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2701 Martinoli, Teresio VittorioSgt Maj (Offz Cand)3/26/1917 Novara, Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana 22366a, 151o Gruppo, 53o Stormo; 384a, 157o Gruppo; 78a; 84a; 73a, 9o Gruppo, 4o Stormo (Gela 7/42)CR.42, MC.200, MC.202 III (MM7764) "Red 4" (7/42), MC.205V, P-39 (lost 8/25/44)
Italian Silver & Gold Medals for Military Valor

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944 (H. Breuer) Added: KIFA crashing into the Mediterranean Sea during a familiarization flight in the P-39 Aircobra (M.deWolf).
2702 Marx,Uffz24/JG-11Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Diepholz on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 SW of Verden on 19 May, 1944. This may be Heinz Marx in 8/JG-11 in August, 1944.
2703 Marx, FriedelUffz2/JG-54 (8/44 France)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170958 "Red 5" (lost 8/6/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 August, 1944 during aerial combat NE of Beaumont. NOTE: The name Friedel is generally a southern German surname, not a given name. "Friedel" may have been a nickname for another of the Marx pilots. Luft Offz Careers has his rank as Lt in 5/43, like Wolf Dietrich!
2704 Marx, HeinzUffz8/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165475 "White 5" (dam 8/15/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Bretigny on 15 August, 1944 due to a technical failure.
2705 Marx, HorstLt19192JG-52, III/EG-210, Stfkpt 3(Jabo)/Erpro. 210 (7/40 Channel)Bf 110D-0 (7/40), Bf 109E-4/B "Yellow 3" (lost 8/15/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW: Shot down 15 August, 1940 by a Hurricane of RAF No. 32 Sq, and bailed successfully, the ac crashed at Frant, Sussex, England. His one known victory, a Hurricane over the Sea off Dover on 27 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 12 August, 1940, no location. Horst is the brother of Wolf Dietrich Marx where Horst sends a Christmas card to his "Brother" in 1939. I have the photo.
2706 Marx, PaulLt54/JG-2 (9/41; 9/43 Reich Def), 7/JG-2 (1/44)Bf 109F in 41, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19637 (50% dam 9/3/43), Fw 190A-3 in 12/43
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 September, 1943 in his G-6 during aerial combat at Origny. One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a Spitfire near Dieppe on 20 September, 1941. Another, a Spitfire at Albert/Le Treport on 6 September, 1942. Another, a P-38 5 km east of El Jefna on 26 December, 1942. A 4th, a Spitfire 800 m N of Longvillers on 17 August, 1943. A 5th, a P-47 at Fumay on 29 January, 1944.
2707 Marx, Wolf DietrichOblt7/15/1922I/JG-54 (S.U. 42-43)Bf 109G-2, Fw 190A-4 & 5
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze (7/10/43)
He was awarded his Pilot certificate on 29 December, 1941. Also awarded the 4 Year Service Medal. His Brother, Horst served in Erpro 210 and was sd and POW in August, 1940.
2708 Marx, WolfgangLt Ferry Pilot, 4/JG-26 (joins 5/44) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173023 "Blue 14" (lost 8/13/44)Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 13 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 14" with a P-51 of 363FG NE of Le Mans. He took a full burst of 4 50 cals from pilot Lt. Lee Webster, and immediately made a "dead mans turn" to the right. Referred to as "a splendid wingman, the boy could fly" by Oblt Hans Hartigs.
2709 Marz, WilhelmLt212/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 5 km SE of Voronovo on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 10 km NE of Woronowo on 3 August, 1943.
2710 Masberg, ErnstUffz6/JG-27 (Fels)Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 8/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
2711 Mascher, LudwigLt16/JG-2, 4/JG-102 Rammtrager Unit (3/45)Bf 109F, Fw 190A, Bf 109G & K EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His ultimate fate "unknown" per Arno Rose. One known victory, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942.
2712 Maschlanka, Georg HeinzUffzErg/JG-Ost (Poland)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4175 95% dam 8/30/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 30 August, 1942 when he crashed at Alt-Seidel due to a servicing fault on a non-operational flight.
2713 Massmann, MatthiasUffz8/11/19123JG-51, 7/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6316 "White 6 + I" (lost 9/9/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 9 September, 1940 after suffering engine damage during aerial combat and force landing at Coppers Field, Flimwell. One known victory, his 1st, a Fokker XXI over Rotterdam, 10 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Spitfires E of Maidstone on 29 August, 1940. Deceased 14 October, 2003.
2714 Matoni, WalterMajor6/27/1917Duisburg349/JG-27 (6/40), 6/JG-26 (8/41), Stafkpt 5/JG-26, III/JG-2, Kdr I/JG-2 (9/44), Kdr II/JG-2, I/JG-11Bf 109F in JG-27, Fw 190A-6 Wk# 530118 "Blk 1" (25% dam 8/31/43), Fw 190A-7 "White 5" in JG-26, Fw 190A-8 (dam 12/6/44 in I/JG-2; injured in TO accident) RK(12/16/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (5/10/44)
EP(3/31/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
A serious crash in February of 1945, made him unfit for further flying duty. His first victory, during the Battle of Britain, a Hurricane at Tunbridge Wells on 30 September, 1940. His 1st known Soviet victory, a TB-3 on 17 July, 1941, while in 9/JG-27. WIA 31 August, 1943 in "Black 1", force landed after B-17 return fire at Montdidier. 400+ combat missions. 14 bombers. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid while in II/JG-26. One known bomber, a B-17 "Fast Woman" of 351BG, 508BS flown by Lt William A. Suit on 19 August, 1943, 3 km northwest of Dunkirk. It crashed at St Omer. His 6th, a Spitfire IX 3 km NNW of Le Crotoy on 15 July, 1943. Another victory, a B-24 on 30 December, 1943, 15 km northwest of Soissons. His 13th (JG-26s 2000 victory) a B-24 at Rastorf on 24 February, 1944. His 20th, a P-47 SE of Rockenhausen on 13 April, 1944. His 25th, a P-47 at Mantes-Houdan on 20 August, 1944. 3 victories in the East. On 20 October, 1944, he downed a P-38 (possibly Jim Edmondson) east of Cologne. A P-47 SW of Düren on 19 November, 1944. His victories have been reported as 44. Deceased 26 June, 1988. Photo
2715 Matouschek, JosefFw4/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173052 "Green 13" (lost 8/20/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 August, 1944 during aerial combat in the Dammartin area. Source: L. Wiegels
2716 Matthei, ErichFhjOfw42/JG-53 (8/43), 3/JG-53 (3/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162562 "Black 15" (lost 3/26/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 March, 1944 during aerial combat with bombers in the Agram area. His 1st victory, a B-24 80 km north of Stromboli, 19 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-47 NNW of Verona on 14 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 on 20 February, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 over Italy on 18 March, 1944.
2717 Matthes, ErnstOblt2Stab III/ZG-26 (5/40), Stfkpt 7/ZG-26 (1/41)Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2130 "3U + JR" (dam 9/25/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His Wk# 2130 suffered one engine damaged during combat with a Spitfire on 25 September, 1940. He made a successful emergency landing at Cherbourg, no one injured (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane on 14 May, 1940, no location. A 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 31 August, 1940.
2718 Matuschack, HeinzLt110/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 8 August, 1944.
2719 Matuschka, Siegfried Graf vonOblt6/28/1917Potsdam29III/JG-26, 2/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 4/JG-54 (2/43)Bf 109G-2, Bf 109G-4 Werk# 19222 "White ?" (lost 4/15/43) w/ 4/JG-54
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1943 in Werk# 19222 near St. Inglevert, (France?) in aerial combat with a Spitfire sweeping Marquise. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire, possibly of RAF No. 54 Sq., over Dover, on 25 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, two SB-2s on 24 June, 1941. Another double victory, both SB-3s on 10 July, 1941. An I-18 on 18 August, 1941. An I-18 on 3 October, 1941. Another I-18 on 5 November, 1941. Another I-18 on 26 January, 1942. An I-18 on 5 February, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 24 June, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 21 September, 1942. An Il-2 and an I-15 on 22 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 7 January, 1943. A Yak-1 on 12 January, 1943. A LaGG-5, an Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 14 January, 1943. A Pe-2 and two Il-2s on 15 January, 1943.
2720 Matzak, KurtOblt1512/NJG-1, Stab IV/NJG-1Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Six victories were bombers. One known victory, a "4 mot" near Wallenmeer on 15 February, 1944. A 2nd, another "4 mot" on 13 March, 1944, no location. A 3rd, a Halifax near Barthlemy/Vesoul the night of 15/16 March, 1944. A 4th, a Halifax at Leuven on 28 May, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" opposing the Brunswick Raid on 13 August, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 18 victories. Boiten 19 victories. After the war, he was the first Lufthansa pilot to fly the "Super Constellation". Deceased.
2721 Matzdorf, AldemarFw58/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13247 (lost 8/25/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7184 "White 7 + I"
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 Octber, 1942; hit by flak 1 km west of Beketovka, 15 km south of Stalingrad. Mombeek MIA List. His Wk# 13247 was reported lost at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 49273 on 25 August, 1942, cause unknown, pilot returned. His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 7 km S of Grjasnaja on 2 October, 1942. Magnus, 5 victories.
2722 Mätzke, EberhardtHptm3/2/1917Magdeburg14/JG-26, 9/JG-1 (8/44)Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413613 "Yellow 20" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 at Alencon France. No known grave. His first victory, a Spitfire north of Lederzeele on 21 June, 1941. Perry Claims.
2723 Maurer,Uffz7/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7072 "9K + BR" (lost 8/25/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with two other unnamed crew 25 August, 1940 after a combat mission to Portsmouth, no mention of fourth crewman (Ju 88 Loss List).
2724 Maurer, HansOfw7/23/19104/NJG-10 (8/44) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730406 (lost 8/19/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 19 August, 1944, cause not reported. His A-8 crashed south of Boekelo Holland on 19 August, 1944 (DeSwart). Added: Buried Yssel Q-10-250 (SGLO).
2725 Maurer, OttmarLt139/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5657 "Yellow 5 + I" (lost 8/11/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 August, 1941 after aerial combat near Jelnja. His first known Soviet victories, six SB-2 bombers shot down on 24 June, 1941. A 7th victory, a DB-3 on 29 June, 1941. An 8th, a DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A 9th, a Pe-2 on 11 July, 1941. A 10th, A Vultee-11 on 28 July, 1941. Two Pe-2s on 9 August, 1941.
2726 May, Friedrich "Fritz"Ofw3/5/1918Glaadt238/JG-2 (6/42), 3/JG-2 (10/43) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 152707 (dam 5/1/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550213 (dam 8/16/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470047 (lost 10/20/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/4/44 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (8/16/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 October, 1943 in aerial combat with Spitfires of No.41 or No.91, near Rouen, crashing in the vicinity of Vieux Port, 10km NE of Pont Audemer, buried St. Desir Fr.. WIA 16 August, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-47 of the 4thFG, and made an emergency landing 5km south of Nantes France. He was uninjured in Wk# 152707 when he crashed at Brest/Guipavas after his engine caught fire after combat. 11 bombers. His first known victory, a Boston of No.107 Sq. on 10 June, 1942, in the Lorient vicinity. A B-17 on 23 November, 1942. Another, a Beaufighter on 26 November, 1942. Another, a P-51 120 km north northwest of Morlaix on 29 November, 1942. A 2nd P-51 on 12 December, 1942. Another known victory, his 6th, a B-17 attacking the Lorient sub pens, on 30 December, 1942. Another B-17 on 3 January, 1943. Another, a Spitfire on 27 February, 1943. Two Spitfires on 6 March, 1943. Another Spitfire on 29 March, 1943. Two B-24Ds 15 km northwest of Brest on 16 April, 1943. A B-17 near St. Nazaire on 1 May, 1943. A 14th, a Spitfire on 7 June, 1943. A 15th, a Spitfire on 12 June, 1943. A 16th, a Ventura on 13 June, 1943. Same day, two Mosquitos. A 19th, a B-17 on 28 June, 1943. A 20th, a Wellington on 3 July, 1943. A 21st, a B-17 on 4 July, 1943. A 22nd, a Lancaster on 13 July, 1943. A 23rd, a B-17 SW of Verdun on 14 October, 1943. Magnus, OKL Claims & LOCS. Alternate spelling: Maye
2727 May, HeinrichUffz184/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 5/JG-3 (2/43 S.U.)Bf 109F in 4 Staffel, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 13760 "White 3 + -" (lost 2/22/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 February, 1943; Aerial combat, Matwejew-Kurgan, Map Quadrant 9834. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata and an I-61 5 km NE of Szaminzoy on 23 May, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 1 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a U-2 on 2 July, 1942. An Il-2 at Murowesevo on 3 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 16 July, 1942. A Yak-4 on 4 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 17 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 15 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 28 December, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 12 February, 1943.
2728 Mayer,Uffz81/JG-54 (S.U.), 3/JG-54 (8/43), 4/JG-54 (5/44)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 SW of the Island Jalamo on 18 August, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 26 November, 1942. A 3rd, an I-153 on 14 January, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 10 February, 1943. A 5th, a P-39 on 1 August, 1943. A 6th, a P-39 on 2 August, 1943. A 7th, a Yak-1 on 4 August, 1943. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 1 May, 1944. This 8th victory may belong to a different Uffz Mayer. Could be Hans Meyer, wounded in 1944.
2729 Mayer,Gefr111/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 9 August, 1944.
2730 Mayer,Unk5/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + ??" (dam 8/10/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac reported damaged 10 August, 1940 when he made an emergency landing at the Dinard airfield, after combat with British fighters. Also onboard, Obs Lt Heinz Wolf; crew disposition unknown (absa3945).
2731 Mayer, EgonObstlt8/19/1917Konstanz, Bodensee1026/JG-2 (3/40), 9/JG-2 (4/41), Stafkpt 7/JG-2 (6/41), Kdr III/JG-2 (4/43), Kdr JG-2 (7/43-3/44)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 6720 "Wh 1 + I" & a "White 7 + I" (7/JG-2), Fw 190A-5 # 5851 (4/43), Fw 190A-6 Wk# 470468 (lost 3/2/44) RK(8/1/41)-EL(4/16/43)-S(3/2/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oper. Clasp w/"300" hanger
KIA 2 March, 1944. Shot down in Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470468 by a P-47 of the 365th FG near Montmedy, near the Franco-Belgian border. Buried St Desir-de-Lisieux France, Block 1/8/167 (Rosseels). 25 Bombers. All victories in the West. First pilot on the Channel Front to achieve 100 victories. His first victory, a Morane 406 on 13 June, 1940, no location, most likely in the Montdidier-Provins area. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Portland on 7 October, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Chichester on 15 November, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire N of Cherbourg on 17 June, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire near Calais on 24 June, 1941. His 9th & 10, both Spitfires in the Dunkirk-Gravelines area on 3 July, 1941. Nos.19 & 20, both Spitfires on 21 August, 1941, no location. Flew Fw 190A-3 Wk # 435 (or 475) "White 7" as Stfkpt 7/JG-2. Mayer is generally credited with originating the most effective tactic used against the American bomber formations, the head-on attack. One B-17F victory was # 42-3190 of the 94BG, 332BS on 14 July, 1943. 353 missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 102 victoriesPhoto


Major Mayer tries out waistgun on crashed B17

Mayer returns from a mission
2732 Mayer, ErichFw1/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6220 "L1 + AH" (lost 8/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 5 August, 1941, pilot returned later.
2733 Mayer, FriedrichLt10/JG-2Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550442 (lost 8/28/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 August, 1943 during aerial combat near Evreux.
2734 Mayer, Hans Karl 'Mayer-Ast'Hptm3/9/1911Rufach Elsass311.J/88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 1/JG-53 (10/39), Kdr I/JG-53 (8/40 Rennes-Le Touquet)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-3 "White 2" & Bf 109E-4 "White 8" in 1/JG-53, Bf 109E-4/B(10/40) in Stab I/JG-53, Bf 109E-7 Wk # 4138 "White 8" (9/40 Etaples, lost 10/17/40)
RK(9/3/40)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Blumensaat replacement. KIA 17 October, 1940 after being shot down in Wk# 4138 by a Spitfire of RAF No. 603 Sq. while on a check-out flight in an unarmed Bf 109E-7 "White 8" over the English Channel. His body later washed ashore on the Kent coast 27 October, 1940. Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent (AKA Folkstone New Cem.), German Plot "O", Row 3, Gr 4 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Potez 63 west of Losheim, 5 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Merzig on 21 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 15 km S of Metz 11 May, 1940. On 14 May, 1940, he shot down five enemy AC near Sedan. His 9th, a Hawk 75 S of Attigny on 25 May, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Hurricanes over the English Channel on 12 August, 1940. His 12th, a Hurricane at Portland on 13 August, 1940. No 13, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 15 August, 1940. A 14th, a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940. A 15th, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 24 August, 1940. His 20th a Hurricane near London on 9 September, 1940. 6 victories in Spain making him one of the most successful in Spain. Exact number of victories in the West is unknown, but at least 30. Another source states his given name as "Karl Heinz". Another source states victories at 46.

German Graves Hawkinge

2735 Mayer, HugoFw12/20/1916Stogenwa3/JG-3 (Paderborn) Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 166322 (lost 8/29/44 Vizovicw,Cz), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 165689 "Yellow 19" (lost 12/2/44), Bf 109G-10 Werk# 490191 "Yellow 2" (lost 12/26/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 December, 1944; Aerial combat, location unknown. Mombeek MIA List. WIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Ruckersfeld after aerial combat with 56FG. He was able to bail despite his wounds. Added: On 29 August, 1944, he was sd by 15th AAF fighters south of Vizovice, Cz., and hospitalized in a Luftwaffe hospital at Zlin (F.Braun).
2736 Mayer, J.Lt5/ZG-2Bf 110C-4 (lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1940 during aerial combat with an RAF fighter over the Channel. He crashed off the coast of Cherbourg.
2737 Mayer, KarlHptm9/KG-27, Kdr III/KG-27 (aft 4/43)He 111H-16 Werk # 160295 (lost, belonged to 8/KG-27)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/7/43)
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 7 August, 1943 when he was hit by flak. DK-G Awards List
2738 Mayer, LeanderUffz78/JG-51 (8/42), 9/JG-51 (1/43), 8/JG-51 (1/29/43 S.U.)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 013 "Black 9" (lost 1/29/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 January, 1943 in "Black 9", cause and location unknown. His first known victory, a Pe-2 on 12 August, 1942. A 2nd, An Il-2 on 11 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 14 September, 1942. An Il-2 25 km N of Timinev on 4 December, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 30 km NNW of Velikiye Luki on 16 December, 1942. A 6th, a MiG-3 on 17 December, 1942. A 7th, an R-2 on 15 January, 1943.
2739 Mayer, RudolfFw38/JG-5 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 and a LaGG-5 on 12 July, 1943. A 3rd, a P-39 NW of the Louchi III airfield on 19 August, 1943.
2740 Mayerhofer, KarlUffzII/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13405 (60% dam 8/20/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 August, 1943; post operation landing accident at Svartnes Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway.
2741 Mayerl, MaximillianHptm5/28/1917Algen Steiermark762/JG-20 (6/40), 9/JG-51 (7/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 9/JG-51, Erg.Gr. Nord (11/44), Kdr I Erg/JG-1 (5/45)Bf 109E in JG-20, Bf 109F in 9/JG-51, Bf 109G, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2440 "Yellow 3" (dam 5/7/43) RK(11/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/27/42)
EP(6/29/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
WIA 7 May, 1943; hit by ground fire near Spaas-Demensk. 647 combat missions, 4 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim at Allery, 8 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire 10 km S of Dover on 19 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Dover on 8 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire S of London on 8/18/40. His first known Soviet victory, two Pe-2s on 26 July, 1941. A DB-3 on 15 September, 1941. A Pe-2 on 19 September, 1941. Three I-61s on 22 September, 1941. An I-26 on 4 February, 1942. A Pe-2 and an I-26 on 10 February, 1942. An I-61 on 22 March, 1942. A Pe-2 on 19 May, 1942. A MiGG-3 on 2 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 NE of Styschupka on 5 September, 1942. Two LaGG_3s on 11 September, 1942. An Il-2 S of Belojne on 15 October, 1942. An R-10 on 15 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 January, 1943. Two Pe-2s and an Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 8 March, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 9 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 18 March, 1943. Three LaGG-5s and a LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 8 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and an Il-2(m.H.) on 12 July, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and a LaGG-3 on 14 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 1 August, 1943. Deceased 11 February, 2010 Nimes France (P. Bastin).
2742 Mayr, GeorgFw24/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6721 "White 5 + -" (lost 8/11/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 August, 1941 by flak and infantry fire at Minjuschi. His first victory, a Spitfire 5 km E of Deal on 7 May, 1941. A 2nd, a Spitfire N of Dover on 19 May, 1941. Magnus, 5 victories.
2743 Mayr, GeorgFw4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3633 "3Z + GM" (lost 8/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported shot down 27 August, 1942, no further detail, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
2744 Mayr, Rudolf "Miesi"Hptm5/1/1910Miesbach1/Ku.Fl.Gr. 406 (8/39), 9/KGr.z.b.V. 108 (4'40 Narvik), Stfkpt 3 & 9/KG-40 (42), I/NJG-1 (2/45)Do 26 in KGr.z.b.V. 108, Fw 200C & Ju 88A, He 219 in NJG-1 RK(5/18/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
Numerous Sea victories. POW of the British briefly after WWII. Postwar Lufthansa pilot. Deceased 4 August, 1991 Hamburg (P. Bastin).
2745 Mazurek, MarianFw351/JG-53 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15266 "White 16" (lost 6/9/43 Italy)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/12/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 June, 1943; shot down by B-24 return fire east of Palazzollo Italy. His 1st victory, a Soviet MiG-1 on 26 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3 S of Kalatsch on 9 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. An I-153, a MiG-3 and an Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 at Katschalinskaya on 17 August, 1942. A MiG-1 W of Dubovij-Ostrol on 21 August, 1942. A triple on 7 September, 1942; an Il-2 4 km N of Kachalinskaya, an Il-2 2 km S of Kachalinskaya and a 3rd Il-2 at Bhf. Kotluban. A Yak-1, Il-2, MiG-3 and a Pe-2 in the Kotluban area on 9 September, 1942. A P-2 near Kotluban on 10 September, 1942. Two Yak-1s, N of Gretniki, and a LaGG-3 between Hafen & Actuba, on 11 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 17 September, 1942. Two Il-2s and two LaGG-3s in the Kotluban area on 18 September, 1942. Two known western victories, Spitfires in the La Valetta area on 15 October, 1942 (Spitfire EL340 Edwin Hiskens RAAF). The next day, he shot down four more Spitfires in the same vicinity. On 25 May, 1943, he downed a B-17 10 km west of Stromboli in Sicily. Ten Sturmovik victories.
2746 Meckel, HelmutOblt8/23/1917München251/JG-3 (5/40), Stfkpt 2/JG-3 (9/40), I/JG-53, Instr at Berlin-Gatow, Stab/JG-77 (2/43)Bf 109E-3 Wk# 1649 (lost 8/24/40 by Do 18, crash land at Calais, pilot OK ), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 5472 "Black 7" (dam 7/2/41), Bf 108B-1 Werk # 3073 (lost) RK(8/12/41)
Italian Pilot Wing
EP(12/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 8 May, 1943 at Korbous-Ost during a takeoff, evacuating Tunis airfield in his Bf 108. Removed from combat on 15 July, 1942 due to illness, he was assigned to instructor duties and later to the Staff of JG-77. On 24 August, 1940, his E-3 was fired on by a Do 18, hitting his radiator, causing him to force land at Calais. On 2 July, 1941, his F-2 suffered undercarriage damage during aerial combat with Russian fighters, causing him to make a one-wheel landing back at his home base. Victories possibly as high as 50. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Abbeville, 7 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 16 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane on 18 August, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire SE of Cambridge on 28 August, 1940. Nos.5 & 6, both Spitfires near Rochester on 7 September, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane S of London on 18 September, 1940. His 8th, a Hurricane at Canterbury on 5 October, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire over the Thames on 7 October, 1940. His 10th & 11th, two Spitfires 1 km southwest of St. Omer, 5 Feb., 1941. His 12th victory, an I-16 at Grodek (S.U.) on 22 June, 1941.
2747 Meerstedt, GüntherLtI/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100005 (lost 8/3/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 3 August, 1943 due to enemy fire north of Krassnikowo, His unnamed R/O bailed safely. Ju 87 Loss List
2748 Mehling, ArminUffz97/JG-51 (1/44 S.U.), Stab III/JG-11 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (dam 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 12 January, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a Yak-7 on 16 January, 1944. A 3rd & 4th Soviet, an La-5 and an Il-2 on 22 February, 1944. A 5th Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 April, 1944. A 6th Soviet, a Yak-9 on 20 August, 1944. His first three known western victories, an Il-2 and two Yak-9s, in eleven minutes, in the Küstrin area on 23 March, 1945. Added: After returning from Operation Bodenplatte on 1 January, 1945, he overturned on landing at Gross Ostheim airfield, possibly damaged by American fighters (Manrho/Putz publ.).
2749 Meidl, ChristophLt1 8/JG-53 (3/44 Italy), 9/JG-53 (8/44 Paderborn) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160417 "Black 10 + I" (lost 3/28/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413793 "Yellow 2 + I" (lost 8/24/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462944 "Yellow 18 + I" (lost 9/24/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat with bombers, collision near Lüneberg, bailed safely. WIA 28 March, 1944 during combat at Canino; engine damaged and bailed safely, a Fw at the time. KIA 24 September, 1944 after being hit by flak; his G-14 crashed at the Oud Dike in Didam Holland (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 E of Soltau on 4 August, 1944.
2750 Meien, Ulrich vonHptm92/NJG-100 (8/43 S.U.), Kdr II/NJG-100 (7/44), NJG-200, Kdr III/NJG-5 (10/44)Ju 88G; Bf 109 & 110, Do 217, Ju 87 & Ju 88 in NJG-100, Bf 110G-4 "C9 + AD" (1/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, two PS-84s on the night of 12-13 August, 1943. A DB-3 22 km NE of Poltava the night of 13-14 August, 1943. A DB-3 55 km vom Poltava on the night of 5-5 September, 1943. A 5th Soviet, a DB-3 W of Kremenchuk othe night of 5-6 November, 1943. One known western victory, a Wellington in the Balkans on 7 May, 1944. Two more Wellingtons on 8 May, 1944; one SW of Blejesti, the other SE of Craiova. Boiten victories may be as high as 12.
2751 Meier, ErwinUffz132/JG-53 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 10288 (20% dam 6/26/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13856 (or 13556) "Black 8" (lost 9/13/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 September, 1942 after aerial combat over Stalingrad wih a Yak-1, piloted by a female pilot, Jr Lt Lidiya Litvyak (KIA 1 Aug,43), 437th Ftr Regt, who he would meet later this same day. Uninjured in a crash at Sloboda on 26 June, 1942 due to a fuel shortage. His 1st victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 26 July, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 August, 1942. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 9 August, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. A 6th, a LaGG-3 on 13 August, 1942. A 7th, a Yak-4 on 24 August, 1942. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 2 September, 1942. A 9th, an Il-2 on 8 September, 1942. A 10th, 11th & 12, two Il-2s and a Yak-1 on 9 September, 1942. A 13th, an La-5 on 10 September, 1942. Alternate spelling, Maier.
2752 Meier, HansFw5/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412351 "Black 6" (lost 8/14/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1944 in aerial combat, location unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
2753 Meier, HansFw1/StG-77Ju 87B-1 Werk # unk (dam 8/18/40) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1940 when his ac was damaged over the sea by fighters following an attack on Thorney Island, Sussex. He managed to return safely, however his R/O/Gnr, Uffz Karl Maier was hit by machine gun fire eight times, suffering only flesh wounds (D.Drury). Note: This may be Ofw Hans "Otto" Meier.
2754 Meimberg, Julius 'Jule'Major1/11/1917Münster, Westfalen534/JG-2, Stfkpt 3/JG-2 (7/41), Stafkpt 11/JG-2 (6/42 Tunisia), Kdr III/JG-53, Kdr II/JG-53 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 7671 "Yellow 1" (lost in 3/JG-2 at Breles Fr., 7/24/41), Bf 109G-1 Werk # 14063 "White 11" (25% dam 11/4/42) in 11/JG-2, Bf 109G-4/Trop (lost 2/1/43 combat with a B-17), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 166297 "Yellow 1 + -" (lost 12/26/44)
RK(10/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/29/42)
EP(7/30/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
1 bomber. All victories in the West. 250+ combat missions. His first known victory, a Hurricane at Tournai on 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Curtis at Epernay on 3 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Ashford on 4 September, 1940. His 4th & 5th, both Hurricanes at Ashford on 6 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire near Hazebrouck on 3 July, 1941. Crashed with wounds at Breles in his E-7, 12 km northwest of St. Renen after aerial combat 24 July, 1941, while Stfkpt in 3/JG-2. "White 11" was damaged in a minor crash at Beaumont le Roger on 4 November, 1942. His 35th victory, a B-17 at Wittenberg on 29 May, 1944. His 40th, a Typhoon at Barentin-Rouen on 25 August, 1944. His 45th, a P-47 SW of Strasbourg on 20 October, 1944. Victories 48, 49 & 50, all P-47s in the Ardennes sector on 26 December, 1944, just before being shot down himself. Shot down 26 December, 1944 in G-14 Werk # 166297 "Yellow 1", and bailed out over Schaichhof, after engaging American fighters over Stuttgart. He missed the Bodenplatte Operation since he was hospitalized after the Operation of 26 December. A P-51 on 16 March, 1945. His 52nd, a P-47 on 10 April, 1945. His 53rd, and last victory, a Spitfire on 13 April, 1945. Survived the war. Deceased 17 January, 2012 Bern (P. Bastin).
2755 Meinhof, FriedrichOblt3/8/1913I/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2424 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 6 August, 1941; crashed into the ground at Nordkapp during an operational flight, no further detail. Remaining crew (all KIA): Fw Hermann Lutz, Observer; Uffz Karl Köhn, R/O and Uffz Arthur Groth, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
2756 Meis, HelmutFw23/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported KIA 4 August, 1943, no further detail. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 7 July, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1943.
2757 Meisel, HerbertHptm11/26/1911MeissenKdr I/StG-77 (8/40 Caen)Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940, shot down by RAF Hurricanes of No.43 Sq. as his unit was attacking Thorney Island, His AC crashed into the sea off Selsey Bill England. Source: Weal-Osprey. ADD: His R/O-Gnr Ogefr Horst Jakob listed as MIA. Meisel buried in the War Cemetery at Bourdon France, Blk 32, Row 5, Gr 166 (D.Drury).
2758 Meisel, MartinOblt9/15/1916Ingensdorf / ForchheimStab I/ZG-26 (8/40), Technical Offz. 2(F)/123Bf 110C (lost 8/13/40) in ZG-26, Do 17P & F and Ju 88A & D RK(12/24/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Pilot uninjured in a collision with another Bf 110 and crashed between St Omer and Clairmarais. His Gnr Fw Fritz Fischer was injured. Meisel was TO for his staffel. Deceased 13 August, 2006 Neumarkt (P. Bastin).
2759 Meiser,Fw14(F)/121 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 189A EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 23 August, 1943.
2760 Meissner, Anton ToniFw2/27/192274/JG-54 (6/43 Reich Def), 6/JG-54, 11/JG-54, JG-26 (Butler Pilot List)Bf 109G-6 # 19368 (lost 6/11/43), Fw 190A-8 # 732175, Fw 190A-6 # 551110
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with severe wounds 11 June, 1943 (4 Staffel) by B-17 return fire in # 19368 "BH+XL" "White ?" over Rastede. His first known victory, a Soviet aircraft on 17 July, 1943, said to be JG-54s 5000th victory.( I did not find this on the OKL List. May be a different Meissner). A 2nd & 3rd, an LaGG-5 and an Il-2 on 12 December, 1943. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 26 July, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-9 on 23 August, 1944. A 6th, an La-5 on 21 September, 1944. A 7th, an La-5 on 30 September, 1944. Wounded 12 October, 1944 (6 Staffel) in # 732175 "Yellow 6", which sustained 25% damage over Windau/Lettland. Wounded 16 January, 1944 (11 Staffel) in # 551110 "White 1", which sustained 40% damage over Pleskau-West S.U..
2761 Meissner, HansOblt186/NJG-3 (1/42 Schleswig-Jagel), 2/NJG-3 (12/43), 6/NJG-3 (4/44 Wittmund), II/NJG-3 (2/45)Bf 110C-4/U9 Werk # 480092 "D5 + CP" (lost 4/23/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a B-17 on the Kiel raid on 14 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling at Einfelt north of Neumünster on 25 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax 1 km SW of Höbeck on 28 July, 1943. Three Lancasters on 17 August, 1943; one at Nordküste Alsen, one 2 km NW of Barsmark and one 7 km SW of Hadersleben. A Lancaster 50 km W of Hannover on 2 December, 1943. A "4 mot" NNE of Hannover on 4 December, 1943. A B-17 at Nottfeld on 13 December, 1943. A Lancaster NW of Heilbronn on 24 February, 1944. A Lancaster at Helgoland on 24 March, 1944. Shot down & bailed safely on 23 April, 1944 at Basdüttingdorf. Remaining crew (Safe): Uffz Josef Krinner, R/O & Uffz Fritz Pieper, Grnd Crew passenger (later KIA in Russia). The Bf 110 was recovered 18 August, 1990, Krinner witnessing the recovey. A Lancaster NW of Frankfurt-Main on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" S of Arhus on 9 April, 1944. Another "4 mot" S of Zwolle on 23 May, 1944.
Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs: Josef Krinner: An 18 year old grammar school pupil called Josef Krinner joins the Luftwaffe and trains to be a radar operator. July 1941 Josef Krinner is sent to Belgrade and attached to the nightflying school there. He teams up with a pilot called Hans Meissner. January 1942 The team Meissner/Krinner are posted to Schleswig/Jagel to join II/NJG3. They will be flying Me110 nightfighters. April 1943 They are adding to the squadron's total. Each new victory is added to the victory mast outside the Kommandantur. The nightfighter crews are kept busy as there are many attacks on German facilities in Denmark and the short land crossing over South Jutland is a popular route for the British bombers. In fact, by the war's end there have been over 350 RAF crashes in Denmark alone.







Josef Krinner
2762 Meissner, HansOfw7 6/JG-1 (6/42), 9/JG-1 (8/43 Leeuwarden) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15472 (20% dam 8/11/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19992 "Yellow 12" (lost 8/19/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 August, 1943 by B-17 escort fighters on the Regensburg raid. His 1st victory, a Spitfire northwest of Walcheren on 1 June, 1942. His 2nd, a recon Spitfire of RAF No. 542 Sq., flown by Polish officer, F/O Xiezopolski, on 26 February, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) 25 km west of Hoek-van-Holland on 4 March, 1943. Two known victories, his 4th was: a Spitfire BR594 Rolf Engelsen 331 Sqd (Norwegian) on 2 May, 1943, at Kamperland, North Beveland, and his 5th a Ventura on 3 May, 1943, 10 km northwest of Amsterdam. His 6th, a B-17 on 17 August, 1943. His 7th, a Spitfire 4 km N of Haamstede on 19 August, 1943. After this engagement, his G-6 crashed at Walborden, near Vlissingen Holland (DeSwart). Added: Ofw Meissnerwas uninjured 11 August, 1943 when he belly landed at Texel (De Hors) due to engine trouble (SGLO).
2763 Meissner, Rudolf Oblt Stfkpt 8/KG-40 (8/40 Schiphol) Ju 88A-1 Werk # (88)3149 "5J + DS" (lost 8/26/40) Bomber Operational Clasp Channel pilot. His Ju 88 crashed at Schiphol Holland the night of 25/26 August, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown, and Oblt at the time (DeSwart). Added: Collided on takeoff from Schiphol with Ju 88 (88)3080, piloted by Lt M.Wimmer. All four crew of Oblt Meissner's crew were killed and buried Ysselsteyn.Lt Wimmer and his Observer were injured. Pilot Oblt Meissner buried CX-10-238. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw H.Ruppert, Obs (bur CX-10-239); Gefr A.Gilch, R/O (bur CX-10-237) and Uffz J.Bruxmeier, Gnr (bur CX-10-240) (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
2764 Meister, Fw4/NJG-1Bf 110G-4Night Fighter Operational ClaspHe claims a British 4 Mot" over Ahlhorn the night of 12/13 August, 1944. I found no such claim on the OKL Claims List.
2765 Meister, DieterOblt2/24/1919Hamburg158/NJG-4 (8/42), 13/KG-40 (9/42), 15/KG-40 (2/43), 13/KG-40 (7/43), 1/ZG-1 (3/44), 9/JG-2 (11/44)Bf 110, Ju 88C Werk # Unk "F8 + MX" (9/43 in KG-40), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738233 (lost 11/21/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Bomber & Destroyer Operational Clasps
KIA 21 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 at Frankfurt Rhein Main airfield, buried Frankfurt (Main) Oberrad Waldfriedhof, Blk 4, Row 146, Gr38 (D.Drury). Six victories as Destroyer pilot. Two victories on 29 August, 1942; a Wellington northeast of Eich by Germshausen, and a Stirling at Eichelbach. Another known victory, a Whitley V shared with Kaltenbrünner at the Bay of Biscay on 15 September, 1942. Another shared victory on 16 September, 1942, a AC type not listed, with Harms & Steurich. Another, a Whitley on 8 October, 1942. A 12th victory, shared with Jürgen Heicke, at Cape Ortegal on 30 August, 1943. Four victories recorded on 9 February, 1943; 2 Beaufighters and 2 P-39s. A 9th known, a Beaufighter on 7 July, 1943. A 10th, a Flying Boat on 11 August, 1943. An 11th, a Wellington on 13 August, 1943. A double victory, nos. 12 and 13 on 18 September, 1943; a "Horsa" and a Sunderland 340 km WSW of Cape Finisterre. A 14th & 15th, on 31 March, 1944; a B-24 and a PB4Y-1, no locations.
2766 Meister, Ludwig "Luk"Hptm12/14/1919Erbendorf, Bayern395/NJG-1(9/41), 8/NJG-4(5/42), 1/NJG-4(10/42), 2/NJG-1 (1/43), Stfkpt 1/NJG-4(7/43), Kdr III/NJG-4 (12/44 to end)Bf 110 "3C + DS" (in 5/NJG-1), Bf 110G-4 Wk# 720078 "3C+TJ" (lost 3/23/44) , Ju 88G in III/NJG-4 RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/3/44)
EP(8/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
125 combat missions. All but one of his victories were Night victories. On 30 November, 1941, he scored two victories, a Halifax and a Whitley, no locations on either. Two victories the night of 28-29 August, 1942; a Wellington III at Eich, 13 km NNE of Worms and a Stirling I at Airlenbach, 34 km NE of Mannheim. A Lancaster I of RAF No. 57 Sq. between Maleves and Tourinnes St Lambert, 22 km SSW of Tienen Belgium, the night of 22-23 November, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 102 Sq. between Resteigne and Grupont (Luxembourg), SSE of Rochefort Belgium, the night of 2-3 December, 1942. Another, opposing the night attack on Cologne, a Halifax "MH-E" "JD-262" of RAF No. 51 Sq. piloted by Sgt John Garnham (KIA his 1st Oper.), 4 July, 1943. The AC crashed in the village of Rance; three of the crew survived. His last victory, a Lancaster near Kassel on the night of 7/8 March, 1945. WIA 23 March, 1944, returning from a mission in his G-4, he was attacked by a P-47 and crashed near Naninne, seriously injured. He was hospitalized until August of 1944. His radar oper. was Fw Hannes Forke. Magnus, 39 victories. Survived the war. Deceased 26 November, 2011 Vaterstten (P. Bastin).
2767 Melichac, FrantisekFwSlovakia213(Slow)/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Boston on 1 August, 1943.
2768 Meltzer, GeorgOblt111/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 16 August, 1944.
2769 Meltzer, Karl HeinzFw2/23/1922748/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.) Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15696 "Black 2" (lost 8/14/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 August, 1943 at Kharkov-Süd, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet P-2 on 24 August, 1942. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 21 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 22 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 27 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 28 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 4 October, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 12 October, 1942. An I-153 on 30 October, 1942. Three MiG-3s on 1 November, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 2 November, 1942. A MiG-3 on 5 November, 1942. A LaGG on 24 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 29 April, 1943. A Spitfire on 30 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 3 May, 1943. A LaGG on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG on 18 May, 1943. A LaGG on 26 May, 1943. A Spitfire on 28 May, 1943. A LaGG on 4 July, 1943. Three LaGGs and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. Three LaGGs on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2(m.H.) on 9 July, 1943. Two LaGG-s on 28 July, 1943. A LaGG and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 8 August, 1943. A Pe-2, a Boston and an IL-2 on 9 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 12 August, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 35 victories.
2770 Meltzer, WalterHptm10/15/1915III/KG.z.b.V. 1 (1/42), Stfkpt 7/KG.z.b.V. 1 (12/42), Stfkpt in III/KGr.z.b.V. 300 (5/43), Stfkpt 7/TG-1 (6/43 Berlin-Schönwalde)Ju 52, Ar 232A-03 Werk # 0100005 "VD + YC" (lost 8/15/43)RK (12/23/42),
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
KIC at Schönwalde 15 August, 1943, killing the entire crew, while testing the new Ar 232, cause not reported. Remaining crew: Maj Kurt Wendorff, (Kdr Erg. TGr.), Oblt Helmut Jardon, Uffz Heinrich Graf, R/O and Ofw Albert Klenk (Mech) (DK-G Awards List, LOCS & bhla-bibliothek.brandenburg.de via H.D.Zemke).
2771 Mende, B.J.J.Lt3/KG-2 (8/43 Eindhoven) Do 217M-1 Werk # 56018 "U5 + ML" (85% dam 8/18/43) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed at Schijndel Holland the night of 17/18 August, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Lt Mende was injured making an emergency landing due to engine trouble. Remaining crew: Gefr P.Ehle, Obs (KIA, DOW 8/19, bur Yssel CI-2-47); Ogefr H.Vogt, R/O (WIA) and Uffz E.Scherer, Gnr (KIA, DOW 8/18, bur Yssel CI-2-46 (SGLO).
2772 Mende, FriedrichOblt3/24/1912Dresden1(F)/123 (8/41) Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2306 "4U + XH" (lost 8/8/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 8 August, 1941, failing to return from a mission over Hull. Believed shot down 65 miles SE of Flameborough Head by two Spitfires of RAF No. 129 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Rhys Henry Thomas and Sgt Henry Cecil Francis Bowman. Mende made a good water landing after numerous attacks by the British fighters, and one man was seen exiting the AC wearing a Mae West. A few minutes later, Thomas saw both crewmen in the water, one of whom raised his arm in salute to Thomas as he radioed a fix on their position. It is not known if the two survived the ditching. His wireless operator, Fw Martin Pietras, also MIA. Added: The body of Oblt Mende must have washed ashore in the Netherlands, as he is buried at Ysselsteyn, AR/8/177. No buriel detail for Fw Pietras (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
2773 Menge,Uffz1Stabskette/NJG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 at Melkwezer Belgium on 29 August, 1944.
2774 Menge, RobertLt9/27/1913 Windhoek, German Southwest Africa 131.J/88 Legion Condor 1/J88, 5/JG-77 (9/39), 4/JG-77 (6/40), 3/JG-26 (12/40)109B & D in Spain, Bf 109E "Blk 1"(8/40), Bf 109E-4 Wk# 6324(12/5/40), Bf 109E-7 Wk# 6490 "Yel 1"(lost 6/14/41)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 June, 1941 when he was shot down during takeoff S of Marquise by a Spitfire piloted by Sq. Ldr. Jamie Rankin of RAF No. 92 Sqdrn. Buried Bourdon Fr., 11/1/33 (Rosseels). WIA 5 December, 1940 in his E-4 in aerial combat with a Spitfire over Folkestone, but was able to return to base. Four victories in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Hampden southwest of Kristiansand, 12 April, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Wellingtons south and southwest of Stavanger, 15 April, 1940. His 4th, a Hudson 150 km southwest of Stavanger, 24 April, 1940. His 5th, a Hudson W of Stavanger on 30 May, 1940, making making Menge the first Norwegian area Ace. Nos. 6 & 7, both Skua dive bombers off the carrier Ark Royal on 13 June, 1940. Four Blenheims (Nos 8,9,10 & 11) of RAF No. 82 Sq. over Aalborg on 13 August, 1940. With 13 claims, Menge was the most successful pilot of the Norwegian Campaign. His 12th, a Spitfire west of Dover-Deal, 4 April, 1941. He was known to have flown as wingman for Adolf Galland after transferring to JG-26. One unofficial source claims he was awarded the Knights Cross. Bowers/Lednicer, 22 victories.
2775 Mengel, KurtUffz2/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144650 "3E + DK" (lost 8/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 18 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2776 Menger, H.LtErprKdo-210Me 210A-1 Werk # 0184 "VN + AV" (lost 8/13/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 13 August, 1942; sd by a Typhoon of No.266 Sq., piloted by F/Lt A.C.Johnson. The 210 crashed at sea off Great Yarmouth, where Gnr E.Rudolph took to his dinghy and was rescued six days later, and made prisoner.
2777 Menges, LudwigOfw15/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173093 "White 3" (lost 9/18/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Coch (JG-6 List). One known victory, a P-38 at Chauny on 25 August, 1944. Most likely came from ZG-26.
2778 Mensing, WilhelmFw7/JG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19783 "White 3" (lost 8/19/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "White 3", from B-17 return fire at Hertogenbosch, "in de Bergse Maas", near Waspik. He bailed successfully, but lost an arm as a result of his wounds.
2779 Mentzingen, Rudolf Frhr vonOblt2Stab/JG-3 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9172 "< O" (lost 8/10/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 August, 1941, cause and location not reported. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 16 July, 1941. A 2nd, a DB-3 on 1 August, 1941.
2780 Menz, RüdigerUffz12/JG-1 (6/40), 8/JG-27 (8/40)Bf 109E-4 in JG-27 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 August, 1940, during aerial combat over the sea, north of Cherbourg. Mombeek. One known victory, his 1st, a LeO-451 at Noyon, 6 June, 1940.
2781 Merbach,Ofw1Stab II/NJG-1, Stab I/NJG-2Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Hurricane at Grimsby on 27 August, 1940.
2782 Merenski,ObltII/StG-77 (Channel)Ju 87 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940; sd by British fighters of No.602 Sq. near Bognor.
2783 Merensky, HeinzObltStfkpt 5/StG-77Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1940; his ac was sd by Spitfires of No. 602 Sq. while attacking the Naval Air Station at Ford, Sussex (HMS Peregrine), and crashed into the sea. His R/o-Gnr, Ofw Gerhard Sengpiel also MIA. Alternate spelling: Merenski & Morenski (D. Drury).
2784 Merkel, HansLt8/19/192232/JG-53, 8/JG-53 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 166287 "Red 8+ -" (80% dam 8/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
British POW 8 May, 1945 after he made his way to the Allgäu and on to Frankfurt. He surrendered to the Americans at Schongau, and was released shortly thereafter. Injured in a crash at the Catillon airfield on 28 August, 1944, when his G-14 engine caught fire on takeoff. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 at Tergnier on 22 August, 1944. Deceased 19 April, 2004.
2785 Merkle, Hans JörgFw301/JG-52 (9/42 S.U.), 3/JG-52 (10/42), 1/JG-52 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20423 "White 3" (lost 8/1/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 August, 1943; rammed by his 30th victory, a Yak-1, 3km east of Dmitrijewka. One theory, he may have been rammed by the Soviet female ace, Lilya Litvyak of 73 IAP, her 11th victory, "the "White Rose of Stalingrad", also KIA this date, same area. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 30 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. An Il-2 and an R-5 on 18 December, 1942. Two Il-7s on 25 December, 1942. A MiG-3 and an La-5 on 27 December, 1942. An Il-2 and an Il-7 on 29 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 30 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 June, 1943. An Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-4 on 6 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 8 July, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 9 July, 1943. Two Il-7s on 10 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 13 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 14 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 20 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 27 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 30 July, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 31 July, 1943. His last victory, a Yak-1 on 1 August, 1943, the date of his death.
2786 Mertens, Helmut 'Pitt'Hptm11/11/1917Essen54 1(J)/LG-2 (5/40), Stab III/JG-3 (6/42 S.U.), 1/JG-3 (7/42), Stfkpt 7/JG-3 (2/44), Kdr I/JG-3, Kdr III/EJG-1 Bf 109E-4 Werk # 703 "Black 12"(lost 5/40; fuel), Bf 109F-4 "White 111" (8/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161358 "White1 + I" (lost 2/20/44) RK(9/4/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/8/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
WIA 20 February, 1944 after ramming a B-24; bailed safely. 750 Missions. 20 four motor bombers. 60 victories in the East. His first victory, a Hurricane on 12 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Lille, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk-75 at Paris on 3 June, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, his 30th overall, an Il-2 SE of Jellisewo on 6 April, 1942. His 31st, a LaGG-3 on 3 June, 1942. An I-153 on 14 June, 1942. Another I-153 on 16 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 June, 1942. His 40th, a LaGG-3 on 20 July, 1942. His 45th, 46th & 47th, all LaGG-3s on 27 July, 1942. Nos. 49 & 50, a Lagg-3 and a Yak-1 on 1 August, 1942. 16 to 20 bombers and one Soviet Gunboat sunk. His 52nd victory, a B-17 6 km NNE of Fritzlar on 30 July, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 97 victories. Deceased 17 January, 1984. Alternate spelling: Merten.
2787 Mertens, WilhelmUffz 1/JG-3Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 165707 "Black<0" (lost 8/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 August, 1944; sd by a P-51 at Winkelstedt, near Salzwedel.
2788 Messmer, OttoOgefr11/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk # 412352 "Black 2" (lost 8/23/44)Foghter Operational ClaspPOW 23 August, 1944 after crash landing 40 km south of Paris due to engine damage during combat. Source: J. Geensen.
2789 Messmer, PaulGefr4/18/1920Konstanz4 IV/JG-1 (2/42 Holland), 3/JG-51 (1/44 S.U.) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6518 (75% dam 2/7/42), Bf 109G "Black11", Fw 190
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Fatal crash 16 January, 1945 at Zichenau, Poland (today Ciechanow, Masovan Voivodeship, Poland). WIA 7 February, 1942; hit by his own flak, crashed near Brest, a Flg at the time. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 14 January, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-7 on 29 March, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 August, 1944. A 4th, a P-39 on 16 September, 1944. Magnus, 9 victories. Added: His remains could not be recovered for transfer to a military cemetery, and he is commemorated in the memorial book at Mlawka, Poland (D.Drury).
2790 Metz, HelmutOfw7/20/1915II/KG-40 (Soesterberg)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5478 "F8 + EC" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 August, 1942, crashing into the North Sea during the return from an operation, most likely an attack on Birmingham, cause not given. His body washed ashore on the Danish west coast on 10 August, 1942, and he was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 7, in Esbjerg on 13 August, 1942. Remaining crew: Ofw Paul Olbrich (geb 6/23/15), Obs, washed ashore near Bjerghuse on 9 October, 1942, and was buried on 10 October, 1942 at Lemvig Cemetery, Grave 69. Uffz Heinz Schmidt (geb 5/28/21), R/O, washed ashore on the Danish west coast on 11 October, 1942, and was buried that same day in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 10, in Esbjerg. Uffz Willi Schmiedla, Mech., has no known grave. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2791 Metz, Karl HeinzHptm3J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 8/JG-2 (6/40 Channel)Bf 109B & D (in Spain), Bf 109E "Black 2 + I" (lost 9/5/40)
Spanish Cross

EP(9/28/40), EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 September, 1940 after colliding with Fw Gotz and then being fired upon by F/O Johnson of No 46 Sq. as he was making his emergency landing at Detling. One victory in Spain. His first known western victory a Blenheim at Le Harve on 10 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Portland on 25 August, 1940.
2792 Metzger, AlbertLt4/KG-55He 111P Werk # 2124 "G1 + DM" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 26 August, 1940; shot down with wounds by a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq., piloted by Sgt B.E.P. Whall during an attack on Portsmouth Harbor. The ac sustained more than 500 bullet strikes. Remaining crew (KIA, all buried CC, Plot 1, Row 3): Uffz Rolf Schandner, Observer, bur Gr 97; Uffz Rudi Paas, R/O, bur Gr 90; Fw Julius Urhahn, Flt Engr, Gr 99 and Flg Rudolf Fessel, Gunner bur Gr 91 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2793 Meuerer, WendelinUffz19231IV/JG-51Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 7 August, 1944; sd by flak near Mariampol. He claims one victory, but I found no such claim on the OKL Claims List.
2794 Meurer, ManfredHptm9/8/1919Hamburg65 9/NJG-1, Stab III/NJG-1, Stfkpt 3/NJG-1 (1/43, 6/43 Venlo), Kdr II/NJG-5 (8/43), Kdr I/NJG-1 (9/43-1/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5475 "G9 + BL" (6/22/43), Ju 88C, Do 217 in NJG-5, He 219A-5, He 219A-0 Wk # 190070 "G9 + BB" (lost 1/21/44) RK(4/16/43)-EL(8/2/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/16/43)
EP(3/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(1/22/44)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA (collision) on 21/22 January, 1944, when his He 219 hit a Lancaster during a raid on Magdeburg, crashing 20 km east of Magdeburg. Both crews perished. His RO was Ofw Gerhard Schiebe (4/6/1917) [RK(12/10/43), DK-G, EK 1 & 2]. Schiebe was the first Radio Operator to win the RK, buried in Zerbst. All Night victories. 130 combat missions. 44 bombers. Downed a Hampden I of RAF No. 14 (OTU-Operational Trng Unit) near Diepenveen Holland, 4 km NNW of Deventer on the night of 30-31 May, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 156 Sq. at Rozendaal, 6 km NE of Arnhem the night of 15-16 August, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 158 Sq. at Rhaan, 5 km N of Hellendoorn Holland, the night of 15-16 October, 1942. One known "multiple victory" nights, 17 June, 1943, he downed four Lancasters. On the night of 21/22 June, 1943, his Bf 110G4 Werk # 5475 crashed near Elsendorp Holland, NE of Gemert due to engine trouble (Brit bomber return fire/SGLO), injuring him, no mention of crew injuries (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss List). Added: His R/O-Gnr 21/22 June was Fw G.Scheibe who escaped injury (SGLO). Hptm Meurer has been identified as one of the leading Night Fighter pilots. He is buried in Ohlsdorfer Cemetery, in his native Hamburg. Bowers/Lednicer, 65 victories.


2795 Mey, WilhelmLt812/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (15)7277 "White 12" (lost 9/14/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 September, 1943 over Schatalowks-Ost S.U. airfield. His first known victory, a Yak-7 on 13 July, 1943. A 2nd, an La-5 on 23 August, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 24 August, 1943. Nos. 4, 5 & 6, an Il-2, a Pe-2 and a Boston III on 26 August, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 7 September, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1943. Alternate spelling: Mai. (OKL victories under spelling Mey)
2796 Meyer-Bothling, GüntherFw1916I/StG-77 (Channel)Ju 87 (dam 8/18/40) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1940; he was hit and wounded by Hurricanes of Nos.43 & 601 Sqs.. On his return to base, he crashes on a beach near Bayeux. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Erhard Schulz,, was killed in the exchange and buried in the German War Cem., La Combe (Fr), Blk 11, Gr 389 (D.Drury).
2797 Meyer,Lt1(F)/121 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "7A + KH" (lost 8/11/40)Observer Operational ClaspPilot KIA, his Observer Oblt Marzusch and two other unnamed crew POW 11 August, 1940 after being shot down by fighters at Newton Moor, Whitby, while on a recon sortie (Ju 88 Loss List).
2798 Meyer, Lt69/SG-3 (7/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-8
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 10 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 6 August, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 10 August, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 28 August, 1944. A 5th, a LaGG-5 on 29 August, 1944. A 6th, a Yak-9 on 6 September, 1944.
2799 Meyer, AugustObltSeeT Staffel 1unknown
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
? Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2800 Meyer, AugustFhjOfwAufkl.Gr. unitJu 188D-1, Ju 88T-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List

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