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2201 Weicksel, HansHptm4/5/1921 2(F)/123 (5/40), Stab/KG-6 (6/42) Do 17P Werk # unk (lost 5/11/40), Bf 108B-1 Werk # 3021 "VK + WU" (lost 6/3/42) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 3 June, 1942; surprised by two Spitfires in the Dieppe area in this Stab utility ac, and crashed near Gamaches, SE of Le Treport. Also killed, Obstlt Joachim Hahn, Stab Kdr and Uffz Heinz Roller, Flt Engr. (Kaiser RK Holder book). WIA 11 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, when his Do 17 crashed at Schinnen-Pth Holland, ESE of Geleen, cause and crew disposition unknown (DeSwart & Rosseels). Added: Hptm Weicksel buried Champigny-St Andre, Blk 17, Row 22, Gr 1181. Uffz Roller buried Champigny-St Andre, Blk 17, Row 22, Gr 1263 (D.Drury).
2202 Weide, HeinzLt7/26/1922Mannheim5/KG-40Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360385 "F8 + ??" (lost 5/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 9 May, 1943 when he crashed at the Lorient airfield, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all bur Pornichet, Blk (, Row 25): Ogefr Wolfgang Petzold (geb 12/20/1921 Dresden, bur Gr 713) and Uffz Rudolf Semmelmann (geb 7/13/1920 Bayreuth, Gr 712). Pilot Lt Weide burried Grave 711 (absa3945).
2203 Weigel, Heinz "Heini"Fw5/2/1917II/JG-300 (4/45)Bf 109G-10 & G-14, Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational Clasp Weigel appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost in April 1945 at Berlin, Pilot MIA.
2204 Weigel, Kurt HeinzHptm10/29/1916Stettin2 Junkerswerke 1 (10/44), IV/NJG-6, Stfkpt 11/NJG-6 (3/45) Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621077 "2Z + BV" (lost 3/5/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5/6 March, 1945 during aerial combat with an RAF Mosquito of No. 406 Sq., piloted by F/Lt McFadyen at Brünnstadt, near Gerolzhofen (Bolten). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Herbert Milord (geb 1/6/20, Berlin), R/O; Fw Johannes Antoni (geb 7/27/21, Aue/Erzgebirge), Flt Engr., and Uffz Johann Graf (geb 5/23/22, Kleinserheim), Gnr.. The entire crew originally buried in the Evgl. Friedhof, Gerolzhofen (C.König). One known victory, a "4 mot" SW of Bingen on 22 December, 1944. A 2nd, a Lancaster in the Stuttgart area on 2 January, 1945. Bolten 4 victories.
2205 Weil, GüntherFw10/6/191411/NJG-4Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3189 (lost 7/1/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKilled in a collision 1 July, 1943 with Bf 110F-4 Werk # 2682, piloted by Uffz Heinz Heikamp (killed), both crashing at Wallernhausen, by Ranstadt/Fiekenloch. Weil buried in Osnabrück. His R/O, Fritz Janisch survived the crash, but with injuries. Jager Blatt 1/2001 & Bf 110 Loss List.
2206 Weindorf, HeinzUffz3/KG-28He 111H-5 Werk # 3992 "1T + HL" (lost 7/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 8 July, 1941 after his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.604 Sq., piloted by F/O Edward D. Crew, and crashed at Pilley, Hampshire. Remaining crew: Ogefr Wilhelm Fleschhut, Obs (KIA); Ogefr Josef Plachenka, R/O (WIA/POW) and Uffz Johannes Huppert, Flt Engr (KIA). The deceased are buried at CC/6/14; Fleschhut in Gr 299 and Huppert in Gr 300 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2207 Weinkauf, HeinzFw6/1/19165/KG-77Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4131 "3Z + EN" (lost 8/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 29 August, 1940 colliding with another A-1, Wk # 7090, piloted by Hptm Wilhelm Büs (KIFA w/3 crew), crashing at Homisgrinde (or Hornisgrinde) during a non-operational flight. Remaining crew (KIFA): Fw Wilhelm Reinecke (10/10/1914); Ofhr Hans Keppler (8/11/1913) and Fw Erich Zitzmann (4/17/1915). All four crew buried in the Rastatt-Alter Friedhof.
2208 Weise, HeinzOblt10/24/1916Stffüh 3/JG-301 (11/44)Fw 190A-9/R11 Werk # 202448 (lost 11/21/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 November, 1944; after aerial combat with a P-51, he bailed out at Klein-Lochmar, with wounds, but was dead when landing (C.König & LOCS).
2209 Weisen, HeinzLt3/JG-5 (Norway)Bf 109G-5 "Black 8" (lost 4/27/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 April, 1944; aerial combat at Boblingen. Source: SIG Norway.
2210 Weisner, KurtFhjFw11/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 110156 "G9 + RY" (lost 10/15/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC the night of 14/15 October, 1944, 4km NW of Wadersloh, cause not reported. Remaining crew (KIC): Fw Karl Heinz Arend and Uffz Wilhelm Schäfer, WASt notes by a German researcher.
2211 Weiss, LeoUffz7/ETG-5 (3/44 Eger,Cz) (formerly KG.z.b.V 5)Ar 232A-02 Werk # 0100004 "L5 + AR" (lost 3/29/44)Transport Operational ClaspMissing with his entire crew 29 March, 1944 during a transfer flight from Odessa to Lemberg. Remaining crew: Uffz Helmut Marock, Co-Pilot; Uffz Adolf Trost, R/O; Uffz Heinz Israel, Mech and Fw Franz Poque ( via H.D.Zemke).
2212 Weissenborn, Karl HeinzLt6/20/1921Eisenach4/StG-77 (S.U.) Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130044 (lost 10/9/43) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 9 October, 1943; overturned on landing at Flugplatz Wassilow, his unnamed R/O injured (Ju 87 Loss List & Toon Weisenborn, 4/2024)
2213 Weissgerber, HeinzFhr4/JG-110 Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1501445 (or 150145?) (lost 9/13/44) Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot reported KIC 13 September, 1944 when his ac crashed at Prisecnice, CZ., probably pilot error since it was reported that his Father saw him crash (F.Braun).
2214 Weitzel, HeinzOblt I/StG-3, Stfkpt 13(Pz)/SG-151 (5/45) Ju 87D & Fw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (2/8/3), Dive Bomber & Assault Operational Clasps
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
2215 Welker, HeinzOblt4/NJG-2 (Med)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360252 "R4 + CM" (lost 7/1/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew south of Catania 1 July, 1943; crashed due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
2216 Wellner, Karl HeinzUffz4/JG-5 (5/42 Finland)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6158 "White 1 + -" (lost 5/17/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 17 May, 1942; shot down at Alakurtti during aerial combat with a Soviet Hurricane of 760 IAP in the Kandalska area. Alternate spelling: Wollner.
2217 Wells, HeinzGefr113(Z)/LG-1Bf 109E, Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Spitfire in the London area on 15 September, 1940.
2218 Welsch, Heinz OttoGefr1/6/1922Beinicken5/JG-3 (S.U.) Bf 109G-4 Werk# 14858 "Black 2 + -" (lost 6/8/43) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 8 June, 1943; Combat with a LaGG-3, 20 km west of Belgorod, Map Quadrant 61/12. Mombeek MIA List.

Courtesy Christian König

2219 Welz, HeinzGefr9/3/1920Königsberg/Pr.13(Z)/LG-1 Bf 110D/0 Werk # 3333 "L1 + BH" (lost 9/27/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 27 September, 1940 during aerial combat during the Battle of Britain. His Gunner, Gefr Swietlik was MIA (Bf 110 Loss List). He crashed in the sea off Sandwich, Kent. Gefr Welz buried Margate Cem. Kent, Plot L, Gr 15038 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
2220 Welzel, Karl HeinzOfw4/StG-77, 4/SG-77, 7/SG-10Ju 87D RK(9/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Silver Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Page in Stuka book missing. KIA Honor Roll. Approximately 600 missions as pilot.

Courtesy Christian König

2221 Wenack, HeinzOfw12/JG-300 (9/44)Bf 109G-14 most likely (lost 9/27/44)
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Pilot reported KIA 27 September, 1944, no further detail ( One known victory, a B-24 at Neusiedler See on 16 June, 1944.
2222 Wendler, Gerhart (Gerhard?) "Hans"Lt3/27/1914Munich1(H)/14 (Pz) Hs 126B-1 Werk # Unk (lost 6/11/40), Hs 126 Werk # 3154 "5F + AH" (lost 4/14/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 14 April, 1941; shot down by a Greek PZL piloted by F/Sgt Periklis Koutroumbas, crashing at Platamon, in the Elasson-Larissa area of Greece. His unnamed Observer was listed as MIA. Obs Loss List. Added: He was uninjured 11 June, 1940 when he was sd at Annelles, SE of Rethel, Ardennes, by Curtiss H-75A fighters of GC II/4 during an observation mission. His Observer, Lt Karl Heinz Schreiber, was seriously wounded. Re the April 1941 incident: Lt Wendler is buried in the Ger War Cem at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, in Crypt 1, Row 13, Platte 2. His unnamed observer, was Ofw Hugo Scharf, also KIA, buried in Crypt 1, Row 2, Platte 12 (D.Drury).
2223 Wendt, HeinzGefrII/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5039 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 29 September, 1941; failed to return from a mission, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Josef Marquardt, Observer; Gefr Jakob Merzenick, R/O and Ogefr Heinz Hartmann, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
2224 Wenezowky, Günter vonHptm5/KG-51 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6230 "9K + IN" (lost 7/11/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with two other unnamed crew on 11 July, 1941, cause unknown, one other KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Fw Karl Aull, Obs (MIA), Fw Heinz Mühlenberg, R/O (KIA) and Ogefr Karl Kühner, Gnr (MIA). Source: 12 O'clock High Forum. Added: Crash location; Machovka, Ukraine (LOCS). Alternate spellings: Wenczewskyi, Wenczewskyj & Wenczowskij.
2225 Wenge, HeinzUffz1/KGzbV-500, 5/TG-4Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/4/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2226 Wenning, WolfgangLt11/27/1922Speyer5 16/KG-2, Stab II/KG-51 (Utrecht 4/44) Me 410A-1/U2 Werk # 420414 "9K + GP" (dam 4/19/44), Me 410A-1/U2 Werk # 420445 "9K + ZP" (lost 4/27/44)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 26/27 April, 1944, colliding with an Airspeed Oxford "LX 196" of 18(P)AFU {(Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit], piloted by F/O Gregor Stephen Moore, RCAF (KIA), in a landing pattern at Church Lawford airfield (Bolten). He crashed at Manor Farm, Frankton, near Rugby. His R/O, Fw Gustav Delp (geb 9/30/1920 Darmstadt), was also killed; both buried German War Graves Cem., Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, Blk 3, Wenning Gr 78, Delp Gr 79 (Brian Bines, Kelvin Youngs & Luftwaffe Graves UK). Wenning is believed to have crashed in Wk# 420414 (engine failure) at Bergen, No. Holland, injuring his R/O, Uffz Heinz Irmer on 19 April, 1944 (B. Bines). One known victory, a B-17G of 96BG crashing at Great Glemham Park, N of Ipswich on 12 April, 1944. A 2nd, a Halifax (believed Lancaster of RAF No. 115 Sq.) at Hull England on 19 April, 1944. A 3rd, a Miles Master of 7(P)AFU N of Cambridge, piloted by P/O James Banister, on 21 April, 1944. A 4th, a Halifax (believed to be a B-24) crashing into the sea SW of Southwold on 22 April, 1944. A 5th, a Halifax LK 789 "MP L" of RAF No. 76 Sq., at Welney, 20 km NE of Cambridge on 25 April, 1944.
Cannock Chase
2227 Wenzel, HeinzFlg2/14/1920Stavenhagen MecklenburgFFS C-13 Rosenborn (Silesia)Student PilotDied of Pneumonia 14 March, 1940 i Schweidnitz Silesia; buried Krakowam See, Mecklenburg (J.Mückler 1/2023).
2228 Wenzel, Kurt Erich (Kurt Heinz?)Lt6/15/192121/JG-52 (7/41), 6/JG-26 (12/42 Channel)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12853 (lost 7/41), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16102 "Brown 7" (lost 1/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 January, 1943 during aerial combat in "Brown 7" with a Typhoon of RAF No. 609 Sq. over the Thames Estuary. In this action, he collided with Uffz Heinz Marquardt who was able to bail out into the Thames, and was picked up by British ASR and taken POW. On 2 July, 1941, he was forced to bail out with injuries from his F-2over St. Omer due to engine problems. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 8 km NNW of Ft. Philippe on 23 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire of RAF No. 91 Sq. 8 km west of Dieppe on 6 December, 1942. Added: Still listed as MIA?? (C.König).

Courtesy Christian König

2229 Werk, HeinzUffz4/10/19172/StG-2Ju 87D Werk # 870387 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing near Attenhoven, buried Lommel, Block 19/384. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
2230 Werner, KurtUffzSeeTransportFliegerStaffel-3Ju 52 (Seaplane) Werk # 6987 "TE + DZ" (formerly "8A + GL")(lost 1/27/44)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 27 January, 1944 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.603 Sq., coming down into the Aegean Sea, W of Mykonos. Remaining crew (dispo & desig unknown): Uffz Philipp Beisel, Ofw Heinz Hieke, Ofw Erich Burkhardt (or Burckhardt) and Gefr Willi Hermann Nau. Gefr Nau found in the VDK, buried in the Ger War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Greece, Crypt 2, Row 16, Platte 4. Ofw Burkhardt was a passenger from 7. Seenotstaffel (D,Drury).
2231 Wernicke, Heinz "Piepl"Lt10/17/1920Berlin117 I/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (3/43), Stfkpt 5/JG-54 (6/44), Stafkpt 1/JG-54 (9/44) Bf 109G-6 in 6 Staffel, and an Fw 190A-8 "White 1" as Stfkpt 1/JG-54 RK(9/30/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 27 December, 1944 in a mid-air collision with his wingman, Uffz.Wollien, over Schrunden (Winniza/Wunterkunft) near Doblen (Kurland) when accidentally rammed during aerial combat. According to the Klein Report, he was poisoned by CO2 gases on 22 February, 1944 while in 6 Staffel. All his victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 7 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 March, 1943. A Yak-4 on 20 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-40 on 27 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 June, 1943. A P-40 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 18 June, 1943. A Yak-9 SE of Glebovka on 20 October, 1943. Two Pe-2s and three Il-2s on 5 November, 1943. Three Il-2s on 28 November, 1943. Three Il-2s on 29 November, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 15 December, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 9 January, 1944. Three Il-2s on 15 January, 1944. An Il-2 and a LaGG-5 on 4 February, 1944. Another of his many multiples, a LaGG-5, an Il-2 and five U-2s on 16 February, 1944. Two Pe-2s and an La-5 on 23 July, 1944. An Il-2 and three Pe-2s on 26 July, 1944. Photo
2232 Wernicke, Karl HeinzUffz1/JG-3 (Germany)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10031 (lost 5/9/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 9 May, 1942; crashed into the sea near Feodosia, no cause reported.
2233 Werry, Armin (Arnim?)Fw2/KG-55He 111H-6 Werk # 7028 (lost 4/10/42)KIA with his entire crew, 10 April, 1942, after their ac was lost due to a fighter attack over the Sea of Asov. A second source specifies the cause as infantry (fire) at Kertsch (Eng.Kerch) on the southern end of the Sea of Asov. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Knappe (or Knabbe), Obs; Ogefr Heinz Holtkamp, R/O; Ogefr Johann Hagen, Flt Engr and Gefr Kurt Autenrieth, Gnr. Only the gunners burial information is found in the VDK. His remains have not been recovered, and he is commemorated in the War Cem .at Sevastopol-Gontscharnoje, Ukraine (D.Drury).
2234 Westerdorf, HeinzOgefr4/16/19222 & 5/JG-300 (7/44) Bf 109G-6 & Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173004 "Red 15" (both lost 7/26/44 at Langenwang) Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot reported KIA 26 July, 1944, no further detail ( Added: Ogefr Westerdorf killed during aerial combat in his A-8 (C.König). No mention of detail in the G-6.
2235 Wetzker, Karl HeinzLt1/JG-53 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20185 "White 8" (lost 7/31/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 31 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Nikopol, in the Turnu Magurele Romania area.
2236 Wichert, HeinzOfw3(F)/123 (Channel?)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1527 "4U + CL" (lost 8/29/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Erich Assmann and two other unnamed crew 29 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2237 Wiegand, Heinfried "Heinz"Fw89/JG-5 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # Unk "Yellow 15" (Finland), Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-7 on 17 March, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 16 May, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, a Boston III and an Il-2 near Hamningberg on 26 May, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 at Petsamo on 5 June, 1944. Nos. 6 & 7, both Il-2s on 17 June, 1944. An 8th, a P-39 NW of Kirkenes on 27 June, 1944. Magnus Report. AKA Heinrich Friedrich. Bowers/Lednicer, 9 victories.

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

2238 Wiesemann, ArthurOblt7/20/1912Condor Legion, acting Stfkpt 8/KG-27 ('40)He 111P-2 Werk # 2624 "1G + FS" (lost 8/14/40)Spanish Cross in Gold, EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp in BronzePOW 14 August, 1940 after his ac was sd by fighters and made a belly landing near Border House Farm, Bumper's Lane, Chester, Cheshire. The crew set the ac on fire to destroy it. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Heinrich Rödder, Obs; Uffz Heinz Köchy, R/O; Uffz Walter Schaum, Flt Engr and Uffz Gustav Ullmann, Gnr.(D.Drury).

Courtesy Christian König

2239 Wiesmahr, GustavLt202/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15968 (75% dam 8/24/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27000 "Black 7" (lost 10/5/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 5 October, 1943 when he collided with Wk# 20569, piloted by Uffz Heinz Nawrath (killed) at Kertsch IV. He was uninjured in a servicing fault crash at Barwenkowo on 24 August, 1943. One known victory, two Soviet Il-2s (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 August, 1943. A Yak-9 and a LaGG-5 on 7 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 9 August, 1943. A LaGG on 17 August, 1943. A P-39 and an Il-2 on 18 August, 1943. A Yak-1 on 19 August, 1943. Two Il-2s, a Pe-2 and a Yak-1 on 20 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 22 August, 1943. A Yak-1 on 24 August, 1943. A Yak-1 on 30 August, 1943. An R-5 on 1 September, 1943. An Il-2 on 11 September, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 September, 1943.
2240 Wiest, Heinz JosefLt3/10/1915Darmstadt6 3/JG-77 (9/40), 12/JG-51 (2/41), 3/JG-51 (6/41) Bf 109E, Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5637 (lost 6/5/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 5 June, 1941; struck the ground at St Inglevert, Pas-d-Calais, France, due to bad visibility. Added: He is buried in the German War Cem. at Bourdon, France, Blk 11, Row 7, Gr 253 (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Spitfire in the Cranbrook area on 7 September, 1940. Nos.3 & 4 per OKL, a Spitfire and a Hurricane S of Tunbridge Wells on 17 October, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Tonbridge on 27 October, 1940. His 6th, per OKL, a Spitfire NW of Dunkirk on 10 February, 1941.
2241 Wiff, HeinzOfwFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20029 (25% dam 4/3/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 3 April, 1944 when he made a crash landing (overturned) at the Deurne airfield (Belgium). Source: A. Rosseels.
2242 Wilberg, HeinzLt44/NJG-4 (10/42), 3/NJG-4, Stab II/NJG-4 (5/44)Ju 88EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 9/10 May, 1944 colliding with a Bf 110 of 8/NJG-4 on takeoff from Coulommiers airfield (Bolten). One known victory, as a Fw, a Halifax on 25 October, 1942. A 2nd & 3rd, now a Lt., both "4 mots" in the Romilly-Sezanne ares on 4 May, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Brionne area on 7 May, 1944. Bolten, 5 Night victories and 13 (?) Day victories.
2243 Wilberg, HeinzOblt12/ZG-2 (39), 3/ZG-2 (7/40)Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIFA 10 May, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, his 1st, a Polish Trainer near Luck, 14 September, 1939. Wilberg described the death of Uffz Max Brannath (7/10/40) to Brannaths brother. Magnus, 6 victories.
2244 Wildermuth, EberhardOblt8/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4078 "9K + BS" (lost 8/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 12 August, 1940 after being shot down by AA fire from a Free French vessel, Courbet, over Portsmouth harbor. Two other unnamed POW and one KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Oblt Otto Stärk, Obs (POW); Uffz Heinz Droese, R/O (POW) and Uffz Konrad Rösch (MIA). After being hit, the ac broke up, but the survivors were able to bail safely (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Wildemuth.
2245 Wildgruben, HeinzUffz1Flugzeugführer in 1/JG-4, 1/EJG WestFw 190A, Fw 190DFighter Operational ClaspOne known victory, a P-47 southwest of Pont-a-Mousson on 8 September, 1944 (Perry Claims). Jager Blatt 3/1998. Alternate spelling: Wildgruber (Perry).
2246 Wildies, Karl HeinzLt2/SKG-210Bf 110E Werk # 4414 "S9 + BK" (lost 6/26/41), Bf 110 Werk # 2266 (lost 11/10/41)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 10 November, 1941 near Linz, killing entire unnamed crew. No further detail. Earlier, his Wk# 4414 was reported lost, crashing near Barnowitschi due to engine failure. His unnamed gunner was KIC, pilot returned OK. Bf 110 Loss List
2247 Wilhelm, HeinzOblt8/ZG-1Me 410A-1 Werk # 10125 "2N + ES" (lost 10/14/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 14 October, 1943 during aerial combat near Schweinfurt. His R/O-Gunner, Uffz Günther Herden also KIA. Jager Blatt 6/2004 & 1/2005. Both perished despite being able to bail from their ac.
2248 Wilhelm, Karl HeinzFw33/JG-77 (Channel)Bf 109E Werk # 4007 "Yellow 11" (lost 10/20/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 20 October, 1940 after aerial combar during the Battle of Britain, crashing at Foxhunt Green, Waldron, near Uckfield. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd; both Morane 406s northwest of Dinant, 13 May, 1940. His 3rd, another Morane 406 west of Dinant, 15 May, 1940.
2249 Wilke, Karl HeinzLt4/7/1923Nordenham9 2/NAGr-2 (3/44 S.U.), 2/NAGr-4 (10/43), 2(H)/4 (11/44) Fw 189A, Fw 190A RK(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/1/43), Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 25 October, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet R-5 on 12 March, 1944. A 3rd, an R-5 on 29 March, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, a Yak-7 and a Pe-2 on 1 June, 1944. A 6th, an R-5 on 3 June, 1944. A 7th, an R-5 on 13 June, 1944. An 8th, an R-5 on 14 July, 1944. A 9th, a LaGG-5 on 22 August, 1944.
2250 Wilkening, HeinzOfw10. SeenotstaffelDo 24T-2 Werk # 0047 "CM + IM" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 14 december, 1943; shot down by two Raf fighters from No.144 Squadron. Remaining crew (all KIA): Ofw Gerhard Anders, Observer; Fw Fritz Juchelka, R/O; Ofw Rudolf Tölle, Mech; Ogefr Kurt May, 2nd Mech and Uffz Walter Schürhoff, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
2251 Will, HeinzLt3/28/1918Boggusch Stab/Seenot-West (Stab/SNGr-West) Go 145A Werk # 1691 (dam 7/8/41), Caudron C.445 Werk # 382 (lost 11/8/41) Air/Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew 8 November, 1941 when their Wk# 382 crashed near St Jean-d'Angely, Charente-Maritime, Fr., cause unknown. Remaining crew: Reg.Insp. Otto Warthemann, Obs; Uffz Franz Weinhandel, R/O and Uffz Jan Tielboer, Gnr. The deceased are buried at Berneuil, Fr, Plot 2, Row 6: Lt Will Gr 152, Reg Insp Warthemann Gr 154, Uffz Weinhandel Gr 153 and Uffz Tielboer Gr 151. Their C.445 was a French ac pressed into service by the Luftwaffe. An earlier incident happened when Lt Will and Flt Engr Gefr August Dietz made an emergency landing near Berck-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais due to engine failure on 8 July, 1941, no further detail (D.Drury).
2252 Willecke, Karl HeinzLt5/11/1918Stfkpt 11/JG-3 (Schachten)Bf 109G-14/AS "Black 1" (50% damaged), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330455 (lost 12/2/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Remagen area during an Alarm Start with a P-47 of 56FG, 63FS between Lumda, Stangenrod and Atzenhain. He was severely burned during the emergency landing near Giessen. He died in a Giessen hospital on 11 December, 1944 (Source: Horst Jeckel). Buried in Essen. His "Black 1" was damaged during an emergency landing at Erndtebrück.

2253 Willis, Falk FredHptm12/27/1914LeipzigStab/KG-4 (42), Stab II/NJG-3 (5/44 Langendiebach)Bf 110, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710589 (lost 5/4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 4 May, 1944; crashed at Mittel Gründau, near Gelnhausen during a test flight, colliding with a Mü 13D-3 Glider, Wk# 1544 "WL XII-73", piloted by Uffz Hans Schreiber (geb 7/19/24 Esborn) of Glider Training Unit 12/13 (KIFA, no known grave). Willis is buried in the German War Cem. at Gelnhausen, Row 1, Gr 9. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Müller (or Möller) was injured in the crash. Source: M. Balss, D.Drury & Lost Aircraft Report.
2254 Wilzel, HeinzFw27/SG-10 (5/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, two Soviet Il-5s on 12 May, 1944.
2255 Winkler, HeinzHptmStfkpt Stab/StG-2Ju 87D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42)

EP (10/19/42), EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Killed 31 January, 1943 during an air raid at Rowenki (DK-G Awards List & LOCS).
2256 Winkler, Heinz-JoachimUffz192311/JG-54, 14/JG-54Bf 109G-6 #160103, Fw 190A-5 #411645 (lost), Fw 190A-8 #738311 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 December, 1944, while in 14 Staffel, in # 738311 "Black 18" in aerial combat with P-38s of the 404th FG over Düren/Roggendorf near Köln. Prior, while in 11 Staffel, shot down with wounds in Wk# 160103 on 8 December, 1943 over Idriza, the AC sustaining 50% damage, and again with wounds in the A-5, a "5" (lost) on 26 February, 1944 over Dorpat S.U..
2257 Winn, RudolfOfw31/NJG-2Bf 110, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750935 "4R + ??" (lost 1/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620444 (late 44, early 45)EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His Ju 88 was shot down over Elsfleth Germany on 3 January, 1944 and all three were able to bail, however, Gunner, Ofw Josef Rothehüser landed in the Wesr and drowned. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Heinz Krüger bailed safely also. Known crew of Wk# 620444: Fw Bertram Kirschner and Fw Günther Reimer (Rosseels). One known victory, a Lancaster at Marjoss, ENE of Bad Orb on 20 December, 1943. a 2nd, another Lancaster 40 km W of Westerland on 9 April, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" at Paris on 8 July, 1944. Bolten 4 or 5 victories.
2258 Winterhoff, HeinzOblt7/4/1918 6(H)/13 (9/41), 2/NAGr-5 (6/44) Hs 126 Werk # Unk (dam 9/1/41), Kl 35 Werk # Unk (dam 3/26/42), Fw 189A-2 Werk # 2346 "4E + AP" (lost 9/26/42), Bf 109G-6/U3 (lost 6/10/44) DK-G (10/1/44), EP (1/25/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp Injured 10 June, 1944 when his 109 was lost on takeoff from the Petserie airfield. no further detail. On 26 September, 1942, acting as Observer, the Fw 189 was lost in Pl.Qu.35212 due to unknown cause after taking off from Jelampieski. He was injured 26 March, 1942 when his Klemm crash landed in the vicinity of Laval after making involuntary ground contact. WIA 1 September, 1941 when his Hs 126 was damaged by ground fire in the vicinity of Truwtschewski (LOCS).
2259 Wirdum Heinz vonGefr3/JG-102 (Aalborg West)Bf 109G-12 Werk # 19213 "KG + JU" (lost)Student PilotKIC 17 October, 1944 when he and another Student Pilot, Fw Günther Krüger were approaching Aalborg West at 15 meters, when their AC struck a haystackand crashed just north of the airfield. The Ac burst into flames killing both student pilots. They were both buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 21 October, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2260 Wischhöfer, HeinzUffz33/JG-300 (3/44), 1/JG-300 (9/44)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/18/44 at Schongau)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 July, 1944 during aerial combat at Schongau; bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, Both B-17s on 8 March, 1944, no locations. A 3rd, a B-17 at Brandenburg on 12 September, 1944. Alternate spelling: Wischhofer.
2261 Wisschke, Karl HeinzUffz43/JG-77Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata on 27 March, 1942. A 2nd, an I-61 on 25 April, 1942. A 3rd, an I-153 on 9 May, 1942. A 4th, a Spitfire over malta on 28 July, 1942. Alternate spelling: Witschke (OKL victory #4).
2262 Wissmann, HeinrichFw12/JG-301 (1/45 Stendal)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682031 "Black 12" (dam 1/1/45)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 1 January, 1945; disposition unknown, however, he did not return to Stendal (C.König).

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

Courtesy Christiam Kónig

2263 Wissmann, HeinzFw2/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 2/20/44 west of Jüterbog)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 February, 1944 due to "enemy action" (JG-300 Loss List)
2264 Witschke, Karl HeinzUffz13/JG-77 (4/42 S.U.), 3/JG-77 (7/42 Med)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13148 (15% dam 4/29/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13060 "Yellow 2" (lost 7/29/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 July, 1942; shot down at La Valetta by F/O Beurling of No. 249 Sq.. Made an emergency landing at Nowo Mosnowsk on 29 April, 1942 after running out of fuel, pilot OK.
2265 Witt, HeinzOblt z.See1/Ku.Fl.Gr.-106He 115 (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIFA 17 April, 1940; crashed near Vosna Island, west of Trondheim, due to bad weather. Source: D. Stankey.
2266 Witt, Karl HeinzUffz11/JG-4, 16/JG-4 (Frankfurt)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 782391 "Blue 6" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 when he was shot down by P-51s of the 479th FG over Roth (Biewer). He was attacking U.S. bombers around Trier at the time.
2267 Wittenberg, Heinz WilhelmOblt3/18/19112Stab III/JG-53 (10/39; 4/40 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim), IIa/JFF (3/42), Stab/Lw.Kdo. West & JG-102 ('45)Bf 109D & E-3 EK 2
Fighter operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Charleville, 15 May, 1940. His 2nd, a LeO-45 20 km south of Abbeville, 31 May, 1940. Deceased 31 March, 1993.
2268 Wittern, Karl HeinzUffz4(F)/11 (Germany)Ju i88F-1 Werk # 280038 "6M + NM" (lost 10/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his Observer Lt Bruno Ebner and two other unnamed crew 26 October, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2269 Wittich, OttoLt3(F)/123 (Atlantic) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430831 (lost 9/28/43) Observer Operational Clasp KIC (?) with his Observer Hptm Helmut Stampe and two other unnamed crew on 28 September, 1943. Crashed near Ploigneau en Morlaix, in Brittany, probably due to engine trouble. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List/LW Loss Report. Remaining crew (KIC, bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 11, Row unk): Hptm Helmut Stampe (geb 2/13/1908, Gr 80); Uffz Franz Dejon (geb 6/25/1918, Gr 40) and Gefr Heinz Dahlmanns (geb 2/22/1922, Gr 20) (absa3945).
2270 Wittmeyer, Heinz EugenOblt1I/JG-53 (7/40), Stab I/JG-53 (9/40 Channel), Stab II/JG-53 (2/42)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3478 (lost 9/8/40), Bf 109F EK 2
Wound Badge(9/8/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 September, 1940 when he collided with Lt Kunert during aerial combat west of Cap Gris Nez. He bailed safely and his ac crashed into the Channel (Prien). His first victory, a Blenheim on 6 February, 1942.
2271 Wodarczyk, HeinzUffz3II/JG-26 (joins 2/44), Stab II/JG-26, 4/JG-26 (1/45 Fürstenau)Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210936 (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 Jan., 1945 (Operation Bodenplatte) by German AA gunners whose poor recognition skills took many a German pilots life this day. His D-9 was reported to have crashed east of Wijhe, north of Deventer (DeSwart). He is buried in Ysselsteyn AN-6-135. As Prillers longtime wingman, he and Priller were the only two German fighters over the Normandy beaches on D-Day, 6 June, 1944. They made a high speed strafing run over Sword Beach before returning to Lille-Nord, thus preserving their honor. It is commonly believed that the Luftwaffe was so depleted that it never made an appearance in strength over Normandy. The RLM reported only 289 single engine fighters operational on 7 June, 1944. His 3 victories; a P-38 at Cambrai on 24 May, 1944 (another source idd the AC as a P-51 near Bapaume), a 2nd P-38 of 55FG at Compiegne on 11 June, 1944, and a 3rd P-38 (Probable) of 55FG at Roye-Compiegne on 11 June, 1944.
Ysselstein, Holland

Courtesy Christian König

2272 Woehle, GüntherUffz12/22/1921Hameln WeserI/NJG-101, 1/NJG-2 (9/44)Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620185 "R4 + ??" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 November, 1944 when he is believed to have been shot down by an RAF Night Fighter at Hardert, near Rengsdorf Germany, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Oswald Wagner, R/O and Uffz Heinz Schmagold, Gunner. Woehle joined the Luftwaffe in 1941. Alternate spelling: Wöhle.

Courtesy Oleg Marin

2273 Wöhlecke, HeinzOfw7/14/19097 1/JG-300 (JG "Herrmann" 7/43), 3/JG-300 (9/43), 1/JG-300 (6/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 110083 "White 10" (lost 3/16/44 at Stockach, Bav.), 109G-6 Werk # 412252 "White 4" (lost 6/21/44 near Burg)
EK 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, 2 km south of Burg, near Berlin (Boiten). Added: The night of 15/16 March, 1944, in Wk# 110083, he saved himself by bailing with injuries, after being attacked by his own flak (C.König). One known victory, a Lancaster SW of Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Remscheid on 31 July, 1943. A 3rd, a "4 mot" W of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. Added: Additional victories; A Lancaster at Bremen (?) on 16 December, 1943. Two B-17's over Holland on 6 March, 1944 and a "4 mot" in the Nürnberg area on 31 March, 1944 (C.König).

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2274 Woile, Karl HeinzUffzFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20437 (lost 7/22/43)Pilot BadgePilot reported killed 22 July, 1943 when he crashed at Siefersdorf due to a technical failure.
2275 Woite, Karl HeinzUffz12/JG-77, II/JG-5 (10/42 Finland)Bf 109E in JG-77, Bf 109E-7 Werk # 899 (lost 10/4/42))
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 October, 1942; shot down with wounds northwest of Warmannsee (Source: SIG Norway). His first victory, a Fortress I, 50 km SW of Stavanger on 8 September, 1941 (OKL).
2276 Wolf, ArnoOblt2/24/1913 ?II/KG-30 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2400 "4D + BC" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 7 June, 1941 after being shot down by destroyer HMS Cottesmore AA fire at Loch-Ewe Scotland. Remaining crew: Fw Theo Holstin (or Holstein), Observer (MIA); Fw Günther Erler, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Heinz Weber, Gunner (KIA). Source: SIG Norway.
2277 Wolf, GüntherLt12/6/1923Wurgwitz43/NJG-101 ('43), 9/NJG-5 (3/44), 7/NJG-5, 3/NJG-5 (9/44), 9/NJG-5 (3/45)Bf 110G (8/23/43 damaged), Ju 88G-4 Werk # 621546 "C9 + CT" (dam 3/6/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. With R/O Uffz Hein Hafemeier, he was shot down near Berlin by a P-51 of 357FG, flown by Lt. Leroy Ruder, but he managed a wheels up landing in a field near Albertshof, near Bernau, northeast of Berlin. Two known victories: a Lancaster of RAF No. 44 Sq. on 3 March, 1945 at Hull (this referred to as his 4th); the 2nd, another Lancaster of RAF No. 197 Sq. on 7 March, 1945. On 23 August, 1943, he was shot down by friendly flak. His R/O this date was Gefr Heinz Schmitz. In Jan, 1945, his R/O was Ofw Engelhardt. Bolten 4 victories.
2278 Wolf, HeinzUffz14/ZG-1Bf 110C Werk # 3540 "S9 + CM" (lost 10/3/42) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 3 October, 1942 at Gratschi Russia, cause unknown. His unnamed gunner also MIA (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet Seversky on 25 July, 1942.
2279 Wolf, HeinzUffz13/JG-26 (5/40), 2/JG-26 (11/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1289 "Red 2" (or Blk 2) (lost 11/28/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 28 November, 1940 after being shot down at Udimore, near Rye, Sussex, by a Spitfire of RAF No. 19 Sq. He made a good force landing in Sussex. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940.
2280 Wolf, WilliUffz4/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk# 6964 "1H + FM" (lost 4/8/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 8 April, 1940 after his ac was attacked by a Hurricane of No.43 Sq, piloted by F/O John D. Edmonds, and landed on the sea, SSW of Copinsay Light, Orkney Islands. Remaining crew: Oblt Alfred Donike, Obs (POW); Uffz Leon Deeken, R/O (KIA, bur CC War Cem, not the usual German Soldier Cannock Chase, 4/F/11) and Ofw Heinz Koch (POW) (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Wollf (KG-26 Loss List).
Cannock Chase
2281 Wolff, GüntherLt3/29/19217/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # Unk "U5 + KR" (lost 1/15/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 January, 1943, when his ac was sd over Coleby by a Mosquito of No.151 Sq., piloted by Sgt E.A.Knight & Sgt W.I.L.Roberts, after a bombing raid on Lincoln. The ac crashed, and was destroyed on impact, east of Boothby Graffoe, 8 miles south of Lincoln, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (all buried War Graves Plot, Row 7, Scopwick Church Burial Ground, Lincolnshire): Uffz Helmut Oscar Knorr, (born 11/14/1919) Gr 38; Ogefr Karl Heinz Krusewitz, (born 4/30/1921) Gr 39 and Uffz Kurt Semlitschka, (born 7/17/1921) Gr 40. Lt Wolff buried in Gr 37. Source: B.Williamson, 10/8/2018 email. NOTE: The pilot was not identified. I made the selection, naming the Lt as the ac commander.
2282 Wolpers, Heinrich HeinzOfw1/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4260 "U5 + IH" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 21 July, 1942 off the east coast of England while on a reconnaissance mission and is believed to have been shot down by a night fighter of RAF No. 151 Sq. some 50 miles off Spurn Head. Remaining crew (all MIA): Hptm Walter Frank, Observer, Fw Karl Schmidt, wireless operator and Ofw Armin Eyrich, mechanic.
2283 Wolter, RobertUffz286/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13837 (lost 10/2/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 October, 1942; collided with another Bf 109G-2 piloted by Uffz Heinz Vogt of 6/JG-77 (DK-G Awards List). His first known victory, his 6th overall, was an unnamed Soviet AC on 5 July, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 7 July, 1942. His 9th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 10 July, 1942. His 16th & 17th, both unnamed Soviet AC on 26 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 31 July, 1942. His 21st, an unnamed Soviet AC on 2 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 8 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 13 August, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 18 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 25 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 5 September, 1942. Magnus, 32 victories.
2284 Worthmann, Heinz HansUffzII/JG-26 (joins 5/44), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170730 "Blue 8" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 17 June, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 8" with Allied fighters SW of Caen.
2285 Wortmann, HeinzUffz1/StG-2 (Greece)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5615 "T6 + JH" (lost 4/24/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspShot down 24 April, 1941 by flak at Patras, returned 30 April. Ju 87 Loss List
2286 Wuensch, Erich7JG-1Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Information found on signed print "Ambush" by Heinz Krebs.
2287 Wühlisch, Heinz Hellmuth vonObstltKdr KG-77 (8/40)Do 17ZBomber Operational Clasp
2288 Wulff, UlrichOblt11/11/1920Stralsund8ZG-26, NJG-4, 1/NJG-5 (3/43), Flugfüh 8/NJG-5 (12/43)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720008 "C9 + IS" (lost 12/16/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 16/17 December, 1943; crashed 3 km SE of Köningsberg-Neumark immediately after takeoff for a NF sortie, possibly due to icing (Bolten). His Remaining Crew (KIC): Ofw Heinz Leyk, Bf and Fw Anton Kurz, Bs. One known victory, a Halifax south of Karburg on 27 March, 1943. Another, an "unidentified" AC at Berlin Tempelhof on 2 December, 1943. A 3rd, a Stirling at Leipzig on 4 December, 1943. Magnus and Bolten, 8 victories.
2289 Wülknitz, WalterOblt9/KG-30 (5/40 Marx) Ju 88A-2 Werk # unk "4D + FT" (Lost 5/10/40) Bomber Opaerational Clasp His Ju 88 Crashed east of Soesterberg Holland on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew Disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The crew of four crashed near Zevenhuizen, and were promptly captured by British troops, the cause still unknown. Remaining crew (pos unk): Ogefr Harry Willi Abt, Gefr Heinz Borchers and Gefr Gerhard Manthey (Inj) (DVL Loss List).
2290 Wunderlich, HeinzLt2(F)/22 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430561 "4N + DK" (lost 6/3/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Bernd Reerink and two other unnamed crew 3 June, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2291 Wünsche, GerhardFw2/10/1916CunersdorfStab/KG-26 (Vaernes)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + FA" (lost 5/28/40)Bomber Operational ClaspThe crew made a force landing on the frozen Lake Gjömmervatnet at Misvaer due to damage received by a Gladiator of No. 263 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Alvin T.Williams, above the Ofot fjord. A rescue attempt was made by a second He 111 piloted By an Ofw Hackner. After picking up the Wünsche crew, Hackner was unable to get airborne when his He 111 was damaged due to drifting snow. After destroying their aircrafts, they walked over the mountain to Saltdal where they were reunited with German forces. Remaining Wünsche crew: Oblt Karl Georg Streng, Fw Erich Heinz and Fw Erich Fledermann. With the exception of Fledermann, the crew lost their lives in France on 19 November, 1940 (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The November, 1940 burials, are as follows at Beauvais, Block2: Oblt Streng, Row 8, Gr 206; Fw Heinz, Row 8, Gr 205 and pilot Wünsche, Row 7, Gr 179. Another source suggests the pilot may have been Oblt Streng (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Wunsche.
2292 Wünsche, HeinzGefr11/KG-30 (Aalborg De.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1066 "4D + KV" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 27 November, 1943 during a training exercise, when it was seen approaching from the east and hit some trees in the hills 3 km south of Gravlev Denmark. It crashed to the ground and was engulfed in flames, killing the crew of four. Remaining Crew (KIC): Ogefr Otto Amme, Obs; Gefr Herbert Schelling, R/O and Gefr Hans Wegner, Mech. All were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 3 December, 1943. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2293 Wurm, HeinzFw9/JG-7Me 262A-2Bomber Operational ClaspShot down 14 January, 1945 by a P-51 flown by Lt.Col. Roland R. Wright near Prignitz. Pilot disposition unknown.
2294 Wurm, HeinzOblt5/17/191712 JagdKdo West (5/43), 5/Bo.Fl.Gr. 196 (6/43 Brest Süd), 1/SAGr.-128 (aka 10/ZG-1, 7/43 Channel) Bf 110, Fw 190A-5/U8 Werk # 410218 (lost 9/16/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA16 September, 1943; B-17 return fire near Brest (DK-G Awards List). One known victory, a Boston at Morlaix, shared with a Flak unit, on 29 January, 1943. Another, a B-24 BZ713 of No.224 Sq. N of Brest on 30 May, 1943. A 3rd, a Beaufort on 7 June, 1943 at Pl.Qu.15W S/7078. A 4th, a B-24 on 13 July, 1943. Magnus. May have downed two additional AC on 13 July, 1943, both Halifax. Downed two B-24s and a Beaufort on 29 July, 1943. A 9th, a Mosquito on 22 August, 1943. A 10th and 11th, both Beaufighters, W of Brest on 25 August, 1943. A 12th, a Beaufighter of Coastal Command on 9 September, 1943.
2295 Wurst, MoritzOfw3/KG-4 (12/40 Eindhoven) He 111H-4 Werk # 3229 "5J + ?L" (lost 12/5/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed at Amersfoort Holland the night of 4/5 December, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Joachim Post, Obs; Uffz Hans Kronawetter, R/O and Uffz Heinz Klinkert, Gnr.. All buried at Ysselsteyn, CW/8: Wurst Gr 191; Post Gr 193; Kronawetter Gr 189 and Klinkert Gr187 (D.Drury).
2296 Wurzer, Heinrich HeinzHptm4/5/191526 1/JG-302 (11/43), Stfkpt 1/JG-302 (1/44), Kdr I/JG-302 (3/44), III/JG-301 (9/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk# 441613 "White 1" (dam 7/44), Fw 190A-8 in IIIJG-301
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. Scored two victories this date, his 8th & 9th, both B-17s, one over Berlin, the other, no location. WIA 8 July, 1944 most likely from B-24s he was opposing on this date. Despite his wounds, he made an emergency landing in Wk# 441613 near Götzendorf airfield. One known victory, a Halifax W of Berlin on 20 January, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 on 10 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 at Seesen on 20 February, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 on 22 February, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 north of Quackenbrück on 6 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 11th & 12th, both B-24s on 8 March, 1944, no locations. A P-51 over Romania on 5 April, 1944. Two B-17s on 9 April, 1944, no location. His 15th & 16th, both B-24s at Neuseidler See on 10 May, 1944. His 20th, a B-24 (HSS) SSW of Sankt-Pölten on 29 May, 1944. A double on 16 June, 1944; both B-24s at Mor, SE of Raab. Nos. 25 & 26, another double, a B-24 and a B-24 (HSS) at Essling/Wien on 8 July, 1944. Alternate spellings: Wurzer and Wuerzer. Magnus. Deceased 8 November, 1998.
2297 Wyrich, HeinzGefr24/JG-26 (9/43), 5/JG-26 (10/43)Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-5 Wk # 1175 "White 16" (lost), Fw 190A-8 Wk # 730357 "White 4" (lost) EK 2
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Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 May, 1944 after reporting on the radio that his "White 4" was damaged, he dissappeared. His body was found two days later; he had been shot in the back in his parachute. WIA 30 December, 1943 during aerial combat in "White 16" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 412 Sq. 2 km S of Romaine. One known victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 165 Sq. S of Le Treport on 4 September, 1943. A 2nd, a P-47 of 353FG WNW of Weert,W of Brüggen, on 14 October, 1943. A 3rd, "unconfirmed", a P-47 at Liege on 12 April, 1944.
2298 Zabiensky, Heinz Günther vonOfw10/27/19143(F)/122 (6/43 Schiphol, 8/43 Creil) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1479 "F6 + BL" (lost 6/13/43), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430693 "F6 + CL" (75% dam 8/20/43) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 20 August, 1943; developed problems shortly after takeof from Creil airfield and crashed. No crew detail. He was initially buried in Amsterdam, Nieuwe Ooster Bergraafplaats, 21 August, 1943. Earlier, he was uninjured 12/13 June, 1943 when he was shot down by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by S/L J.N. Howard-Williams. His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea by Petten, off the Dutch coast (DeSwart & Wiki Luft). Remaining crew: Oblt Ludwig Blankenhahn (WIA), Obs; Fw Rolf Lampmann, Gnr (WIA) and Ofw W. Tonne, R/O (Safe) (Wiki Luft data & D.Drury). Added: 3(F)/122's 2000th mission took place on 15 June, 1943 with Zabiensky and Tonne. Blankenhahn and Lampmann missed this milestone due to their injuries on the night of 12/13 June, 1943. Ofw Zabiensky is now buried at Ysselsteyn, CT/12/300 after the 20 August, 1943 incident (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
2299 Zag, HeinzGefr8/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6370 "Black 3 + I" (lost 10/2/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 2 October, 1940 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, uninjured in a force landing at Forge Farm, Goudhurst. Source: Jochen Prien. An eyewitness to the crash, John Newman, actually sat in the cockpit after the crash, and saw a "pool of blood on the right side of the seat". He also reported that the AC was shot down by an RAF Spitfire of No. 603 Sq., piloted by F/O P. Dexter, who was shot down over Croydon 30 minutes later.
2300 Zalfen, HeinzGefr1/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162277 "White 15" (lost 4/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 April, 1944; shot down south of Karlovac Yugoslavia. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani.

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