord, killing three of the four crewmen. One unidentified crewman bailed and landed in the Skjomen fjord (disposition not reported). Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Ludwig von Plato, Obs; Fw Erich Füssel, R/O and Ogefr Fred Ferdinand Stiller, Flt Engr (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The previously unidentified crewman was Flt Engr Fred Ferdinand Stiller, believed drowned. All four of the crew are buried together in the War Cem., Narvik, Blk 13, Row N, Gr 15 (D.Drury).
1968 Sistenich, Karl-HeinzOgefr1/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738231 "Yellow 6" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945 in aerial combat with Allied fighters during the attack on the Asch airfield. Another source suggests he was MIA on 1/1/45. No further detail, no known grave.
1969 Sitzlack, HeinzUffz5/JG-11 (Reich Def) Bf 109G-3 Werk # 16275 "Black 4" (lost 3/3/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 3 March, 1944 during aerial combat in the area of Bad Segeberg. Source: L. Wiegels. Added: Uffz Sitzlack was sd by a P-51; no VDK burial match (D.Drury).
1970 Skopnik, Hans JürgenUffz11/KG-30 (Aalborg West)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2167 "4D + HV" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 4 June, 1943 when his AC collided with another Ju 88 "4D + IV" in the formation, and his tail assembly was severed. Both AC fell to the ground killing three of the crew of "4D + IV" except for the Gunner, Uffz Erich Träger, who bailed safely, and the entire crew of "4D + HV". Remaining crew (KIC): Ogefr Karl Heinz Müller, Obs; Gefr Heinz Günther Kaltenhausen, R/O and Flg Hans Sontopski, Gunner. All four were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 10 June, 1943. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1971 Sodbersen, Karl HeinzHptm3/NJG-2 (Reich Def)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360181 "??" (50% dam 1/29/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspPilot injured when he crash landed at Staaken 29 January, 1943 due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List).
1972 Solinger, HelmutFw3/1/1920Gütersloh9/KG--6Ju 188A-2 Werk # Unk (lost 6/9/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with the entire crew, 9 June, 1944. Their ac was reported lost at Saint-Omer, Pas-de-Calais, France, circumstances unknown. Remainingcrew (buried in the German War Cem. at Bourdon): Uffz Arthur Metschl, 9/6/192; Gefr Heinz Seifert, 9/14/535; Helmut Tümmel, 9/15/555 and Fw Franz Saurock, no known grave. Fw Solinger buried 9/15/573 (D.Drury).
1973 Söllner, HeinzOfw3/KG-55He 111P-4 Werk # 2962 "G1 + DL" (lost 4/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with his entire crew 9 April, 1941 after their ac was sd by a Hurricane of No.151 Sq., piloted by P/O Richard P.Stevens, and crashed near Desford, Leicestershire. Remaining crew: Hptm (promoted Maj in captivity) Otto Bodemeyer, Obs; Fw Hans Kaufhold, R/O and Fw Herbert Link, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
1974 Sommer, HeinzFw9/KG-51 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5178 "9K + AT" (lost 6/22/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA in the vicinity of Büchow with unnamed crew 21 June, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Crew reported returning to their unit 10 July, 1941 (12 O'clock Forum). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Wolfgang Bölke, Obs; Uffz Richard Frank, R/O and Gefr Anton Brauchstter, Gnr (D.Drury).
1975 Sommer, WilliOfwSeenot-Aussen Kdo-7 (10/42 Crete)Do 24T-1 "CM + IX"Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspRemaining crew: Lt Karl Heinz Daehn, Observer, Ogefr Möller, mechanic. Jager Blatt 1/2002.
1976 Sommern, Karl HeinzHptm7/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2427 "4D + DR" (lost 6/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at the Bone harbor 30 June, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1977 Sonnleitner, HeinrichOblt4/Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L. Do 215 Werk # 0036 "G2 + JH" (lost) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 30 August, 1940 during a reconnaissance mission over England. He was shot down off the Norfolk Coast by a Sptifire of RAF No. 66 Sq.. Remaining crew(MIA): Ofw Karl Heinz Weise, Fw E.Neubauer and Ogefr G.Hofmann. Wiki Luft data. Added: Weiss buried Ysselsteyn, BQ/6/135; Hofmann bur CC 5/16/361, no other known graves (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
1978 Sonntag, HeinzUffz11/JG-301Bf 109G, Fw 190A-9 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 8 April, 1944 in his A-9, by Bockelskamp (Wienhausen) near the edge of Lünebuerger Heath, his dogtags were found during an excavation many years later. Buried at Wienhausen.

Courtesy Christian König

1979 Sonntag, HeinzObltStab II/StG-77Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No. 602 Sq. while attacking the Naval Air Station at Ford, Sussex. Crashed at sea. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Karl Witton, believed buried at Bourdon, Blk 32, Row 5, Gr 167, dated 15 September, 1940, believed to be the date his body recovered from the sea. (D.Drury).
1980 Sosner, HeinzObltStfkpt 10/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172678 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 July, 1944 west of Lublin. This Wk# may be incorrect as it has been attributed to Fw Gerhard Bauer, 13/JG-54, KIA 21 September, 1944 near Almelo. Alternate spelling: Sosna (Stankey & DeZeng)
1981 Sowada, HeinzLt10/14/1919 1(F)/120 (5/42 Stavanger-Sola, Norway) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 1708 "A6 + CH" (lost 5/19/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 19 May, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw P.Szimanowski, Obs; Ofw E.Weickert, R/O and Uffz A.Baumann, Gnr. No location reported, and no VDK burial matches (D.Drury).
1982 Spath, FritzUffz1(H)/32Hs 126B Werk # 3131 "V7 + 1B" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 3 September, 1941; shot down by enemy fighters at Litza Bay (Norway?). His Observer, Lt Heinz Brand, was also killed. Source: SIG Norway.
1983 Specht, GüntherObstlt11/13/1914Frankenstein Schlesien343/ZG-26 (9/39), Kdr III/NJSchule-1 (10/41), 10/JG-1 (2/43), Kdr II/JG-11 (2/43 Wunstorf, 5/43), Kdr JG-11 (5/44 Eschborn)Bf 110C, Bf 109G-5/AS Werk # 110064 "Black << + -" in II/JG-11, Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Black << + -" (2/44), Fw 190A-9 Wk# 205033 'Black 4' (lost 1/1/45) RK(4/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. Spechts personal marking was a 'winged pencil'. A Luftwaffe vet since 1939. His 1st victory, two Hampdens SE of Helgoland on 29 September, 1939. Lost his left eye in combat on 3 December, 1939 while downing a Wellington NW of Helgoland, over the North Sea. Due to his injury, he was forced to ditch into the North Sea also. KIA 1 January, 1945 in 'Black 4' during the attack on the Asch airfield. (Mombeek lists Specht as MIA.) He was shot down by a P-47, piloted by F/O Dave Johnson of the 366th FG. Johnson had to bail from his stricken AC and went to Specht's crashsite gathering papers and his pistol. Nominated for the EL. At least 32 victories in the West, including 15 four-engine bombers. One source states the victories at 35. Per Heinz Knoke, 'he was one of the bravest men I had ever known.' One known victory, his 20th, a P-38 at Fürstenau on 13 November, 1943. His 25th, a P-38 on 5 January, 1944. His 31st, a P-51 on 11 September, 1944, over northern Germany. Nos. 32 & 33 were Typhoons at Deventer on 26 September, 1944. A 34th, a P-51 at Stadthagen on 5 December, 1944.

L-R: Specht - Hauptmann Gerhard Sommer (RK Holder) - Kurt Tank (Fw 190 designer)

Courtesy Christian König

1984 Specht, Karl HeinzOfw9/JG-300Bf 109G-10 (lost 3/2/45 near Bergholz/Belzig)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
1985 Speck, HeinzUffzmost likely III/KG(J)-54Me 262A-1 Werk # 110415 "White 18" (lost 2/9/45)Fighter Operational ClaspLost Aircraft Report; pilot reported as killed 9 February, 1945 when his 262 crashed at Zusmarshausen due to an engine failure. Source: Fritz Braun.
1986 Speck, Karl HeinzOfhrIII/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 151005 (lost 3/2/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat near Jüterbog (Bf 109 Loss List)
1987 Speigl, MartinOfw1/20/1915AmbergFlight Instructor Sch.Kp./Blindflugschule-4 (Kastrup)Ju 52/3m Werk # 4039 (lost at sea)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 14 July, 1941, crashing into the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Sweden, near Kögebukten, during a training mission. Swedish AA guns did fire at a German AC at Trelleborg on this date, and Speigls AC may have been the one on the receiving end, and causing the crash. His body washed ashore 6 August, 1941 at Kögebukten, near Ystad, and was buried at Trelleborg Sweden on 9 August, 1941. Two other crewmen from this flight were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery in Denmark; Uffz Heinz Rutenberg, a student R/O (born 1/18/1917 Güstrow) and Uffz Hans Thalec, R/O Instr (born 10/28/1916 Leoben/Steiermark). Two others remain MIA, both student pilots; Uffz Helmut Wirth (born 11/4/1917 Orteisburg) and Gefr Viktor Lechner (born 1/19/1920 Senzenberg). Source: B.Widfeldt
1988 Spielmann, HeinzLt3/StG-3 (5/42 Africa; 10/43 Med)Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6224 (lost 5/7/42), Ju 87D-3 Trop Werk # 110336 "S7 + MP" (lost 10/9/43)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 9 October, 1943, crashing at sea SW of Rhodos after being attacked by enemy fighters, his unnamed R/O WIA. All injured in a crash 7 May, 1942 at Derna-South, cause not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
1989 Spiess, Hans (Heinz)Uffz3/JG-300 (1/45) Bf 109G-14 (lost 1/1/45 in northern Germany) Fighter Operational ClaspPilot reported MIA, 1 January, 1945, no further detail (
1990 Spiess, HeinzUffzI/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785805 (lost 2/4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 February, 1945, no further detail. Bf 109 Loss List
1991 Spillmann, HeinzOblt6/21/19131(F)/121 (5/40)Ju 88 Werk # 0165 "7A + BH" (lost 5/14/40)Observer Operational Clasp KIA 14 May, 1940; location not given, buried Ysselsteyn, Block AI/11/258. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Shot down during aerial combat with fighter, crashing near Aardenburg-St Cross. Remaining crew (bur Yssel, graves AI/11/257, 259 & 260): Ofw Richard Schnegotzki, Uffz Wilhelm Collosseus and Uffz Walter Gers. (DVL Loss List). SGLO suggests that the pilot was Ofw Schnegotzki, Oblt Spillmann the Observer.
Ysselstein, Holland
1992 Spitta, Heinz AlbrechtFhr5/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 786418 "Black 2 = -" (lost 3/16/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Woerfelden.
1993 Spreu, RichardOfhr10(Pz)/SG-2 (Reich Def Ost)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 143093 (lost 2/4/45)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspBoth Spreu and his R/O, Ogefr Heinz Rieband were killed 4 February, 1945 when they crashed near the Fürstenwalde airfield due to a technical failure. Ju 87 Loss List
1994 Sprünker, RichardUffz2/NAGr-1 (Reich Def West)Bf 109G-6 Werk 230174 (lost 2/14/45)Night Observer Operational ClaspKIC 14 February, 1945; hit an obstruction during an emergency landing at Heumar, east of Köln.

Heinz Bäz left with Richard Sprünker right

Courtesy Christian Konig

Courtesy Christian König

1995 Staege, BothoOblt9/KG-1He 111H Werk # Unk "V4 + IT" (lost 5/21/40)Bomber Operational Clasp POW 21 May, 1940 when his 111 crashed near Poperinge (modern day name) during the French Campaign. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: His ac was sd by a Hurricane of No.229 Sq., piloted by P/O Geoffrey M.Simpson, and crashed at Luingne, Hainaut, Belgium. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Paul Marx (POW); Uffz Kurt Rosshirt, R/O (Killed: Shot by Brit troops resisting capture); Ogefr Otto Saueressig, Flt Engr (WIA/POW) and Gefr Karl Heinz von Dahlen, Gnr (POW). Uffz Rosshirt is buried in the German War Cem. at Lommel, Blk 38, Gr 116. His date of death is shown incorrectly as 20 May, 1940 (D.Drury).
1996 Staender, WalterUffz5/JG-54Fw 190A-8 "Blue 11" (interned in Sweden)Fighter Operational ClaspThe same day that Uffz Ludwig Nitsch defected to Sweden, 8 May, 1945, so did Staender, with three other passengers; Uffz Rudolf Vogel, Gefr Heinz Tatenhorst and Gefr Günther Herchet. They departed Zirava Latvia with the three passengers crammed in the fuselage behind the pilot (not identified by the author), and crashed when landing at Valby Sweden. Staender was interned in Sweden until 3 December, 1945, when he was shipped to Russia with other internees. Source: B.Widfeldt
1997 Stägemann, HeinzFw5/JG-100, 5/NJG-100Ju 88 in NJGNight Fighter Operational ClaspShot down 4 May, 1945 by a P-51. Pilot disposition unknown, however believed KIA and buried at Wartberg, Austria. Jager Blatt article 2/1998.
1998 Stahl, ErhardOblt1/8/1913Nonnenweiher bei Lahr3/LG-1 (4/41 Greece)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 5571 "L1 + JL" (lost 3/22/42) RK(4/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIC with two other unnamed crew on 22 March, 1942, in the eastern Mediterranean for reasons unrelated to combat. His Observer, Lt Wolfgang Bartels was rescued. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Heinz Kasparek, R/O and Ogefr Hans Dieter Behrens, Gnr.. Stahls body washed up near Pyrgos Greece on 17 May, 1942. He was buried in local Italian military cemetery. (Ju 88 Loss list & Kaiser RK book). 155 combat missions. Destroyed 50 vehicles. Kaiser RK book.
1999 Stahl, Karl Heinz Dr.Oblt11/KG-51, Stab/KG-51Bf 109E, Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/17/41), Bomber Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Spitfire 25 km NE of Portsmouth on 19 August, 1940.
2000 Stahlhut, HeinzOfwStab/JG-301 (1/44)Fw 190A-7 Werk # Unk (lost 1/21/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspInjured the night of 20/21 January, 1944, during a night mission, when he bailed from his A-7 due to an engine fire. The ac crashed near Welzow (C.König).

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