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2601 Lüdicke, ManfredUffz44/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8289 (lost 8/25/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1942 during aerial combat with a Pe-2 at Semljansk. His first known victory, his 3rd, an unnamed Soviet AC on 26 July, 1942. His 4th, another unnamed Soviet AC on 2 August, 1942. Magnus, 7 victories.
2602 Ludwig, HansUffz3/JGr-200 (Southern Fr.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "Yellow 1 " (lost 8/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1944 after aerial combat, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
2603 Ludwig, MartinLt7/13/19234Erg/JGr.-Süd (/43), 8/JG-77 (3/44 Mizil, Romania), 10/JG-77 (8/44), 12/JG-77 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 14107 "Black 2", Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330205 "Blue 8" (lost 12/23/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 west of Kreuzberg, bailed safely. 4 victories as "Lt.Ludwig" (Bf 109 Loss List). Magnus Report; victory count may be as high as 12. OKL victories: His 1st, a P-51 W of Buchares, 3 July, 1944; His 2nd, an Il-2 over Rumania, 21 August, 1944; His 3rd, a Yak-9 over Rumania, 23 August, 1944 and his 4th, a Rum. 109 over Rumania, 24 August, 1944. NOTE: LOCS states that Lt Ludwig was KIA 23 December, 1944.
2604 Ludwig, WilhelmLt2/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk # (14)5474 "Black 8" (lost 8/1/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 August, 1943 during aerial combat southwest of Bolchow.
2605 Luecke,Fw112/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 August, 1943. This may be Gebhard Lücke, an Oblt in 12/JG-54 in Sept, 1943, although the rank does not fit!
2606 Lüer, Friedrich FritzOfw194/JG-54 (10/42 S.U.), 6/JG-54, 12/JG-54Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Wk# 10447 "Wh 11" (lost 1/5/43), Fw 190A-5 Wk# (150)1229 "Wh 6"EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 23 August, 1943 in his "White 6" of 12 Staffel at Map Quadrant 4373, no further detail, the AC reported 60% damaged. While in 4 Staffel, on 5 January, 1943, his Werk# 10447 "GE+WC" "White 11" was reported to have sustained 20% damage over Tschertkowo, with no injuries to Lüer. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 6 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 December, 1942. An R-5 on 16 December, 1942. An La-5 and two Bostons on 5 January, 1943. A Yak-1 on 15 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 17 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 5 February, 1943. A Yak-1 on 24 February, 1943. A MiG-3 on 28 February, 1943. Alternate spelling: Luer.
2607 Lugger, FriedrichLt12/24/191839/ZG-26 (9/40 as Ofhr), Sig Offz III/ZG-26 (11/40)Bf 110C-7 Werk # 3636 "TD + KL" (lost 11/24/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIC 24 November, 1940, when on a transfer flight, he collided with another Bf 110 at Caen-Carpiquet airfield, Calvados, France. No mention of his R/O. Lt Lugger is buried in the Ger War Cem at La Cambe, Blk 35, Gr 229 (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Spitfire on 18 August, 1940, no location. Nos.2 & 3, both Spitfires over England on 3 September, 1940.
2608 Lüneburg, ArturFw10/22/1918166/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F in 42, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172686 "Black 8" (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2 Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 July, 1944 in "Black 8" over Map Quadrant 41385. His 1st known victory, a Yak-1 on 14 August, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 January, 1943. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 27 February, 1943. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. A 5th, a Yak-1 on 30 May, 1943. A 6th, an I-153 on 31 May, 1943. A 7th, a Yak-9 on 7 September, 1943. An 8th, an La-5 on 8 October, 1943. Nos. 9 & 10, a LaGG-3 and an La-5 on 10 October, 1943. An 11th, a LaGG-3 on 11 October, 1943. Nos. 12 & 13, both Yak-9s on 20 October, 1943. A 14th, a Boston III on 29 June, 1944. Nos. 15 & 16, both Il-2s on 14 July, 1944.
2609 Lüpertz, HeinzFw29/JG-53 (6/43 Sciacca Italy; 8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/R6 "Yellow 6 + I" (6/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15490 "Yellow 12 + I" (40% dam 6/6/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165632 "Yellow 5 + I" (50% dam 8/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crashing east of the Achmer airfield. His 1st victory, in Sicily, a Boston on 6 June, 1943. WIA 6 June, 1943 (after this victory); hit by Italian flak, made an emergency landing at Pantelleria (Bf 109 Loss List). His 2nd, a B-17 in the Pförzheim area on 3 August, 1944.
2610 Lüpke, Hans vonOblt8/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + -S" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940; sd by British ground fire and crashed at the Disforth airfield. Remaining crew: Ofw Karl Hennicke, Observer (KIA), Uffz Max Knauer, wireless operator (MIA) and Uffz Karl Schlick, mechanic (KIA).
2611 Lür,Uffz12/JG-54Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1229 (60% dam 8/23/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 August, 1943 by Soviet flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.4373.
2612 Lüth, Detlev (Detlef?)Ofw1/1/192038 1/JG-3 (Russia), 4/JG-1 (2/42, 8/42 Katwijk), 5/JG-1 (4/43), 4/JG-1 (11/43) Bf 109 in JG-3, Fw 190A-2 Wk# 2116 (eng dam 25% 8/42 Katwijk), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7030 White 9" (80% dam 9/11/42; Injured in taxi coll at Venlo w/Hans Mohr in Wk# 0609), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550741 "White 9" (lost 11/3/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550888 (25% dam 11/26/43), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 430680 "White 9" (lost 3/6/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/9/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1944 in aerial combat with a B-17 near Haseluenne during the first large daylight raid on Berlin. He remained trapped in the AC, which crashed at Eydelstadt, south of Barnstorf. Still Missing ?. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over the Thames on 7 October, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane in the London area on 30 October, 1940. A Hampden I of RAF No. 50 Sq. into the sea W of Terschelling on 7 February, 1942. His first Soviet victory, an I-16 on 22 June, 1942, during the opening of Operation Barbarossa. His 30th, a B-17 northwest of Texel on 4 February, 1943while in 4/JG-1. His 31st victory was a Spitfire, achieved on 4 April, 1943, while serving in 5/JG-1. His 33rd, a Spitfire into the sea 5 km NW of Ostende on 1 July, 1943. His 34th, a B-17 at Hermenreich on 12 August, 1943. He was shot down by B-17 return fire in his A-2 at Katwijk on 21 August, 1942. He crashed an A-4 Werk # 7030 at the Venlo Holland airfield, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Shot down by B-17 return fire in his A-6 Werk # 550741 "White 9", and bailed successfully on 3 November, 1943. On 26 November, 1943 he was uninjured when he made a force landing after combat at Oldenburg. Alternate spelling: Lueth & Luth.
2613 Luthardt, JohannUffz5/7/1919Bamberg32/JG-3 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 782306 "Yellow 6" (lost 9/13/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Eschwege. His burial took place on 15 September, 1944 at the Cem of Honor (Ehrenfriedhof), Eschwege Germany. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SW of Lüttich on 20 February, 1944. His 2nd, a Spitfire over the Normandy Front, at Lisieux, on 15 June, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 at Lüneberger Heide on 4 August, 1944.
2614 Lütje, Herbert Heinrich 'Otto'Obstlt1/30/1918Abbesbüttel Niedersachsen5312(N)/JG-2, 9/NJG-1(3/42), Stab III/NJG-1, 8/NJG-1(9/43), Stafkpt 8/NJG-1, Kdr IV/NJG-6(9/44), Kdr NJG-6(10/44 to end)Bf 109D "N + 3" (6/10/40 combat with a Blenheim in this Nightfighter AC), Bf 110 & Ju 88, Bf 110G-4 Wk# 140018 "2Z + AF" (dam 6/10/44), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 160026 "<<-" 2Z + AA" (45) RK(6/1/43)-EL(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/15/43)
EP(9/28/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg(6/10/44)
Night Fighter Oper.Clasp
One known victory, perhaps his first, a Whitley in the Oldebrock/Bergen-aan-Zee area the night of 6-7 September, 1941. A Wellington the night of 20-21 September, 1941, no location. A Halifax, Werk# L9602 TL-P of RAF No.35 Sq., piloted by P/O G.Whitaker, the night of 7-8 November, 1941, no location. A Wellington IV of RAF No. 214 Sq. at Vriezenveen, on the east side of the Overijsselsch Kanal, the night of 26-27 March, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 150 Sq. at De Piksen, near Wierden, 5 km W of Amelo Holland, the night of 9-10 August, 1942. A Wellington IV of RAF No. 460 at Rechteren, 13 km ESE of Zwolle Holland, the night of 27-28 August, 1942. On 4 March, 1943, he downed a B-17 'Rose O'Day' of the 91BG flown by Lt Felton. It crashed into the sea west of Den Helder. On the night of 14 May, 1943 he achieved 6 four-engine bomber victories. 247 combat missions. 51 Night victories, 2 Day victories, including another four-engine bomber. A Wellington at Hegyeshalom on 20 September, 1944. Shot down with wounds by a P-38 in Wk# 140018 on 6/10/44, emergency landing. Sometimes spelled 'Lütze'. Deceased 18 January, 1967.
2615 Lutter, AugustUffz7/Schl.G-2 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1291 "Yellow H" (lost 6/11/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 11 June, 1943 after aerial combat with enemy fighters at Pantelleria.
2616 Lutter, WernerObltStfkpt Stab/KG-2Do 17Bomber Operational ClaspLed successful raids on Soviet rail targets on 17 August, 1941.
2617 Lüttke, HptmStfkpt 4/ZG-26Bf 110C Werk # 3526 (lost 8/18/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 during aerial combat at Smiths Sandpits, Alton Park Rd, Clacton, by P/O Gray of No. 54 Sq.. His unnamed gunner also KIA. Bf 110 Loss List. Alternate spelling: Luttke.
2618 Lutzka, RichardUffz59/JG-5 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-40 on 17 August, 1944. Magnus; victory count of 5 is approximate. Bowers/Lednicer List, 5 victories. The JG-5 Chronik, 5+ victories (Heinrich Breuer).
2619 Lützmann, L.Uffz3(F)/Aufkl.Gr.Nacht (Pskov, S.U.)Do 17P Werk # 3767 (lost 8/2/41)Night Observer Operational ClaspDisposition unknown 2 August, 1941 following takeoff accident at Pskov airfield, Russia, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew: Lt A.Rielefeld, Obs (KIA); Uffz J.Harzer, R/O (disp unk). No VDK matches (D.Drury).
2620 Lützow, Günther 'Franzl'Obstlt9/4/1912Kiel103 2.J/88 Legion Condor, Kdr I/JG-3 (Colombert 8/40, Russia 8/41), Kdr JG-51 (41), JV-44 (4/45) He 51, Bf 109B, Bf 109E-4 "<<+" in I/JG-3, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8117 "White <<<+" (30% dam 7/16/41, belly land Lilliers) as Kdr JG-3, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9624 "White <<<+" (7/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9704 "<<-+" in JG-51, Bf 109F-4, Me 262A-1a Werk # Unk (lost 4/24/45)
RK(9/18/40)
S(10/11/41)

Spanish Cross-Br

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/"300" hanger
MIA 24 April, 1945 after attacking American bombers in his Me 262 near Donauwörth. Last seen being chased by two P-47s. Neither he nor his aircraft have been recovered. 2 Bombers. EL conferred July 20,1941. 300+ combat missions. 5 victories in Spain. His 1st known victory, two Hawk 75s NW of Dinant on 14 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk-75 SE of Charleroi on 15 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane N of Arras on 19 May, 1940. His 5th & 6th, both Morane 406s south of Amiens, 31 May, 1940, while in I/JG-3. Under his command, JG-3 was the 4th Luft Sq. to achieve 1000 aerial victories, behind Mölders, von Maltzahn and Trautloft. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 12 August, 1941. He scored five Soviet victories on 8 October, 1941; 3 Pe-2s and 3 DB-3s. Two I-18s on 10 October, 1941. Three I-16s on 24 October, 1941. His 102nd victory, an I-61 on 21 May, 1942. His 103rd, a LaGG-3 NE of Kalatsch on 29 July, 1942. No. 104, a B-26 near Augsburg on 24 April, 1945. Part of the inner circle called the "Fighter Pilot Conspiracy" towards the end of the war, he avoided execution, as their spokesman, by an outraged Göring. Their ac were painted with the Red Badge of Shame & tail swastikas blackened out. Lützow, the Son of Admiral Lützow, and W. Falck were cousins.


Lutzow (L) and Adolf Galland at München-Riem just before his disappearance on a mission
2621 Luukkanen, Eino AnteroMaj6/4/1909Jaakkima, Karelia, Finland56 3/LeLv-24 (Vartsila Finland 12/39), LeLv-30, Kdr LeLv-34(Utti 3/43), Kdr HLeLv-34(6/44) Fokker D.XXI "FR-104" (12/39), Bf 109G-2 Wk# 14718 "MT-201" "Wh 1"(6/43), Bf 109G-6(4/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411902 "MT 417" (6/44 Immola), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165267 "MT-461" "White 0" (8/44 Suomenlahti, Finland)
Mannerheim Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet La 5 of 4 GIAP at Lavansaari on 21 May, 1943. Source:Stenman & Keskinen-Osprey. Deceased 10 April, 1964 (H. Breuer)
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Winter War
On 30 November 1939, the Winter War started against the Soviet Union. The next day Luukkanen scored his first victory, a SB-2 bomber. On 18 December Luukkanen's Fokker was damaged by friendly fire; and he was forced to land on a rough field, damaging his plane.

On Christmas Eve he shared credit with another pilot for shooting down an R-5 over Summa. Also that day, the 3rd flight was ordered to Värtsilä to provide air cover. During the six weeks at Värtsilä Luukkanen shot down one SB-2 on the 6 January 1940, his last victory in the Winter War. On 4 March, Luukkanen led his flight in a ground strafing attack against Red Army columns on the ice of the Gulf of Finland. The attack was a success, and such ground attacks against enemy columns were the main activity for Squadron 24 up to the end of the war on 13 March 1940.

After the Winter War, Luukkanen had the task of ferrying the newly arrived Brewster 239 fighters from Trollhättan, Sweden to Finland. Squadron 24 was re-equipped with this fighter, and training started immediately.

Continuation War
The air war started again on 25 June 1941. Luukkanen saw combat again on 8 July. Four BWs under Luukkanen's command had taken off from Rantasalmi and were at 1500 meters over Parikkala when they attacked six I-153s flying at low altitude over the front line. They claimed a total of five victories, but Luukkanen could only confirm one. During 1941 Luukkanen scored five and a half victories and during 1942 claimed nine more. On 11 January 1942, Luukkanen was promoted to the rank of major and posted as the commanding officer of Reconnaissance Squadron 30, flying a mix of Fokker D.XXIs and captured I-153s. The task of the unit was to monitor enemy shipping movements in the eastern Gulf of Finland and the enemy aircraft on the islands of Seiskari and Lavansaari.

On 27 March 1943 Luukkanen was posted as the commander of the recently created Fighter Squadron 34 and equipped with Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 fighters. By the end of the war, he had logged 441 missions. Luukkanen scored his last victory on 5 August 1944 as he and his wingman each shot down a Yak-9. Altogether Major Luukkanen's unit claimed 345 victories from 29 March 1943 to 4 September 1944 against 30 Messerschmitts lost, 18 of which were in combat. Twelve Finnish pilots were killed, and one taken prisoner of war. (Source: Wikipedia)

2622 Luy, August Richard (Luye)Ofw59/JG-5 (3/43 S.U.), 14(Jabo)/JG-5 (11/43 S.U.), 4/SG-5 (3/44)Fw 190A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 5 March, 1943. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 29 March, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 3 km E of the Petsamo airfield on 25 November, 1943. A 4th, a P-40 on 20 March, 1944, now in 4/SG-5. A 5th attributed to August in 7/JG-11, a Soviet Il-2 on 9 August, 1944. We may have two different pilots here! Need to research. Magnus identifies Luy as August with 35 victories. Bowers/Lednicer also indicates 35 victories.

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

2623 Maack, ErnstHptm87/JG-26 (5/41), 2/JG-27 (8/41), Stfkpt 2/JG-27 (42 Egypt), I/JG-11 (1/44), Stfkpt 8/JG-11 (11/43 Reich Def; 4/44)Bf 109E, F (Trop), Bf 109G in I/JG-11, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410218 (60% dam 11/26/43) in 8/JG-11, Fw 190A-7/R2 Werk # 643728 "Black 15" (lost 4/8/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Raderhorst (Wiegels). WIA 26 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Bümmerstede. Six victories in the Desert. His first victory, a Lysander of RAF No. 6 Sq. in the area of Halfaya N. Africa on 26 May, 1941. His second, a Hurricane II on 21 August, 1941. A 3rd, a SAAF P-40 into the sea off Gazala on 25 April, 1942. (Note: I found another P-40 victory on 25 April, 1942 8 km NE of El Giahir, however this may be the SAAF P-40 referred to as victory #3. His 4th & 5th, Desert victories, a P-40 W of Tobruk and a Kittyhawk E of Sidi Rezegh on 29 May, 1942. His 7th, a P-38 on 5 January, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 on 8 April, 1945, no location. Alternate spelling: Maak. Bowers/Lednicer, 12 victories.
2624 Maassen, WilhelmUffz95/JG-52 (4/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 April, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-7 on 4 June, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, an Il-2 and a Yak-7 on 22 August, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-7 on 24 August, 1944. A 6th, a fighter of IAR-80on 23 September, 1944. Nos. 7, 8 & 9, three fighters from IAR-80 on 25 September, 1944.
2625 Machazek, WalterOblt3/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 140093 "L1 + NL" (lost 8/24/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near the Alexandria airport 24 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2626 Macher, HelmutLt232/JG-53 (6/42 S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13431 "Black 11" (lost 8/10/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 10 August, 1942 after being hit by ground fire SW of Stalingrad. His first known victory, his 15th, a Soviet Lagg-3 on 24 June, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 June, 1942. His 8th victory, a MiG-1 on 28 June, 1942. His 9th, a MiG-1 5 km SSW of the Malowkoye Train Station on 5 July, 1942. His 10th, a Pe-2 on 9 July, 1942. His 11th, a LaGG-3 on 26 July, 1942. His 12th, an I-153 8 km NE of Kalatsch on 31 July, 1942. A MiG-1 and an Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. An R-Zet and a MiG-1 on 5 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 6 August, 1942. A triple on 7 August, 1942; a LaGG-3, an I-160 and a MiG-1. His 21st, a LaGG-3 on 8 August, 1942. His last two victories before being taken prisoner, an Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 10 August, 1942.
2627 Machold, WernerHptm7/29/1913Untemeubrunn, Thüringen261/JG-2, Stfkpt 7/JG-2 (8/40), Stfkpt 9/JG-2 (9/40), Stfkpt 7/JG-2 (6/41)Bf 109E "Wh 15" in 1 Stf, Bf 109E-4/N "Wh 1"in 7 Staffel, Bf 109E-7/U2 Wk# 5983"Wh 15" (lost 6/9/41) in 7 Staffel RK(9/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW. Captured in southern England 9 June, 1941 after a low level attack in "White 15" on a shipping convoy off Portland, near Swanage, South England. During the attack, he sustained radiator damage from HMS Blencathra flak and was forced to land at Swanworth Quarry, Worth Matravers, Dorset, and was taken prisoner (D.Drury). Another AC, Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 5" in 9/JG-2, Sept. of 1940. One of the early Aces, he had 20 victories by September of 1940. His first two victories; a Morane 406 at Clary, 15 km southeast of Cambrai and another 406 at Bouillon, 10 km east of Sedan, on 14 May, 1940, while in 1/JG-2. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Cambrai on 19 May, 1940. Nos 4 & 5, both Blenheims at Peronne on 20 May, 1940. Nos. 9 & 10, both Bloch 150s S of Reims on 3 June, 1940. His 15th & 16th, Hurricanes at Goudhurst/Kent on 30 August, 1940. His 17th, a Hurricane at Lydd on 31 August, 1940. Nos.18, 19 & 20, all Spitfires at New Romney-Sittingbourne on 2 September, 1940. Nos.24, 25 & 26, all Hurricanes near Portland on 30 September, 1940. Bowers/Lednicer, 32 victories. Deceased 2 April, 1968. Photo
2628 Mack, AugustLt122/JG-54, JGr-WestBf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 28 May, 1943 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 22 June, 1942. A 2nd, an I-16 Rata on 28 July, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 26 September, 1942. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 7 January, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 on 26 January, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 9 February, 1943. An 8th, an Il-2 on 11 February, 1943. A 9th, an Il-2 on 18 February, 1943. Nos 10 & 11, a LaGG-5 and a Pe-2 on 19 February, 1943. A 12th, a LaGG-5 on 23 February, 1943.
2629 Macke, Heinrich HeinzOfw3/11/1915Felde11/NJG-1, I/NJG-4, 9/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24/25 February, 1944, crashing at Juvincourt airfield on return from a night sortie, cause not given (Boiten). Buried Fort-de-Malmaison, Block 5/21/960 (Rosseels). One known victory, a Halifax near Maasluis on 31 August, 1943. Boiten 6 victories.
2630 Mackens, WalterOfw81 & 3/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), 1/JG-300 (9/43), 3/JG-300 (1/44)Bf 109F in JG-52, Bf 109G-6 (lost 1/5/44 near Linz/Rhein)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 January, 1944 due to enemy fire near Linz/Rhein. One known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 7 August, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an Il-2 on 6 October, 1942. A 3rd & 4th Soviet, an Il-7 and an Il-2 on 29 January, 1943. A 5th Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 20 April, 1943. One known western victory, a "4 mot" at Mannheim on 23 September, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" WSW of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax N of Frankfurt on 24 December, 1943.
2631 Mackenstedt, Wilhelm "Willi"Ofw1/25/1917Diepholz6 Erg/JG-26, 6/JG-26 (2/41), Instr Erg/JGr West (8/42), 6/JG-26 (10/42, 7/43 Deelen) Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-3 Wk # 30254"Brown 4" (lost 4/24/42), Fw 190A-5 Wk# 57311 "Brown 6 + -" (lost 7/30/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Severely injured in a crash 30 July, 1943 in his "Brown 6" resulting from B-17 return fire at Doetinchem (Slangenburg). He died of his injuries (thrown from his AC on impact) on 1 August, 1943. WIA 24 April, 1942 when he suffered severe head injuries when shot down by a Spitfire at Abbeville. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Gravelines on 16 August, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire 20 km N of Calais on 8 November, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Dunkirk on 23 November, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire at Drionville, west southwest of Arques on 9 March, 1942. His 5th, a Spitfire 12 km northwest of Gravelines on 3 February, 1943. A 6th, a Mosquito 10 km west of Maubeuge on 3 April, 1943. Added: Buried Yssel BN-3-70 (SGLO).
2632 Maculan, AloisHptm8/10/1911Rodau AustriaI/JG-76 (38 FP Wien-Aspern), Stfkpt 2/JG-138, later desig II/JG-54, 6/JG-53(8/40)Bf 109C & D, Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/40)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1940 during aerial combat over Weymouth. Source: Jochen Prien. The ac crashed and exploded on Chesil Beach, Dorset. The credit allegedly went to F/O K.W.Tait of No. 87 Sq.. Neither ac or pilot were recovered. He has no known grave, and quoting Career Summaries "Rumors persisit...he bailed out intentionally" (D.Drury).
2633 Mader,Lt4(F)/122 (8/44)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430796 "F6 + HM" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 5/6 August, 1944; crashed 10 km east of Ravenna Italy due to engine failure. Three remaining crew, unnamed, were also killed in the crash. Wiki Luft data.
2634 Mader, AntonObstlt1/7/1913Castelnuovo Dalmazien, Croatia861/JG-2, Stafkpt 3/JG-76, Kdr II/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.), Kdr II/JG-11, Kdr JG-11, Kdr JG-54 (2/44 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 "Black <<" (9/42) in JG-77(Oper Barbarossa), Fw 190A-6 in JG-54 RK(7/15/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/12/42)
EP(10/7/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
25 victories in the West. His first victory, a Spitfire S of Portland on 9 July, 1940, while in 1/JG-2. His 2nd, a Spitfire ESE of London on 24 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire 20 km N of Portland on 7 October, 1940. Extremely popular unit commander. His 40th victory, a Soviet unnamed AC on 2 July, 1942. A Soviet triple on 6 August, 1942; three DB-7s. A LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 25 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 11 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 15 September, 1942. Two DB-7s and a LaGG-3 on 16 September, 1942. An Il-2 and two MiG-1;s on 18 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 31 October, 1942. His 67th victory was a B-17 on 23 May, 1943, when Kdr JG-11. A Soviet LaGG-3 on 25 February, 1944, now in JG-54. An Il-2 on 6 March, 1944. Two Pe-2s on 7 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 3 April, 1944. Three Il-2s S of Ostrov on 17 July, 1944. Two Il-2s on 7 August, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 86 victories. Survived the war. Deceased 19 February, 1984 Vienna Austria (P. Bastin).
2635 Mader, JosefOfw2/6/1915131/NAGr-4 (7/43 S.U.), Eins.St./NAGr-4 (13 Jan. 44), Eins.St./NAGr-11 (19 Jan. 44)Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 August, 1944 (from Obituary Card). His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on 6 July, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, an SB-3 on 16 July, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, a LaGG-5 E of Chortsjurz on 10 August, 1943. A 4th Soviet, a Fesselballoon at Retschizy on 24 August, 1943. A 5th, Soviet, a U-2 N of Dovchik on 6 October, 1943. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, all U-2s on 8 October, 1943. A 9th Soviet, a Mig-3 on 14 October, 1943. A 10th Soviet, an Il-7 on 15 October, 1943. An 11th Soviet, an Il-7 on 17 October, 1943. One known western victory, a B-25 NW of Guidonia, NE of Rome on 13 January, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 S of Cassino on 19 January, 1944.
2636 Maeder, FriedrichLt513/KG-40, ZG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 12 December, 1943 (Magnus). One known victory, a Sunderland 30 km northwest of Brest on 2 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Whitley of RAF No. 264 Sq. on 14 June, 1943. A 3rd, a Catalina 360 km SW of Brest on 1 August, 1943. A 4th, a shared victory with Arthur Schroeder on 2 August, 1943. A 5th, a Wellington on 15 August, 1943.
2637 Maetzke, EberhardHptm54/JG-26 (6/41), 8/JG-1 (7/44) 9/JG-1 (8/44 France)Bf 109 E& F in JG-26, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413613 "Yellow 20" (lost 8/8/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 August, 1944 after aerial combat with P-38s north of Alencon. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Ramsgate, north of Lederzeele on 21 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Hazebrouck on 21 August, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Caen area on 17 July, 1944. His 4th, a Spitfire 5 km W of Beauvais on 25 July, 1944. His 5th, a P-51 at LAigle-Mortange on 3 August, 1944 (Perry Claims).
2638 Magarin, WernerOfw10(Jabo)/JG-2Bf 109F or Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspHis ac damaged 19 August, 1942 during an attack on shipping while on a recon mission over Dieppe; he made an emergency landing at Paluel, near Dieppe (Stankey & DeZeng).
2639 Mager, AlfredUffz3/JG-52 (Poland)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160079 "Yellow 14" "CR + DZ" (lost 8/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1944 during aerial combat west of Staszow.
2640 Maggiore-Baldwin, FilippoSgt51 Stormo CTMc.205 (lost 8/3/44)Fighter Operational ClaspHit while attacking rail yards at Hutovo Yugoslavia on 3 August, 1944. Rescued by partisans and retd to his unit 22 days later. No injuries reported. Source" Yugo crashes-Shrani.
2641 Magin, HermannOblt6/25/1916Otterbach9/KG-76 (Channel)Do 17 (dam 8/18/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 18 August, 1940; critically wounded in the chest during a low-level attack on the RAF base at Kenley. The unconscious Magin was removed from his seat by R/O Uffz Hans Strahlendorf and Flt Engr Fw Willi Henke, the Observer & RK Holder, Lt Wilhelm Friedrich Illg flew the ac back to St Omer airfield, where he made a wheels up landing. Source: Kaiser RK book. Added: Magin buried in the German War Cem. Bourdon Fr., Blk 7, Row 17, Gr 350 (D.Drury).
2642 Magnusson, Gustaf ErikMajFinland6Kdr LeLv-24 (1/40 Joutseno, 7/41 Vesivehmaa, Finland), LeR-3Fokker D.XXI "FR-99" "Black 1" (1/40), Brewster B-239 "BW-380" (7/41), F2A Buffalo
Mannerheim Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
168 missions; deceased 27 December, 1993 (H. Breuer). Neulen and Stenman & Keskinen-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 5.5 victories. Magnus, 1.5 victories.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Gustaf Erik Magnusson (8 December 1902 Ylitornio – 27 December 1993 Helsinki) was a Finnish major general and Mannerheim Cross Knight. He was the commander of the No. 24 Squadron and Flying Regiment 3 during World War II. He also flew 158 sorties as a fighter pilot and shot down 5 1/2 enemy aircraft. Admitted to course number 6 on 1 December 1923. After completing the course, he was assigned to Naval Flight Squadron 30 on 30 September 1925. Magnusson was promoted to lieutenant on 14 May 1927. Magnusson served in several military assignments in the 1930s, including the Air Force Headquarters. He was promoted to the rank of captain on 30 November 1932. Between 1936 and 1937, Magnusson was twice ordered to the Netherlands, where he tested aircraft that had been offered to the Finnish Air Force and evaluated their air combat qualifications and flight characteristics. In 1938, Magnusson spent three months in Germany and learned German fighter tactics.

Magnusson was appointed squadron commander for No. 24 Squadron on 21 November 1938. During the Winter War, Magnusson, newly promoted to the rank of major, flew several combat flights with the squadron, achieving four victories. In the beginning of the Continuation War, on 10 November 1941, Magnusson was promoted to colonel, and at the same time he was barred from flying combat missions. He worked as the commander of No. 24 Squadron until May 1943, when he was appointed command of Flight Regiment 3, a position he held until the end of the Continuation War. Magnusson was proposed the Mannerheim Cross for the first time in August 1941, but the proposal did not go through. By recommendation of the Air Force Commander, JF Lundqvist, he was given the Mannerheim Cross on 23 June 1944 (Number 129). Magnusson resigned from the Air Force on 17 March 1946. After his military career, he served as the director of a bank in Helsinki. He was promoted to the rank of major-general on 4 June 1993. Gustaf Magnusson died on 27 December 1993. He is buried at the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki. (Source: Wikipedia)
2643 Mahal, KarlLt5/25/191863/JG-54 (2/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731733 "Yellow 11" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 October, 1944 west of Riga S.U.. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 23 February, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 15 August, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 20 August, 1944. A 4th, an La-5 on 24 September, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 30 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 6 October, 1944. Magnus shows the Given Name as Kurt.
2644 Mahlkuch, HansLt1614/JG-77 (Norway)Bf 109E-3 Werk# 1118 "Red 5" (lost 8/23/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 August, 1941 near Ura-Guba, by a Soviet fighter of the 72nd Composite Aviation Regt., flown by Lt. Leonid Zhdanov. Mombeek MIA List. Magnus is the source for the 16 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 16 victories also.
2645 Mai, FriedrichUffz6/4/1922Scheidelwitz27/JG-51 (9/42 S.U.; 8/44 France)Bf 109F & G in 42, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680838 "Blue 21" (lost 8/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1944; Combat with Spitfires, crashed at Mont St Jean, near Mortain. Buried Mont de Huisnes, Room 174 Grave 14. His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 22 September, 1942. His first known Western victory, a P-47 SW of Vire on 30 July, 1944, a Gefr at the time. Magnus, 9 victories. Alternate spelling: May
2646 Mai, GeorgUffz4/JG-77 (8/43 Med; 3/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20385 (15% dam 8/4/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161036 "White 3 + -" (lost 3/29/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Civitavecchia (Bf 109 Loss List). Mai was uninjured in an emergency landing near Nicastra on 4 August, 1943 due to a fuel shortage.
2647 Mai, GerhardLt151/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Pe-2 on 15 June, 1943. Nos. 2 & 3, two Il-2s (m.H.) at Moltschanoye on 14 August, 1943. A 4th, a Pe-2 NE of Bogoduchoff on 16 August, 1943. A 5th, a Boston III at Radul on 25 October, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) at Kiev on 6 November, 1943. A 7th, a Pe-2 on 26 March, 1944. An 8th, a LaGG-5 on 30 April, 1944. Nos. 9 & 10, both Il-2s (m.H.) on 23 August, 1944. An 11th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 25 August, 1944. Nos. 12-14, a Yak-9 and two Il-2s on 4 September, 1944. A 15th, an Il-2 on 6 September, 1944.
2648 Mai, LotharOfw8/20/1918Lublinitz, Upper Silesia457/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7354 (or 7357) "White 9" (lost 8/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 August, 1943; collided with another Fw 190 SE of Ssewsk (Sevsk?)(Pl.Qu. 43844), piloted by Lt Günther Schack, Stfkpt 7/JG-51, who was able to return his damaged AC back to base. [ This has since been corrected suggesting he collided with an enemy AC ] His first known victory, a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-4 on 5 June, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-4 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a MiG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A P-39, a LaGG-5 and an Il-4 on 6 July, 1943. Four LaGG-5s and an Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 11 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 12 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 14 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 17 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 20 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (both m.H.) on 26 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 27 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 30 July, 1943. Four LaGG-3s on 2 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a MiG-3 on 4 August, 1943. May have achieved the rank of Lt.. Magnus, 45 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 45 victories. A 2nd Bowers/Lednicer entry states 90 victories, most likey an error. Added: No VDK burial match (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Maie.
2649 Mai, RudolfUffz1/ZG-26Bf 110C-2 Werk # unk (lost 8/18/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA (believed KIA) 18 August, 1940; sd over southern England by a Hurricane of No.32 Sq., piloted by P/O John Flinders. The ac crashed at Rough Common, Harbledown, Kent. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Josef Gebauer, also MIA (believed KIA). The burning ac consumed the crew, making them unidentifiable (Stankey & DeZeng & D.Drury).
2650 Maier, AugustLt1Stab/JG-2 (5/43), III/JG-2 (3/45)Bf 109GEK 2, Fighter Operational ClaspCredited with one victory (LOCS).
2651 Maier, ErnstLt1/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1324 "9K + EH" (lost 8/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew near Tuapse 10 August, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
2652 Maier, F.Uffz1/TG-4Ar 96B-1 Werk # 425262 "-U + CF" (interned 8/30/44)Transport Operational ClaspHe deserted 30 August, 1944; interned after crash landing at Loderup, 25 km E of Ystad (J. Schadskaje).
2653 Maier, HansFw12/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161102 "RP + FX" (lost 1/13/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds on 13 January, 1944 during aerial combat over Rome; bailed safely. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 on 1 August, 1943.
2654 Maier, RudolfHptmStfkpt 5/KG-76 (8/41), Stfkpt 9/KG-76 (8/42 S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # Unk (dam 8/10/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4096 "F1 + KT" (lost 8/15/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (Post. 10/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew when he exploded in flight over Stalingrad 15 August, 1942 (Ju 88 Loss List). WIA 10 August, 1941 when his ac was shot up by fighters near the Samrasee airfield (LOCS)
2655 Maihofer, ReinhardUffz6/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 20072 "Yellow 8" (lost 8/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1943; crashed at Bissenhausen/Oldenburg due to engine damage. Alternate spelling: Maihöfer.
2656 Mail, EngelbertUffz3/ZG-26Bf 110 (lost 8/6/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC 6 August, 1940; crashed at Auxy-le-Chateau, no further detail (J. Schadskaje).
2657 Mairhofer, WolfgangUffz4(F)/121 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430668 "7A + UM" (lost 8/19/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Lothar Huber and two other unnamed crew 19 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2658 Mais, HelmutFw3/JG-54 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1506 "Yellow 2" (lost 8/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 August, 1943; aerial combat with Il-2s NE of Karachev.
2659 Maisch, KarlOfw264/NJG-3 (9/42), 11/NJG-5 (6/43), 2/NJG-100 (9/43)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, perhaps his 1st & 2nd, both Wellingtons on 21 September, 1942. Two Lancasters into the sea on 17 January, 1943. Two more victories, a Lanc and a Stirling into the sea on 3 March, 1943. Another, a Wellington into the sea on 9 March, 1943. Another, a Whitley southwest of St. Meine on 11 June, 1943. A Soviet DB-3 8 km N of Yassinovka on 20 July, 1943. A DB-3 at Saporotnya on the night of 18-19 September, 1943. Two Wellingtons on 21 September, 1943. An R-5 N of Neu-Augustinowka on the night of 3-4 October, 1943. A Wellington 10 km NW of Alexandrowo (Balkans) on 7 May, 1944. A Wellington 10 km SW of Som Hungary on 12 June, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Lom (Balkans/Danube) on 10 August, 1944. A Soviet PS-84 the night of 14-15 September, 1944. Four Soviet DB-3s the night of 7-8 October, 1944. Two B-24s 30 km NE of Tarnow on 16 October, 1944. Two Li-2s S of Poprat the night of 23-24 October, 1944. Magnus; victory count may be 28.
2660 Maisel,LtI/ZG-26Bf 110 (dam 8/13/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPilot reported uninjured in an operational crash at St Omer 13 August, 1940.
2661 Maisenger, KlausOfwIV/JG-54Fw 190A-5 Werk # (150) 1119 (lost 8/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 August, 1943; sd NE of Karachev, possibly the victim of the 18th GIAP, led by Capt Zamorin.
2662 Maiwald, ManfredUffz148/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140055 (lost 1/7/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-39 at Malaja Wiska. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 26 May, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG on 1 August, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 19 September, 1943. A 5th & 6th, two Il-2s (m.H.) on 10 October, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 on 11 October, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG on 24 October, 1943. Nos. 9 & 10, a Pe-2 and a P-39 on 28 October, 1943. An 11th, a Pe-2 on 29 October, 1943. A 12th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 22 November, 1943. A 13th, a LaGG on 28 November, 1943. A 14th, an Il-2 (m.H.) NE of Verchniy on 20 December, 1943.
2663 Makosch, EkkehardtLt5/JG-2 (12/40)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12827(lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1941 in aerial combat with Spitfires 4 km south of Calais.
2664 Makowiak, Berndt5/19/1921KG-100 Hs 293, Do 217E-5, Do 217K-2 and He 177A-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
Participated on all fronts. Deceased 13 August, 1998 (Jager Blatt Obituary). Alternate spelling: Mackowiak.
2665 Malapert-Neufville, Peter-Ferdinand Freiherr von Lt2/11/192258/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 7/JG-54 (9/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2s; Wk#s 12619 "White or Black 8" (lost), # 9686 "White 1" (lost 9/11/41)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 11 September, 1941 after being shot down by MiG 3s, while in 7 Staffel, flying Werk# 9686 over Jan-Jedrow east of Ilmensee(Lake Ilmen). After his capture, he was persuaded to join with the Soviets, and he penned leaflets encouraging his comrades to surrender. While in 8 Staffel, on 30 June, 1941, he was shot down over Dünaburg S.U. in Werk# 12619 and carried as MIA, but returned shortly thereafter. His first known victory, two Soviet SB-2s on 26 June, 1941. Nos 3 & 4, both DB-3s on 30 June, 1941. His 5th, an I-16 on 23 August, 1941. He was a close friend of Ostermann. Deceased 23 September, 1999.
2666 Malecki, VladislawOgefr2/JG-52Bf 109E-1 "Red 1" (lost 8/26/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 26 August, 1940 when he was shot down by Hurricanes and Spitfires over Ramsgate, crashing near Acol, while on a "Free Hunt" mission to Ramsgate. Source: Wings to Victory & D.Drury.
2667 Malm, WillibaldUffz1/19/1923612/JG-26 (1/44 France), II/JG-26 (5/45)Fw 190A-6 (1/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165541 "Blue 5" (lost), Fw 190A-8 & D-9 in II Grp 45
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 May , 1945 when he flew into internment in Kristainsand, Norway with several other JG-26 pilots. WIA 20 August, 1944 when he was hit by light flak in his "Blue 5" near Rouen. He bailed successfully after reaching friendly territory. One known victory, a P-38 E of Lisieaux on 4 July, 1944. Deceased 12 December, 1998.
2668 Maltzahn, Baron Günther von Henri Obst10/20/1910Wodarg, Pomerania68Stab II/JG-53 (39), Kdr II/JG-53 (8/40 Dinan-Guernsey), Kdr /JG-53 (9/40 Cherbourg-Eaples), JafüBf 109E-1 Werk #1347"4" (lost 5/4/40 tech dif, pilot OK), Bf 109F-2s Wk# 5484 & Wk# 8311 (both 30% 6/41) and Wk #s 6683 and 8326 (also 30% dam 7/15/41), both "Black <<-+-", Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7282 "Black <<-+-" (lost 5/11/42) RK(12/30/40)-EL(7/24/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/42)
EP(3/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/"400"
His first victory, a Potez 63 near Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. A 2nd, a Morane 406 SW of Saargemünd on 31 October, 1939. A 3rd, a Morane SW of Saargemünd on 31 March, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire S of Swanage on 8 August, 1940. Became an "Ace" on 16 August, 1940, downing a Spitfire, no location. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires in the London/Dungeness area on 27 September, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire between Dover & Calais on 19 April, 1941. Channel pilot. Barbarossa pilot, shot down by an I-15, and made a forced landing on 15 July, 1941, after his radiator was hit. His 50th victory, a Hurricane on 19 December, 1941, piloted by American F/O Pete Steele of RAF No.126 Sq., downed over Malta. Shot down in his F-4 on 11 May, 1942, probably by F/O Nash, and rescued by a Seenot aircraft. His 1st Soviet victory, a DB-3 NW of Brest-Litovsk on 22 June, 1941. His 68th, a P-40 over Tunisia on 4 January, 1943. 2nd Luft Squadron to achieve 1000 aerial victories under his leadership. Promoted to Jafu OberItalien & Staff positions for the remainder of the war. Deceased 24 June, 1953 in Düsseldorf. 497 combat missions, 33 victories in Russia.
2669 Mang, PaulUffz79/JG-53 (Reggio-Emilia, It; 7/44 Lippspringe)Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 6 + I" (Italy 10/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st victory, a B-17 over southern Italy, 19 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 over Italy, 20 August, 1943. Another victory, not numbered in the OKL Report, a B-24 50 km south southwest of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. His 3rd per OKL, a P-40 over Italy on 7 April, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 70 km NW of Baden on 3 August, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 on 24 August, 1944, no location given. His 6th, a B-17G Ser # 42-32048 "Mary" of 20th BS at Brünn on 29 August, 1944.
2670 Mangelsdorf, RudolfOfw10III/NJG-2, 12/NJG-3 (4/43)Bf 110 or Ju 88EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Stirling III "BF506" of RNZAF No. 75 Sq., piloted by F/O Alan Gray Tolley the night of 20/21 April, 1943. The Stirling crashed at Bögballe, 15 km north of Vejle, Denmark, killing the crew of seven. A 3rd, a Stirling off Helgoland on 29 April, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 on 4 January, 1944. A 5th, a B-17 at Hoya-Loningen on 11 January, 1944. A 6th, a "4 mot" W of Breda on 21 July, 1944. A 7th, a "4 mot" W of Kiel on 26 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Magelsdorf. Magnus Report, 13 victories. Boiten, 10 victories.
2671 Mann, KurtUffz6/7/1921Bellheim39/JG-77 (4/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731791 "Red 1" (lost 8/10/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 10 August, 1944 when he collided with another A-8, piloted by Uffz Wilhelm Wölper (WIA of 3/JG-1), during landing at Oysonville France. Buried Champigny-St Andre, Block 17, Row 21, Gr 1133. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 over Romania on 15 April, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 in the Balkans on 21 April, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Domfront on 5 August, 1944.
2672 Mann, RudiUffz 8/KG-30 (8/43 Aalborg West), 9/KG-30 (4/44) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2045 "4D + GU (90% dam), Ju 88A Werk # 884536 "4D + ?T" (lost 4/19/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea 35 km NW of Zeebrugge, 100km E of Bradwell Bay, Essex, Holland on 19 April, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). An earlier crash in Werk # 2045 happened during a training exercise on 31 August, 1943, when he unintentionally touched the ground at Kraghede, 5 km southeast of Bronderslev Denmark and crashed. The unnamed R/O escaped injury, the others suffered minor injuries. Remaining crew: Karl Rethorst, Obs and Arthur Seefelder, Gunner (Source: Air War oiver Denmark). Added: On 19 April, 194 they were sd by a Mosquito XII "ME-X" of No.488 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr J.A.S.Hall. MIA were Uffz Mann, Uffz G.Gerlach, Obs and Uffz K.Wilhelm, Mech. KIA was the R/O, Uffz Horst Kaschinsky, geb 12/26/1916 in Schneidemühl. His body washed ashore near Callantsoog, 8 June, 1944; bur initially at Huisduinen Cem, Den Helder, then Ysselsteyn in 1949, location AD-10-247 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
2673 Mannetstetter, HermannLt78/JG-2 (6/43), 9/JG-2 (9/43), 12/JG-2 (3/44Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Whitley V on 3 June 1943 at 20:14, at Biscay Bay (BD414 of 10 OTU). A 2nd, a P-51 on 12 June, 1943 NW of Ile de Batz. A 3rd, a Spitfire on 31 August, 1943. Same day, a Spitfire XII. A 5th, a Spitfire on 11 September, 1943. A 6th, a B-17 SW of West Ulm on 18 March, 1944. A 7th, a P-47 at Hochstenbach on 21 October, 1944. This seems to be Hermann Mannestetter, above, and Hermann Mannstetter, below.
2674 Mannstetter, HermannUffz2Erg/JG-West (France 8/42)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6447 (95% dam 8/26/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing attempt at St Isidore on 26 August, 1942 due to an engine fire on a non-operational flight. Also see Mannetstetter above.
2675 Manske, O.UffzNJG-2Ju 88 (lost 8/25/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 crashed on Utrechtseweg in Hilversum Holland on 25 August, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
2676 Manz, HansFw49/JG-53 (1/43), 8/JG-53 (8/43)Bf 109 F & G (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known Desert victories, both Bostons; one 30 km northeast of Bizerta, the other 20 km northeast of Bizerta, both on 29 January, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 over Italy, 20 August, 1943. One of the Bostons may have been unconfirmed, since the OKL says the P-38 was his 2nd victory. OKL says his 3rd victory, a P-38 over southern Italy, 30 August, 1943.
2677 Manz, WalterLt8/7/191989/JG-53 (6/42 Africa), Stffüh 12/JG-53 (1/18/45 Kirrlach)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 10111 (45% dam 6/26/42), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462867 "Blue 8 + -" (lost 1/25/45)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 January, 1945, when on a Work Flight, he was shot down at Kirrlach/Wiesenthal by a P-51 (Klaus Deschner). WIA 26 June, 1942 during a bombing at Sidi-Barrani (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Nasham 4 May, 1942. His 2nd, a P-38 over Italy on 20 August, 1943. A 3rd, another p-38 over Italy on 30 August, 1943. Another known victory, a P-47 on 9 January, 1945. Magnus. His victories may be as high as 12.
2678 Marbach, FranzFw7/NJG-5Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4713 (lost 8/7/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 7 August, 1943 at Gabbert, cause not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
2679 Marbrück,Oblt19/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling 2 km south of Rotterdam on 13 August, 1942.
2680 Marchfelder, Richard RimaLt10Flugzeugführer & TO in II/ZG-1 (redesig III/ZG-76, 6/40, Laval France)Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3267 "2N + CC" (lost 8/16/40)EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 16 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq., piloted by SqLdr Sandy Johnstone. Marchfelder and his R/O, Ogefr Herbert Jentzsch were able to bail from their burning 110 (with much difficulty) and became POWs. The AC belonged to III/ZG-76. The AC, "Ursula", crashed at Droke, east of East Dean, NE of Chichester, Sussex. Jager Blatt 2/1998 & D.Drury. Survived the war living in Connecticut until his death on 12 May, 1989. He wrote many humorous flier stories and cartoon drawings for Jager Blatt. Added: one source suggests he had 10 victories, of which three were Dutch. I found no such victories on the OKL Claims List.
2681 Marci, WernerLtStab I/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110187 "L1 + WB" (lost 8/14/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 14 August, 1943 after colliding with another Ju 87D-3, Wk# 31210, piloted by Uffz Wilhelm Göhner of 1 Staffel, also MIA with crew. DK-G Awards List
2682 Marek, G.FwII/KG-40 (8/42 Soesterberg)Do 217E-4 Werk # 4230 (25% dam 8/19/42)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 19 August, 1942, aerial combat with fighters. The ac made a belly landing at Gilze-Rijen, remaining unnamed crew OK (SGLO). This Wk# may be incorrect since another Dornier (same #) reported lost in 1941.
2683 Margstein, WalterOfw36/JG-53 (10/39 Mannheim-Sandhofen), 6/JG-53 (6/40), FlgzFr 6/JG-53 (3/41), 4/JG-53 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109D, Bf 109E (lost 8/40), Bf 109F-2 (3/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5714 "White 4 + -" (lost 7/8/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/25/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 July, 1941 during aerial combat over Slawkowitzky. He managed to bail but had insufficient height for his chute to open (Prien). WIA 25 August, 1940 during aerial combat 15 km southwest of Portland, crashing into the Channel. Bailed safely and rescued by ASR (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Bloch 151 8 km east of Compiegne, 7 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire 10 km SW of Portland on 25 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 at Bedanciai on 22 June, 1941. Magnus, 7 victories. Alternate spelling: Markstein (109 Loss List).
2684 Mark, FritzUffz48/JG-53 (3/43 Med; 8/43 Italy & Tunisia), 7/JG-53 (3/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18589 "Black 11 + I" (dam 8/19/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18716 "Black 12 + I" (10% dam 8/28/43; WIA, combat w/P-38 at Grazzaniese), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162569 "White 1 + I" (lost 4/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 April, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires 30km WNW of Cassino. WIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat near the Grazzaniese airfield. One known Desert victory, a Spitfire on 25 March, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire 6 km southwest of Mateur on 17 April, 1943. His 3rd, a Boston at Terracina Italy on 15 March, 1944. A 4th, a Spitfire in the Alban Hills on 27 March, 1944.
2685 Marker,Fw17/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling at Stab Helenne-en-Temps on 25 August, 1942.
2686 Markert, KarlLt8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (lost 8/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 14 August, 1944; all six unnamed crew killed in a crash, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng). Added: It has been reported that the ac was making a low level pass near the airfield when a wingtip hit he ground causing the crash at Malvik, killing all but two of the crew, Ogefr's Horst Thelemann and Walter Küster. Remaining crew (KIFA): Oblt Rudolf Biberger, 1st Pilot; Uffz Helmut Meyer; Uffz Erich Pfeifer; Uffz Frido Max Sander; Uffz Heinz Neubauer and Prufm Gustav Walther. All buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
2687 Markl, JohannUffz711/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15839 "Black 10" (lost 8/7/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 August, 1943 after aerial combat NE of Karatschew. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 12 June, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 Julu, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1943. Nos. 5 & 6, both Pe-2s on 17 July, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943.
2688 Märklstetter, HansLt2Flugzeugführer 6/JG-53 (2/42 Cosimo; 11/42 Tunisia)Bf 109F-4 Trop, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10655 "Black 2 + -" (lost 11/17/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 November, 1942 after combat with enemy fighters in the Bone area. One known victory, a Spitfire on 13 August, 1942. A 2nd Spitfire 10 km north of La Calla N. Africa on 16 November, 1942. Alternate spelling: Marklstetter.
2689 Markowski, WilhelmUffz3/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 412134 "F1 + HL" (lost 8/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Augusta 9 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2690 Marquardt, Heinz 'Negus'Lt12/29/1922Braunsberg, Ostpreussen121 6/JG-105 (6/43 Villacoublay Nord), 10/JG-51 (8/43), 11/JG-51 (10/43), 13/JG-51 (4/45) Bf 109G-6/R6 (8/43), Bf 109D-9 Werk # 213097 "White 11" in 13/JG-51 (accident damage 4/30/45) RK(11/18/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/10/44)
EP(7/26/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1 May, 1945 during aerial combat with a Spitfire XIV of RAF No. 41 Sq.. He bailed successfully, landing next to a hospital, where he spent the remainder of the war, and eventually a POW by the Americans. This was the 8th time he was shot down. 16 Unconfirmed victories. 320 missions. 1 victory, a Spitfire, in the East. His first victory on the Eastern Front on 2 October, 1943. A Yak-1 W of Pjatichatka on 28 October, 1943. An Il-2 at Loschkarevka on 21 November, 1943. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 10 January, 1944. Three R-5s on 29 April, 1944. Once achieved twelve victories in one day. His 100th victory, one of two Yak-3s this date, was obtained in his "White 11" on 14 April, 1945. Nos. 101 to 103, two P-39s and a Yak-3 on 15 April, 1945. Nos. 104 & 105, both Yak-3s on 16 April, 1945. Nos. 106 to 109, two Il-2s and two Yak-3s on 18 April, 1945. Four Yak-3s on 24 April, 1945 while on a delivery flight. A Yak-3 on 27 April, 1945. An Il-2 on 29 April, 1945. A Yak-1 and two Il-2s on 8 August, 1944. Nine victories on 7 October, 1944. His 121st and last victory, a Spitfire on 1 May, 1945. He retired in Frankfurt after a Bundesluftwaffe and Condor career. Deceased 19 December, 2003. Photo
2691 Märschel, BernhardFw16/JG-2 (8/41)Bf 109E & F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 19 August, 1941.
2692 Marschhausen, GüntherFhjGefr66 & 5/JG-77Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5954 (lost 6/25/41), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5896 "Black 7 + -" (lost 8/13/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 August, 1941 after being hit by ship flak south of Otschakow. Reported MIA 25 June, 1941 after aerial combat at Roman. The AC was destroyed when he crash landed without injury. Source: Bf 109 Loss List. His 1st known victory, a Hurricane at Malemes on 25 May, 1941 (Perry Claims). On 10 August, 1941, he shot down three Soviet fighters.
2693 Marstaller, WolfgangLt2/21/1924Sulzbach1 1/NJG-4, II/NJG-4 (8/44 St Trond) Bf 110G-4 (5/44), Ju 88G-1 (lost 8/18/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 18/19 August, 1944, crashing 2 km east of St Trond airfield, cause unknown (Boiten). Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Erhard Hurny (KIC 1/12/1921) and Gnr Ogefr Kurt Dietzmann (WIA 10/29/1920). One known victory, a "4 mot" at Landrecies on 9 May, 1944. Added: His May victory was against a Lancaster, "ND587 LQ-D" of RCAF No.405 Sq., all seven KIA. Lt Marstaller is buried in the German War Cem at Lommel among the unknowns. No VDK burial match for R/O Uffz Hurny (D.Drury).
2694 Marten, KurtUffz12/15/1919Bernsee3(F)/22 (FP Griwotschki)Ju 88A Werk # 1185 "4N + DL" (lost 8/14/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 14 August, 1941 while on a reconnaissance mission, crashed 36km SW of Stataya, Russa, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: StbsFw Walter Ludwig Erhardt, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Hausmann, R/O and Uffz Otto Erich Rudolf Fritz Müller, Gnr. No VDK burial info, however their graves believed to be at Dno, Russia (D.Drury).
2695 Martens,Oblt13/JG-106Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 N of Mulheim on 17 August, 1943.
2696 Martens, AugustOfw 2/JG-77 (5/42/S.U.), ERLA Industrial Staffel (Duerne 5/43) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4092 ""White 7" (lost 5/8/42), Bf 109F-1 Werk # 8055 (lost 5/4/43) Fighter Operational Clasp Reported MIA 8 May, 1942 after making a crash landing at Bafra Turkey as a result of a fuel leak from combat, pilot repatriated later (Özkan Türker). Uninjured 4 May, 1943 after being shot down opposing American bombers in the Anrwerp area. He made a force landing at Clinge. Wings to Victory
2697 Martens, GüntherLt4/NJG-3Do 217J Werk # 1290 "D5 + OM" (lost 8/8/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 8 August, 1942; crashed 400m off Wenningstedt, 5km N of Westerland.
2698 Märtens, Hans HerbertOblt11/9/19/192167/JG-51 (4/41), Stab IV/JG-3 (Schongau, Bav.)Bf 109E in 7/JG-51, Fw 190A-8/R2 (lost 8/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1944 (Magnus). Added: Shot down by fighters in the vicinity of Schongau, Bavaria, and is now buried in the German War Cem. at Schwabstadl, Germany, Gr 393 (D.Drury). His first victory, a Hurricane 20 km N of Dunkirk on 29 April, 1941, an Ofhr at the time. Magnus, 6 victories. Alternate spelling: Maertens.
2699 Martens, RudolfLt4/17/1914Bobreck4(F)/33Bf 110E-3 Werk # Unk (dam 6/27/41), Bf 110E-3 Werk # Unk (lost 8/21/41)Wound Badge, Observer Operational ClaspKIA 21 August, 1941; sd by AA fire 15km south of Luga, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. The ac crashed near Domkino. Lt Martens remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist at Luga. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Novgorod, Russia. His R/O-Gnr is not known. He was injured 27 June, 1941 making a force landingat Dünaburg airfield, Latvia (D.Drury).
2700 Martin, HeinzUffz27/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20758 "Black <1" (lost 10/8/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 October, 1943 after aerial combat with Soviet fighters; crashed into the sea. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 30 August, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG on 8 October, 1943.

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