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201 Bebemeier, AugustOfwTransport unitJu 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
202 Bebermeier, AugustOfwUnk Transport Unit (10/44)JU 52EK 1 & 2, DK-G (10/1/44), Transport Operational ClaspDK-G Awards List.
203 Bechel, BennoLt58/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A 2nd, a P-2 on 8 August, 1943. A 3rd, a P-39 on 26 August, 1943. A 4th, a P-39 on 29 August, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG on 6 September, 1943.
204 Becher, AdolfUffz8/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1373 "T6 + AS" (lost 8/1/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 August, 1943 east of Naschiwka after being hit by flak, his unnamed R/O returned. Ju 87 Loss List
205 Beck, AlbinLt7/3/19206Erg/JGr-Ost (4/43), 9/JG-3 (7/43 S.U.), 12/JG-3 (8/43 Sicily), Stab IV/JG-3 (10/44) Fw 190A-8 (dam 10/10/44)
Wound Badge, EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He was injured 10 October, 1944 when he made a belly landing on the Autobahn in the vicinity of Südring by Genshagen due to compass failure during a ferry flight (LOCS). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 W of Korotscha on 6 July, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-3 27 km SW of Izyum on 18 July, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, a MiG-3 12 km SE of Krassnoye-Lutsch on 28 July, 1943. His 4th and 5th victories were both B-26s in the Naples area on 19 August, 1943. His 6th, a P-38 over southern Italy, 28 August, 1943. Magnus Report.
206 Beck, GerhardOblt129/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 January, 1944. Magnus. His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-1 on 4 August, 1942, a Fw at the time.
207 Beck, GünterLt4/24/191913/LG-1 Bf 110D Werk # Unk "L1 + ?X" (lost 8/13/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 13 August, 1940; the ac may have been sd by Hurricanes over the sea off Bournemouth. The circumstances are unconfirmed and the body of Beck washed ashore and was buried at Portland Royal Navy Cem, in C of E portion, Gr 694. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Karl Hoyer listed as MIA (D.Drury).
208 Beck, MaxOfw8/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110789 (dam 8/8/43)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with unnamed crew 8 August, 1943 in the Dewjat-Duboff area, by flak. Ju 87 Loss List
209 Beck, R.Uffz6(F)/122Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430145 "F6 + CP" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 1/2 August, 1944; possibly shot down by fighters over Algiers. Remaining crew, unnamed, all MIA. Wiki Luft data.
210 Beck, RudolfFw7/20/1918Munich109/JG-51 (12/41 S.U.) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8910 (50% dam 8/9/42), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8930 (lost 11/27/42) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 27 November, 1942. when he collided with another F-2, also of 9/JG-51, Werk # 12782, at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 46162 (Gorodnja, S.U.). Added: His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist in Gorodnja. He is commemorated in the German War Cemetery at Rzhev, Russia (D.Drury). WIA 9 August, 1942 during aerial combat at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 56193. His first known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 4 December, 1941. Alternate spelling: Beckh.
211 Becker, EgonUffz8/29/1921Dillingen 1/JG-53 (8/43 Italy; 7/44 Romania) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18724 (80% dam 8/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760231 (lost 7/4/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166004 "White 16" (lost 7/31/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 July, 1944 in Wk# 166004 during aerial combat at Corabia, near Turnu Magurele Romania. Added: Buried GWC Bucharest, D/5/106 (M.Krebbers). Wk# 760231 lost 4 July, 1944 during aerial combat at Suseni Romania; pilot OK. Becker injured 17 August, 1943 in a takeoff crash from San Severo-Süd.
212 Becker, ErhardFw7/JG-54, 10/JG-54 (S.U.) Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16139 "Brown 9" (10% dam 7/14/43) in 7/JG-54, Bf109G-6 Werk# 17014 "White ?" (lost 9/29/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 29 September, 1943 northeast of Krasnoje-Selo, S.U.. This was the 5th time he was shot down, losing 4 109G-4s before this final incident. Added: One such incident happened 14 July, 1943 when he made a forced landing without injury near Hoofddorp Holland due to engine trouble. [This ac was lost over the North Sea, piloted by Uffz Gotthard Obst, 2 August, 1943].
213 Becker, FriedrichUffz7/31/1916Pfungstadt16/JG-3Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/18/40)Wound Badge
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim on 15 June, 1940, no location. Added: WIA 18 August, 1940: he returned wounded to France after combat and managed a crash landing at Marquise airfield, SW of Calais, but later died of his wounds. He is buried in the Bourdon War Cem., Blk 25, Row 6, Gr 226 (D.Drury).
214 Becker, H.Lt 4/KG-2 (8/43 Soesterberg, 3/44 France) Do 217K-1 Werk# 4432 "U5 + GM" (lost 8/3/43), Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260238 "U5 + BM" (lost lost 3/14/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 14 March, 1944; shot down by a Mosquito of No. 488 Sq., piloted by S/L Bunting. Added: Belly landed 3 August, 1943 in Wk# 4432 at Oude Geinsche Polder, Vreeswijk Holland, due to engine trouble, pilot Lt Becker wounded. A Tech Rep, Prüfmeister K.Berthold was the only other onboard, and he died in the crash, buried Yssel CT-11-260 (SGLO).
215 Becker, Hans GeorgUffzI/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 1/JG-26 (8/43 Woensdrecht) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 140620 "White 3" (20% dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730456 "White 5" (lost) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 June, 1944 in "White 5" in aerial combat with Allied fighters 40 km SW of Rouen. WIA 17 August, 1943 in "White 3" from B-17 return fire at Liege. Despite his wounds, he made a force landing at Venlo. Returned to 1st Staffel 27 April, 1944.
216 Becker, Karl AugustOblt6/7/1915Weilheim an der Teck/Esslingen412/JG-1 (3/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (7/43 Deelen)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410005 "Yellow 14" (lost 7/30/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 July, 1943 in aerial combat in his A-5 with a P-47 over Hengelo (Ijsselmeer) Holland. The A-5 reported to have crashed at Angeren, south of Arnhem (DeSwart). No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 north of Ameland on 18 March, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 26 July, 1943. his 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) NW of Oldenburg on 28 July, 1943. His 4th, and last, another B-17 at Doesburg on 30 July, 1943. Added: His remains were recovered 16 November, 2022 by WABO Research WOII. His remains are with BIDKL in Soesterberg for 100% identification. They will eventually be transferred to Ysselsteyn at Plot AB-13-306 (Find-A-Grave by Fred, 12/2022). He is confirmed resting Yssel AB-13-314 (Find-A-Grave by Fred 6/2023). New gravemarker set 10/16/2023 (Fred).

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217 Becker, L.Lt2/NJG-1 (8/40 Gütersloh) Bf 110 Werk # unk (lost 8/30/40) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His ac reported lost the night of 30/31 August, 1940 at Meddo, near Winterswijk, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: Lt Becker KIA. His R/O-Gnr named Staub, no disposition (SGLO).
218 Becker, LudwigHptm8/22/1911Dortmund, Aplerbeck44Stuka pilot, 3/ZG-1, 4/NJG-1 (8/40), 6/NJG-2 (1/42), Stafkpt 14/NJG-1, Stfkpt 12/NJG-1 (2/43 Leeuwarden)Ju 87, Bf 110C "G9+LZ", Do 215B-5 "G9 + OM", Bf 110G-4 Wk # 4864 "G9 + LZ" (lost 2/26/43)
RK(7/1/42)
EL(2/26/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)
EP(3/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 February, 1943 in his G-4 while on a daylight mission intercepting a B-17 over the North Sea and crashing 10 km north of Schiermonnikoog Holland. Also missing was his R/O Ofw Josef Straub. It was their first daylight sortie. All victories at night. He is known to have crashed a Bf 110 at Meddo Holland, NNW of Winterswijk, on 30 August, 1940, cause and crew disposition unknown, a Lt at the time (DeSwart). His first known victory, a Wellington the night of 16-17 October, 1940, no location. He is credited with the 1st radar-controlled victory, and this may have been the AC, downed while in 4/NJG-1. A Wellington near Nieue Schans on 8-9 August, 1941. A Manchester by Shlochteren, E of Groningen the night of 12-13 August, 1941. A Whitley V by Vredepeel the night of 14-15 August, 1941. A Whitley at Oldebrock the night of 6-7 September, 1941. Another Wellington of RAF No. 115 Sq. at Blijham/Groningen on 29 September, 1941. A Whitley the night of 8-9 November, 1941, no location. A Wellington II of RAF No.12 Sq. the night of 20-21 January, 1942 near the Dutch Frisian Island of Terschelling. He began his military career as a Luftwaffe volunteer in 1934. Bowers/Lednicer, 46 victories.

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

219 Becker, sicHptm1Stab I/NJG-101Bf 110G-4, Ju 88C & G
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Karlstuhl on 26 August, 1944. This looks like Hptm Karl Becker, NJG-101 with a second victory.
220 Becker, SiegfriedUffz1Flugzeugführer 1/ZG-2Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3208 "3M + KH" (lost 8/25/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 25 August, 1940 after being shot down at Priory Farm, East Holme, near Wareham. He and his gunner, Ogefr Walter Wöpzel (or Wötzel), bailed safely, and taken POW, the victims of F/O Agazarian & Gaunt of 609 Sq. (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-23 west of Krakau, 12 September, 1939.
221 Beckers, WernerLt12/23/191911 7/JG-2 (4/42), 8/JG-2 (12/42), 4/JG-2 (8/43 France) Fw 190A-2 Werk # 20218 (30% lost 5/23/42) in 4 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15936 (lost 9/8/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 September, 1943 in aerial combat at Verdrel flying Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15936. Added: Burial; German War Cem., Bourdon, France, Plot 32, Gr 293 (M.Krebbers). Injured in a crash 23 May, 1942 in Werk # 20218 during a belly-landing at Theville-Cherbourg airfield due to ancilliary services failure. One known victory, a Spitfire on 15 April, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 16 April, 1942. A 3rd, a Spitfire on 22 December, 1942. A 4th, a P-47 3 km S of Plumoison on 14 July, 1943. A 5th, a Typhoon 30 km W of Berck on 15 July, 1943. A 6th, another Typhoon 2 km N of Le Treport on 30 July, 1943. A 7th, a B-17 on 15 August, 1943. An 8th, a B-17 12 km E of St. Trond on 17 August, 1943. A 9th, a P-47 N of Ligny, NE of Charleroi, on 6 September, 1943. Same day, two B-17s; one at Beersel, the other, no location. Magnus victories, 13. Alternate spelling: Bäckers (109 Loss List). Added: Another victory found; a B-17 in the Bordeaux area, 17 May, 1943 (bfgr196_sagr128 doc).
222 Beckert,Lt2/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk# 142500 "Black ?" (80% dam 8/15/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Crashed with injuries 15 August, 1943 at the Konotop airfield. No further detail.
223 Beckh, GerhardOblt9/22/191612Stab IV/JG-51 (12/41), 11/JG-51 (8/42), IV/JG-51 (7/43), Stab IV/JG-51 (9/43 - 1/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20586 "Black
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 11 January, 1944 (Magnus). Added: He was killed in a mid-air collision with an Fw 190 of SG-10 at Winniza West airfield in Ukraine (D.Drury). His first known victory, an Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 3km W of Shalonino on 3 December, 1942. Two Il-4's on 3 July, 1943. A Soviet LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 10 July, 1943. A Yak-1 ESE of Gulki on 15 September, 1943. His last two victories, Il-2's on 10 January, 1944. Could this be a relative to Friedrich Beckh, Kdr IV/JG-51, MIA June, 1942. Magnus Report & LOCS 12victories.
224 Beckhaus, Karl AugustHptmK/88 Legion Condor (7/39), Stab/Fliegerführer z.b.V.-Berlin, I/KG-40 (4/40)Ju 52/3m, Ju 290, He 111, Fw 200C Werk # Unk "F8 + CH" (lost 4/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 21 April, 1940; failed to return from a mission to Narvik, presumed lost in the North Sea due to bad weather and icing conditions at Vestfjorden (LOCS & falkeeins-blogspot).
225 Beckhaus, Otto AugustLt10/JG-54 (2/43 St Omer-Wizernes) Fw 190A-5 Werk # (15)7290 "Black 12" (lost 3/9/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 9 March, 1943; sd 20km NW Cape Griz Nez by a Spitfire of No.609 Sq, piloted by Norwegian SqLdr Erik Haabjoern. Lt Beckhaus had been searching for a downed pilot over the Channel, when he was attacked by the Spitfire, and crashed at sea. (www.valka.cz. via S.Youngs). Alternate spelling: Backhaus.
226 Beckmann, HelmutLt3/9/1921Coesfeld 18 2/JG-27 (4/42 Libya; 4/43 Holland), 3/JG-27 (4/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (6/44 Reich Def), Erg/ JGr.-Süd (7/44), Stffüh 3/JG-27 (9/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-27 (12/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (2/45), Stfkpt 5/JG-27 (4/45) Bf 109F Werk # Unk "Red 7" (lost 6/27/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14882 "Blk 5" (10% dam 4/11/43, forc lnd Leeuwarden FP, low fuel, pilot OK), Bf 109G6 Werk # Unk "Red 6" (lost 2/22/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 12/27/44 Ardennes Region, pilot OK), Bf 109G or K Werk # Unk (lost 3/19/45 sd by Spitfire Rheine vic, pilot WIA) (SGLO & LOCS)


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver (7/5/42) & Gold
Fifteen victories were achieved in JG-27, 10 were bombers, two from the 306th BG, one of which, his 2nd, was Lee Kesslers! (Uffz H. Beckmann on 21 May, 1943). His first victory was a Spitfire V east of Marsa Matruh on 26 June, 1942. WIA 27 June, 1942 during aerial combat with a Hurricane near Mersa Matruh, being hit in the shoulder and foot losing his right big toe. His 3rd, a B-17 at Ostuizen-Hörne, S of Hagen, on 12 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-24 S of Weiz on 22 February, 1944. Added: After this encounter, he bailed safely, and his ac crashed near Birkfeld due to B-24 return fire (C.König). His 5th, a B-24 NE of Karlovac on 19 March, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 SE of Köszeg on 23 April, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 at Brück-a.d.-Mür on 24 May, 1944. His 10th, a P-47 at La Neuve Lyre on 12 June, 1944. His 13th, a P-47 NE of Dinant on 27 December, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 14th, an Auster 5 km SE of Krefeld on 11 March, 1945. Survived the war and lived at Weidenkamp 30, 4670 Lünen, W. Germany as of May 1990. Deceased 23 June, 2001.
227 Beeck, FritzOfw11/30/191046/JG-51 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5587 "Yellow 10" (lost 8/24/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 24 August, 1940 after being shot down over East Langdon, Kent, England, belly landing alongside the Dover-Deal Road. His one known victory, a Spitfire E of Dungeness on 7 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire W of Cape Gris Nez on 29 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire along the English coast on 15 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane E of Margate on 24 August, 1940.

Soldiers pose with Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 (W.Nr. 5587) ‘Yellow 10’ of 6./JG 51 ‘Molders’, which crash-landed at East Langdon in Kent, 24 August 1940. The pilot was captured unhurt.
228 Beeg, RobertLt1(F)/123 (Channel) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430069 "4U + GH" (lost 8/25/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crew 25 August, 1942; crashed into a hill at Yard Farm, Wroxall, Isle of Wight due to poor visibility, One other crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List). One known unnamed crew, Gefr Rudi Schorler (geb 8/8/1919) KIA, bur CC, Blk 8, Gr 22. The other, Uffz Horst Schwarz, KIA, bur CC, Blk 7, Gr 250 (Luftwaffe graves UK).
Cannock Chase
229 Beek, FritzOfw6/JG-51Bf 109EFighter Operational ClaspPOW 24 August, 1940 after making a force landing by Langdon, Dover, England. Jager Blatt 5/2003.

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230 Beer, HeinzUffz2/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413704 "Black 9" (lost 8/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 August, 1944; Takeoff accident at Ziegenhain on a transfer flight (JG-4 List)
231 Beerenbrock, Franz JosefLt4/9/1920Datteln, Westfalen11712/JG-51 (6/41 Shatalovka S.U.), Stab/JG-51 (10/41), Stfkpt 10/JG-51 (42)Bf 109F-2 "Black <1", Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6779, "White 12" (lost 11/9/42)
RK(10/6/41)
EL(8/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/42)
EP(9/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 9 November, 1942 after taking hits in Wk# 6779 in his radiator, and making an emergency landing behind Soviet lines near Welish, Soviet Union. POW who survived early imprisonment in Russia! 400 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victories, two SB-2s on 24 June, 1941. Two DB-3s on 6 July, 1941. Another double victory, both DB-3s on 9 July, 1941. A triple victory on 2 December, 1941; two Pe-2s and an I-18. A MiG-3 SE of Schalsk on 26 March, 1942. A triple on 28 May, 1942; two MiG-1s and a U-2, while in Stab IV/JG-51. Four Il-2s on 1 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and a DB-3 in the Krestzsky area on 4 October, 1942. His last two victories, both MiG-3s on 8 November, 1942, just one day before becoming a POW. Another source says he scored three victories on 9 November, 1942. Released from captivity mid-December, 1949. Deceased 13 December, 2004.

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Courtesy Christian König

232 Beese, ArturOblt3/11/1916Hörselgau, Germany229/JG-26 (10/39), 6/JG-26 (6/40), 1/JG-26 (3/42), Stfkpt 1/JG-26Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1937 "Yellow 9" (lost 6/1/40) in 6 Staffel, Bf 109E-3 "Yellow 11 + I"(lost 8/24/40 crash St Ingelvert aft combat, pilot OK), Fw 190A-5 Fw 190A-6 Werk # 474 (lost 9/8/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 531060 "White 7" (lost 2/6/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (3/29/44 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 February, 1944 in his Fw 190A-6 Werk # 531060 "Wh 7", in a dogfight with a P-47 while intercepting B-17s over Paris. He attempted to bail over Melun France, but stuck the tail and was killed. WIA 8 September, 1943 in Wk# 474 during aerial combat west of Cambrai. POW 1 June, 1940 when he was shot down in his E-3 by a Morane 406 near Lille. He was released after the Armistice. Shot down in his Fw 190A-5 Werk # 550474 "Wh 2", w/minor injuries on 8 September, 1943. Bailed successfully. One known bomber victory, a B-17 of the 482BG (Pathfinders) on 11 January, 1944. He had shot away the tail of the B-17. On 21 January, 1944, he downed 2 B-24s of the 44BG, which was to be his last victory. 285 missions. His 1st, a Spitfire in the Hazebrouck area on 24 July, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire 4 km north of Ardres on 9 May, 1942. His first known Soviet victory, a P-40 on 17 February, 1943. Another P-40 on 21 February. Two Il-2s on 4 March. A Pe-2 on 14 May, 1943. A P-47 at Westkapelle on 15 August. A B-17 E of Antwerp on 17 August. A P-47 10 km NW of Antwerp on 7 September. A B-17 30 km N of Dunkirk on 1 Decemeber. His 20th, a B-17 into the Zuider Zee on 11 January, 1944. 285 combat missions.
233 Beesken, KurtUffz16/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 1 August, 1944.
234 Beffart, HansFw7/14/1914Dalsbach4/KG-53 (8/40 Lille Nord)He 111H-2 Werk # 2711 "A1 + JM" (lost 8/30/40)EK-2, Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast the night of 29/30 August, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: "Place of Death" per Death Card, "Chelmsford", after being damaged by No.242 Sq. aircraft. The target this night believed to be the Radlett aerodrome. Remaining crew (bur Yssel): Ofw Walter Ostertag, Obs (geb 1/24/1912 Kirchheim; bur CL/3/75); Uffz Ludwig Brock (geb 4/28/1916, Pforzheim), R/O (initially bur Petten, Gr 181; final bur CL/3/73); Uffz Hans Frank, Flt Engr (geb 10/14/1918 Bayreuth; bur BK/3/51) and Gefr Karl Schmiedl, Gnr (geb 8-26-1918 Grün Teplitz; MIA). Pilot Beffart bur BU/10/237 (D.Drury). Crew birth information per Death Cards via C.Schmid, Grandson of Ludwig Brock.


(L - R) Flt Eng Hans Frank, R/O Ludwig Brock, Pilot Hans Beffart, Observer Walter Ostertag, Karl Schmiedl (gunner)

(L - R )Brock, Schmiedl, Frank

235 Begusch,Uffz57/JG-52Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 28 August, 1942. A 2nd, an I-16 Rata on 7 September, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 19 October, 1942. A 4th, an Il-2 on 1 November, 1942. A 5th, a Boston III on 5 December, 1942.
236 Behrendt, AlbertUffz110/JG-51Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5773 "White 11" (lost 5/5/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 5 May, 1943, cause and location not reported. One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 3 August, 1942. Alternate spelling: Behrend.
237 Behrendt, AlfredUffz6/SKG-210 (S.U.)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3718 ""S9 + LP" (lost 8/24/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 24 August, 1941 near Novgorod. Bf 110 Loss List
238 Behrendt, PaulOfhr7/JG-3Bf 109G-6 Werk# 163795 "Yellow 11 + I"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 August, 1944; Unknown reason, area of Mortain. Mombeek MIA List.
239 Behrendt, WernerLt3/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20257 "Black <" (lost 8/3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18636 "Yellow 3" (lost 9/7/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140059 "Yellow 8" (lost 11/6/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Vairano/Cassino. WIA 7 September, 1943 during aerial combat north of Neapel. Werk # 20257 was reported lost NW of Ätna during combat on 3 August, 1943, pilot returned after an emergency landing.
240 Behrens, Friedrich WilhelmOblt41/JG-21 (39-5/40), 8/JG-54, 7/JG-54 (10/40)Bf 109E in JG-21, Bf 109D-1 (lost), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5293 "White ?" (lost 10/12/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW after being shot down during the Polish Campaign near Warsaw, but returned. MIA 12 October, 1940, while in 7 Staffel, over the English Channel near Tonbridge. His first victory, a Hawk-75A at Lens, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, another Hawk south of Douai same day. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Biggin Hill on 18 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the Dover -Folkestone area on 2 September, 1940.
241 Behrens, Hans JoachimOblt19093(F)/122Ju 88A "F6 + EL" (damaged/recovered)Observer Operational ClaspBehrens and his crew bailed safely from this AC on 18 June, 1941. It had been attacked by a Bf 109 near Rotterdam during a camoflage monitoring flight, and crashed in shallow water at Haringvliet, near Hellevoetslius/Rockanje Holland. The AC was recovered by a Luftwaffe Recovery team. Remaining crew: Ofw Volk, Fw Schmidt and Uffz Lentfert. Volk & Lentfert will go MIA 9 December, 1941 with Lt. Böhme. Served from August, 1939. Wiki Luft data.
242 Behrens, RobertFwI/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-5 Werk # 883583 (20% damaged) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 7 August, 1941 by enemy ship fire during aerial combat at Map Quadrant 05 East/6746. Believed to have landed on an airfield in Norway. No detail on the remaining crew. Source: SIG Norway.
243 Beiderwellen, HelmutUffz112/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172705 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 August, 1944, Map Quadrant 12187. His one known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 9 August, 1944.
244 Beier, WilhelmOblt11/18/1913Homberg, Niederrhein383/NJG-2 (4/41), 4/NJG-2, 9/NJG-2 (9/42), NJG-1, NJG-3, Ausbildungskommando Ost (East Trng Cmd) Instr.Ju 88C-6 Wek # 5338 ? in 4/NJG-2 (Venlo), Bf 110C-2
RK(10/11/41), EP(6/19/41 as Fw),

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
About 250 combat missions. One known victory, perhaps his first, a Hurricane 5 km E of Spilsby the night of 15-16 December, 1940. His 2nd, a Whitley at Cambridge, 9-10 April, 1941. His 3rd, a Wellington at Wells-next-Sea on 7-8 May, 1941. His 4th, a Blenheim 50 km east of Scarborough, 11 May, 1941. His 5th, a Blenheim 20 km southeast of Lowestoft on 3-4 June, 1941. His 9th & 10th, both Whitleys on 6 July, 1941, no location. Nos.12, 13 & 14, a Blenheim, a Halifax and a Wellington downed 8 August, 1941 over England. He downed a Manchester, a Halifax and a Wellington on 7 September, 1942. At wars end, he was training for Night Fighting with the Me 262. One author proclaims that Beier was the first RO to receive the RK! His photo reveals the Pilot Badge being worn, unless there were two Wilhelm Beiers! Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories, all night. Deceased 12 July, 1977. Added: EP per Vermeer EP Awards List.



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245 Beiersdorfer, HerwigUffzFl.ü.G.-1He 111H Werk # 8463 (lost 8/11/43)Pilot BadgePilot and two unnamed crew KIC 11 August, 1943 at Rejowechelm (?) due to engine trouble.
246 Beine, Alfred7/1/1921Waltrop611/JG-54 (2/44 S.U.), 14/JG-54 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 960086 "Black ?" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 December, 1944; crashing at Liege Belgium. Buried Münster-Lauheide, Block A/178 (Rosseels). His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 15 February, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 14 July, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, two Yak-9s on 21 July, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 26 August, 1944. A 6th, an La-5 on 5 September, 1944.
247 Beinkofer, MaxFwII/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20405 (lost 8/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1943 by enemy fire at Quent.
248 Beissel, Egon Graf vonLt9/7/1920Gymnich65/JG-77 (4/43; 8/43 Italy), 4/JG-77 (7/43)Bf 109G (Trop) Werk # 18768 "Red 5 + -" (lost 8/7/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1943 during aerial combat north of Vibo-Valentia. One known Desert victory, his 1st, a P-40 on 29 April, 1943. His 2nd, now in Sicily, a P-40 35 km south southwest of Sciacca on 2 July, 1943. His 3rd, a P-40 50 km southwest of Sciacca on 8 July, 1943. His 4th, a P-40 30 km northwest of Trapani on 9 July, 1943. His 5th, a P-40 60 km southwest of Marsala on 10 July, 1943. His 6th, a B-24D 15 km south southeast of Palazzo San Gervasio on 16 July, 1943. Magnus Report, 8 victories.
249 Beisswenger, Hans 'Beisser'Oblt11/8/1916Mittelfischbach, Württemberg152II/JG-54, Stafkpt 6/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6775 "Yellow 4 + -" (40% dam 7/12/41) in 6/JG-54, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 14236 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 3/6/43)
RK(5/9/42)
EL(9/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/41), EP(7/30/41),

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/ "500" Pendant
MIA 6 March, 1943, in Werk# 14236, after combat with 10 Soviet fighters near Staraja, Soviet Union. Last seen near Lake Ilmen at low altitude with slowly rotating airscrew. Crashed his F-2 near Sebesja on 12 July, 1941 due to engine damage; pilt & ac recovered. His first victory was against a Yugoslav Hurricane. Over 500 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a P-40 on 11 May, 1942. A triple on 13 May, 1942; a P-40 and two MiG-3s. Another triple on 6 August, 1942; a Pe-2 ESE of Tschatsk, and two Yak-1s E of Subzoff. A LaGG-3 on 30 September, 1942. Three LaGG-3s and an La-5 on 30 December, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and a P-39 on 15 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 27 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and three Yak-1s on 5 March, 1943. His last two victories before his death, same day, two LaGG-3s on 6 March, 1943. Alt spelling Beißwenger

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250 Beland, KurtLt2(F)/100 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430818 "T5 + DK" (lost 8/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Hans von Arnim and two other unnamed crew at Karbadinka Inlet 26 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
251 Belling, RüdigerLt52(J)/LG-2 (2/41), 1/JG-77 (Tunisia 4/43)Bf 109E in LG-2, Bf 109F in July, 1942, Bf 109G-6 Werk# 16485 "White 9" (lost 4/16/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 April, 1943; Combat with a Spitfire, 20 km northwest of Cap Bon. Mombeek MIA List. His first victory, a Spitfire at Cape Blanc Nez on 11 February, 1941, and Uffz at the time. A 2nd, a Spitfire over Malta on 31 July, 1942. A 3rd, another Spitfire over Malta on 10 August, 1942. A 4th, a Spitfire V over Malta on 14 October, 1942. A 5th, a Spitfire on 3 November, 1942 in Africa.
252 Bellmacher, KurtOgefr1/StG-2Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/2/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 2 August, 1940; his ac stalled at crashed at Ernes airfield, SE of Caen. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Mathias Luckas, was also KIC. No burial detail found (D.Drury).
253 Bellrath,Lt17/NJG-4Bf 110C EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hampden 6 km north of Kleve on 28 August, 1942.
254 Bellstedt, AlbrechtOblt2/18/1922Bremen112/ZG-1 (4/43), 14(Z)/KG-40 (6/43), Stfkpt 14(Z)/KG-40 (11/43), Stfkpt 9/JG-2 (8/44) Ju 88C-6 in KG-40, Bf 110E, F & G in ZG-1, Fw 190A-8/R6, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 206037 (lost 10/21/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 21 October, 1944 during aerial combat with an Allied fighter at Steimel, crashing at Montabaur, buried Neuwied, Germany. One known victory, a Whitley V at the Bay of Biscay on 17 April, 1943. Another, a Whitley V on 17 May, 1943. A 3rd, a DC-3 on 1 June, 1943. A Beaufighter on 3 June, 1943. A 5th, an "unidentified" AC on 18 July, 1943. Two Wellingtons and a Halifax on 15 August, 1943, bringing his known total to 8 victories. A 9th, a B-24 on 18 August, 1943. A 10th, a Sunderland on 10 November, 1943. An 11th, a Mosquito at Biscay on 11 April, 1944. Magnus.
255 Bellvied, GüntherLtIII/NJG-4Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3599 (95% dam 8/29/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1942 near St Quentin due to enemy fire. His unnamed gunner WIA. Bf 110 Loss List
256 Belz, AlfredLt33/JG-106 (2/44), Stab II/JG-27 (8/44)Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 W of Hexheim on 25 February, 1944. A double victory on 24 August, 1944; a B-24 at Wittingan/Moravia and a P-51 S of Budweis/Böhmen.
257 Bender, EmilLt6/KG-51 (8/40), III/ZG-1 (11/42)Ju 88A-1(lost), Ju 88A-4, Me 210 Werk # 2293 "BN + CR" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 13 November, 1942 in his Me 210 after being shot down near Bougie. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Schick, R/O-Gunner. Ditched with injuries in his A-1 in the Channel off Cherbourg on 25 August, 1940. Remaining crew (WIA): Sdfhr Hellmuth Grosse. Wounded a 2nd time in his A-4 by enemy fire on 17 March, 1942. There may be some confusion between this Emil Bender and the other Emil Bender. Jager Blatt 6/2004. This one most likely in ZG-1 ONLY!
258 Bender, JürgenUffz7/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19348 "White 6" (50% dam 8/8/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 8 August, 1943 when he overturned at Stepanowka while attempting an emergency landing in bad weather after a transfer flight
259 Bender, RudolfOgefr2/JG-4 (8/43 Balkans), 4/JG-102 Rammtrager Unit 4/45Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19414 (lost 8/20/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing at Bizil Italy airfield on 20 August, 1943 due to an engine fire. Survived the war. Source: Arno Rose & Bf 109 Loss List.
260 Bendert, Karl HeinzOblt9/9/1914Schwiebus, Schlesien55Stab II/JG-27 (9/41), 4/JG-27 (42 Libya), JGr Süd, Schuljagdgeschwader JGr-104 Instr., Stfkpt 5/JG-27 & 2/JG-104Bf 109E, F & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-6
RK(12/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/42)
EP(9/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
All victories in the West, 36 in No. Africa. 9 bombers. 610 combat missions. His first victory, a Blenheim north of Rotterdam, 12 May, 1940 while in 4.JG-27. His 2nd, also in 4/JG-27, a Morane 406 at Forte de Villers, 9 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 4th & 5th, both Spitfires, one at Rochester, the other over the Thames, on 3 September, 1940. A double Desert victory on 8 June, 1942; both Hurricanes over Bir Hacheim. His 46th victory, a P-47 S of Meppel on 11 January, 1944. His 47th, same day, a B-24 N of Leek. His 50th, a B-17 W of Coburg on 8 March, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 54 victories. Deceased 16 July, 1983 in Oldenburg. Photo
261 Benko, Hadnagy LajosLtUng.Jg.St. 101/3 "Puma" (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 8/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspHe bailed out without injury 7 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-51 of 31FG. The ac crashed near Rom, NE of Vasvar, Hungary (C.König).


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262 Bennebach, OskarUffz3/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2630 "S7 + BL" (lost 8/13/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 78; crashed following a flak hit. Ju 87 Loss List
263 Bennemann, HelmutObstlt3/16/1915Wanne, Eickel932/JG-52 (8/40), I/JG-52 Adj., Stafkpt 3/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-52 (6/42 S.U.- 4/43), Kdr JG-53Bf 109E-4 "Black 5", Bf 109F "Black 1 (35% dam Wieringermeer 5/29/41, pilot OK,, Bf 109G-2/R6 Werk # 13428 "Blk <" (9/42 Dedyurewo, S.U.), Bf 109G-6 Wk # 163314 "Black <3 - + -" (lost 4/25/44)
RK(10/2/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/42)
EP(10/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 25 April, 1944 when his G-6 was hit bt B-24 return fire over Bologna. Bailed successfully. 1 Bomber. Over 400 combat missions. His 1st victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane S of London on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 2 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at London on 7 September, 1940. 70 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two Il-2s on 27 May, 1942. A Yak-1 on 31 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 1 August, 1942. An MDR-2 on 10 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. Six Il-2s on 28 December, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 17 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and two Pe-2s on 19 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and two P-39s on 17 April, 1943. Two I-16 Ratas on 9 May, 1943. Channel pilot in I/JG-52. Bodenplatte pilot. Also served in Italy in November, 1943 and the Ardennes Offensive in December, 1944. One known victory, a Blenheim near Vlissinghen, 14 April, 1941. His 90th victory, a B-24 15 km SW of Forli Italy on 25 April, 1944. His 91st, a P-47 on 8 October, 1944, no location given. Photo

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264 Benner, WernerFw12/10/1916Bochum16/KG-2Me 410A-1 Werk # 0287 "U5 + EG" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 24 August, 1943 after being attacked by a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by Norwegian Capts Johan Rad & Lovested. Benner and R/O-Gunner, Uffz Herman Reimers both perished as their AC crashed into the North Sea.benner

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265 Bensch, Karl HeinzFw11/10/1916Stralsund8/KG-2Do 17Z (lost 8/13/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 13 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission over Eastchurch England. The Lw Loss Report states an "M.G." abbreviation, suggesting a wound, with an additional notation "am 25.10.41 gefallen" (DOW?). One other crewman, Fw Ekkehard Radlach (11/25/1916, Badenfurt), Pos unknown, also WIA, and treated at the Courtrai Hosp. An additional notation "am 3/3/43 vermisst". No mention of remaining crew. Source: LW Loss Report via Joe Potter.
266 Benthin, HansOgefr11/JG-27 (8/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 8551 (lost 9/6/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 September, 1942 after being shot down with wounds during aerial combat with a Hurricane of RAF No. 127 Sq.. One known victory, a Hurricane II of RAF No. 274 Sq. southeast of El-Alamein on 25 August, 1942.
267 Benz, SiegfriedLt10/17/1924Nagold106/JG-26 (joined 7/44), 2/JG-26 (10/44), 6/JG-26 (12/44)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210188 "Black 5" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 after being shot down by a German fighter of III/JG-1 who mistook the D-9 for a Tempest! Although he was waggling his wings as the recognition signal, he was shot and crashed at the edge of a field near Eupen Belgium and exploded. Buried Düsseldorf, Block 112/P/135 (Rosseels). One known victory, a P-38 at Beauvais-Clermont on 25 August, 1944. Another, a P-51 in the Emmerich-Nijmegen area on 17 September, 1944. His 5th victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 401 Sq. at Nijmegen on 2 October, 1944. His 6th, a Grasshopper L-4 shot down near Düren on 16 October, 1944. A 7th, a Spitfire at Nijmegen on 25 September, 1944. An 8th, a Spitfire at Arnhem on 27 September, 1944. A 9th, a Spitfire at Nijmegen on 2 October, 1944. A 10th, an Auster III SW of Düren on 16 October, 1944.
268 Benzien, KonstantinUffz3/3/1919Mogilev, Belarus4/JG-27 (Wiesbaden Erbenheim FP)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410298 "White 6" (lost 12/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspA White Russian volunteer, KIA 11 December, 1943 at Uithuizen, by Nijtap/Opeinde, Netherland (near Groningen). Jager Blatt article. Carried as MIA by Eric Mombeek. Buried at Ysselsteyn Cemetary as an "unknown", he was later identified when positive ID of Friedrich König was discovered in August, 1999 by a Dutch Recovery Team. Only these two were KIA at this location on this date, but identification could not be determined at the time, since König could not be found. Added: Uffz Benzien positively identified 7/2022; buried Ysselsteyn AR-3-58. New gravemarker naming him, replacing the "Unknown", installed 10/16/2023 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
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269 Berber, Oblt26/NJG-1 (8/42), NJG-2Bf 110E-1 & 2
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One 18 August, 1942, he downed a Stirling and a Wellington, both into the sea.
270 Berdelmann, HerrmannUffz21/JG-300Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165061 "White 15" (lost 8/24/44 at Stribrec (Silberlos) Czech.], Bf 109G-14 "White 9" (44 Herbst), Bf 109G-5 Werk # Unk "White 2" (7/44 Furth)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat while attacking Liberators at Stribrec CZ with 15th AAF aircraft (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 at Szekesfehervar on 27 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 at Krefeld on 13 September, 1944. Added: He survived the 24 August, 1944 activity by parachuting with minor injuries (F.Braun).

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271 Berg, HeinrichUffzII/JG-26 (joins 8/43), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530718 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1944 in his "Black 4" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 365FG NE of Cochem. His body was found in August in his AC, buried in the mud, on the bottom of the Mosel River.
272 Berg, Heinrich von "Fritz"Uffz4/13/1920Schauben10(Jabo)/JG-26 (Channel) Fw 190A-3/U3 Werk # 2240 (lost 8/19/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 19 August, 1942 after aerial combat with a Spitfire, after he had bombed a ship off Dieppe. He landed on Drucat, examined his damaged AC, # 2240, and took off again, and crashed 4 km N of Hesdin, before reaching Wizernes. Added: He is buried in the Ger War cem Bourdon France, Blk 32, Row 9, Gr 338 (D.Drury).
273 Bergemann, HeinzLt7/KG-30Ju 88A-2 Werk # Unk "4D + KR" (lost 5/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 10 May, 1940 when they were hit by flak, and exploded when they crashed into the Waal. Remaining crew (pos unk): Fw August Herb, Uffz Walter Haiges and Flg Hermann Müller, no further detail (DVL Loss List).
274 Bergen, Erich vonOblt48/ZG-26Bf 110D Werk # 3396 "3U + HS" (lost 8/31/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940 after aerial combat between Colne Point and Clacton. His unnamed gunner also POW (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane on 14 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 27 May, 1940, no location. Nos. 3 & 4, both Spitfires over England on 10 July, 1940.
275 Berger, Hans G.Lt10/9/192382/JG-1 (joins 6/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (12/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-1 (1/45), 2/JG-1 (4/45)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-4 "White 10" (? % dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530374 "White 1" (lost 11/29/43), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340016 "White 3(dam 3/6/44), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 171596 "Yellow 8"EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 November, 1943 by B-17 "Susan Ruth" return fire near Delmenhorst; bailed safely. An Operation Bodenplatte pilot, he was one of few successful; his eighth known victory this date, 1 January, 1945, a Spitfire in the Ghent area. His 1st victory, as an Ofhr, a B-17 (HSS) on 22 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943. His "White 10" overturned on landing at Ödheim after this engagement, pilot safe. His 3rd, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) on 24 January, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 10 km S of Chimay on 8 February, 1944. Shot down over France in Feb. 1944. His 6th, a B-17 on 6 March, 1944, no location. His 7th, a B-17 N of Kaiserlautern on 24 April, 1944. He witnessed the death of his good friend, Johannes Rathenow, being just to his left when Rathenows AC exploded on 3 November, 1943. Berger flew the He 162 in 2/JG-1 in March and April 1945. Survived the war.



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276 Berger, Horst Oblt30Stfkpt 8/JG-5 (3/43 Petsamo) Bf 109F "Black 14" (3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 13810 "Black 11" on 8 May, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 May, 1944, over the Barents Sea, 20 km northwest of Wajda-Guba. Mombeek MIA List. Added: His loss due to combat with a Yak-9 (C.König). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 March, 1943. A P-40 on 18 March, 1943. A "Bmbr-41" on 27 March, 1943. A P-39 on 22 May, 1943. A Hurricane IIc WNW of Cape Korabelnyj on 18 August, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane IIc on 23 August, 1943. A P-39 and a Boston on 6 September, 1943. A P-40 on 23 September, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane on 24 September, 1943. A P-39 and a Yak-9 NE of Petsamo on 17 March, 1944. Two P-40s on 2 April, 1944. A P-39 on 12 April, 1944. Four P-40s, a P-39 and an Il-2 on 23 April, 1944.

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277 Bergmann, ErnstOblt6/2/1915Lübeck4(F)/Ob.d.L. (Sola) Ju 88D-6 Werk # 430067 "T5 + LM" (lost 2/17/43) Observer Operational Clasp KIC with his Observer Oblt August Schaal and two other unnamed crew over Northern Scotland 17 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The two unnamed crew were: Ofw Georg Besold and Fw Johannes Kaiser. All four KIC and buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The ac crashed into a hill at Fanafjell, E of Espedal, SE of Stavanger (Observer Loss List).
278 Bergmann, GötzLt6/24/1921Wedel16 5/JG-51 (7/42 S.U., N.Africa), II/JG-51 (4/43 Tunisia), Kdr Rhodes Kdo. (Gadurra/Rhodes 7/44) Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10766 (lost 1/30/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16351 (lost 4/7/43; WIA, crashed due to enemy fire at Fauconnerie), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160081 (lost 11/2/43; WIA combat), Bf 109G-6 "Red 13" (7/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 20 July, 1944 during takeoff from Gadurra airfield, Rhodes. Added: He is buried in the German War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Greece, Crypt 3, Row 16, Platte10 (D.Drury). Injured in a crash at Gabes on 30 January, 1943, after an engine fire. One known victory, A Soviet MiG-3 on 9 July, 1942. A Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 August, 1942. An Il-2 NE of Rzhev on 9 September, 1942. In the Desert, a Spitfire 20 km southwest of Tunis on 1 January, 1943. Another, a P-38 west southwest of Gafsa on 11 January, 1943. Another Desert victory, a P-40 22km notrheast of Maknassy on 15 March, 1943. Another, a Spitfire 70 km south of Matmata on 24 March, 1943. He downed a B-25 20 km north of Messauna on 7 April, 1943. A B-24 SE of Craiova (Balkans) on 21 April, 1944. A 13th, a Spitfire in the Balkans on 2 June, 1944.
279 Bergmann, HelmutHptm5/26/1920Bochum357/NJG-4(9/42), Erg/NJG-1, 8/NJG-1(6/43), 8/NJG-4(6/43), Stfkpt 8/NJG-4(4/44)Bf 110(all models), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5334 (lost 6/22/43), Bf 110G-4 Wk# 140320 "3C + CS" (8/7/44)
RK(7/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/44)
EP(6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 August, 1944 in Wk# 140320 when he and his crew, R/O Fw Günter Hauthal and Gnr Fw WilhelmSchopp, failed to return from a mission near Avranches in the invasion area. All buried Marigny. He crashed his G-4 Wk# 5334 north of Harderwijk Holland on 22 June, 1943 due to enemy fire, crew WIA, an Oblt at the time (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Two addnl crew: Fw G.Hautel, R/O and Ogefr H.Fritsch, Gnr, also wounded (SGLO). 135 combat missions. All 36 victories were night victories. One known, perhaps his 1st, a Whitley V 10 km south of Verdun on 20 September, 1942. Another, a Stirling 2 km east of Laon on 29 November, 1942, while in 7/NJG-3. A Halifax II SW of Caen on 12 November, 1943. One Lancaster & 6 Halifax over France on 11 April, 1944. On 21 April, 1944, he scored 7 victories over Lancasters. Three Lancaster in the St Dizier/Toul area on 27 April, 1944. Another multiple victoy of six on 4 May, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories. Photo Alternate spelling: Bergemann (DeSwart).


Brgmann,Schopp,and Hauthal

Courtesy Christian König

280 Bergmann, WilhelmOfw4/15/1911JG-54, 5/JG-3, I/JG-7 (12/44), 11/JG-7 (2/45)Bf 109G-6, Me 262A-1aFighter Operational ClaspDeceased 28 August, 2001.
281 Bergmann, WilhelmFwFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18884 (lost 8/4/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot injured 4 August, 1943 in a crash at Sondersfeld due to a technical fault.
282 Bergmeier,11JG-52Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. Heinrich Breuer suggests this may be a "Bergmeyer", WIA 31 August, 1944, and DOW 8 September, 1944.
283 Berkes,Uffz26/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Dreux on 6 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 at Beauvais on 18 August, 1944.
284 Berlinska, WalterUffz32/JG-302Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Red 4" (lost 8/18/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 18 August, 1944; crashed near Heiligenstadt while on a transfer flight, cause unknown (C.König). Two known victories, his nos. 1 & 2, both B-24s W of Budapest on 2 July, 1944. His 3rd B-24 E of Neusiedlersee on 16 July, 1944.
285 Bermpohl, AugustFw1(H)/32, 8/JG-53 (1/45 Reich Def)Fw 189A, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332362 "Blue 8 + -" (dam 1/1/45), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784798 "Blue 17 + -" (lost 2/15/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer & Fighter Operational Clasps
A Bodenplatte pilot, he was WIA and his ac damaged by AA fire. He made a belly landing near Speyer, S of Heidelberg (Manrho/Putz publ.). WIA a second time on 15 February, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Ditzingen area (Bf 109 Loss List).
286 Berndt, GottfriedHptm12/19/1916Linz-Grossenhain1(F)/123 Ju 88 Werk # Unk "4U + AH" (dam 6/27/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8641 (90% dam 5/10/42), Ju 88D-1 Werk # Unk "4U + CH" (dam 8/19/42), Ju 88D-1 Werk # Unk "4U + KH" (lost 8/23/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/20/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(5/10/42)
EP (8/9/41) Observer Operational Clasp
POW 23 August, 1942; shot down by a fighter of No.315 Sq., and crashed at County Waterford, Ireland. Uninjured in a Ju 88 crash 27 June, 1941 in the vicinity of Buc/Paris due to combat damage. Injured in a Bf 109F-4 crash at Guyancourt on 10 May, 1942 due to a servicing fault. Unijured in a Ju 88D-1 crash 19 August, 1942 after being shot up by Spitfires over the Dieppe landings, and force landed in friendly territory (LOCS).
287 Berndt, Karl MartinUffz2/8/1914Griessenbach3(F)/31Do 17 Werk # Unk (lost 8/13/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 13 August, 1940 at Plancoet Fr., cause unknown. Also killed, Flg Hans Richter (geb 7/18/1920 Berlin). Flg Richter died of injuries on 27 August, 1940 at Saint Brieuc. No other crew named. Both are buried at Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cem, Blk 11, Row 1, Flg Richter Gr 6; Uffz Berndt Gr 4 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
288 Berneike, AlfredUffz5/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2516 "F1 + MN" (lost 8/7/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost at Bizerta 7 August, 1943, cause unknown, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
289 Bernhard,ObltFFS ?Pilot BadgeHis Pilot Badge document, dated 29 August, 1944, found online, no further detail, including his given name! It was blank.
290 Bernhard, FritzOfw6/KG-51, 3/KG-77 (8/42 Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144144 "#Z + HL" (lost 8/21/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. MIA with unnamed crew 21 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
291 Bernhardt, MaxUffz151/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.) Fw 190A-5 Werk # (015)2687 "White 17" (lost 8/10/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 August, 1943 making a force landing after combat at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.35 Ost/41 882, Karkhiv, Ukraine. Added: Probably sd by an 813 IAP fighter; No VDK burial listing (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 28 May, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 10 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 5 July, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 9 July, 1943. A 5th & 6th, an Il-2(m.H.) and a MiG-3 on 12 July, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 on 14 July, 1943. An 8th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 July, 1943. A 9th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 July, 1943. A 10th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 25 July, 1943. An 11th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. Nos. 12, 13 & 14, a Pe-2 and two Il-2s (m.H.) in the Linojewo/Karatschev area on 2 August, 1943. A 15th, a Pe-2 on 5 August, 1943. Magnus.
292 Bernsau, GüntherOfhr21/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732039 "White 12" (lost 8/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters at Angerville France. No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 in the Vire-Conde area on 17 July, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 at St Lo on 30 July, 1944.
293 Bertels, KonradOblt1Stab JGr Süd, II/JG-26 (joins 7/44), Stab I/JG-26 (11/44)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 750137 "Green 1" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 November, 1944 in his "Green 1" after developing engine trouble. He was last seen heading into a cloud, trailing white smoke. He crashed near Rheine at 0945. One known victory, a P-51 of 354FG at Rambouillet (Houdan, S of Mantes) on 16 August, 1944. Entered military service in the Luftwaffe in 1937. Carried as MIA by Eric Mombeek.
294 Berthold, HerbertOfhr4/JG-27Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 412640 "White 17" (lost 8/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1944 during aerial combat; crashed at Horvatjarfalu Hungary (now Jarovce, Slovakia), south of Bratislava. NOTE: He is believed to be the Lt Herbert Berthold, born 9 April, 1924 in Nuremberg, promoted posthumously, and buried in the War Cem. Stadt Friedhof, Erlanger St., Fürth, Germany, Blk R, Gr 75. (D.Drury).
295 Bertholdt, HerbertOfhr14/JG-27Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 8/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (e.v.) NE of Grosser Müggelsee on 6 August, 1944. KIA 7 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
296 Bertram,Ogefr26/JG-53Bf 109G-6 & Bf 109G-6/U4 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, both Austers in the Etamples-Angerville area on 31 August, 1944.
297 Bertram, Gerhard Heribert?Lt3/2/192219/JG-77 (Med) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18156 "Yellow 13" (lost 7/30/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30 July, 1943 during aerial combat SE of Alghero Sardinia. His 1st victory, a P-40, 20 km south of Sassari, Sicily, 30 July, 1943. The Bf 109 Loss List identified him as Heribert. Added: Declared MIA 1 August, 1944 (LOCS).
298 Bertram, GüntherOblt11/2/192035KG-4, NJSchwarm Kdo-Ost, 4/NJG-100 (5/44 S.U.), 3/NJG-100 (4/45)He 111H, Ju 88C-6s in 4/NJG-100, Ju 88A-4 "8V + CH" in NJSch, , Do 217N, & Fw 189A , Ju 88G-6 "W7 + AM" (lost 4/30/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
AC "W7 + AM" lost 30 April, 1945 at Lübeck-Blankensee, no further detail (A. Rosseels). His first known victories, four Soviets the night of 8-9 May, 1944; three PS-84s and a Boston III. A 2nd, a PS-84 the night of I July, 1944. A DB-3F SW of Kobrin the night of 9-10 July, 1944. Two PS-84s at Tomashov the night of 14-15 July, 1944. A Soviet Boston the night of 20-21 July, 1944. An Il-4 and a Boston the night of 23-24 August, 1944. A DB-3F the night of 20-21 September, 1944. Magnus Report. Bowers/Lednicer, 35 victories.

Courtesy Christian König

299 Bertram, Hans H.Oblt4/27/1918EssenGrp Adj I/JG-27 (Channel) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6123 (lost 8/30/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3763 (lost 9/30/40) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 September, 1940 in aerial combat over Sussex. Crashed at Nettlefold Field, Nutley, Sussex. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 18 (M.Croft). Shot down 30 August, 1940 over the Thames and his E-1 crashed into the Channel, pilot rescued. Brother to Otto and Karl of NJG-1.
Cannock Chase
300 Bertram, Hans WilhelmHptm5/17/1918Breitenhof5/Bo.Fl.Gr.-196 (2/38), 2/Ku.Fl.Gr.-406 (39), 11/KG-6 (8/42), Stfkpt 3/KG(J)-6 (1/45) He 60 & Ar 196 in 196, He 115 in 406, Ju 88, Ju 188A-2 "3E + FK" (dam 8/21/44, injured crash landing near Nivelles), Bf 109G & Me 262A
RK(1/14/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)
EP(9/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/21/44)
Bomber Operational Clasp
Bertram injured 21 August, 1944, crash landing near Nivelles, the remaining unnamed crew uninjured, the cause not reported. 169 combat missions.

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