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2301 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.
2302 Zängel, HeinzUffz1/4/192414/JG-300 (1/45) Bf 109G-14 most likely (lost 1/14/45) Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot reported KIA, 14 January, 1945, no further detail (denkmalprojekt.org). Added: He is buried in the War Cemetery at Perleberg (Riccardo Freitag 2/2024). Alternate spelling: Zängl.
2303 Zauche, HeinzOfw6/Schl.G-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 6005 "Black Z" (lost 5/21/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 21 May, 1943 crashing after combat at Dschajewskaja Russia.
2304 Zboralski, DieterFw15/TG-1 (12/44)Ju 52Transport Operational Clasp in Gold w/"300" hanger (12/1/44) Doc found online, signed by Maj Karl Heinz Schütte.
2305 Zedler, HeinzLtII/JG-26 (joins 5/55), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170333 "Blue 1" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 July, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 1" with Allied fighters NW of Caen.
2306 Zehmisch, HeinzUffz9/28/1921Tarbatz3/KG-51Me 410A-1/U2 Werk # 420019 "9K + BL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 April, 1944; failed to return from a mission over London. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Kirstein, geb 12/5/1921 Woduhnkeim, was also MIA. Source: Brian Bines.
2307 Zeissler, HeinzAufkl Gr.123, LG-2, Wekusta 5/Ob.d.L., Kdo FinlandJu 88Observer Operational ClaspFlugbuch (7/39 to 5/45).
2308 Zenner, WalterUffz8/KG-54He 111P "B3 + ?S" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 10 May, 1940; shot down by P/O Frank Carey. He managed to bail and was immediately taken prisoner by Belgian troops. His AC crashed near Hulste. Remaining crew (KIA- buried Lommel, loc unk): Gefr Gerhard Mühlenbrink, Obs; Gefr Heinz Karina, R/O and Gefr Paul Gross, Gunner (A. Rosseels & Wings to Victory)
Lommel, Belgium
2309 Zeschke, Karl HeinzFw16/JG-26 (8/43), 7/JG-26 (8/44)Fw 190A-6, Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340308 "Brown 9" (dam), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 731740 "Brown 9" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1944 by ground fire in Werk # 731740 at Caen. One known victory, a B-17 at St. Trond-Leuven on 17 August, 1943. Made a force landing SW of Charleville on 1 May, 1944 when the engine of his "Brown 9" quit.
2310 Ziehm, OttoUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 2676 (lost 8/26/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 25 or 26 August, 1940; failed to return from an armed reconnaissance mission over St George's Channel, between Wales and Ireland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Horst Diedrich, Obs; Hgefr Otto Blüthgen, R/O and Uffz Heinz Homann (or Hornann), Flt Engr. Only known grave registry, that of Diedrich remembered in the U-Boat Mem at Möltenort of the Laboe Naval Mem (D.Drury).
2311 Ziemba, GeorgOblt2/14/19143/KG-66Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330256 "Z6 + AL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 30 July, 1944; shot down west of St Lo during a mission, All but Ziemba were able to bail safely. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Heinz Fromke, geb 11/25/1921, Obs and Uffz Werner Dieck, geb 8/16/1922, R/O. Source: B.Bines.
2312 Ziemer, HeinzFw179/JG-11 (7/44 S.U.), 11/JG-11 (9/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732285 "Yellow 14 + I" (lost 12/20/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172972 (25% dam 1/31/45), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961190 "Yellow 12 + I" (lost 3/24/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 March, 1945 in aerial combat north of Seelow. Injured during a belly landing on 31 January, 1945 due to a technical failure, no location given. Injured in a crash landing at Grossostheim on 20 December, 1944, no cause reported. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 18 July, 1944. One known western victory, his 11th, a P-47 in the Arnhem area on 25 September, 1944. Magnus, 17 victories.

Courtesy Christian König

2313 Ziems, HansLtII/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4217 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 31 December, 1942 north of the Avord airfield, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Uffz Heinz Droese, Observer, Gefr Leopold Bachler, wireless operator and Uffz Gerhard Weber, gunner.
2314 Zimkeit, HeinzUffz112/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA at wars end, but his grave was found by his comrade, Willi Unger, after the war. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Ehrwald/Zügspitz on 3 August, 1944.
2315 Zimmer, HeinzUffz1III/JG-4 (4/45), most likely 9 StaffelBf 109G, Fw 190D EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, an Il-2 on 17 April, 1945.
2316 Zimmermann, GünterUffz7/KG-2Do 217M-1 Werk # 6396 "U5 + DR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 14/15 May, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew: Ogefr Johann Grabner, Observer (KIA); Uffz Heinz Steigemann, R/O (MIA) and Gefr Johannes Priebs, Gunner (MIA). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
2317 Zimmermann, HeinzUffz6/JG-27 ('42)Bf 109F-2 Werk # Unk "Yellow 2" (dam sometime in '42)Fighter Operational ClaspWhile on a "Frei Jagd" with Fw. Gerhard Keppler, he was hit (in '42?) during aerial combat, and made a force landing N of Tmimi on the Via Balbia.

Courtesy Christian Konig

2318 Zimmermann, HeinzUffz6/KG-27 Achmer)He 111H "1G + GP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 May, 1940 shot down by P/O Tony Dini of RAF No. 607 Sq. during the French Campaign, crashing near Munkzwalm. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Günther Wackerhagen, Obs; Uffz Horst Börnicke, Mechanic and Gefr Felix Beinhoff, R/O. Source: A. Rosseels & Wings to Victory.
2319 Zimmermann, KarlUffz3/KG-51Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "9K + CL" (or DL) (lost 8/12/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 12 August, 1940; sd with wounds by fighters during an attack on Portsmouth. The ac crash location believed near Calshot, Hampshire, or possibly The Solent. Remaining crew: Ogefr Karl Heinz Fahrenheim, Obs (POW/WIA); Ogefr Oskar Hansmann, R/O (POW/WIA) and Gefr Theodor Dickel, Flt Engr (KIA; bur at Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cem, Plot 188, Gr 48 (D.Drury).
2320 Zimmermann, LeoOfw4/16/19155/NJG-4 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621805 "3C + KN" (lost 3/4/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 4 March, 1945; AC destroyed during Operation Gisela at Metfield Airbase, Linstead Parva, Suffolk; flew into the ground during an attack on a B-24. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: The entire crew buried at Cannock Chase, Plot 1, Row 8. Ofw Zimmermann, Gr 299. Remaining crew: Ofw Paul Vey, Gr 296; Uffz Hans Wende (geb 5/1/1922), Gr 298 and Uffz Heinz Paul Pitan (geb 12/10/1920), Gr 297 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2321 Zinke, HeinzUffz6/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784762 "Red 17" (lost 1/14/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat 1km south of Forst (Bf 109 Loss List).
2322 Zinkl, RudolfUffz4 6/JG-1 (10/43 Rheine), 4/JG-1 (2/44), 6/JG-1 (2/44) Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550873 "Yellow 9" (lost 10/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down by B-17 return fire on 20 October, 1943 at Boekel, east of Veghel Holland. He was able to bail out safely. His first victory, a B-17 5 km southwest of Goch, by Eerde NL, 20 October, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 (e.V.) in the Münster area on 22 February, 1944. Another 2nd victory (No. per OKL), a B-17 15 km SW of Ansbach on 25 February, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 in the Hildeshein area on 23 March, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 (n.b.) on 8 April, 1944, no location, believed unconfirmed. A 5th, his 4th per OKL and Perry Claims, a P-47 SW of Mortain on 28 July, 1944 (another source refers to this victory as his 4th.) Jager Blatt article.


Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine: 13 from left - Uffz. Zinkl
2323 Zinnen, Heinrich "Heinz"Uffz2/12/1922Aachen15/JG-11 (9/44 Gymnich), 10/JG-1, 11/JG-1 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784111 "Yellow 6" (lost 12/25/44) EK 2
Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 December, 1944 by a P-51 of the 352nd FS (most likely Geo. Preddy) over the Hohes Venn area, (Ardennes) while attempting to intercept B-17s. Buried in the War Grave Cem, Daleiden Germany, Block C, Gr 1223. His one known victory, a P-51D at Zutphen-Haaksbergen, near Nijmegen, on 19 September, 1944. Four days earlier, he had been a British POW (briefly) after being shot down by British AA fire behind their lines. Entered the Luftwaffe in 1942, pilot training in 1943.
2324 Zobel, HeinzOgefrI/StG-151Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2966 (lost 9/15/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 September, 1943 over Yugoslavia, no cause reported. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani.
2325 Zöhnel, HeinzUffz1/NAGr-2 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19769 "White 8" (lost 10/27/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA (believed KIC) 27 October, 1943 when he struck the ground north of Sjewibschenko.
2326 Zöllner,LtNAGr-22 (39), 3(F)/22 (40)Do 17, Do 217, Ju 88D-1Observer Operational ClaspIdentified in a photo in a Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 22 photo album online. This may very well be Heinz Zöllner, later in a bomber unit.
2327 Zöllner, HeinzHptm11/17/1919Gerdauen 10/KG-53 (5/41), 4/KG-53 (10/41), Stffüh 6/KG-53 (5/43), Stfkpt 6/KG-53 (6/43-9/43), Stfkpt 4/KG-53 (7/44) He 111H-6 "A1+FM" (lost in Russia), He 111H-20 Werk # 701235 (or 700657 DK-G List) "A1 + AM (lost 11/5/44) RK(4/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)
EP(4/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 5 November, 1944 over the North Sea in Werk # 701235. Crashed at Schatalowka, Russia in the snow, with Ofw Karl Christmann (RK Holder) Obs; Fw Erich Schneider, R/O & DK winner; Ofw Fritz Marboun, Flt Engr & DK winner and Fw Leonhard Dollmeier, Gnr. and DK winner, all MIA. 400+combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book.
2328 Zschornak, HeinzFw6/9/19207/KG-30Ju 88 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 20 December, 1943; crashed near Lanklaar belgium, no cause given. Buried Lommel, Block 21/73. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
2329 Zschunke, OttoOfw1/10/1913 Meissen1(F)/123 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430361 "4U + ?H" (95% dam 11/13/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his Observer Lt Heinz Schulze-Wetzel and two other unnamed crew at the Morlaix airfield 13 November, 1942; crashed due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIC, all bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 9): Lt Heinz Schulze-Wetzel (geb 11/4/1909 Herne, bur Row 56, Gr 1398), Obs; Fw Werner Daniels (geb 8/3/1920 Köln, bur Row 56, Gr 1400), R/O and Uffz Ernst Högy (geb3/19/1915 Hirschthal, bur Row 55, Gr 1351), Gnr. Pilot Ofw Zschunke buried Row 56, Grave 1399 (absa3945).

Courtesy Christian König


Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France

Ernst Hogg

Werner Daniels

Heinz Schulze-Wetzel

>Courtesy Christian König

2330 Zwipf, HeinrichMaj1/13/1914Pirmasens I/StG-77, Stfkpt 3/StG-77 (8/43 S.U.), Kdr I/SG-4 (4/44) Ju 87D-1 "all "S2 + Jl, KL, Nl" in 8/43, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470644 (lost 4/7/44) RK(12/31/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (7/10/42), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 7 April, 1944 in an emergency landing on Rieti Italy airfield following a fighter attack. His R/O while in StG-77 was Fw Heinz Sellhorn. Maj Zwipf is buried in the German War Cem. at Pomezia, Italy, Blk B, Gr 474 (D.Drury). 600+ missions, mostly with the Ju 87.
2331 Staffeldt, Heinrich "Hans"Ofw12/3/1914Genskow6/KG-26 (7/40) He 111H-3 Werk # 3258 "1H + HP" (lost 9/7/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 6/7 September, 1940; failed to return from a mission over England, believed to be near the coast of County Durham. Crew designations not reported; pilot assignment arbitrary. Remaining crew (all KIA, bur German War Cemetery Werl-Waldfriedhof,Germany): Uffz Karl Heinz Bartels (a pilot in his own right), Gr 2; Fw Gerhard Markuse, Gr 4; Gefr Josef Maier, Gr 6 and Uffz Franz Schweizer, Gr 5. Ofw Staffeldt bur Gr 3 (D.Drury). Added: Altho Ofw Staffeldt was a pilot, on this mission, he served as Observer (D.Drury). Their crew designations can be seen in the "Bartels, Karl Heinz" Archive entry.
2332 Tetzlaff, HeinzFw7/ZG-26 (2/44 Wunstorf)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 130048 (lost 2/20/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 20 February, 1944 "Black Sunday", when he was killed while landing at Wunstorf airfield during a strafing attack by P-47's of 56FG, 61FS (C.König).
2333 Armbrecht, Heinz Georg "Hans"Lt2/26/1921Flight Instr FFS A/B 52 & A-101 (2/43-1/45), 9 (Erg)/JG-1 (1/45), 10 (Erg)/JG-1 (4/45 Eastern Front)Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk "Black 7" (lost 4/16/45)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspInjured 16 April, 1945 when he struck tree tops vicinity Duba, near Ceska Lipa during aerial combat (LOCS & C.König).
2334 Wittkamp, Heinrich "Heinz"Uffz5/23/1916Bentheim6/KG-53 (10/41) He 111H-6 Werk # 4248 "A1 + IP" (lost 10/23/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his unnamed and entire crew, 23 October, 1941, when they crashed at Lopaschino, N of Mzensk (Eng. Mtsensk), Oryol Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Max Ziselsberger, Bomb Aimer; Uffz Xaver Böck, R/O; Gefr Helmut Häusler, Gnr 1 and Gefr Klaus Petasch, Gnr 2. The remains of Uffz Wittkamp and Uffz Böck have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but graves are believed to exist at Mzensk. Grfr Häusler is commemorated in the German War Cem. at Kursk-Besedino, Russia (D.Drury).
2335 Bartosch, Hironymus „Ronny“ 17/09/2210/JG-51 (1/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "White 2" (lost 21/02/44)Shot down in flames on 21.02.1944 by a  La-5 Sources:B. Barbas; War diary of Heinz Marquardt of 10. / J.G. 51 Mölders January 1944;  Chronicle Jagdgeschwader 51 „Mölders“ (Courtesy Christian König)
2336 Fehringer, ErnstUffz8/11/1917Ingolstadt3/KG-4 He 111H-5 Werk # 4001 "5J + AL" (lost 2/20/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 20 February, 1942, when they were sd by AA fire, and crashed near Weresskowo, Russia, 4km SSW of Borissovo. Remaining crew: Lt Edmund Günther Brox (geb 3/20/1913, Mettmann), Obs; Ogefr Heinz Schlegel, R/O; Ogefr Friedrich "Fritz" Bachmann, Gnr and Ogefr Roman Legenstein, Flt Engr. The deceased are probably buried in the German War Cem. at Korpowo, Russia, Blk 27 among the unknowns. Lt Brox, a pilot in his own right, was Obs on this date (D.Drury)
2337 Geritte-Jahnsen, WilliUffzIII/KG-54 (3/43)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141148 "B3 + DT" (lost 3/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspCrew disposition and location on 30 March, 1943, unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Otto Brand, Obs; Uffz Heinz Wiemer, R/O and Ogefr Wilhelm Nonnenbruch, Gnr (Qu.Meister File/Mauro 5/2024).
2338 Geffers, HeinzUffzIII/KG-54 (3/43)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6586 "B3 + LR" (lost 3/31/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 31 March, 1943; Force landed at sea near Bizerte due to engine trouble. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Lamprecht, Obs; Ogefr Wilhelm Lis, R/O and Ogefr Wolfgang Canitz, Gnr (Qu.Meister File/Mauro 5/2024).

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