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2501 Leonhardy, KurtMajKdr III/KG-54 (7/40), Kdr II/KG-54 (8/40)Ju 88A (lost 8/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1940 during an operation over Portsmouth and Weymouth England. Source: Jochen Prien.
2502 Leopold,Ogefr1II/SG-1 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 17 August, 1944.
2503 Leppert, KarlUffzV/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360340 "F* + ??" (lost 8/31/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with unnamed crew 31 August, 1943 near the Orleans-Bricy airfield; collided with another C-6, Wk# 360387, piloted by Uffz Willfried Schlütter (KIFA w/one other unnamed crew) (Ju 88 Loss List).
2504 Leppla, RichardMaj6/9/1914Matzenbach Pfalz681/JG-234, Stfkpt 3/JG-51(5/40), Kdr III/JG-51(8/42 S.U.), Kdr JG-105(2/43), Kdr JG-6(Final wks)Bf 109B w/ 1/JG-234 in 38, Ar 96, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8185 "Black
RK(7/27/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
One victory was the 1200th victory for Mölders JG-51 on 12 July, 1941 during Operation Barbarossa. His victim was an I-16 of the 168th Fighter Aviation Regt. A Yak-1 NW of Kasch-Boschowo on 3 March, 1942. Two Il-2s on 1 August, 1942. Over 500 combat missions, 13 victories in the West. His 1st victory, a Fokker G-1 over Zevenbergen, 10 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Morane 406s at Abbeville on 21 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Abbeville on 22 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Dover on 28 July, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire over England on 8 September, 1940. Seriously wounded in Russia in Wk# 8185 on 2 August, 1942, losing an eye, but attempted to remain operational, only to taxi into a landing Ju 52/3m five days later. Served in school and staff positions before being assigned to JG-105 and JG-6. Began his Luftwaffe career as an instructor at Werneuchen, instructing Bulgarian pilot cadets. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Deceased 4 August, 1988 Matzenbach/Kusel.

Richard Leppla in his Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 3.JG51 'Yellow 3'
2505 Lepzy, HeinzUffz11/29/19227/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680805 "White 5" (lost 8/6/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 6 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 5" by St.Jouin-de-Blavou, 28 km east of Alencon, near Avranches. Jager Blatt 1/2005. AC recovered for restoration in 1998. Alternate spelling: Lepszy.
2506 Leschert, HeinrichOfw233/JG-53 (5/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3494 (50% damaged 9/2/40), Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13430 "Yellow 1" (lost 8/10/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(10/26/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(9/2/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 10 August, 1942 during aerial combat at Stalingrad after being hit by fragments from a Soviet aircraft. In the JG-53 Chronicles, he is credited with a Battle on 30 Septmber, 1939 which was not found in the OKL Claims List. Shot down with wounds on 2 September, 1940 and managed to get back to Boulogne where he made a force landing (Prien). His first victory, a Wellington over Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 7th victory, a Hurricane of RAF No. 126 Sq., piloted by P/O Marcus W.T. Kidson over Malta on 5 March, 1942. Kidson crashed into the sea off malta. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 23 June, 1942. His 9th, a Pe-2 on 26 June, 1942. His 10th, an Il-2 15 km SE of Selmjansk on 4 July, 1942. His 11th, a Pe-2 25 km E of Voronezh on 5 July, 1942. A double, his 12th & 13th, both LaGG-3s on 6 July, 1942. His 14th, a Boston on 11 July, 1942. His 15th, a Pe-2 on 26 July, 1942. His 16th & 17th, both Il-2s on 29 July, 1942. An 18th, an Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 August, 1942.
2507 Leschnig, MaxOfw85/ZG-76 (6/40), III/NJG-3, JG-400Bf 110, Me 163B in JG-400
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hawk-75A on 14 June, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 13 August, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Blenheim off Scheldt on 23 July, 1941. His 4th, a Blenheim 200 km north of Texel on 30 July, 1941. Nos.5 & 6, a Spitfire and a Hurricane NW of Portland on 15 August, 1940. Nos.7 & 8, both Spitfires near London on 4 September, 1940.
2508 Lesse, WalterUffz4/KG-4He 11H-6 Werk # 4567 "5J + BM" (lost 8/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 10 August, 1942, lost in the Rzhev (aka Rshew) area, Russia, due to unknown cause. Remaining crew: Gefr Friedrich Burghart, Obs; Uffz Walter Wilhelm Karl Lampe, R/O and Ogefr Hans Stubner, Gnr. No VDK burial detail (D.Drury).
2509 Lessing, Ernst Oskar HansLt45/JG-51Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 at Gimbret, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dover on 25 July, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes NE of London on 16 August, 1940. His given name per the Perry Claims, Hans Otto.
2510 Lettau, KurtFw4(F)/121 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430447 "7A + MM" (lost 8/7/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer and two other unnamed crew 7 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2511 Leube, HermannHptm3/19/1924Reichmannsdorf/Saalfeld22 2/NJG-3 (8/43), 6/NJG-3 (12/43), Stab II/NJG-3 (2/44), 4/NJG-3 (6/44, 12/44 Schleswig) Bf 110 & Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620889 "D5 + RM" (lost 12/28/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC the night of 27/28 December, 1944 in a failed belly landing, his G-6 crashing at Benthuizen Holland. Remaining crew (disp unk): StbFw Druschke and Uffz Scheve. Added: Pilot Oblt Leube buried Yssel BH-8-191. StbsFw F.Druschke, R/O (KIC, bur Yssel BH-8-192) and Uffz E.Scheve (Injured). One known victory, a Stirling opposing the Hamburg raid on 3 August, 1943. A double victory on 23 September, 1943; both "4 mot" SW of Ludwigshafen. A "4 mot" W of Düsseldorf on 3 November, 1943. A 4th known, an "unidentified" AC W of Berlin on 2 December, 1943. A 5th, a Halifax at Frankfurt am Main on 20 December, 1943. A "4 mot" 60 km N of Braunschweig on 20 February, 1944. A "4 mot" SW of Frankfurt on 24 February, 1944. A "4 mot" 100 km WNW of Duisburg on 22 May, 1944. A "4 mot" at Walcheren on 25 May, 1944. A "4 mot" at Eindhoven on 22 June, 1944. Two "4 mots", one E of Bremen, the other near Cuxhaven, on 13 August, 1944. A "4 mot" ESE of Kaiserslautern on 26 August, 1944. A "4 mot" near Königsberg on 30 August, 1944.
2512 Leuenz,Ofw12/NJG-101Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Russelheim on 26 August, 1944.
2513 Leukeit,Uffz111/NAGr-2 (4/44 S.U.)Fw 189A-3EP


EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 9 April, 1944. A 2nd, an R-5 on 10 April, 1944. A 3rd R-5 on 17 April, 1944. A 4th, an R-5 on 18 April, 1944. Nos. 5, 6, & 7, a LaGG-3 at the Balti airfield and two Il-2s on 20 April, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9, an R-5 and an Il-2 on 24 April, 1944. A 10th, an R-5 on 3 May, 1944. An 11th, a Yak-9 on 20 August, 1944.
2514 Leupert, OttoLt2/6/1915HöchheimI/LG-1 (7/40 Channel; 5/42 Mediterranean)Ju 88A-11, Ju 88S-2 Werk# 330709 "L1 + BK" (lost 8/26/44) RK(1/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 26 August, 1944; eturning to Brussels-Melbroek airfielf after a night mission, he was rammed by a Ju 188A-2 and crashed from low altitude near Kortenberg. Remaining crew (KIFA): FhjOfw Alfred Glatzel, Obs; Ofw Wilhelm Bröckerhoff, R/O and Fw Norbert Schmidt, Gnr.. Entered the Luftwaffe in 1935. Known for his courage. 500+ combat missions.
2515 Lewens, RichardHptm8/16/19182 Kdr I/JG-302 (11/43-8/44 Vienna-Götzendorf) Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # ?? "White 6" (lost 7/7/44), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440285 "Red 11" (lost 8/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 22 August, 1944; aerial combat with P-51's during a raid on the hydrogenation plants at Blechhammer-Odertal, crashing at Papa Hungary. The ac and his remains recovered 1996; buried Papa (Janos Bruckner). OKL, Jagddivision Jüterbog-Waldlager. One known victory, a "Kampflzg" in the Helsinki area on 16 February, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 1st per OKL, a B-24 W of Wiener Neustadt on 24 May, 1944. His 2nd per OKL, a P-38 at Balaton, N of Plattensee, on 30 June, 1944. Injured 7 July, 1944; sd by a P-51 at Stavesice CZ, bailed with injuries.
2516 Leykauf, Erwin (Emil?)Oblt1/22/191833 7, 8, 9 and 12 Staffels/JG-54, Stab III/JG-54 (9/42 S.U.), 12/JG-26, Adj III/JG-26, Stfkpt 11/JG-54 (9/43), Stab III/JG-54 (10/44 Wels, Ger.) Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1572 "Black 3" (Calais 9/40), Bf 109E-4, & F-2 Werk # 6788 "Blk 3" (July 41 Ostrow) all in 8/JG-54,"E" "Wh 12"(7/JG-54),Bf 109F-4Werk # 7492 "Black 1" (3/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13613 (lost; WIA 9/29/42), "G-6"Red 11"12/JG-26, Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk "Black < + ~" (10/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/4/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
551 combat missions. His first known victory, a Gladiator at Tongeren 10 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 12 August, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Canterbury on 28 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Spitfire in the Dover-Folkestone area on 2 September, 1940. Emil crashed in his Bf 109G-6 "Red 11" trying to takeoff during a bombing raid on Lille-Vendeville on 14 May, 1943. He was uninjured. He was also known to fly the Fw 190. While in JG-54, on 23 June, 1941, he shot down six Soviet bombers in one day in his Bf 109G. An I-18 on 13 November, 1941. An R-5 on 14 June, 1942. He downed six R-5s on 22 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 7 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 9 September, 1942. On 29 September, 1942, while in JG-54, he was shot down in a Bf 109G-2 Werk# 13613 (lost), and listed as MIA, but returned shortly thereafter. An Il-2 on 15 September, 1943. A Boston III on 17 March, 1944. He is also known to have flown Bf 109E-4 "Black 3" in 8/JG-54 in October, 1940. Flew Fw 190As in JG-26. Also served in JG-7, flying the Me 262. Deceased 7 September, 2007 (P. Bastin).


!938: Leykauf and mechanic by Ar-68 prior to mission to Czechoslovakia
2517 Licha, LudwigLt9/15/19227 3/JG-77 (7/43 Med), 7/JG-54 (5/44) Bf 109G-6/Trop Werk # 18789 "Yellow 8" (lost 9/15/43) in JG-77, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170357 "White 11" (lost) in JG-54
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA in this A-8, 8 June, 1944 over Villa Coublay France. His "Yellow 8" reported lost SSE of Salerno on 15 September, 1943 after combat, pilot returned, WIA?. One known victory during the Sicilian campaign, his 1st, a Spitfire on 6 July, 1943. His 2nd, another Spitfire over southern Italy on 2 August, 1943. His 5th & 6th victories were both P-38s over southern Italy , 2 September, 1943. A 7th known victory, per OKL, a B-17 at Neuruppin on 24 May, 1944.
2518 Licha, MartinOfw14/JG-1Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (e.V.) at Aachen on 12 August, 1943.
2519 Liebeck, HorstUffz7/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6309 (lost 8/31/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940 after being shot down at Knatts Valley, West Kingsdown, Kent, by a Spitfire, probably sd by P/O Beverley Christmas, of RCAF No.1 Sq.; Interned in Canada. (Bf 109 Loss List & D.Drury).
2520 Liebezeit, GerhardUffz5 10/JG-54 (1/44 S.U.), 13/JG-54 (9/44 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-8 Werk# 174128 "White 6" (lost 9/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 September, 1944; sd by a P-47 west of Kleve. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 15 January, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 19 August, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, both Yak-9s on 26 August, 1944. Added: Still carried as MIA by SGLO.
2521 Liebherr, GeorgFw3/18/19142(Erg)/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 0839 (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp KIFA 12 August, 1941 when his E-4 broke up in the air over Dixmuiden/Wevelghem, western Belgium, while on a training flight. Buried Lommel, Block 38/456 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
2522 Liebing, HansUffz7/StG-2Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/16/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1940 after his ac was attacked by fighters over Selsey Bill, Sussex, and probably crashed into the sea. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Alfred Wiartalla was also MIA (D.Drury).
2523 Liebing, KurtUffz21/JG-3 (1/44 Mönchen Gladbach) Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440070 (lost 1/31/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 crashed at Waspik Holland on 31 January, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Bodall West on 22 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 17 August, 1943. Added: He was KIA, buried Yssel CQ-7-159 (SGLO).
2524 Liebling, RudolfUffz1(F)/Aufkl. Gr. Ob.d.L. Do 215B Werk # 0075 "L2 + LC" (lost 8/11/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 11 August, 1941 after his ac was lost between Orel and Tula, Russia due to an unknown cause. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Rudolf Röder, Obs; Ogefr Johannes "Hans" Küper, R/O and Uffz Karl Rind, Flt Engr (D.Drury). Added: The Do 215 was brought down by a MiG-3 fighter piloted by Lt Alexei N.Katrich, when Katrich rammed the German ac. Katrich survived the war and was made a Hero of the Soviet Union for his action (D.Drury).
2525 Liedke, KurtHptm1/19/1914155/JG-53 (9/39), Stfkpt 4/JG-53 (4/41),III/NJG-2, 1/NJG-1, 10/NJG-5Bf 109D & E, Bf 109F-2 (4/41), Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(4/15/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 April, 1941 during a British low level attack on the airfield at St Omer-Arques (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Bitsch, 20 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire N of Portland on 13 August, 1940. A Halifax on 13 May, 1943. A Lancaster opposing the Düddeldorf night raid on 26 May, 1943. Magnus Report, 15 victories and service in Night Fighter units.
2526 Lienau, WilhelmUffz19/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.), III/SG-4 (2/45)Ju 87, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 583636 (lost 2/13/45) EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 13 February, 1945; force landed near Bunzlau due to engine failure. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-9 10 km NW of Radvilisku on 8 August, 1944.
2527 Liensberger, HorstHptm5/9/1909Innsbruck, Austria3 2/JGr-152 (9/39), Kdr V(Zerst)/LG-1 (8/40 Caen-Carpiquet) Bf 109D & E in JGr-152, Bf 110C-2 Werk # 3560 "L1 + XB" (lost 9/27/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1940, shot down over Hailsham, Sussex, by a Hurricane of RAF No. 17 Sq., piloted by F/O Leary. His gunner, Albert Köpge (geb 1/8/1916 Bermoll), was also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A near Merzig, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire W of Bournemouth on 15 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Warmwell on 26 August, 1940. Channel pilot. Alternate spelling: Liesberger (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Another source claims the Liensberger ac was sd by a Hurricane of No.249 Sq., piloted by S.African pilot, F/O Percival R.F.Burton, who, after exhausting his ammo, rammed the Messerschmidt. Both ac crashed killing both crews. Burton buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Tangmere. The German crew were buried in Hailsham Cemetery, but were exhumed after the war. Hptm Liensberger reburied War Cem. at Mutters, Tyrol, Innsbruck Austria. Köpge buried CC/4/14/188 (D.Drury).

Hptm Horst Liensberger


Uffz Albert Kopge
2528 Liersch, Günther ArnoFw1/12/1919Elbing5 4/NJG-3 (8/43), 11/NJG-6 (12/44) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360433 "D5 + BM" (40% dam 8/3/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 110043 "2Z + AV" (lost 12/12/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 12 December, 1944, crashing west of Gundersheim, probably due to engine failure (Boiten). Uninjured in an emergency landing on 3 August, 1943 at Vester Marie Denmark, on the Isalnd of Bornholm, during the defense of a Berlin Raid. He had become disorientated during a thunderstorm on the return to Schleswig. One of the three man crew was slightly injured. Remaining crew: Uffz Walter Priessler, R/O and Uffz Franz Lange, Mech (Source: Air War over Denmark). Two known victories, a Halifax 300 m W of the Westerland airfield, and a "4 mot Flzg." 80 km W of St. Peter on 17 August, 1943. A 3rd, 4th & 5th, all "4 mots" in the Giessen area on 6 December, 1944. On 12 December, 1944, Liersch and his crew were killed in a crash west of Gundersheim due to engine failure. The remaining crew: Fw Walter Preissler (1/11/1919 Gaulheulichen), R/O; and Gefr Rudolf Keller, Mechanic.
2529 Lieschke, HeinzUffz10/14/1920Elsterwerde22/JGr Süd aka JGr 50 (8/43), 3/JG-1(11/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 140188 "Yellow 1" (lost 11/29/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Quackenbrück, southwest of Bremen, no known grave (Geensen). One known victory, a B-17 NW of Hardheim on 17 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 at Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943. Added: Buried German War Cem. Fürstenau, Blk A, Row 3, Gr 74 (M.deWolf).
2530 Lignitz, ArnoldHptm3/25/1913Insterburg Ostpreussen25 Stfkpt 3/JG-20 (2/40), Stfkpt 9/JG-51 (8/40 Channel), Stab III/JG-51 (4/41), Kdr III/JG-54 (6/41 Barbarossa) Bf 109E-1 Wk# 6432 "Blk <<" (95% dam belli-land Fünfkirche, 4/7/41), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1984 (60% dam at St.Omer & WIA 8/28/40) in 9/JG-51, Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5070 "Black <<" (70% dam 4/7/41 failed start), Bf 109F-2s #s 12759 (35%) & 9668 (lost 9/30/41) RK(11/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 Sept., 1941 after his AC, Werk# 9668 lost one wing, presumed to have been a RS-82 rocket fired from an I-153 near Leningrad, and spun out. He bailed out but was taken prisoner. He was reported to have died of ill health in a Russian POW Camp. On 7 April, 1941, his E-1 sustained 95% damage over the Pecs AF. No pilot disposition known. 22 victories in the West. His 1st victory, a Blenheim of RAF No.57 Sq. west northwest of Emmerich, 14 April, 1940. Nos. 2, 3 & 4, two Spitfires and a Lysander at Dunkirk on 31 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane NW of Cape Gris Nez on 8 July, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Dover on 10 July, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire S of Dover on 13 July, 1940. Nos. 8 & 9, a Defiant S of Folkestone and a Spitfire at Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane S of Folkestone on 15 August, 1940. Nos.11 & 12, a Hurricane and a Hawk-75 on 24 August, 1940, no location. Nos.17 & 18, both Hurricanes on 27 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 30 June, 1941. Another SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. An I-18 on 17 September, 1941. Photo
2531 Lihl, RudolfUffz12/30/1922IV/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 680774 (lost 8/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 August, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s at Dietersweiler.
2532 Limmertz, HeinzOfw4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142177 "3Z + FM" (lost 8/14/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 14 August, 1942 due to a flak hit while attempting an attack on HMS Kenya of Force "X" during Operation Pedestal (Ju 88 Loss List).
2533 Limpert, PaulUffz12/29/1919Düsseldorf27/JG-51 (Channel) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4856 (lost 9/30/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 September, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing near a private dwelling, Kentwyns Nutfield, near Redhill, Surrey. Added: Shot down during aerial combat; was able to bail, but too low for his chute to deploy. He landed in a field at Kentwyns, close to his ac which burnt out (D.Drury). Buried Cannock Chase, Block 5, Row 3, Gr 49 (M.Croft & D.Drury)). His first victory, a Spitfire 10 km SW of Dover on 5 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at London on & September, 1940.
Cannock Chase
2534 Lindelaub, FriedrichOfw1/13/19155Erg/JGr West, 1/JG-26 (8/42), Instr Duty (1/43), 4/JG-26 (8/43), 1/JG-26 (11/43)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5220 "White 7" (30% dam 8/27/42), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550470 "White 7" (60% dam 11/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 4 March, 1944, Lt Kiefners wingman, when he crashed near Sedan, into a hill in bad weather. Buried Noyers-pont-Maugis France, Block 3/1827 (Rosseels). WIA 27 August, 1942 when he was jumped by a Spitfire of RAF No. 71 Sq. (Eagle Sq.) at Ardres. He bailed with severe injuries. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 18 February, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 21 February, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 27 February, 1943. WIFA a 2nd time, 11 November, 1943 in "White 7" when he overturned during a landing at Wevelghem airfield, and suffered head and back injuries. One known victory, a B-17 in the Overpelt-Hechtel area on 17 August, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 S of Borken on 30 January, 1944. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Lindenlaub
2535 Lindemann, JohannesFw9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110777 "J9 + FL" (lost 8/6/43), Ju 87D-1 Werk # 1064 "J9 + SL" (lost 8/20/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Wk# 1064, 20 August, 1943 after being hit by flak in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 43892. His D-3 was reported lost 6 August, 1943 due to flak in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 54732, crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
2536 Lindemann, Theodor TheoHptm11/25/19148 7/JG-26 (8/41), Stfkpt 2 & 6/JG-26, III/JG-26 Adjutant, 9/JG-77, Kdr I/JG-77 (2/44 Italy), Kdr I/JG-103 (8/44-3/45) Bf 109E-7/N Werk # 4139 "Wh 11" in 7/JG-26 Gazala 6/41, Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 16" w 9/JG-77; Ar 68, Bf 109 & Fw 190-1 Werk # 10052 (lost 10% dam 11/8/41), Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "Black <<" (dam 4/26/44; collided with G-6 Wk# 162767, piloted by Ofhr Siegfried Kraus (injured), Lindemann (injured), bailed safely near Caselle airfield)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge in Silver
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 November, 1941 after aerial combat with a Spitfire. Severely injured, he crashed his burning A-1 S of Dunkirk. One known victory, his 2nd per OKL, a Spitfire 5 km W of Fecamp on 18 September, 1941. His 5th victory, a P-38 over Italy on 18 March, 1944. Two victories in JG-26. Theo was Kdr I/JG-77 in November, 1943. He commanded I/JG-103 from August, 1944 to wars end, flying the Ar 68, Bf 109 and Fw 190. Flugbuch. Deceased 16 August, 1998. Bowers/Lednicer, 7 victories.
2537 Lindinger, EduardOfw1/17/1915Sattlern/Eggenfelden7/KG-1 (6/40 Channel; 6/41 S.U.), III/NJG-5 (9/44)He 111, Ju 88A "V4 + KR"(12/41), Ju 88G-6 "C9 + ET", Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144064 "V4 + CR" (lost 8/3/42) RK(12/9/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/18/42)
EP(2/13/42)
EK 1(8/4/41) & 2(5/26/41)
Wound Badge(8/13/42)
Bomber Operational Clasp in Sil(9/15/41) Gold(11/16/41) w/Pendant (10/13/42). Deceased 1 September
2004
Arnstorf.
WIA 3 August, 1942; his Wk# 144064 shot down by Soviet fighters while attacking minesweepers in the Gulf of Finland. Remaining crew (WIA): Uffz Emil Buschhausen, Obs; Uffz Fritz Linsenmeier, R/O & DK-G(10/27/42) and Uffz Franz Smrcek, Gnr.. Many ground victories. 322 missions. Deceased 1 September, 2004 Arnstorf/Pfarrkirchen (P. Bastin).
2538 Lindla, Willi11/9/1915NJG-1, ZG-76Bf 110Night Fighter & Destroyer Operational ClaspsDeceased 21 August, 1998. Jager Blatt Obit.
2539 Lindner, Anton "Toni"Oblt4/12/1917Hohenkemnath Oberpfalz73 2/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stab/JG-51, Stafkpt EJG-1, Stafkpt 14/JG-51 (4/44), Stfkpt 13/JG-51 (45) Bf 109F-2 "Black 11" in 2/JG-51 (7/41 Stara-Bychov), Fw 190A "Yellow ?" in 13/JG-51(5/45) RK(4/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/8/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Seriously wounded in May 1940. He flew operational flights for five years of the war. 650 missions, of which numerous were low level attacks and fighter-bomber sorties. All but one victory was in the East, plus another 25 victories unconfirmed. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on 23 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 29 June, 1941. Three R-5s on 30 June, 1941. A Vultee-11 on 10 July, 1941. An I-61 on 6 September, 1941. A Soviet P-40 over Volokolansk on 29 October, 1942. A P-40 25 km NW of Rshev on 4 December, 1942. Two MiG-3s on 8 December, 1942. A Pe-2 on 29 December, 1942. A MiG-3 on 15 January, 1943. A Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 26 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 28 July, 1943, still in 2/JG-51. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 29 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Boston on 2 August, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and an Il-2(m.H.) on 5 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 and two Il-2s (m.H.( at Artiyevkovka on 29 August, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 73 victories. Deceased 17 February, 1994. Photo
2540 Lindner, JoachimFw11/7/1919Aufkl.St./7 Fl.Div. (5/40) Hs 126B-1 Werk # 3234 "4Q + FH" (lost 5/11/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 11 May, 1940 at Piershil Netherlands, cause unknown. Also KIC, his Observer Lt Alfred August Franke, born 20 January, 1917. Both 1st buried at Piershil Cem; re-bur "Crooswijk" Rotterdam; re-bur 1949 at Ysselsteyn; Lindner BU-10-229, Franke BU-10-228 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
2541 Lingenau, ErichOfw2/3/1919Gross Lemkendorf8Stab/JG-51 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19/20 August, 1944 (Magnus). Added: The pilot's death took place at Schlossberg, Königsberg, E.Prussia (today part of Kaliningrad, Russia). He is buried in the German War Cem. at Schlossberg/Dobrovolsk, Russia, Blk 1, Row 2, Gr 77 (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 28 March, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 29 March, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, both Il-2s (m.H.) on 23 June, 1944. Nos. 5 & 6, an La-5 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 June, 1944. A 7th, a LaGG-5 on 28 June, 1944. A 8th, a LaGG-5 on 18 July, 1944. The Magnus Report suggests that he had 9 victories. Alternate spelling Lingnau (Magnus & VDK).
2542 Linke, RudolfUffzFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20283 (80% dam 8/10/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot reported injured 10 August, 1943 making an emergency landing at Reyersdorf due to engine trouble.
2543 Linkiewicz, ErwinHptmStfkpt 1/JG-11 (Lister)Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530111 "White 1" (lost 7/24/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 July, 1943 opposing B-17s that had just bombed Trondheim and Porsgrun. He was one of two Fw 190s lost over the North Sea that day, 50-80 km south of Lister, Map Quadrant 05 East.7819. His body washed ashore 3 km east of Skiveren Denmark, in the Tannisbugt Bay, on 12 August, 1943. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 17 August, 1943. Source: Air War over Denmark & SIG Norway.
2544 Linnemann, OttoOblt 11(Erg)/KG-2 (1/43), I/KG-2 (8/44 Gilze-Rijen) Do 217K or M Werk # unk "U5 + KH" (lost 8/25/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Do 217 exploded on takeoff at the Gilze Rijen Holland airfield on 25 August, 1944, pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Added: Pilot and crew all safe. Remaining crew: Ofw H.Purrucker, Obs; Ofw W.Slaby, R/O and Fw K.Koehler, Gnr (SGLO).
2545 Linse, PaulUffz5/18/1917Marburg3/StG-2 Ju 87B Werk # 5129 "T6 + KL" (lost) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 16 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Honar Farm, Pagham, Sussex. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 104. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Rudolf Messerschmidt (6/6/1918) was also KIA,buried CC, Blk 1, Row 3, Gr 105. Source: M.Croft & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
2546 Linz, Rudolf "Rudi"Lt2/14/1917Ilmenau Thüringen60 8/JG-5(9/43 S.U.), 4/JG-5(3/44), 11/JG-5(8/44 S.U.), 9/JG-5, Stfkpt 12/JG-5(2/45 Herdla Norway) Bf 109G-2 "Black 4" in 8/JG-5, Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732183 "Blue 4 + o" "Gretel" (lost 2/9/45) RK(3/12/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 February, 1945 in his "Blue 4" near Meistad, near Bergen, Norway, after shooting down his 59th & 60th victories, a British Beaufighter and a British P-51 of RAAF No. 65 Sq, piloted by W/O Cecil C. Caesar (source: Rafal Niedzielski). Buried Bergen-Soldheim, 1/17/10 (Rosseels). Volksbund ids date of death as 17 February, 1945 (questionable). 55 victories in the North. His first known victory, two Soviet P-40s on 23 September, 1943. A P-39 and a P-40 on 24 September, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 24 February, 1944. A P-39 E of Njamoken on 8 March, 1944. A Yak-9 on 7 April, 1944. Five P-39s on 23 April, 1944. Three P-39s South of Petsamo on 10 May, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 11 May, 1944. Two Il-2s, two P-40s and a P-39 on 16 May, 1944. Five Boston IIIs N of Berlevaag on 25 May, 1944. Four Boston IIIs and a P-40 in the Vardöarea on 26 May, 1944. Three P-39s S of Ura Guba on 7 June, 1944. Nine victories on 17 June, 1944. Two Yak-9s and a P-40 on 17 August, 1944. A Pe-2 on 3 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 70 victories. Other sources suggest his victories may be as high as 70 also.

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

2547 Liper, Bernard 'Benno'Ofw7/17/19171 4/JG-1 (8/43 Rheine, 11/43), 6/JG-1, 4/JG-1 (12/43 Rheine) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5565 "White 4" (lost 8/17/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410007 (lost 12/1/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2334 "Black 12" (75% dam 1/24/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24 January, 1944. His A-4 Wk# 2334 overturned on landing near the Venlo Holland airfield (DeSwart & Geensen). Buried Ysselsteyn Block L/11/259. WIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat; his Fw 190 Wk# 5565 crashed at Heugem Holland, south of Maastricht (DeSwart). Bailed safely from his A-5 on 1 December, 1943 after aerial combat at Arnsberg. One known victory, a P-38 on 13 November, 1943, no location. Heinz Fuchs wingman in early 1944. Added: Per SGLO, he crashed near the Venlo airfield, sd by a P-47 just after takeoff. Alternate spelling: Lipper.
Ysselstein, Holland
2548 Lipfert, HelmutHptm8/6/1916Lippelsdorf Thüringen2036/JG-52 (1/43 Russia), Stfkpt 6/JG-52 (5/44 Manzar Romania), Kdr I/JG-53 (2/45)Bf 109G-2/R6 Werk # 14154 "Yellow 2" (dam 12/42 force land), Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 1" in 6 Staffel, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 510915 "Yellow 1 + -" (10/44 Hungary) RK(4/5/44)-EL(4/17/45)
Rom.Ord

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)
EP(11/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
2 Bombers. Former Labor Corps leader. Shot down 13 times by Russian AA and twice by Russian fighters, but never injured! 700 combat missions.His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 on 30 January, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-5 on 25 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 28 February, 1943. Two R-5, on 7 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 14 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 30 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and a Yak-9 on 7 October, 1943. A "shared" victory with H. Sachsenberg, a B-17G near Giurgiu Romania on 11 June, 1944. Two B-24s over Romania on 24 June, 1944. Nos. 167 & 168, a LaGG-5 at Bodner and a Yak-9 at Vereb on 2 January, 1945. Nos. 169 to 172, two Il-2s, a Yak-9 and a LaGG-5 on 4 January, 1945. His 185th, a Yak-3 at Siofok on 11 March, 1945. Nos. 190 & 191, both Il-2s in the Vapalota area on 20 March, 1945. He scored his 200th victory, an La-7 at Hamburg on 8 April, 1945. His 201st, an La-7 at Lundenburg on 9 April, 1945. His 202nd, a Yak-9 at Stokerau on 14 April, 1945. His 203rd and last victory, a Yak-9 at Göding on 16 April, 1945. Germanys 14th ranked fighter Ace. Post-war school teacher. Deceased 10 August, 1990, Einbeck.
2549 Lippe, AlfredUffz8/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4124 "9K +MS" (lost 8/31/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Stalingrad 31 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2550 Lippert, WolfgangHptm9/14/1911Fraureuth Sachsen25 (30?)3.J/88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 3/JG-53 (4/39), Kdr II/JG-27 (9/40 Crepon & S.U.)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5271 "Yel 4"(5/40),Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4148 "<< + -" (9/41), Bf 109F-4(Trop) Wk # 8469 "Black << + -" (lost 11/23/41)
RK(9/24/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2(4/1/40)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
5 victories in Spain, 4 victories in the East, his 1st Soviet victories, an I-17 & an I-15 on 22 June, 1941. His first victory, a Morane near Büdingen, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire SW of Diederhofen on 7 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Curtis SE of Metz 10 May, 1940. His 4th, a Wellington at Sedan on 14 may, 1940. His 5th, a Bloch 151 south of Charleville, 15 May, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire S of Paris on 3 June, 1940. His 8th, a Hawk-75 at Proult on 9 June, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire over England on 16 August, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire at Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940. Nos.14 & 15, both Hurricanes at London on 25 October, 1940. By the time he entered service in Africa, he already had 21 victories. On 23 November, 1941, during a morning combat with Hurricanes of RAF Nos. 229 & 238, he claimed one victory. Later that same day, he was shot down in Wk# 8469 by a P-40, thought to be piloted by Australian Ace, Clive Caldwell of RAF No. 250 Sqd, broke both legs bailing out, and was taken prisoner. He died of an embolism in an English hospital on 3 December, 1941, after his legs were amputated. Photo
2551 List, JosefLtI/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18892 (lost 8/22/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 22 August, 1943 during takoff from the Cortenza airfield due to a servicing fault.
2552 Litjens, Stefan "Steff"Ofw10/13/1913Hasselt Rheinland384/JG-53 (10/39 Mannheim-Sandhofen), III/JG-53 (Operation Barbarossa), 4/JG-53 (9/41; 3/44 Reich Def)Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1244 "White 5 + -" (10/39), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6673 "White 5 + -", Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7173 "Wh 5 + -" (9/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8408 " (lost 9/11/41), Bf 109G-2/Trop "White 5 + -" (3/43), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 440215 "Wh 5 + -"(lost 3/23/44) RK(6/21/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/24/42)
EP(7/21/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Glider Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp
A fighter pilot since 1937. His 1st victory, a Morane W of Saarbrücken on 7 April, 1940. A 2nd, a Curtiss Hawk-75A over Metz, 10 May, 1940. A 3rd, a Potez 63 on 8 June, 1940, no location. A 4th, a Spitfire N of Portland on 13 August, 1940. A 5th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 26 October, 1940. A 6th & 7th, two Spitfires on 11 November, 1940, no location. On 11 September, 1941 he lost his right eye after being shot down at Romanowa by an I-16 of the 191 IAP. Despite the handicap, he flew again in November 1942 at Malta, Tunisia, and home defense scoring another 14 victories. He scored a triple victory on 22 February, 1944, his 33rd, 34th & 35th; three B-17s while based at Vienna-Seyring. On 23 March, 1944, after downing two B-17s in "White 5" near Braunschweig, he crashed injuring his left eye, ending his combat duties. "White 5" seemed to be his favorite number as his E-3 in 1939 was also a "White 5", Werk # 1244. 400 missions. 5 four engine bombers. 16 victories in the East. Photo Deceased 25 February, 2002.

2553 Löber, Gerhard Gebhard?Uffz96/JG-51 (S.U. 4/42), Stabstaffel/JG-51Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12935 (90% dam 4/7/42), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550164 (lost 8/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 August, 1943; hit by flak crashing at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 45748. Injured in a takeoff accident from the Brjansk airfield on 7 April, 1942, a Gefr at the time. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 8 June, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 18 July, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 July, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 on 21 July, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 25 July, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. A 9th, a laGG-5 on 7 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Loeber (Magnus).
2554 Löbering, GünterUffz24/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 162350 "White 8 + -" (lost 2/21/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 February, 1944; Unknown reason during a scramble near Anzio. His 1st victory, a P-40 20 km northwest of Cape Rervolcano Italy on 13 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-51 over southern Italy, 19 August, 1943. Mombeek MIA List. Eric spelled Günter w/o the "h".
2555 Lochbrunner, OswaldLt1/18/19131/KG-100 (4/40 Vaernes; 8/41 S.U)He 111H-1 "6N + EH" (lost 5/6/40), He 111H-3 Werk # 5252 "6N + CA" (dam 8/14/40), He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 8/11/41)Bomber Operational ClaspShot down by a British cruiser at Skanland Narvik on 6 May, 1940; the uninjured crew showed up days later at Elvegardsmoen. Remaining crew: Uffz Helmut Pflugmacher, Uffz Werner Schmalfuss and Fedor Roos (Flyvrak Norway). Added: While acting as observer on 14 August, 1940, the crew were uninjured in a force landing on the beach at Hourtin France, following a raid near Birmingham. MIA 10/11 August, 1941 in the Moscow area during a raid, cause, ac data and crew information unknown. He is listed in the memorial book at Rshew (Rzhev?) (D.Drury).
2556 Loebes, GustavObltStab I/ZG-76Bf 110D "M8 + ?B"(lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940, along with the crews of Hptm Restemeyer and Oblt Knop, after being shot down during aerial combat off the Norwegian coast. Remaining crew: Uffz Xaver Brock, Observer. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Loobes.
2557 Loerzer, BrunoGenObst1/22/1891Berlin44DLV Pres (33), Kdr JG-334 (3/37 Rhine Main), Kdr JG-53 (3/37-3/38)Ae 68E, Bf 109B & D, Bf 109ERK (5/29/40)
Pour le Merite (WWI)
WWI
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WWI veteran w/44 victories and close friend of Hermann Göring. First commander of JG-334, later redesignated JG-53. Deceased 23 August, 1960. Alternate spelling: Lörzer
2558 Loffler, HeinzUffz3/Kü.Fl.Gr-506He 115C-1 Werk # 2767 "DC + GR" (lost 8/1/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA the night of 1/2 August, 1940 following an attack on SS Highlander over the North Sea in the vicinity of Scotland. Two He 115's were brought down by ships AA fire, the second ac piloted by Fw Siegfried Gast. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Hans Joachim Richter, Obs and Fw Hermann Hansen, R/O (D.Drury). Note: one of these two ac did crash into the SS Highlander, which continued to Aberdeen bearing the wreckage, but it is unclear which one.
2559 Löffler, Heinz EduardLt12/JG-5 (Vaerlose Norway)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5496 "10" (lost 8/30/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 30 August, 1942 when, on a transfer flight from Vaerlose to Aalborg, he hit a windmill near Ulstrup and crashed. He was buried in Kobenhavn Cemetery. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2560 Löffler, KurtLt12/6/192227ERG-Öst, Stab I/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.), 3/JG-51 (7/44)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Suffered a severe head injury in a crash landing near Warsaw in September, 1944. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 29 July, 1943. A 2nd & 3rd, a Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 18 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 10 September, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 September, 1943. A Pe-2 on 14 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 29 October, 1943. A Boston III on 29 March, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 July, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 14 August, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 August, 1944. An Il-2 on 3 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 4 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 5 September, 1944. A P-39 on 16 September, 1944. Magnus Report. Deceased 23 December, 2002.
2561 Löfgen, RichardFhjOfw4/11/1915126/JG-1 (43), 6/JG Herrmann, 4/JG-300 (9/43), 5/JG-300 (1/45 Schönfeld), 8(Sturm)/JG-300 (3/45)Fw 190A-6 "Yellow 6 or 8" in JG-1, Fw 190A-6 (2/44) & Fw 190A-8/R8 "Red 3" in 5/JG-300 (11/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960522 "Green 2" (lost 3/2/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (8/8/44), Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 March, 1945 in "Green 2" at Gross Treben, north of Torgau, during aerial combat with American fighters. Buried at Löbnitz. One known victory, a Stirling 20 km S of Mannheim on 6 September, 1943. A Lancaster NW of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. A B-24 E of Berlin on 21 June, 1944. A B-24 in the Tulln area on 26 June, 1944. A B-24 at Bernbürg on 7 July, 1944. A B-24 at Horn-Eggenberg on 25 July, 1944. A B-17 SW of Berlin on 6 August, 1944. Löfgen served in 6/JG-1 before going to the "Wilde Sau" Unit. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Lofgen or Löffgen.
2562 Lohmeyer, Hans-Georg SchorschLt3/25/1919Brilon Westphalia52 & 5/Sch.G-1 (12/42 S.U.), 1/Schl.G-1 (8/43 S.U.), 5/SG-77 (7/44 S.U.), 6/SG-77Bf 109G in Sch.G-1, Fw 190F-8 RK(6/10/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 22 October, 1944 on a mission against targets east of Gumbinnen, when his Fw 190 was shot down near Gross-Gauden East Prussia by enemy fighters, burning on impact. He was buried at Salau Cemetery near Insterburg. 600 missions as an Assault pilot. One known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 5 km E of Cuiluscha on 13 December, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 NW of Beresovka on 6 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 N of Andrejewska on 4 August, 1943. Nos. 4 & 5, both Il-2s on 15 July, 1944.
2563 Löhr, GerhardLt8/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171697 "Blue 2" (dam 8/16/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded (eye injuries) 16 August, 1944 at Königsberg, no further detail (JG-6 List).
2564 Loidolt, Oblt3/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3549 (lost 8/31/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 31 August, 1940 after being shot down over Whalebone Lane Gunsite, Chadwell Heath, bailed safely.
2565 Lommel, CarlOblt21/JG-52, Stfkpt 1 Erg/JGr. Ost (6/42)Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Spitfire over England on 11 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 28 September, 1940.
2566 Lonicer, HeinzHptmStfkpt 9/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # Unk "A1 + DT" (lost 8/24/40)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 24 August, 1940; sd with wounds by a Hurricane of No.56 Sq, piloted by F/Lt Percy S.Weaver. His ac crashed into the sea off Brightlingsea, Essex. Remaining crew: Uffz L.Dorn, Obs (MIA); Uffz E.Pegatzki, R/O (POW/WIA); Uffz O.Schmidting (Schmitding or Schmieding), Flt Engr (MIA) and Gefr W.Göllnitz, Gnr (MIA) (D.Drury).
2567 Loos, GerhardOblt8/21/1916Kommern Sudetenland921/JG-54, 3/JG-54 (2/43 S.U.), Stafkpt 8/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Wk# 5483 "Wh ?",Bf 109G-6 Wk# 411922 "RX+DL" (lost 3/6/44) RK(2/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/44)
EP(9/20/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1944 when he bailed out after attacking U.S. bombers in # 411922 over Rheinsehlen, near Oldenburg, but drifting toward high tension wires, he chose to open his parachute harness prematurely at about 60 feet, and fell to his death. His attacker was a P-51 of the 357th FG, piloted by Lt J.Carda. 2 Bombers. 78 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 19 February, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 2 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 22 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 8 April, 1943. Four Il-2s and a P-40 on 24 May, 1943. Three LaGG-3s and two Il-2s on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-3, an La-5 and an Il-2 on 9 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 2 August, 1943. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG-3, two La-5s and three Il-2s on 4 August, 1943. On 19 January, 1941, he lost AC # 5483 at Ljuban AF due to some sort of a fire. Circumstances and pilot disposition unknown. Bowers/Lednicer, 92 victories.
2568 Loos, Kurt H.Hptm1/2/1920Schwerte10 ZG-2, 2/NJG-1 (5/41), Stab I/NJG-1, 1/NJG-1, 1/NJG-5, 8(Sturm)/JG-300 (3/45) Bf 110, Fw 190A-8/R2 (lost 3//24/45 at Göttingen) in JG-300
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 March, 1945 in aerial combat with U.S. fighters over Göttingen. One known victory, a Whitley on 17-18 May, 1941, no location. Another, a Wellington on 11-12 June, 1941, no location. His 7th, a Stirling the night of 7- 8 August, 1941, no location Added: This RAF Wython Stirling of No.155 Sq., crashed onto a farm at Overasselt, killing the crew, three civilians and seriously injured a 6 onth old child. Source: NL resident, Andre Bergsma, 12/2021. An 8th, a Halifax on the night raid on Bremen on 25 June, 1942, no location. A 9th, a Lancaster I of RAF No. 207 Sq., Werk # R5761 "EM-T", 20 km W of Nijmegen, the night of 5-6 August, 1942. A 10th, a Lancaster I of RAF No. 97 Sq. at Westmalle (Antwerpen), 17 km NW of Herentals Belgium, the night of 24-25 August, 1942. Magnus Report, 13 victories.
2569 Loos, WalterOfw4/11/1923Oppenheim38III/JG-3 (1/44), 11/JG-3 (3/44), 6/JG-300 (8/44), Stab/JG-301 (4/45 Neustadt-Glewe Ger.)Fw 190A-8/R8 "Yellow 14" w/ 6/JG-300, Ta 152H "Green 4" w/ JG-301 RK(4/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/29/44)
EP(8/8/44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
24 Bombers (22 four engine). Top Sturmgruppen pilot. 7 victories in the East. Plus 8 unconfirmed in only 66 combat missions! Shot down 9 times. One of the few "New Growth" pilots to survive the war. Entered combat in January, 1944. His first aerial victory was on 6 March, 1944, a B-17(HSS), no location, the day Uncle Ralph Kracker was shot down. A double victory on 8 March, 1944; nos. 2 & 3, both B-17s (HSS) , no locations. His 5th, a B-24 (HSS) on 9 April, 1944, no location. His 10th, a B-24 (HSS) S of Sülze-Südheide on 8 May, 1944. A B-24 N of Quedinbürg on 7 July, 1944. A P-51 at Mürzzuschlag on 23 August, 1944. A B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. His 35th & 36th victories, both Yak-9s S of Berlin on 24 April, 1945. His 37th, a Yak-9 at Berlin on 25 April, 1945. His 38th, and last victory, a Yak-9 at Berlin on 30 April, 1945. His last four claims when flying the Ta 152. Deceased 27 October, 2004.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
2570 Loose, FritzOblt74/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), JG-7Fw 190A in JG-54, Me 262
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
320 combat missions. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 11 August, 1943. A 2nd, a P-40 on 6 November, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 12 January, 1944. A 4th, a P-40 on 25 February, 1944. A 5th, a Pe-2 on 26 March, 1944. A 6th, an La-5 on 4 April, 1944. A 7th, another La-5 on 19 May, 1944.
2571 Loose, HorstUffz4/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14221 "White 11 + -" (lost 9/27/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1942 at Apsheronsk, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List). He was the fourth victim of Jr Lt Lilya Litvyak of 437 IAP, the female Soviet pilot called the "White Rose of Stalingrad, KIA 1 August, 1943.
2572 Lorch, HerbertMaj4/13/1912ZweibrückenKdr IV/KG-1 (5/41), Kdr II/KG-1 (S.U. 8/42)He 111 in IV Grp, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144170 "V4 + CC" (lost 8/19/42) in II Grp RK(1/5/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
MIA with two other unnamed crew near Kolodesy on 19 August, 1942; crashed and burned after being hit by enemy fighters, one crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew: Fw Eduard May, Obs, bailed and picked up by German infantry; Uffz Peter Cremerius, R/O and Uffz Thomas Haberer, Gnr., both MIA (Kaiser RK book). 200 combat missions.
2573 Lorentz, Ludwig vonUffz3/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # unk "4D + KL" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 after being shot down, during the Driffield airfield raid, by a Hurricane of No.73 Sq., piloted by Sgt Alexander L.McNay. The AC crashed at Fraishorpe, near Barmston. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Heinrich Kenski, Observer, Uffz Heinrich Prumann, wireless operator and Gefr Johann Göbel, gunner. Added: Although another claim was made by P/O Carter in a Spitfire of No.616 Sq., the claim of Sgt McNay was the stronger of the two, and the victory was credited to McNay (D.Drury).
2574 Lorenz,Hptm4/KG-26 (7/42-8/42)He 111Bomber Operational ClaspHe flew 52 missions in July and August, 1942. He then flew 103 missions as Observer with Oblt Ludescher from 8/42 to 10/42. Fw Georg Betzner served as R/O on these missions. Source: Betzners Flugbuchs 1 & 2 per Fritz Braun. No first name given. This may be Helmut Lorenz.
2575 Lorenz, HerbertUffz11/JG-3 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18239 "Black 7" (85% dam 8/6/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 6 August, 1943 in a takeoff accident from Foggia. The ac was found by the advancing Brits, scrapped.
2576 Lorenz, HermannUffzII/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5304 "B1 + NA" (lost 8/7/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 7 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported. LW Loss Report & Ju 87 Loss List
2577 Lorenz, KonradUffzIV(StG)/LG-1Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6302 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 18 August, 1941; Non-operational landing accident at Bodo Norway airfield. His R/O, Kurt Lorenz, was also killed in the crash. Source: SIG Norway. One must wonder if these two werent brothers, killed in a non-operational landing accident!!
2578 Lösche, GünterLt1/29/1924Hofgeismar8/JG-53 (France) Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 166350 "Red 14 + -" (lost 8/26/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 26 August, 1944 during aerial combat in the Rouen area. Added: Buried in the Ger War Cem. at Champigny-St Andre, Blk 16, Row 11, Gr 585 (D.Drury).
2579 Losigkeit, FritzMajor11/17/1913Berlin - Tegel682/JG-26(9/39), Stafkpt 2/JG-26, Kdr IV & I/JG-1, Kdr III/JG-51(3/43), Kdr JG-51(4/44), Kdr JG-77Bf 109E-4 "Red 16"(3/40) & "Red1" in 2/JG-26, Fw 190A-2(7/42), Fw 190A-5Y in I/JG-1 (4/43)
RK(4/28/45)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(10/11/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
Shot down over Spain 10 February, 1939 and taken prisoner. May have been in JG-2 at this time. His first victory, a Spitfire at Calais, 28 May, 1940, while in 2/JG-26. His 3rd, a Hurricane N of Folkestone on 28 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire SE of Littlestone on 30 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire SE of London on 15 September, 1940. He made a forced landing on a French beach in the Autumn of 1940. In May of 1941, he was assigned as Military Attache to Tokyo until March, 1942. Then assigned JG-1. Took command of JG-77 in April, 1945. Approximately 750 combat missions. 57 victories in the East. 5 victories in JG-26. 1 bomber, a B-17 on 17 April, 1943, his 1st victory.(in I/JG-1). One known Soviet victory, certainly not his first, two Il-2 (m.H.)s on 13 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 1 August, 1943. A Soviet P-51 at Gomel on 22 November, 1943. A Yak-7 and a Yak-9 on 16 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 10 July, 1944. Avoided Soviet captivity by flying out of the East in a Ju 52, with 46 other JG-77 personnel. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Deceased 14 January, 1994. Photo
2580 Lossau,Lt92/NAGr-2 (7/44 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 189A-3, Hs 126EP


EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 6 July, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 8 July, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 21 August, 1944. Nos. 4, 5 & 6, two P-2s and a Yak-9 on 17 September, 1944. A 7th, a P-39 on 21 September, 1944. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 25 October, 1944. A 9th, an R-5 on 31 October, 1944.
2581 Lotzmann, ManfredUffz18/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), II/JG-52, 8/JG-52 (7/43)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19534 "Black 12" (lost 7/5/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 5 July, 1943 in his G-4 during aerial combat at Ugrim/Belgorod. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 31 August, 1942. Magnus, 15 victories.
2582 Loy, LudwigLt17/JG-11 (5/44), 10/JG-11 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170629 (lost 8/16/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 August, 1944, reason unknown, in the area of Nemaksciai. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 in the Magdeburg area on 30 May, 1944.
2583 Lüben, WernerHptmStfkpt 2/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140105 "L1 + YK" (lost 8/12/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew near Sardinia 12 August, 1942, shot down by carrier borne fighters during Operation Bellows (Ju 88 Loss List).
2584 Lubich, Ivo von, (Elder Milowa, his noble title)Oblt8/12/1920Olmütz, Moravia8 6/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 11/JG-51 (8/41), 2/JG-105 (7/43), 7/JG-2 (1/44) Bf 109E & F in JG-51, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440001 (lost 4/30/44) in 7/JG-2 EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 April, 1944 (Magnus). Added: His death occurred due to aerial combat with P-51's of 357FG NW of Montargis, Loiret, France. He is now buried in the German War Cem at Champigny-St Andre, Blk 3, Row 22, Gr 1877 (D/Drury). One known victory, his 1st Soviet, a SB-2 on 22 June, 1941. A 2nd, a Soviet Pe-2 on 20 August, 1941. A 3rd, and first known western victory, a B-17 SE of Paris on 14 July, 1943. A 4th, a B-24 at Yvetot on 14 January, 1944. A 5th, a B-17 SE of Brussels on 24 January, 1944. A 6th, a B-17 in the Hochlanden area on 8 February, 1944. A 7th, a B-26 south of Amiens on 25 March, 1944. An 8th, a B-17 E of Paris on 10 April, 1944. His victories may be as high as 15 (Magnus). Alternate spelling: Lübich-Edler Milowa (Magnus).
2585 Lübking, AugustOfw7/8/1918Den Haag, Netherlands379/JG-5 (2/43 S.U.), Stab III/JG-7 (12/44), 11/JG-7 (2/45 Brandenburg-Briest)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10504 "Yellow 1" (lost NE of Kirknes, 8/13/43), Me 262A-1a Wk#111541 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/13/43 in G-2 crash)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 March, 1945 in aerial combat in his Me 262, when the B-17 he downed, exploded, killing him. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, two MBR-2s on 26 February, 1943. A Kittyhawk on 22 May, 1943. A Soviet Hurricane on 5 June, 1943. A Boston III E of Omgang, and a P-40 N of Berlevaag on 25 May, 1944. A P-40 and an Il-2 in the Vardöarea on 26 May, 1944. A P-39 NW of Murmansk on 12 June, 1944. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 W of Petsamo-Bucht on 15 June, 1944. Two Il-2s and three P-40s on 17 June, 1944. A Yak-9 and a P-39 NNE of Kirkenes on 27 June, 1944. Two Yak-9s and a P-40 on 28 June, 1944. A P-39 on 4 July, 1944. Two P-40s in the Hamningberg area on 21 July, 1944. Two P-40s and a P-39 NE of Qalan on 22 July, 1944. Two P-39s W of Stjal-jandar on 28 July, 1944. Two P-39s on 17 August, 1944. One known western victory, a B-17 over Holland or northern Germany on 3 December, 1944. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-3 on 7 September, 1944. One known Me 262 victory, a B-17 near Rathenow on 18 March, 1945. His last victim, a B-17 N of Leipzig on 22 March, 1945. He died when this B-17 exploded.
2586 Lucas, Werner G.Hptm12/27/1917Berlin1064/JG-3, Stafkpt 4/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13797 "White 13 + -" (lost 12/1/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27080 "White 7 + -" (lost 10/24/43) RK(9/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/2/42)
EP(10/7/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 October, 1943 in aerial combat in his G-6 with Spitfires over Leijden Holland. WIA 1 December, 1942 during aerial combat with 5 Soviet Bostons at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.19641, near Stalingrad. His last victory was a B-17 at Issum, northeast of Geldern, 23 October, 1943. Barbarossa pilot with about 100 of his victories over Russia. One known bomber, a Russian TB-3 of 14 TBAP on 10 July, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 15 July, 1942; a DB-3 and a Pe-2. A P-2 on 26 July, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 27 July, 1942. A Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. 100 victories in the East. One bomber. Five victories on 20 August, 1942; An Il-2 and four P-2s. Two P-2s on 13 September, 1942. Two Il-2 on 26 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 3 December, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 17 December, 1942. Two La-5s on 5 January, 1943. Three DB-3s on 15 January, 1943. Nos 75, 76 & 77, all A-20 Bostons on 20 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 23 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 8 June, 1943. His 87th, an Il-2 on 21 June, 1943. Five victories on 5 July, 1943. Burial: Block CW, Row 1, Grave 21. Bowers/Lednicer, 106 victories. Photo
L-R: Werner Lucas - Dietrich Hrabak - Kurt Brandle
2587 Lüchau, Karl HeinzLt195/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), 12/JG-54 (10/43), 6/JG-11 (4/44), Stab II/JG-11 (6/44 France)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (15)5868 "Black 5", Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 440623 "Yellow 20" (lost 6/7/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Caen area. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-4 on 28 August, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-2 on 31 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 15 September, 1943. A Yak-7 N of Djmar on 5 October, 1943. A P-40 and a LaGG-5 NW of Oste on 7 October, 1943. Shot down with wounds 7 October, 1943 east of Demitowo. Carried as MIA, but returned on 8 October, 1943, believed rescued by a Ju 87 crew. A LaGG-3 SE of Rschischtschew on 21 October, 1943. An La-5 on 3 November, 1943. An Il-2 W of Kiev on 5 November, 1943. A Pe-2 on 5 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 17th, a P-51 on 29 April, 1944, no location. His 18th, a P-38 on 8 May, 1944, no location. His 19th, and final victory, a P-47 at Caen on 7 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Luchau.
2588 Luchtenberg, GüntherOfw8/15/1912Remscheid2(H)/6 (Observer)Do 17P & F, He 111H and Ju 88A & D RK(12/6/44)

EK 1 & 2

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)
Observer Operational Clasp
Deceased 13 August 1972 Wuppertal-Barmen (P. Bastin).
2589 Lück, ErnstUffz6/27/1915Hannover3/KGzbV-104Ju 52/3mTransport Operational ClaspKIA 14 April, 1940. One of three Ju 52s making emergency landings in Sweden on 14 April, 1940 due to navigational errors and running low on fuel. This one, however, was shot down by 40mm Bofors as it came in low over a Swedish military unit, not realizing the demise of the AC crew. This occurred during exercise Weserübung. The crew were killed in the crash at Uddevalla Sweden. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Priehäusser (born 8 August, 1917 in Oldenburg) and Uffz Reinhold Buchorn (born 22 May, 1902 in Berlin). All three were buried at Bäve Sweden on 23 April, 1940. The wreckage was returned to Germany. Source: B.Widfeldt
2590 Lück, Heinz-GüntherOblt52/JG-1 (7/43), 10/JG-1, 1/JG-1 (1/44)Fw 190 A-4 "White 9" & A-5 (7/43), Fw 190A-6 in 44, Fw 190A-8 Wk# 170050 "White 14" (dam 4/9/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (4/9/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) N of Emden in an Fw 190A-4 or 5 "White 9" on 26 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) on 30 July, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 (e.V.) on 19 August, 1943. According to OKL, his 3rd was a B-17 W of Friesoythe on 8 October, 1943, so one of these earlier must be "unconfirmed". His 4th, per OKL, a B-17 10 km NW of Lemmer on 26 November, 1943. A 5th, a B-17 (HSS) on 5 January, 1944. WIA 9 April, 1944 during intense aerial combat in "White 14" with American bombers in poor weather. He crashed on the Danish island of Aero due to engine damage from bomber return fire.
2591 Lücke, GebhardOblt212/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1331 "White 5" (lost 9/6/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 September, 1943 in aerial combat with a Yak 9 northwest of Werchina-Buldino. One known victory, a Yak-9 on 16 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 19 August, 1943. I believe this is the same person as the "Luecke" on record, also in 12/JG-54.
2592 Lücke, Max Hermann "Anatol"Oblt6/2/1920Scharfoldendorf Niedersachsen81JG-4, 8/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), 9/JG-51 (5/43)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-5 Wk# 1310 "Yellow 10" (lost 8/1/43), Fw 190A-5 Wk# 7206 "Yellow 10" (lost 10/23/43) RK(4/6/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/6/43)
EP(7/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 23 October, 1943, he collided in Wk# 7206 with another aircraft on take-off at Mosyr Russia, and died of his burns on 8 November, 1943. Injured when he was rammed by an opponent he had shot down in Wk# 1310 on 1 August, 1943, but bailed safely. All victories were in the East. 3 unconfirmed victories. His first known victory, an Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. Another Il-2 on 17 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 21 August, 1942. An Il-2 S of Tamkino on 4 September, 1942. An Il-2 NW of Karamovo on 5 September, 1942. Three LaGG-3s on 8 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 14 May, 1943. Two MiG-3s and a P-39 on 2 June, 1943. A MiG-1 and a LaGG-5 on 8 June, 1943. Seven Il-4s on 10 June, 1943. Two MiG-3s on 1 July, 1943. Four LaGG-3s, two LaGG-5s and a MiG-3 on 5 July, 1943. Three LaGG-3s and a Boston III on 6 July, 1943. Three LaGG-5s on 7 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 14 July, 1943. Three LaGG-3s on 17 July, 1943. Three Il-2s (all m.H.) on 27 July, 1943. A Yak-7 and an Il-2 near Yelnya on 15 September, 1943. A Yak-7 and a P-39 at Lyubetsch on 15 October, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 victories.
2593 Lückenbach, GüntherUffz110/JG-11 (5/44), 2/JG-11 (8/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173047 "Black 13" (lost 8/15/44)EK 3
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 15 August, 1944 when he collided with another aircraft during a training flight, crashing near Bönninghardt (Wiegels). One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 III E of Aalborg on 6 May, 1944.
2594 Luckhardt, Heinz Hans JoachimLt8/30/1920Wiesbaden8/JG-26 (8/41), Stab/JG-26 (12/41)Bf 109F-4 (lost), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0125217 (lost 4/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 April, 1942 in aerial combat in his A-2 with a Spitfire over Calais/Wizernes. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/11/422 (A. Rosseels). WIA 7 August, 1941 in aerial combat by an unknown attacker SE of Guines. These, Hans J and Heinz, may be two individuals. Les Butler is showing them as two different on his JG-26 Pilot List.
2595 Lüddecke, Fritz 'Paule'Ofw2/23/1920Brakel Westfalen50EJG-Ost (11/41), 6/JG-51 (5/42), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (11/42)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172958 "Black 12" (lost 8/10/44) RK(11/18/44 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP(12/13/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 10 August, 1944, being shot by Russian AA fire SW of Vilkavishkis (Wilkowischken) East Prussia. His A-8 exploded as he attempted to make an emergency landing. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 24 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 9 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 13 July, 1943. An LaGG-5 on 16 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 16 August, 1943. Four Il-2s (m.H.) SW of Spas-Demensk on 20 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 29 August, 1943. A Yak-9 NE of Dukhovshchina on 7 September, 1943. A LaGG-5 E of Vitebsk on 12 November, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 December, 1943. A Yak-9 on 12 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 December, 1943. A P-2 on 10 January, 1944. An La-5 on 5 February, 1944. A Yak-7 and an Il-2 on 22 February, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 18 June, 1944. A LaGG-3 on 22 June, 1944. Two Il-2s and a Yak-9 on 23 June, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 26 June, 1944. A P-39 on 11 July, 1944. A P-39 on 18 July, 1944. Three Il-2s (m.H.) on 20 July. A LaGG-5 and a Yak-9 on 2 August. Two Yak-9s on 7 August. A Yak-9 and a LaGG-5 on 9 August.
2596 Lüddecke, RobertOfw93/NJG-2 (6/41), 5/NJG-2 (4/43), I/NJG-2 (1/44), 6/NJG-2 (3/44)Bf 110, Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0736 "R4 + EL" (dam late '41) in 3/NJG-2EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington 40 km southeast of Eastbourne on 27 June, 1941. His 2nd & 3rd victories were Wellingtons 20 km east of Humber Estuary on 14-15 August, 1941. Emergency landing in "R4 + EL near Naples, late 1941. Downed two Wellingtons in the Korba area on 15 April, 1943. His 6th victory, a B-17 SW of Minden on 30 January, 1944. A 7th, a "4 mot" NW of Nürnberg on 31 March, 1944. An 8th, a "4 mot" N of Compiegne on 13 June, 1944. A 9th, a "4 mot" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. Victory count may be 13 (Magnus). Boiten 11 victories. Alternate spelling: Lüddeke.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Lüddecke by his Ju88 after a forced landing
2597 Lüder, G.LtII/KG-40 (8/41) Do 217E-1 Werk # 5092 (lost 8/13/41) Bomber Operational Clasp His do 217 crashed at Bilthoven Holland, at the Biltse Dunes, on 13 August, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Lt Lüder and crew were killed in the crash and buried at Ysselsteyn. No cause reported. Remaining crew: Gefr H.O.Mai, R/O (bur CW-7-160); Uffz C.Graf, Mech (bur CW-7-161) and Ofw C.Leyerer, Gnr (bur CW-7-162). Lt Lüder buried CW-7-163 (SGLO). Alternate spelling: Leuder.
Ysselstein, Holland
2598 Lüderitz, WernerOblt6/11/15Stab/KG-51 (6/40 Channel) Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk "9K + AA" (lost 8/12/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 12 August, 1940 after being shot down with minor wounds by fighters and flak at Godshill Park, Isle of Wight during an attack on the Ventnor RDF station. His Observer, Kdr Oberst Fisser was KIA, The remaining unnamed crew presumed POW. Ju 88 Loss List. Alternate spelling: Luderitz (BoB T & N). Added: Lt Franz Schad, R/O ? (WIA) and Sdrfüh Adam Nothelfer, Flt Engr (WIA) per D.Drury.
2599 Lüders, FranzOfw56/JG-26 Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6497 "Brown 2" (lost 6/21/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 21 June, 1941 when he was shot down by a Spitfire, crashing at Bridge, Kent, SE of Ramsgate. Two known victories, Nos. 1 & 2, both Spitfires at Ostende, 27 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane over the Channel, 31 May, 1940, piloted by P/O Kenneth Butterworth McGlashan, who force-landed on the beach near Dunkirk, and evaded capture*. A 4th, a Hurricane at Brentwood on 31 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire over the English Channel on 15 September, 1940 (OKL & D.Drury). * P/O McGlashan's ac was recovered in 1988, and has been restored.
2600 Lüders, GüntherOblt11/9/19201(H)/21, 1/NAGr 9 (8/43)Fw 189A-2 Werk # 125294 "P2 + DH" (lost 8/19/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EP (2/22/43), EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 19 August, 1943 over Taman Peninsula, Map Quadrant Pl.Qi. 5177; sd by AA fire. His Observer, Hptm Heinz Holzmann, also perished, along with his remaining unnamed crewmember. Obs Loss List & DK-G Awards List. Added: Oblt Luders, Fw Has & Fw Eickel pictured on their return to Kertsch, Krim in 1943 after NAGr-9's 2000th mission (Falkeeins blogspot).

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