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2201 Köhne, WalterLt304/JG-52 (12/40), 2/JG-1 (6/43), 3/JG-1 (11/43-3/44), Stfkpt 6/JG-11 (7/44), III/EJG-2 (4/45)Bf 109 F-2 Werk # 5460 "Yellow 12 + -" (dam 6/22/41), Bf 109G, Fw 190A-5 "White 7" in JG-1(Netherlands), Fw 190A-7 "Yellow 11" (3/44 Hopsten), A-8 "Yel 7" in 3/JG-1, Me 262 at Lechfeld
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down in Wk# 5460 with wounds 22 June, 1941 by ground fire during a low level attack on Soviet tanks, a Gefr at the time. 15 bombers. 12 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 at Karatsch on 9 May, 1942. An I-153 on 6 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 November, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 15 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 18 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 19 December, 1942. One known western victory, his 13th, a B-17 W of Raesfeld on 22 June, 1943. His 14th, a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943. His 15th, a B-17 (HSS) at Scheldemündung on 5 November, 1943. A P-47 same day at Ooltgensplaad. His 17th, a B-17 (HSS) on 16 December, 1943. His 20th, a B-17 at Bohmte on 10 February, 1944. Two B-17s in the Vechta/Quackenbrück area on 6 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 25th, a B-24 at Fassberg-Uelzen on 8 April, 1944. His 27th, a shared B-17 W of Rothaargebirge on 22 April, 1944. His 30th and last victory, a P-47 in the Asch/Maastricht area on 1 January, 1945. Survived the war. Flugbuch (2/40 to 11/40).
2202 Köhnlein, FritzFw1Eins.Staffel/NJG-102, 4/NJG-102 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26/27 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Tilsit after downing his Russian bomber (Boiten). His first known victory, a Soviet "unnamed a/c" (bomber) the night of 26-27 August, 1944.
2203 Kohrt, FritzOblt2 10/JG-77 (8/44 S.U.), Stfkpt in 12/JG-5 (3/45) Fw 190A-8 Werk# 732075 (lost 3/25/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 March, 1945; Combat with a P-51 of RAF No. 65 Sq., piloted by S/L Ian G. Stewart (who was killed minutes later by Kohrts wingman, Lt Eberhard Lemmel). Kohrt crashed into the sea north of Bergen Norway. Mombeek MIA List & John Hamblin. His first known victory, a Soviet fighter of IAR-39 W of Buzau on 26 August, 1944. A 2nd Soviet fighter from IAR-39 on 5 September, 1944.
2204 Kolbow, HansOblt1/8/1914Hamburg27 Legion Condor, 3/JG-20(9/39), 6/JG-20(5/40), 9/JG-51(7/40), Stfkpt 5/JG-51(8/40 - 7/41) Bf 109E "Red 1"in 5 Stf, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 12804 "Blk 1"(dam), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8974 "Blk 6"(lost 7/16/41)
RK(7/27/41 Post)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 July, 1941 when he attempted to bail from his ground-fire damaged "Black 6" S of Stara-Bychow (today Bykhov, Belarus), at 60 feet during the Battle for Smolensk. Added: The VDK could not recover his remains for transfer to a military cemetery, and he is commemorated in the German War Cem. at Schtschatkowo (Eng = Shchatkovo), Belarus (D.Drury). On 3 July, 1941, after being hit by Soviet bomber return fire, he made a force landing in "Black 1" near Nowo-Hutkowo. 13 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 southeast of Antwerp, 12 May, 1940, I/JG-20s first victory in the West. His 2nd, a Spitfire NE of Calais on 29 May, 1940. A 3rd, a Skua northwest of Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. Nos.4 & 5, a Spitfire and a Blenheim on 30 June, 1940, no location on either. His 6th, a Spitfire 20 km SW of Dover on 10 July, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 8 August, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, two Spitfires N of Dover on 26 August, 1940. His first known Soviets victories, five SB-2s on 25 June, 1941, while serving in 5/JG-51. A double Soviet victory on 13 July, 1941; both DB-3s.
2205 Kollak, ReinhardStabsFw3/28/1915Ögenau, Ostpreussen49I/ZG-1, 1/NJG-1, 7/NJG-1 (8/42), 7/NJG-4 (9/42), 4/NJG-4 (4/43), 8/NJG-4 (8/43)Bf 110C "3C + LR" (Summer 42 in 7/NJG-4), Bf 110E "3C +LR" in 7/NJG-4
RK(8/29/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/29/43)
EP(9/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
250+ combat missions, all victories were Night victories. His first known victory, a Whitlet at Houthalen, 10 km NNE of Hasselt, on 17 June, 1941. A Stirling I of RAF No. 149 Sq. at Thieulain (Hainaut), 12 km E of Tournai Belgium, by Leuze, 27 km northwest of Mons, the night of 24-25 August, 1942. Another victory, a Stirling I of RAF No. 149 Sq. at Tongrinne, 8 km southwest of Gembloux Belgium the night of 16-17 September, 1942. Another victory, a Lancaster on 16-17 September, 1942. On 19 September, 1942, he downed a Stirling 6 km NE of Revigny. His 20th (?) victory, a Lancaster SE of Metz on 24 February, 1944. A Lancaster 3 km S of Beaumont on 1 May, 1944. A 2nd Lancaster, same day, 3 km SW of Chateaudun. Another double victory, both "4 mots"; one at Bar-le-Duc, the other E of St Dizier, on 15 July, 1944. Four "4 mots" on 19 July, 1944; all in the Rommily/St Dizier areas. Bowers/Lednicer, 49 victories. Deceased 6 February, 1980. Also spelled Kollack.
2206 Koller, AlbertMaj6/18/1917Klein Reifling4/KG-55 (39), Stfkpt 4/KG-55 (7/41), Stab/KG-55 (9/42)He 111P & H
RK(11/13/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His crew in 4/KG-55: Fw Georg Ruhnau, Gnr (DK-G 2/26/43); Fw Burmeister, Flt Engr; Lt Josef Luxenburger, Obs and Fw Meisel, R/O. 300+ combat missions. Deceased 3 August, 2004, Köttmannsdorf.
2207 Koller, HeribertOfw12/10/1920492/EJG-Ost, 6/JG-54 (2/43 S.U.), 5/JG-54 (6/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)5651 "Black 4" (lost), Fw 190A-4 "Black 12" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(9/10/44),


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
300 combat missions. Shot down with wounds 25 March, 1944 in # 5651, location unknown. 16 Sturmovik victories. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 19 February, 1943. An R-5 on 23 February, 1943. Two La-5s on 18 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 21 June, 1943. An La-5 and two Il-2s on 13 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 17 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 August, 1943. A Boston III on 23 August, 1943. His 13th per OKL, a Soviet Il-2 on 24 January, 1944. His 14th & 15th, both Il-2s on 27 January, 1944. Nos. 16 & 17, both La-5s on 11 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 5 June, 1944. A Yak-9 on 17 June, 1944. Shot down w/o wounds on 18 June, 1944 in "Black 12" near Helsinki, Finland airfield. A P-39 on 20 June, 1944. An La-5 on 28 June, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 21 July, 1944. An Il-2 on 27 July, 1944. An La-5 on 2 August, 1944. Two Il-2s on 30 August, 1944. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 5 September, 1944. An La-5 and a Yak-9 on 6 September, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 15 September, 1944. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 9 October, 1944. His last victory was a Yak-3 on 9 April, 1945. Flugbuch (11/40 to 5/45). EP date per Vermeer EP Awards List.
2208 Köllner, HeinzFw2/4/19201/KG-66Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330841 "Z6 + OH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 20/21 August, 1944; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Heinrich Jenchen, geb 4/21/1920, Obs and Uffz Peter Kolbe, geb 1/29/1923, R/O. Source: B.Bines.
2209 Kolodzie, Erich "Gandi"Lt6/19/1918139/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.) Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7486 "Yel 11" (lost 5/1/42), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210030 "TS+DD" Wh 9" (lost 10/15/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 October, 1944 in "White 9" south of Minden/Südfelde. Listed as MIA on 1 May, 1942 but returned to his airfield after his "Yellow 11" was shot down over Leningrad. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 20 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. His 5th Soviet, a MiG-3 near Bolschaya on 17 January, 1943. One known western victory, a Spitfire W of Haarlem on 27 July, 1943. Two Beaufighters W of Texel on 2 August, 1943. A B-17 on 20 February, 1944. A 5th, a B-24 at Vogelsberg on 24 February, 1944. A 6th, a B-17 at Diepholz on 6 March, 1944. A 7th, a B-17 at Sülz on 18 March, 1944. An 8th, a Spitfire at Carentan-St Lo on 4 July, 1944. Added: Werk # & KIA date corrected by Sebastian Most, De. 6/2020.
2210 Kölsch, ErichGefr8/12/1924Siegen 1 JG-107 ('42 Nancy, Fr.), 10/JG-53 (late '43 - 8/44 Reich Def) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165846 "White 10 + I" (lost 8/15/44) EK 2, Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 August, 1944 during aerial combat with two P-51's and a P-38; his G-6 crashed on Tilgrupsweg in Appelscha Holland, near Steenwijk/Assen (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). Added: His one victory, a B-24 on 15 August, 1944. Erich witnessed the B-24 roll over on the right wing, and learned later that the crew bailed safely. Afterwards, he found himself alone, and under attack by the fighters. Despite facial, arm and other shrapnel wounds, he managed to bail from his tumbling and burning ac, with his chute partially on fire. He was rescued by a Dutch family. Heavily bandaged, he made his way back to his home in Siegen, 160 miles! His Father did not recognize him, at first, due to the facial bandaging. He had 26 unconfirmed victories in addition to the B-24. Shortly before being sd, he received word that his next assignment was to report for "Turbo" (Me 262?) training, which he never did. His war was over. He passed away on 15 August, 1990, exactly 46 years after he had been shot down! Source: Erich's Son's, Michael & Henning Kölsch and Hennings Son-in-Law, Sascha Becker (4/2021).
2211 Kolschek, MaxUffz1920Wiener Neustadt, Austria5 6/JG-1 (8/42), 4/JG-1 (10/42), 5/JG-1 (3/43 Woesdrecht), 4/JG-1 (3/43 Schiphol) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5562 (80% dam 3/4/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7026 "White 1" (lost 3/11/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 March, 1943 during aerial combat with three Spitfires in Wk# 7026 over the North Sea, west of Ijmuiden Holland, the same day as his last victory. His death witnessed ny wingman, Hans Lebmann. One known victory, his 1st, a Mosquito IV, 5 km northwest of Ghent Belgium on 15 August, 1942. His 2nd, a Mosquito west of Hock-van-Holland on 11 October, 1942. His 3rd, an "n.b.", a B-17 over Holland on 14 February, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 10 km west of Vlielandee on 4 March, 1943. After this incident, he was uninjured when he crashed his Wk# 5562 at the Leeuwarden Holland airfield due to engine damage (DeSwart). His 5th, a Spitfire 40 km west of Ijmuiden on 11 March, 1943. No known grave. Alternate spelling: Kolscheck.
2212 Kolschen, BerndUffz3/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141131 "F1 + DL" (lost 8/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Augusta 9 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List)
2213 Kölzsch, JoachimFw4/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10489 "White 10 + -" (lost 8/29/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1942 during aerial combat with a Spitfire at La Valletta (Bf 109 Loss List).
2214 Komoss, AugustOfw1/29/1920Castrop-Rauxel7/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ER" (lost 7/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 July, 1944; sd by flak while undertaking a supply drop, and crashed into Seine Bay, off Normandy. His body washed ashore, and he is buried at Tourgeville Military Cem., France, Blk 10, Gr 10. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Gustav Sartena, Obs; Fw Johann Vilimowsky, R/O and Uffz Kurt Dittrich, Gnr (D.Drury). Added: Burial update; Tourgeville, Dept. 14 (Calvados), Plot 10, Row F, Grave 5 (M.Krebbers 4/2021).
Courtesy Matthias Krebbers
2215 Kondritz, D.Lt3/Kü.Fl.Gr. 506Ju 88A Werk # 1322 "S4 + LL" (lost 8/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIFA with unnamed crew 19 August, 1941; accident at the Grove airfield, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng).
2216 König,Lt11/SG-5 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assauly Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 15 August, 1944.
2217 König, AugustUffzSG unitFw 190F-8 (lost 4/30/45)Assault Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost at Reibertenrod 30 April, 1945. Pilot bailed when the ac ran out of fuel, no injuries noted.
2218 König, ErnstUffz3/StG-2Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5580 "T6 + HL" (lost 8/16/40)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 16 August, 1940; sd with wounds when his ac was damaged by fighters and he crashed near Church Norton, Selsey, Chichester, Sussex. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Josef Schmid, also WIA & POW (D.Drury).
2219 König, FriedrichGefr2/8/1920Berlin6/JG-3 (Volkel) Bf 109G-5y Werk# 26116 "Yellow 2 + -" (lost 12/11/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 11 December, 1943; Aerial combat in his G-5 with U.S. fighters SE of Norg, NW of Assen, in the Groningen area. His body was recovered 31 August, 1999 by a Dutch Recovery Team at Norg (Prov. Drenthe), in the bottom of Peester Maden, near the hamlet of Peest Holland. He was buried in the German War Cemetary at Ysselsteyn (Prov. Limburg) CB-14-350.
Ysselstein, Holland
2220 König, VictorFw6/28/1920Vienna Austria9/KG-55 (5/42), 14(Eins)/KG-55 (6/43),He 111H-16 Werk # 160906 "G-1 + BY" (dam 6/23/43), He 111H-16 (lost 8//29/44)
RK(10/6/44 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 29 August, 1944 over Rigaer Bay during a maintenance test flight due to engine failure. König and pilot, Lt Alfred Hahn were killed in the crash. Second Obs Ogefr Kurt Martius, Sr Mechs. Uffz Georg Kindler and StbsFw Kurt Stüve were rescued by sea rescue service. Ogefr Martius died in a hospital two days later, a result of his injuries. König and Lt Hahn were buried in the military cemetery in Riga, 1 September, 1944. Injured in a crash landing 23 June, 1943, no further detail. An Observer with 400+ combat missions.
2221 Konopka, Kuno AdalbertLt2/20/191887/ZG-26 Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3094 "3U + AR" (lost 9/26/40
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 26 September, 1940 during aerial combat at Tapnall Farm, near Freshwater, Isle of Wight; bur CC, Blk 7, Gr 257. His unnamed gunner also KIA (Magnus & Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A on 21 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 14 June, 1940, no location. His 3rd, another Hurricane on 22 June, 1940, no location. A 4th, a Spitfire over England on 10 July, 1940. His 5th & 6th, two Spitfires over England on 18 August, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1940, no location. His 8th, a Spitfire on 2 September, 1940, no location. Added: His unnamed gunner was Lt Rudolf Eiberg (geb 5/29/1913 Köln), bur CC, Blk 7, Gr 258 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
2222 Konrad, RudolfUffz9/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165630 "Yellow 20 + I" (lost 8/4/44)Fighter Operaational ClaspMIA 4 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-51 S of Bremen/Hamburg. He may be one of four "Unknowns" buried this date at Schneverdingen Cemetery or in Lüneburg.
2223 Konter, HelmutHptm15IV/NJG-5, 3/NJG-100Bf 110 EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA March, 1945 (exact date unknown, Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet B-25 E of Orscha othe night of 12-13 October, 1943. A U-2 the night of 22-23 March, 1944. Another U-2 22 km SSE of Polotsk on 25 March, 1944. An Il-4 SSW of Orscha the night of 16-17 May, 1944. A U-2 and an R-5 SSE of Vitebsk the night of 27-28 May, 1944. An R-5 45 km SE of Vitebsk the night of 28-29 May, 1944. Three U-2s in the Orscha area on the night of 10-11 June, 1944. One known western victory, a Lancaster 80 km ESE of Krakow on 5 August, 1944. A 2nd Lancaster, same day, 65 km E of Krakaw. Magnus, 20 victories.
2224 Koop, Werner Fhr6/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161367 "Yellow 5 + -" (lost 8/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 August, 1944 during aerial combat, after making a force landing beyond the Front, 3km east of Uzurawa, SE of Ostrowitsche, Poland. He was reported MIA by Hptm Heinz Sturm of II/JG-52. Jager Blatt 6/2001. Alternate spelling: Kopp (Bf 109 Loss List)
2225 Kopfinski, GüntherUffz61/JG-52 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-7 on 8 June, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 9 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Yak-1 on 4 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 14 September, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 September, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 on 13 February, 1944.
2226 Kopischke, ArnoUffz2KGr-806 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3561 "M7 + CK" (lost 8/11/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Hermann Döhla and remaining unnamed crew 11 August, 1942 near the Luca airfield, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2227 Koplik, FranzLt4/26/1924Möllersdorf5 9/JG-1 (4/44), Stab III/JG-1 (5/44), 8/JG-1 (5/44), 9/JG-1 (11/43 Volkel; 6/44 France) Bf 109G-6 Werk 19913 (lost 11/29/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413583 "Yellow 12" (lost 8/2/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Compiegne with a P-51. Buried Bourdon, Block 44/4/145. His Wk# 3 19913 crashed at Bergen op Zoom Holland on 29 November, 1943 due to a fuel shortage, pilot OK (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 9 April, 1944. Another, a P-47 at Fehmarn Is. on 13 May, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 "EG-8" at Oranienburg, by Wittstock, on 24 May, 1944. His 4th, a P-51 NNW of Stuttgart on 25 May, 1944. His 5th, and last victory, a Spitfire on 1 August, 1944, most likely in the LAigle area with other 9/JG-1 victors. Magnus.
2228 Kopp, ErnstUffz7/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2908 "J9 + IH" (lost 8/19/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKopp and unnamed crew reported lost 19 August, 1943 after making an emergency landing south of Alexandrowka due to flak. Crew later returned OK. Ju 87 Loss List
2229 Kopp, WalterLt210/JG-26Bf 109G-6 in 44, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330380 "Black 28" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat with a Tempest of RNZAF No 486 Sq. W of Koblenz. His remains were found in the early 1990s near Borghorst. His 2 victories; a B-17F of 452BG over the Bastogne area on 12 May, 1944 and a Halifax N of Paris on 6 August, 1944.
2230 Kopp, Wilhelm WilliFw58/JG-2, 9/JG-2 (5/43)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550548 (lost 9/9/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Beaumont France. One known victory, a B-17 in the Bordeaux area on 17 May, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 near St. Nazaire on 29 May, 1943. A B-17 on 28 June, 1943. A 4th, a Spitfire on 24 August, 1943. A 5th, a B-17 near Paris on 3 September, 1943.
2231 Koppe, GeorgUffz157/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.)),Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13628 "White 7" (lost 9/5/42; KIA, flew into the ground at Mosdok after combat damage to engine)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 7 August, 1942. A 4th, a Douglas on 8 August, 1942. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 15 August, 1942. A 6th, a LaGG-3 on 17 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 23 August, 1942. An 8th, an I-153 on 25 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 26 August, 1942. A 10th, a LaGG-3 on 27 August, 1942. An 11th, an I-16 Rata on 30 August, 1942. A 12th, an I-16 Rata on 31 August, 1942. A 13th, an I-16 Rata on 4 September, 1942. A 14th, a LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. A 15th, a LaGG-3 on 7 September, 1942. Magnus, MIA 5 September, 1942(?).
2232 Köppel, GeorgLt4/9/1923Weissenburg3/SKG-10 (Mönchen-Gladbach?)Fw 190F-8 Werk # 581251 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/9/44)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1944 during combat at Louviers, Upper Normandy. Added: Mr.Jean Pierre Ruault has provided the following: the aircraft crashed in his Grandparents yard in Louviers (Normandy), 400 miles east of Avranches. Ofhr Köppel was sd by a Mosquito Nightfighter of No.219 Sq., piloted by F/O Gloster, at 11PM, while attacking Allied Troops in western France. His ac was set on fire and he attempted to bail, but was killed instantly when he apparently struck the tail assembly. His body was found 6 months later by hunters. Papers found on his body identified him as Ofhr Georg Köppel. His resting place is unknown. He was promoted to Lt posthumously.
2233 Koppelmeyer,Uffz26/NJG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" near Feindhosen on 22 June, 1944 (Lancaster ME613). A 2nd "4 mot" 50 km S of Oldenburg on 13 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Koppelmayer (Boiten).
2234 Kopperschläger, HeinrichUffz6Flugzeugführer 1/JG-53 (5/40 Douzy), Instr Erg/JG-53 (1/41)Bf 109E-3, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5111 (lost 1/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 15 January, 1941, crashing at the training facility at St Jean dAngely, cause not given (Prien). His first victory, a Hurricane over the English Channel on 12 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire NW of London on 15 September, 1940. Magnus. Per a text in the JG-53 Chronicles (Prien), Kopperschläger scored a victory over a Morane in the Laon-Couvron area on 3 June, 1940, along with one by Lt Zeis.
2235 Kornascher,Oblt24/NJG-1 (8/41), III/NJG-4 (3/43)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Blenheim on 15 August, 1941, no location, an Ofw at the time. A 2nd, a Halifax at Maufresnes on 12 March, 1943.
2236 Kornatz, HansOblt12/29/1915362/JG-53 (9/39 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim-11/42), JG-52, 3/EJG-Süd, Stfkpt 1/JG-53 (7/44)Bf 109E-3 "Red 5"(10/39), Bf 109F & G(Trop), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13474 "Black
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP

EK 1(9/40) & 2
Wound Badge(5/27/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 May, 1940 during aerial combat with a Potez in a Bf 109E which was totaled (Prien). WIA 8 September, 1942 during aerial combat at Kotluban. Flugbuch (9/40 to 8/44). His first aerial victory, a Battle west of Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, during the French Campaign, a Potez 63 west of Noyon, 27 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, his 9th overall, an I-61 on 4 June, 1942. His 10th, a MiG-3 on 8 June, 1942. His 15th, a Pe-2 on 27 June, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 August, 1942. An Il-2 E of Kalatsch on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 at Katschalinskaya on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Two Il-2s and a MiG-1 on 7 September, 1942. One known victory in the Desert, his 26th, a Spitfire on 29 November, 1942. His 30th & 31st victories, both Dragonflys; one 15 km south of Canino, the other 20 km south of Aquino Italy, 13 December, 1943. His 33rd, a B-24 in the Balkans on 22 July, 1944. His 34th, a Yak 9 over Rumania on 22 August, 1944. An Il-2 at Mohacs on 23 November, 1944. His 36th, a Rumanian Bf 109 on 25 February, 1945. He was shot down in his G-10 on 10 April, 1945 over Vienna by a Soviet Il-2. Deceased 23 August, 2002.
2237 Kornatzki,Ofw16/ZG-76 (8/41)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire at Map Quadrant 33.2 on 29 August, 1941.
2238 Kort, RudolfUffz9/JG-27 (8/44 France; 9/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413571 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 8/13/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780902 "White 3 + I" (lost 9/21/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 September, 1944 during aerial combat in the Köln area. Injured in a crash near Tours on 13 August, 1944, cause not reported.
2239 Korten, Uffz89/JG-52Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Yak-1 on 15 August, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 28 August, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 13 September, 1942. A 4th, a P-40 on 31 October, 1942. A 5th, an I-16 Rata on 27 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 December, 1942. A 7th, a MiG-1 on 10 December, 1942. An 8th, a Boston III on 12 December, 1942.
2240 Kortlepel, ErwinOfw254/JG-3 (6/40), JG-77 (most likely in S.U.) Bf 109E in 40, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6746 ""White 6 + -" (lost 6/24/41), Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332333 (lost 12/16/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/27/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His K-4 reported crashed 16 December, 1944 at Hasemühle, cause and pilot disposition unknown. His victories include 21 in the East (G.Festi 12/2020). MIA briefly 6/24/41 in "White 6" over Russia; sd by MiG-3 piloted by F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin, pilot returned. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Crevecoeur-le-Grand, 5 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Ashford on 28 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane S of London on 8 September, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane S of London on 29 September, 1940. He survived the war; deceased 3 August, 1983 (G.Festi). Magnus Report, final victory count may be higher. Alternate spelling: Kortlebel. NOTE: Werk Numbers 332331, 336 & 340 all assigned to JG-77.
2241 Korts, BertholdLt5/21/1912Karlsruhe113Stab III/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), 8/JG-52 (6/43), Stfkpt 9/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Wk# (6)20470 "Yellow 1" (lost 8/29/43) Note: the Bf 109 Loss List indicates the Wk# as 15899.
RK(8/29/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/23/43)
EP(2/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 August, 1943 in "Yellow 1" at Amwrossijewka, on a mission from Makejewka in the direction of Charkow. All his victories were in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 6 August, 1942. Two Bostons on 14 August, 1942. Another Boston on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and a Boston on 2 September, 1942. A Boston on 6 September, 1942. An I-153 on 7 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 30 September, 1942. A Boston III on 11 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 19 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 31 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 17 November, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 24 November, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 27 November, 1942. A Boston III on 9 January, 1943. Two LaGG-3s, an I-153 and an I-16 on 15 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 21 April, 1943. A P-39, and two LaGGs on 8 May, 1943. Another of many multiples, Four Pe-2s and a Spitfire on 26 May, 1943. Two P-39s, a LaGG, a B-25 and an Il-2 on 27 May, 1943. Three LaGGs on 10 June, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. Photo
2242 Koslowski, EduardOfw12I/JG-20, 9/JG-53 (9/39), 8/JG-53 (9/40; 6/41 S.U.), 9/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109D, Bf 109E "Yel 10" & Bf 109-F-2 Werk # 5523 "Black 2 + I" (lost 6/22/41)& F-4 in 8 Staffel, Fw 190A-2 Wk #122068 "Yel 1 + I" (lost 2/12/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 February, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires N of Calais, while protection German warships in the Channel. He was buried in Bourdon France. Koslowski flew as wingman for Harald Jung while serving in I/JG-20. MIA briefly on 22 June, 1941 after downing an I-153 and after making a force landing, uninjured, in Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5523 at Merkina S.U., returning the next day (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Mureaux southwest of Merzig, 6 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 7 September, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Ashford on 17 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 17 October, 1940. A Soviet DB-3 on 15 July, 1941. His 10th, a Spitfire on 27 August, 1941, no location. His 11th, a Spitfire on 8 December, 1941, no location. His 12th, a Spitfire on 9 January, 1942. Victories 10, 11 & 12 were achieved while serving in JG-26. Magnus.
2243 Koslowski, HansLt5/3/1923Stffüh 8/SG-2 (8/44)Fw 190F-8, Ju 87D-5 Werk # 141952 "T6 + ES" (dam 8/17/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: WIA 17 August, 1944 when his ac was hit by enemy fire in the vicinity of Skangali airfield, Latvia, no mention of his R/O-Gnr (D.Drury).
2244 Kosse, WolfgangHptm9/27/1918Berlin276/JG-26(5/40), Stfkpt 5/JG-26(8/40; 9/41 Morseele, Be.), 1/JG-5, Sturmstf 1(2/44), 10/JG-3(6/44), Stfkpt 13/JG-3(10/44)Bf 109E-7 "Blk 8", Fw 190A-1 Werk # 0100 "Blk 10" (9/41), Fw 190A-4 "Wh 10"in JG-5, Fw 190A-9 Wk# 205265 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 in Wk# 205265 "< O +" (or "White 6" by another source) during aerial combat with an RAF Tempest in the Luttich/Liege area. His body has never been found. Busted from Oblt to Flieger on 30 November, 1943, for damaging an aircraft during an unauthorized flight. By the time of his death, he was promoted back to Hptm.. His 1st eleven victories in JG-26. His first victory was a Lysander at Mons on 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Cambrai, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane 20 km NE of Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Dungeness on 31 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire on 9 August, 1941 S of St Omer France, thought to be either Douglas Bader or "Buck" Casson, Kdr of RAF No. 616 Sq.. His 10th, a Spitfire NNW of Calais on 4 April, 1942. A double victory on 11 February, 1944, two B-17s (n.l.) by Heidelberg as a Flg in Sturmstaffel 1. His 20th, a B-24 on 9 April, 1944, no location. Two B-17s on 29 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 25th, a P-47 at Aachen-Kerpen on 17 December, 1944. Two Typhoons in the Ardennes sector on 24 December, 1944. Mombeek MIA List.

Sturmstaffel 1: 9 Left Gefr. Kosse

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2245 Köster, AlfonsHptm2/6/1919Hüingsen, Westfalen253/NJG-2 (4/41), 1/NJG-1 (7/43), Stab III/NJG-2 (5/44), 9/NJG-2, Stfkpt 12/NJG-3Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6220 "G9 + BH" (lost 7/9/43), Ju 88C-2, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360229 "??" (dam 7/22/42 enemy fire El Alamein, pilot WIA), Ju 88C-6 "R4 + KL" , Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621499 "D5 + PX" (lost 1/7/45)
RK(10/29/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)
EP(8/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 6/7 January, 1945 near Varel/Oldenburg, when his Ju 88G-6, during the landing approach, touched the roof of a farm building in heavy fog, and crashed. Buried Menden-Lendringen, III/10 (Rosseels). Remaining crew (KIC); Lt Bodusch and Uffz Lingen (H. Breuer). N. African Campaign in NJG-2. Over 200 missions, 25 or 29 Night victories. His first victory, a Defiant at Upwood, 9-10 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Wellington 5 km W of Southend on 7-8 May, 1941. His 3rd, a Wellington the night of 8-9 May, 1941. His 4th, a Hampden NW of London the night of 11-12 June, 1941. A 5th & 6th, both Blenheims at Wyton on 15 July, 1941. His 7th, a Whitley at Marham the night of 7-8 August, 1941. His 8th, a Blenheim 20 km W of Lincoln on 20 August, 1941. His 9th & 10th, a Wellington at Oxford and a Hampden at Hatfield on on 1 September, 1941. A Beaufighter the night of 26 June, 1942. Another, a Blenheim on 28 June, 1942. He was injured when his G-2 crashed at Stellendam, Goeree Holland on 9 July, 1943, due to engine trouble, a Lt at the time. His R/O, Ofw Herbert Biehne was uninjured (DeSwart). Two Wellingtons on 21 July, 1942. A "4 mot"on 25 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" in the Paris/Mantes area on 8 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Volkel on 17 June, 1944.
2246 Köster, HelmutOfw10/6/1921Soest, Westphalia 1 & 2/StG-2, 1/SG-2 (Gorgenyaroszfalu, Hungary?) Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 931880 "White N" (lost 8/8/44)
RK(8/8/44Post.)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/18/43)
EP(3/22/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 8 August, 1944 during Fw 190 training when his AC collided with another Fw 190, piloted by Fw Alfred Ebeling (bailed safely), and crashed near Sächsisch-Regen Hungary. 700 missions in the Ju 87. Added: Fw Köster's remains could not be recovered by the VDK for reburial, and he is commemorated in the memorial book at Jasi, Romania (D.Drury).
2247 Kott, R.Uffz5/KG-2 (8/42 Eindhoven) Do 217E-4 Werk # 4300 "U5 + ?N" (lost 8/27/42) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed at Eindhoven Holland on 27 August, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: He crashed at Eindhoven killing the entire crew, all buried at Ysselsteyn. Uffz Kott buried AA-2-49. Remaining crew: Ogefr A.Maier, Obs (bur AA-2-50); Gefr J.Butzin, R/O (bur Z-3-51) and Uffz E.Hensel, Gnr (bur Z-3-52) (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
2248 Kotzian, FranzOgefr1/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14952 "Yellow 1" (lost 8/2/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 August, 1943 in map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 66861, Krirowtowka-Kuteinikowo, cause unknown.
2249 Kovacs, Janos PalLt1919Hungary5101/I Ftr. Grp., most likely, (or 102FG)Bf 109G-14Fighter Operational ClaspBorn in 1919, Kovacs served as Squadron 1/1 during the Battle of Kursk on the Eastern Front in the summer of 1943. Winning his first 2 wins on July 5 in this area. In the fall of 1943, he was transferred to the 5/2 Squadron with which he won 2 new victories. In the summer of 1944, he was posted to Escadrille 101/3, where in the summer of 1944 he shot down two American aircraft carrying his score to six victories before being himself killed on August 21, 1944.
2250 Kovacs, PalUffzHungary61/1 Ftr. Sq. (5/43), 5/2 Ftr. Sq. (9/43), 101/3 Ftr. Sq. (6/44), 101/2 Ftr. Sq. (7/44)Bf 109F4/B "V0 +41" (7/43), Bf 109G-6 (6/44)Silver Medal of Valor
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 August, 1944 (H. Breuer).
2251 Kowalewski, AugustUffz9/JG-53 (Sicily)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 18623 (or 18423; Bf 109 Loss List) "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 6/15/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 June, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-17 at Strasse von Messina.
2252 Kowalzik, ErwinHptmStab I/NJG-4Bf 110, Ju 88Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 25 August, 1943; crashed at Rescheid, Post Hellenthal, near Gemünd/Eifel, cause not given. Source: M. Balss.
2253 Kracke, FriedrichOblt3(F)/Aufklär.Gr. Ob.d.L.Do 215B Werk # 0024 "L2 + ES" (lost 8/5/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 5 August, 1941 during a reconnaissance operation over Ukraine, possibly sd by Soviet fightrs. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Hermann Schröder, Obs: Ogefr Emil Bäcker, R/O and Uffz Albert Simon, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
2254 Krafczyk, H.Ogefr8/KG-54 (8/44) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 301531 "B3 + BS" (lost 8/27/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed on Biltseweg in Bilthoven Holland the night of 26/27 August, 1944, possibly sd by a night fighter while landing, pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Pilot Ogefr Krafczyk KIA and buried at Ysselsteyn BG-5-115. Remaining crew (KIA, bur Yssel): Ogefr J.A pel, Obs (bur BG-5-116); Ogefr F.Falk, R/O (bur BG-5-117) and Ogefr H.Dietrich, Gnr (bur BG-5-118) (SGLO). Alternate spelling: Kraftczyk.
2255 Krafft, Heinrich 'Gaudi'Hptm8/13/1914Bilin Böhmen783/JG-51 (5/40), Stfkpt 3/JG-51 (2/42 Stolzy), JG-3, Kdr I/JG-51 (6/42 S.U.)Bf 109E in 3/51, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 7221 "Yellow 7" (2/42), Fw 190A-5, Fw 190A-3 Wk# 130539 (or 1305539) "Black <<+3" (lost 12/14/42)
RK(3/18/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 December, 1942. Shot down in Wk# 0539 by AA fire southwest of Rzhev, near Bjelic and killed (beaten to death) by Soviet troops. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both Hurricanes over Rotterdam, 11 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 at Abbeville on 21 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hawk-75 at Abbeville on 22 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 25 June, 1941. An I-16 on 29 June, 1941. A V-11 on 26 August, 1941. A triple Soviet victory on 31 August, 1941; all three DB-3s. An I-61 on 1 December, 1941. A triple victory on 6 December, 1941; two I-61s and a "BSch". Two I-61s on 10 February, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 E of Lagodanaya on 23 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 November, 1942. Three Il-2s on 26 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. Two Il-2s in the Solamino/Barnicki areas on 4 December, 1942. An La-5 on 8 December, 1942. Victories 77 & 78, a LaGG-3 and a Pe-2 on 10 December, 1942, days before his death. Flew Bf 109F-2 "Yellow 7" in 3/JG-51 in March 1942. 4 victories in the West. Nicknamed "Gaudi". Bowers/Lednicer, 78 victories. Photo
2256 Krafftschick, RudolfOblt51/JG-27 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5388 (lost 9/18/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 September, 1940 after being shot down by British fighters of either RAF No. 249 or 46 Squadrons over Sittingbourne. The AC was reported crashed in Squirells Wood, Stockbury, Kent, England. No trace of his remains have ever been found although the crashsite has been searched and a few things found including a pilots watch and some Belgian coins. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Brussels, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Clermont, 5 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 at Clermont, 6 June, 1940. His 4th, a Breguet 693 at Soissons, 9 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. A post-war unit history of JG-27 records him "captured" though no evidence for this has yet been found.
2257 Kraft,Oblt6Stabstaffel/JG-51 (7/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 July, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, a LaGG-5 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 August, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 on 25 August, 1944.
2258 Kraft, ErwinOblt6Stab/JG-51 (8/44)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944 at Ezere. Magnus & H. Breuer.
2259 Kraft, GeorgFw11/5/19201512/NJG-1 (8/43 Leeuwarden) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5469 "G9 + EZ" (lost 8/18/43) DK-G


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 17/18 August, 1943. Shot down NE of Schiermonnikoog Holland, about 40 km north of Borkum by a Beaufighter, piloted by Wing Cmdr Bob Braham DSO, DFC, of RAF No. 141 Sq. He crashed into the North Sea and his body washed ashore near Aargab Denmark on 21 September, 1943. He was buried at Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 18, in Esbjerg Denmark, on 27 September, 1943. His R/O, Uffz Rudolf Dunger survived by bailing safely (Source: Air War over Denmark. One known victory, a Lancaster on 21 January, 1943. A Wellington on 27 January, 1943. Another, a Lancaster on 18 February, 1943. Another, a B-24D into the sea, of the 44thBG at Emden on 26 February, 1943. A Lancaster into the sea 27 February, 1943. A P-51 on 11 April, 1943. Another, a Halifax into the sea on 27 April, 1943. A Wellington on 13 May, 1943. Two Stirlings on 26 May, 1943. A Lancaster at Alkmaar on 13 June, 1943. Another Lancaster at Utrecht on 23 June, 1943, and a Halifax 1 km SW of Reuswoude, same night. A Halifax at Amsterdam on 26 July, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories.
2260 Kraft, HelmutUffz1/13/192129/JG-300 (Jüterbog) Bf 109G-6 (lost 9/11/44, lost Niederwetter, not injured), Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 9/18/44 at Stadlohn)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Leipzig on 20 July, 1944. A 2nd, another B-17 (HSS) NE of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944. Pilot disposition 9/18 unknown.
2261 Kraft, JosefHptm2/8/1921Vienna, Austria56II/NJG-4, Stab II/NJG-5, 4/NJG-5 (9/43), II/NJG-6, 7/NJG-6 (5/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 12/NJG-1Bf 110, Ju 88
RK(9/30/44)
EL(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/44)
EP(3/31/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
He was especially successful at hunting down British and Russian AC supplying partisans in Hungary. Shot down 20 , 4 of which were Li-2s (Russian made DC-3s).145 Missions. All Night victories. One known victory, a Stirling 50 km N of Bremen on 9 October, 1943. Another, a Lancaster at Berlin on 2 December, 1943. He scored a double victory on 15 February, 1944; a Halifax and a Lancaster. Two "4 mot" in the Strasbourg area on 27 April, 1944. A Halifax at Friedrichshafen on 28 April, 1944. Two "4 mots" on 25 May, 1944, no location. A Wellington at Tamasi on 26 June, 1944. Two Wellingtons S of St Polten on 7 July, 1944. Deceased 16 October, 1994. A Wellington over Hungary on 8 August, 1944. Two Wellingtons E of Steyr on 20 August, 1944. Another Wellington on 22 August, 1944, no location. A Dakota in the Tokaj area on 18 September, 1944. Two more Dakotas in the Nyiregyhaza area on 19 September, 1944. Two Wellingtons, next night, at Szombathely. A double on 13 October, 1944; a B-24 and a Wellington in the Tamasi area. A triple on 20 October, 1944; a B-24 and two Wellingtons S of Steinamanger. Photo

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2262 Kraft, KarlFw1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1333 "A6 + FH" (95% damaged 8/20/42) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 20 August, 1942; crashed near the Stavanger-Sola Norway airfield after an operation, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Walter Hebeier, Observer (KIA) and Uffz Bernhard Klein, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
2263 Kraft, WernerOfw7/12/1916Mannheim39/JG-26 (11/42; 8/43 Reich Def)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-3 "Yellow 11" (10/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 675 (lost), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161791 "Black 10", Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19466 (80% dam 8/19/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30 November, 1942 after shooting down the Hurricane, the engine on Werk # 675 quit, forcing him to ditch in the Channel NW of Le Harve with light injuries. Survived another crash at Loenhout Be., near Hasselt in Wk# 19466 on 19 August, 1943 after aerial combat (Rosseels & Bf 109 Loss List). WIA a 3rd time, 16 March, 1944 during aerial combat in his Bf 109G-6, Werk # 161791 "Black 10", with a P-47 of 78FG SE of Vitry-les-Reims. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane west of Brighton on 30 November, 1942. On 17 August, 1943, Kraft shot down a B-17 42-30274 over Mol, of the 95th BG, 335BS. Piloted by Lt Col. Henry P. Sarnow, the B-17 was named "Our Bay-Be", and Krafts 109 was also shot down at Vierslag, with wounds, by the Bay-Bes right waist gunner, Wm. Binnebose. Ironically, the two shared a hospital room at Beverloo Belgium Kriegsmarine Hospital. On this date, Kraft served as wingman for Erich Burkert, who was officially credited with the victory. Postwar, he established the Nellspark Hotel in Trier Germany. Deceased 9 November, 2001.
2264 Kraftkahl, WernerLt57/JG-300 (7/44), 12/JG-300 (12/44) Fw 190A, Bf 109G-10/R2 "Blk ?" (lost 12/17/44 at Libina, Cz.)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories on 20 July, 1944; a B-17 at Chemnitz and a P-51 at Weissenfels-Zerbst. A 3rd, a B-17 NW of Wendelstein on 29 July, 1944. A 4th, a P-38 at Chemnitz on 14 August, 1944. A 5th claim under the name Kraft, matching Kraftkahl, a B-24 in the vicinity of Böhm-Leibau (Libina Cz on 17 December, 1944, pilot disposition unknown.
2265 Krah, HeinzUffz116/JG-52 (4/44 S.U.; 8/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18390 "TO + QO" (lost 5/8/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760225 "Yellow 2 + -" (dam 8/31/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 31 August, 1944 during aerial combat, no location reported; DOW 8 September, 1944 (Magnus). WIA 8 May, 1944 during combat in Wk# 18390, bailed safely over the sea. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 5 April, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 19 April, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-7 on 23 April, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 May, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-7 on 6 May, 1944. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, two Il-2s (m.H.) and a Yak-7 on 8 May, 1944.
2266 Krahl, Karl HeinzHptm9/25/1914Breslau24 Legion Condor bomber pilot, 1/JG-2 (4/40), Kdr I/JG-2( 10/40), Kdr II/JG-3 (1/42 Sicily) Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8665 "<< + -" (3/42 Sicily), Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8784 "Black <<+" (lost 4/14/42)
RK(11/13/40)

Spanish Cross-G w/Sw
Cech.Pilot Badge

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 April, 1942 when he was shot down in his F-4 by AA fire during a low level attack on Luqa AF, Malta. Buried at St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardina (German Losses Over Malta). All victories were in the West. His first victory, while in 1/JG-2, was a Morane south of Saarbrücken, 21 April, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim at Peronne on 20 May, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 at Compiegne on 21 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Calais, 26 May, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane over England on 30 August, 1940. Nos.7 & 8, a Hurricane and a Hawk-75 at Dover on 31 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire near Canterbury on 5 September, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane at Selsey Bill on 28 September, 1940. Nos.14 & 15, both Hurricanes NE of Portland on 5 November, 1940. Nos.16 thru 18, a Spitfire and two Wellingtons in the Brest-Brignogan on 24 July, 1941. His first Med. victory, a Spitfire on 10 March, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 19 victories. Photo
2267 Krahnke, Hans WolfgangFw33Erg-Ost (Poland 5/42), Stabsstaffel/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1095 (95% dam 5/6/42), Bf 109G, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530350 "Black 2" (lost 9/10/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 September, 1943 by flak in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 35449. Injured in a takeoff accident at Krakau airfield on 6 May, 1942. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 15 March, 1943. A MiG-1 on 21 March, 1943. A MiG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 8 June, 1943. Twon Il-2s (m.H.) on 19 July, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) on 21 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 25 July, 1943. Three Il-2s (two m.H.) on 26 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 31 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 7 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2(m.H.) on 8 August, 1943. A Barrage balloon and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 August, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) near Yelnya on 19 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) NW of Spas-Demensk on 20 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 23 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 1 September, 1943.
2268 Krähwinkel, MaxLt4/JG-300Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530371 (lost 8/17/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 17 August, 1943 Night Raid on Peenemunde and was forced to bail out when his 190 ran out of fuel near Burg.
2269 Krainer, JosefUffz7/JG-27Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 8/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
2270 Krakowitzer, Friedrich "Kraksel"LtAustria257/JG-51(7/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 7/JG-51 (5/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170094 "Blue 11" (lost 7/4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 July, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47 fighters of the 404FG over Coutances (St Lo). No known grave. His first known victory, a Boston and an Il-4 on 5 July, 1943. Three Il-4s and a LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 7 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 8 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 15 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 30 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 3 August, 1943. A Yak-7 SE of Nevel on 11 October, 1943. An Il-2 24 km E of Vitebsk on 11 November, 1943. A Yak-7 on 15 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 December, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 6 January, 1944. A Yak-7 on 24 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 30 January, 1944. A Yak-7 on 6 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 21 February, 1944. A Yak-7 on 10 March, 1944. A Yak-7 on 5 April, 1944. A Yak-7 on 12 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 24th, a P-51 into the sea, 10 km N of Alencon on 17 June, 1944. His 25th, a Spitfire S of Caen on 30 June, 1944. Most of his victories were claimed in the East. Magnus.
2271 Krall, HerbertUffz11/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413585 "Red 9 + I" (lost 8/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 19 August, 1944 near Paris, reason unknown. Mombeek.
2272 Kramer, Gerhard "Gerd"Fw1610/JG-51 (1/44 S.U.), 13/JG-51 (9/44 S.U.)Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 24 January, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 22 April, 1944, still a Gefr. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 31 May, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 15 August, 1944, now an Uffz. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 17 August, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 24 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 4 September, 1944. A Boston III on 7 October, 1944. Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: Krämer.
2273 Kramer, GüntherGefr17/JG-3 (7/44), 10/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 441829 "White 1 + I" EK 2
Fighter Operational ClaspFighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 August, 1944; Unknown reason, south of Paris. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Conches on 29 July, 1944.
2274 Kramer, GüntherFw1/JG-77 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6092 "White 5" (lost 8/31/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 31 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Hurricane piloted by Sgt Norman Taylor of RAF No. 601 Sq, and made an emergency landing at Shornemead Fort, Gravesend. Taylor was sd minutes later (D.Drury).
2275 Krämer, KurtOfw21/ZG-1Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3683 "S9 + LH" (lost 10/23/42)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 23 October, 1942 at Scharinka-Ssakowoje after being hit by flak. His unnamed gunner also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List. One known victory, a Soviet I-15 on 2 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Martin bomber on 6 October, 1942.
2276 Kramer, MartinOfw11/21/19164Stab/NJG-3 (Stade) Bf 110E-1 & F-4 (2/43), Ju 88C (11/43), Ju 88G-1 (7/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620551 "D5 + FA" (lost 12/31/45) EP(2/18/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 31 December, 1944 during aerial combat 2 km east of Liege (Boiten) in the Liege-Wandre-Souverain area, NE of Lüttich. Buried in the German War Cem at Lommel, Belgium, Block 59, Gr 513. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Wolfgang Fuchs, R/O, born 9/12/19 Munich and buried in the Ger War Cem. Lommel, Belgium, Blk 59, Gr 505 (Michael Foerster, Grandson 7/2021) and Ogefr Heinrich Prinz, Mech, born 1/24/25, also buried Lommel, Blk 59, Gr 514. All buried as "unknown" at the US Cem. at Fosse, near Bastogne until proper identification in the 90s (Rosseels). Two known victories, both "4 mots", one 30 km NW of Helgoland, the other 70 km NW of Helgoland, on 29 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" SE of Kiel on 17 August, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Königsberg area on 30 August, 1944.
Lommel, Belgium
2277 Krampel, JosefUffzMunichStab II/StG-3 Ju 87B Werk # Unk "S1 +??" (lost 8/8/40) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 8 August, 1940; Circumstances unknown, his body washed ashore at Veules les Roses, Fr., buried Champigny St. Andre, Fr., Blk 13, Row 1, Gr 49 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
2278 Krampfl, JosefUffz12/25/1917MunichStab I/StG-3Ju 87B "S1 + ??" (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspShot down south of the Isle of Wight during aerial combat on 8 August, 1940. His body washed ashore (date not given) at Veules les Roses France. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 13, Row 1, Gr 49. Source: M.Croft. Added: The second crewman, an Oblt Martin Müller, the Group Adjutant, was rescued from the sea by HMS Basset, and taken prisoner (D.Drury)
2279 Krantz,Fw16/JG-53 (7/41 Sylt, 4/42 Cosimo)Bf 109F-4 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim at Map Quadrant 42-1 on 28 August, 1941.
2280 Krantz,Hptm39/NJG-101, 2/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Gadheim by Würzburg on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" on 12 August, 1944, no location. A 3rd, another "4 mot" east of Alzey on 12 September, 1944. Boiten 3 victories. Alternate spelling: Kranz (OKL Claims List spelled the surname both ways)
2281 Krastev, HristoLtBulgaria682 (Jato) Sq./6th Ftr RegtBf 109G-2 (8/43)EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational ClaspOne known victory, a B-24D, Ser # 41-11480, "The Witch", piloted by 1/Lt Julian Darlington, SW of Vladacin Han, near Suva Morava on 1 August, 1943 (Wings of Serbia).
2282 Kratz, Bernard BennoFw73/NJG-6 (8/43), 2/NJG-6 (7/44), 1/NJG-6 (9/44)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 160763 "2Z + HL" (dam 1/25/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 March, 1945 near Oppenheimer bridge by ack-ack during a strafing run (Boiten). WIA 25 January, 1945 after being attacked by 3 P-51s, crashing at Schriesheim. His R/O Fw Heinrich Frankenbach was uninjured. One known victory, a Halifax W of Berlin (Nauen) on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Miesenheim on 20 December, 1943. A 3rd & 4th on 27 April, 1944; a Lancaster near Reichental and a "4 mot" near Gansbach. A 5th, a Lancaster at Mössingen on 25 July, 1944. A 6th, a Lancaster at Sindelfingen on 29 July, 1944. A 7th, a B-17 NW of Darmstadt on 12 September, 1944. Navigator named Frankenbach.
2283 Krau, RudolfLt10/26/1923Betzdorf28/JG-53 (3/44 Italy), 9/JG-53 (8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160314 "Black 20 + I" (dam 3/18/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441604 "Yellow 14 + I" (dam 8/6/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441910 "Yellow 16 + I" (lost 9/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat near Strausberg. WIA 6 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crash landed near Itzehoe. Injured in a crash landing near Monteramano on 18 March, 1944 due to engine trouble. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Bad Essen on 5 August, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) at Lohra, S of Marburg, on 11 September, 1944.
2284 Kraus, GerhardUffz7/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk# 441520 "White 3"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 August, 1944; Aerial combat near Bremen/Hannover. Mombeek MIA List.
2285 Krause, BodoLt6/9/1924101/JG-77 (7/43), 2/JG-27 (2/44), 3/JG-77 (4/44 Yugoslavia), 1/JG-77 (5/44 Slovenia)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162896 "Yellow 1" (lost 4/2/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165036 "White1" (lost 5/25/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-24 and a P-38 NE of Tuscania (Bf 109 Loss List). POW 2 April, 1944; captured by Yugo partisans, but later escaped (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, HIs 1st, a B-25 on 3 July, 1943. A "Probable", a "well shot up" B-24 over southern Italy on 21 August, 1943. His 2nd, a Dragonfly 5 km east of Avigliano Italy, 5 December, 1943. His 3rd, a Spitfire north of Fondi Italy, 7 December, 1943. His 4th, a B-24 in the Udine area on 30 January, 1944. His 5th, a a B-24 S of Wels on 23 February, 1944. A double victory, his 6th & 7th, on 25 February, 1944; both B-17s at St. Viet & Niedere-Tauren. His 8th, a B-24 in the Marburg area on 19 March, 1944. His 9th, a P-47 S of Albano, into the sea, on 23 May, 1944. His 10th, a Spitfire at Grosseto Italy on 25 May, 1944.
2286 Krause, FriedelLt7/12/1922Hildesheim18/NJG-1, 5/NJG-3 (Schleswig)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3687 (lost 8/19/42) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18/19 August, 1942 in a high speed crash at Abild Vestermark, north of Tonder, probably after air combat with an RAF No. 218 Sq. Stirling (Boiten). Added: The Stirling I of 218 Sq was W7618 "HA-V". Lt Krause was killed attempting an emergency landing, most likely a result of combat with the Stirling. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Wilting, was also killed (J.Jones).
2287 Krause, GerhardOfw121/JG-53 (10/41 Holland; 8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7290 (75% dam 10/15/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13412 "White 5" (lost 8/1/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(10/15/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 August, 1942 after aerial combat with six LaGG-3s 5km NE of Kalatsch (Magnus & Bf 109 Loss List)). WIC 15 October, 1941, crashing his F-4 at the Katwijk airfield, Holland, cause "failed start" (DeSwart). His first victory, a Soviet I-61 on 4 June, 1942. His 2nd, a U-2 on 13 June, 1942. His 3rd and 4th, both I-61s on 8 July, 1942. His 5th, a Boston on 11 July, 1942. A 6th, an I-15 on 25 July, 1942. His 7th, a MiG-1 on 26 July, 1942. His 8th, a U-2 10 km SW of Salsk (Rostov) on 28 July, 1942. His 9th, a LaGG-3 on 29 July, 1942. His 10th, an I-153 on 30 July, 1942. His 11th & 12, his last victories, a Hurricane 2 km E of Selobinskaya and a Lagg-3, on 31 July, 1942. He was MIA next day. Alternate spelling: Krauss, Netherland Loss Registry.
2288 Krause, HerbertLt15/NJG-3 (Schleswig)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3687 "G9 + DS" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1942 when he crashed just hours after his first known victory. He was observed circling the Tondern airfield with engines stopped. He hit the ground flat at Abild Vestermark, west of Tonder, and skidded into a pond, where Krause was found dead. His grave location unknown. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Wilting attempted to bail but became entangled in the tail section where he was found dead with a fully deployed chute. Wilting was buried in the Essen-Frintrop Cemetery in Germany. Source: Air War over Denmark. Krauses one known victory, a Stirling W7618 the night of 19 August, 1942, as reported by Krause, prior to his crash.
2289 Krause, HorstUffz18/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 10262 "Black 10 + I" (lost 8/26/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 August, 1942; During a strafing mission north of Stalingrad, Map Quadrant 49/1/3. Mombeek MIA List. His one known victory, a MiG-3 SW of Petrof Sikolkoye on 26 August, 1942, the date he went missing.
2290 Krause, Johann 'Hans'Hptm1/13/1920Rheinhausen285/NJG-3 (8/42), Stab I/NJG-3, Stfkpt 6/NJG-101(Radar-equipped 4/44), Kdr I/NJG-4 (12/44 to end)Fw 190A-5, Ju 88G in NJG-4, Do 217 (G3 + EV (lost 9/43) in NJG-101, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 622056 "3C + BC" (dam 3/4/45)
RK(2/7/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/10/44)
EP(9/10/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Wk# 622056 damaged during Operation Gisela, near Hamm. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown): Ofw Otto Zinn and Ofw Friedrich Specht (Rosseels). All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Stirling west of Ebsjerg, into the sea, on 19 August, 1942. Two other victories, both Wellingtons, at Ülzen and Hageunau, 0n 6 October, 1942. Another victory, a Wellington 3 km southwest of Osterbeck on 26 February, 1943, while in 3/NJG-1. His 5th, a Wellington, Werk # LN976 of RAF No.37 Sq., the night of 3-4 April, 1944 at Dunapentele Hungary. His crew at this time: Ofw Otto Zinn, R/O and Ofw Friedrich Specht. His first known Soviet victory, a B-25(i.z.Arb.) the night of 10-11 June, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a DB-3F near Matrageb, the night of 14-15 September, 1944. Two Soviet DB-3Fs the night of 19-20 September, 1944. A DB-3F the night of 26-27 October, 1944. His 26th, a Halifax the night of 14 November, 1944, the victory data found on his victory cup being sold online by Leisure Galleries. Very little detail about this Night Fighters career. Deceased 30 December, 2006.
2291 Krause, JosefOblt196/NJG-101Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington SE of Marburg on 1 February, 1944. A 2nd, a Wellington N of Plattensee on 3 April, 1944. A 3rd Wellington N of Breca on 16 April, 1944. A 4th, a Halifax E of Siegen on 11 May, 1944. A 5th, a "shared" Halifax 30 km S of Subotica on 30 May, 1944. A 6th, a B-25 S of Pecs on 10 June, 1944. A 7th, a Wellington S of Sombor on 3 July, 1944. An 8th & 9th, both Halifaxs at Sombor on 4 July, 1944. A 10th, a Wellington at Grussbach on 22 July, 1944. An 11th, a Wellington over Austria on 20 August, 1944. A 12th, a Wellington on 13 October, 1944. no location. A 13th, a Wellington in the Steinamanger area on 21 October, 1944. A 14th & 15th, both B-24s the night of 5-6 November, 1944, no location given. A 16th & 17th, both Halifax at Ancona on 17 November, 1944. An 18th & 19th, a Wellington and a B-24 the night of 23/24 November, 1944.
2292 Krause, SiegfriedStbsFw13(J)/LG-2 (8/40), 3/JG-77 (4/42 S.U.), 9/JG-11 (3/44)Bf 109E "Yellow 10" (30% damaged), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13076 (50% dam 4/29/42), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430007 (lost 3/15/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 March, 1944 during aerial combat over Lemförde. His first victory, a Spitfire in the Folkestone area on 24 August, 1940, an Ofw at the time. Found a photo online of his belly-landed "Yellow 10" being recovered by Luftwaffe personnel. WIC 29 April, 1942 after overturning on landing at Nowo Mosnowsk after running out of fuel.
2293 Krauss, AlbrechtLtII/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731741 "Blue 11" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
WIFA 2 August, 1944 when he attempted a force landing in "Blue 11" during a training flight after an engine failure. The AC burst into flames, burning Krauss, and he died the next day.
2294 Krauss, EugenOfwI/StG-2, 2/SG-2 (8/44 Szasz-Regen)Ju 87D-5, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 581667 "Black I" (lost 8/22/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: KIA 22 August, 1944 when he was hit by flak during aerial combat near Tatarani, Romania, no VDK burial match. SZasz-Regen base aka Gorgenyaroszfalu (D.Drury).
2295 Krauss, WillyHptm2Stfkpt 4/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160049 (10% dam 8/31/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 reported damaged on 31 August, 1943 when he crashed at the Cancello airfield due to a servicing fault, pilot OK. One known victory, a P-38 55 km south of Insel Ischia, 2 September, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 40 km SE of Marburg on 7 January, 1944.
2296 Krauter,Fw25/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." on 3 August, 1943.
2297 Kräuter, WilhelmFw5/28/19217 7/JG-1 (10/43 Reich Def; 2/44 Reich Def), 10/JG-1 (1/45 Rheine) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20512 "White 11" (lost 10/8/43, no detail, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410515 "White 11" (lost 2/8/44, combat w/P-47 at Dinant, bailed safely), Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110049 "White 13 + I" (lost 4/13/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk# 784090 "Green 23" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 at the Kraaijenisse Dyke near Dirksland Holland. He died in a crash after taking small arms return fire, returning after the attack on Maldegem airfield. Buried at Ysselsteyn Military Cemetery, Grave BW-6-134. WIA 13 April, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Bergen, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 26 November, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 S of Ijsselmeer on 29 November, 1943. His 3rd, a P-47 on 13 April, 1944, no location. His 4th, a Typhoon at Lisieux on 19 July, 1944. His 5th, a Spitfire over France on 28 July, 1944. His 6th, a Spitfire on 6 August, 1944. His 7th, a P-47 in the Chartres area on 7 August, 1944.
Ysselstein, Holland
2298 Kray, FerdinandOblt7/3/1916Konstanz, Bodensee258/JG-51 (2/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 12/JG-51, Stfkpt 4/JG-302 (6/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441635 "Black 1" (lost 7/25/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 July, 1944 after being severely wounded during aerial combat with a P-51. He bailed safely but his chute did not open. He landed along a road near to Hohenberg (Kurt Rieder). His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 S of Gshatsk on 2 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 9 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 20 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 8 March, 1943. A MiG-3 on 16 March, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 24 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 5 August, 1943. A Boston III SW of Frossana on 7 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 E of Yelnya on 12 August, 1943. Two Pe-2s and a LaGG-5in the Smolensk-Dukhovshchina areas on 13 August, 1943. One known western victory, a P-51 at Landau on 13 June, 1944. Another, a P-51 at Neusiedler See on 16 June, 1944. A B-24 at Pressburg on 26 June, 1944. A P-51 at Esztergom/Komoran on 2 July, 1944. His 21st, a B-24 in the Vienna area on 16 July, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 23rd, a B-17 at Sauerlach on 19 July, 1944. Another B-17, same day, at Starnberger See. His 25th, a B-17 at Traunsee on 21 July, 1944.
2299 Krebs, AlfredLt7/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3827 "9K + BR" (lost 8/13/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Tuapse 13 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List)
2300 Krebs, Friedrich WilhelmOblt1/24/191533/JG-1 (42), TO I/JG-1 (1/44 Dortmund Ger.)Fw 190A-4 (5/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530378 "Black
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Holthausen; bailed safely. Opposed the 306th BG over Wilhelmshaven on 21 May, 1943. Here he scored his 1st victory, a B-17. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) SW of Clervaux on 17 August, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 on 2 November, 1943. Survived the war. Deceased 12 May, 2002.

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