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301 Beruwka, HansFw3/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6392 "Yellow M" (lost 8/24/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 August, 1942 at Faslow, cause unknown.
302 Berwanger, EduardLt35/JG-53Bf 109E-4
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1940 during aerial combat north of Cherbourg with Spitfires of RAF No. 234 Sq. at Middle Wallop, near Portsmouth. He crashed into the Channel off Cherbourg. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim east of Calais, 27 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Spitfires, one N of Portland, the other S of Portland, on 13 August, 1940.
303 Besser, Horst vonOblt2(K)/88 (Spain), 8/KG-26 (4/40)He 111H-4 "1H + LS" (dam 4/9/40), He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Franz Brehm, Observer, Uffz Alfons Rehm, wireless operator, Uffz Eberhard Hofmann, mechanic and Uffz Franz Reichert, gunner. Added: Shot down over the North Sea in the vicinity of Newcastle UK, no further detail (LOCS).
304 Bester, WilhelmUffz15/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)5798 "Black 3" (lost 8/28/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 August, 1943 during aerial combat near Besgodkowo. His one known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 26 August, 1943, two days before he was reported MIA.
305 Beth, ArthurFw16 8/JG-5 (late Summer '42, Petsamo), 7/JG-5 (2/43 S.U.), 8/JG-5 (Finland) Bf 109E-7 "White 14 + I" in 8 Staffel EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 3 January, 1944. His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 25 February, 1943. A 2nd, a P-39 on 23 May, 1943. A 3rd, a Hurricane IIc on 22 June, 1943. Nos 4 & 5, an Il-2 and a Hampden on 4 July, 1943. Four P-39s in the Eina-Guba area on 18 August, 1943. Two P-39's and an Il-2 on 13 October, 1943, SE of Kiberg. A P-40 SW of Kraines and a P-51 NE of Fischer Peninsula on 3 November, 1943. Two Il-2s SW of Petsamo on 25 November, 1943.

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

306 Bethke, SiegfriedOblt6/24/191612 Stfkpt 2/JG-2 (5/40; 2/42 Haamstede Holland) Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8312 "Black 1" (2/42) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Began his Luftwaffe career in 1935. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 east of Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim at St. Quentin, 25 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Calais, 26 May, 1940. His 4th, a DB-7 southwest of Amiens, 31 May, 1940. Another, a Wellington on 24 July, 1940, no location. A 6th & 7th, two Hurricanes SE of Portland on 11 August, 1940. An 8th, a Hurricane on the eastend of London on 7 September, 1940. His 9th, a Blenheim at "Blakborn-Perth on 7 October, 1940. A 10th, a Hurricane over the Isle of Wight on 15 October, 1940. A Wellington on 24 July, 1941, no location. OKL referred to this victory as No.10?? 10 victories after the Battle of Britain. A serious accident halted his combat duties. Magnus Report, 12 victories.
307 Betz, KlausUffz9/JG-5Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7108 "NE + ML" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 November, 1942 during a delivery flight; Rovianemi-Petsamo (Tshiengalasjärvi). Mombeek MIA List. Jager Blatt 4/2000 article states that his remains were located by Finnish authorities on 16 July, 1991, 6 km east of an emergency landing field between Poti and Petsamo. It also states that the Soviet report of his finding on 3 August, 1949 "were improbable".
308 Betz, LudwigFw5/ZG-1Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2130 "S9 + TK" (lost 8/5/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 5 August, 1942 near Amawir Russia due to flak. His unnamed gunner also KIA. Bf 110 Loss List
309 Betz, OttoFw8/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 13111 "Black 4 + I" (lost 8/2/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 August, 1942; Unknown reason, area of Kalatsch. Mombeek MIA List.
310 Beudel, ErichLt1/18/19171/ Erprobungs Gruppe-210 (7/40 to 8/40 Channel)Bf 110C-6 "S9 + RH" (dam 7/29/40), Bf 110C-6 "S9 + TH" (lost 8/15/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940. Flugbuch. Shot down by F/L S.D.P. Connors and Sgt T.Y. Wallace of RAF No. 111 Sq. during an attack on Croydon airdrome. The AC crashed at Broadbride Farm, Smallfield, Horley, Surrey, England, with the crew onboard. His R/O was Ogefr Otto Jordan, also KIA. Both are buried CC, Blk 1; Beudel Gr 239, Jordan Gr 240. His "S9 + RH" was damaged earlier during combat with fighters of No. 151 Sq. on 29 July, 1940, wounding his R/O Ogefr Heinrich Diemer (Bf 110 Loss List).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Beudel's 110 in pieces

Cannock Chase
311 Beumer, RichardOfwI/KG-40Fw 200C-2 Werk # 0015 "F8 + KH" (lost 8/20/40)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned 20 August, 1940 after his ac crashed on Faha Ridge, Mount Brandon, County Kerry due to foul weather. Remaining crew (all interned at Camp Curragh, County Cork): Reg.Rat.Dr Erich Kreuger, Meteorologist; Oblt Kurt Heinrich Mollenhauer; Fw Ludwig Wochner; Uffz Hans Bell and Gefr Kurt Kyck. Source: D.Drury.
312 Beutelspacher, Ernst 'Bags'Oblt7/21/1920Auerbach bei Karlsruhe5II(Sch)/LG-2, II/Sch.G-1, Stfkpt 6/Sch.G-1 (8/43 S.U.), 6/SG-2 (11/43), Stfkpt 6/SG-2 (6/44)Ju 88, Hs 129, Fw 190A & F and Hs 123B
RK(5/4/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/2/43)
EP(9/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 22 July, 1944 in aerial combat with American fighters 1 km east of Focsani Romania. Approximately 600 missions. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 on 5 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 30 November, 1943. A 4th Soviet, a Yak-9 on 11 March, 1944. One known western victory, a B-17 20 km S of Bucharest on 23 June, 1944.
313 Beutin, GerhardOfw10/5/1919Sassnitz61 Erg/JG-54, 3/JG-54 (3/42 S.U.), JGr-West Bf 109F & G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/25/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 2 February, 1943. Date error?? Victories in April, 1943! No other detail known. The Magnus Report states the accident occurred on 1 February, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata on 14 March, 1942. A Pe-2 at Ljuban-Teschowo on 16 March. A Soviet P-40 on 5 April. An I-153 on 18 April. A MiG-3 on 30 April. A Yak-1 on 29 May. Two LaGG-3s on 26 June. A P-40 on 8 July. A LaGG-3 on 20 July. A MiG-3 on 28 July. An I-153 on 30 July. Two MiG-3s on 2 August. An I-16 Rata on 20 August. Two Il-2s on 22 August. An I-16 Rata on 25 August. A Pe-2 on 26 August. A P-39 on 31 August. A LaGG-3 on 28 September. An I-16 Rata on 6 November. A P-51, a Hurricane and a LaGG-5 on 15 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a MiG-3 on 22 January. An Il-2 on 15 February. Four LaGG-5s on 21 February. A LaGG-3 on 22 February. A LaGG-5 and two Il-2s on 23 February. A MiG-3 and an I-16 on 2 March. A MiG-3 and an IL-2 N of Losnaya on 10 March. Two LaGG-3s, a P-39 and a MiG-3 on 3 April. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 8 April, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 60 victories.
314 Beyer, FranzMaj4/22/1918Berlin, Grunwald83 8/JG-3 (8/40), II/JG-3 (Operation Barbarossa), Stfkpt 8/JG-3 (8/41), Kdr IV(Sturm)/JG-3 (1/44 Venlo) Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 "Black 5 + I" (8/41), Fw 190A-8, Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 15762 "RH + JD" (JG-3, San Severo, 1943), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 411036 (lost 2/11/44)
RK(8/30/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 February, 1944 in his G-6, crashing at Helden Holland, near Venlo, when during a low level chase by two Spitfires, he crashed into a tree. His first known victory, a Hurricane over England on 14 August, 1940. 70 victories in Russia (2+ bombers) and at least another 10 AC destroyed on the ground. His 1st Soviet victories, an I-16 and an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. His 45th victory, a Soviet R-5 on 16 February, 1942. A Quad on 20 May, 1942; an Il-2 and a MiG-1, location unknown and an Il-2 NNE of Charkow and a MiG-1 10 km NNE of Volchansk. A Douglas A-20 at Nishne-Kischalje on 11 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 NE of Kalatsch on 28 July, 1942. Two Il-2 NE of Kalatsch on 9 August, 1942. An Il-2 5 km NE of Orlovka on 7 September, 1942. Two Il-2s and a MiG-3 N of Pitomnik on 10 December, 1942. Two MiG-3s and a LaGG-3 near Pitomnik on 11 December, 1942. An Il-2 12 km NNE of Morosowkaja on 28 December, 1942. Two Il-2s E of Jslawjawosk on 12 February, 1943. his 80th, a MiG-3 4 km S of Aksay on 1 April, 1943. Burial: Buried Dr.Blumenkamplaan cemetery Venlo. Reburied 10/09/1948 Ysselsteyn. Block L, Row 11, Grave 263. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 vics..

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Photo Courtesy Fred

315 Beyer, GeorgHptm8/5/19137Legion Condor, Stfkpt 7/JG-26 (12/39), Adj. III/JG-26 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2743 (lost 8/28/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 28 August, 1940 after being shot down by Hurricanes, crashing at Chartham Downs, near Canterbury. His first victory, a Hawk-75A northeast of Antwerp, 11 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Ostende, 28 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk on 31 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire S of Dover on 25 July, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire S of Dover on 14 August, 1940. His 6th & 7th, a Spitfire at Folkestone and another S of Dover on 15 August, 1940. Bowers/Lednicer, 8 victories.
316 Beyer, GerhardOblt3/11/1916 Erg/JGr-West (8/42), Adj IV/JG-5 ('43), Stfkpt 12/JG-5 (2/44) Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5320 (30% dam 8/24/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14610 (lost 8/27/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 August, 1944 during operations in the Bodo Norway area, no further detail. Source: SIG Norway. Injured in a crash landing at the Cazaux airfielf on 24 August, 1942 due to a technical fault, He was a Lt at the time. Added: On 27 August, 1944 he was involved in a mid-air collision in the Saltenfjorden area, south of Bodo (LOCS).
317 Beyer, WernerOgefr11/JG-53 (8/44 Reich Def;), JG-53 (12/44 Kirrlach- Wiesenthal)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166235 "Black 20 + I" (lost 8/24/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 783984 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 10/29/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462632 "Black 11 + I" (lost 12/17/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 December, 1944 during an emergency landing at Mannheim. He suffered engine damage during combat while on an intercept mission. Source: Klaus Deschner. WIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat in the Salzwedel area. Injured in a landing accident at Neuhausen ob Eck on 29 October, 1944.
318 Beyerer, Eugen (Erich?)Uffz12/26/19177/KG-2Do 217E-2 Werk # 1225 "U5 + AD" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 3 August, 1942; shot down by a Spitfire piloted by F/O Lindsay Black of RNZAF No. 485 Sq. during aerial combat over Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. The AC crashed at Cranford, near Kettering, and burned with all crew onboard. The target this date, Torquay, Middlesborough, Leeds and Lowestoft. Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Hans Frisch, Observer; Uffz Maximilian Zerak, R/O and Uffz Erich Huwald, Gunner.

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Courtesy Oleg Marin

319 Beyersdörfer, WilliUffz9/9/19191/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140660 (lost 8/30/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 30 August, 1944 when his ac was attacked by fighters off the west coast of Sweden. He made a smooth landing at sea, but his R/O-Gnr, Uffz Willi Köberich, was KIA. Uffz Köberich is commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial. The VDK reports a Willi Beyersdörfer as having died 23 November, 1944 in an accidental crash at Store Vildmose, Denmark. He is buried in the War Cem at Frederikshavn, Denmark, Blk 8, Gr 915 (D.Drury).
320 Bezner, HeinrichFw11/JG-53(9/39; 5/40 Douzy)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-3 (5/40) EK 2(9/10/39)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1940 during aerial combat, suffered engine damage and crashed at Portland (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Mureaux west of Saarbrücken, 10 September, 1939, for which he received the 2nd EK 2 authorized in WWII, the first going to his Staffel-mate Ofw Walter Grimmling. Bezner was Grimmlings wingman.

Courtesy Matthias Krebbers

321 Bianchi, Maresciallo PietroUffzItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana5352a, 20o GruppoMC.202
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 August, 1943 (H. Breuer)
322 Biberger, RudolfOblt12/8/1921Nausham, Niederbayern8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (95% Dam)EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 14 August, 1944 at Malvik/Drontheim. The Crash Report mentions a violation while hunting for a crashed AC?. He was buried at Heldenfriedhof, Drontheim, Feld A XI Nr.15. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Helmut Meyer, geb 10/27/1921, Co-pilot; Lt Karl Markert, geb 3/3/1910, R/O; Uffz Erich Pfeifer, geb 2/21/1922, R/O; Uffz Fredo Max Sander, geb 8/6/1920, R/O and Uffz Heinz Neubauer, geb 10/1/1922, Mech. Source: B.Bines. Added: Flyvrak Norway reports their wingtip struck the ground during a low level pass, causing the crash. All deceased said to be buried in Havstein Cem. and two survived, Ogefr's Horst Telemann and Walter Küster. See Karl Markert for more detail.
323 Bibra, Ernst Fhr vonMaj9/23/1910AachenII(K)/LG-1 (6/39), Stfkpt 7/KG-51 ('40), Kdr III/KG-51 (11/41 - 2/43 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 885502 "9K + AA" (15% dam 8/23/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3777 "??" (lost 2/15/43)
RK(12/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP(3/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 15 February, 1943; crashed near Slawjansk, in the Donez River area, Russia, no further detail. Crash landed his Wk# 885502 on 23 August, 1942, after being hit by flak in Map Quadrant 3135. Two of his crew were injured. Oblt Werner Poppenburg landed behind enemy line and picked up Bibra and crew. Added: Remaining crew (injured 8/23/42): Ogefr Günther Heyde, Obs & Ogefr Walter Repinski, R/O. Remaining crew (KIA 2/15/43): Lt Karl Mayrhofer, Obs; Fw Robert Meyer, R/O and Uffz Phillip Alleborn, Gnr (Luft & Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum).
324 Bidlingmaier, DieterLt38/ZG-26Bf 110C
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 25 November, 1941, along with gunner Uffz Becker after aerial combat with P-40s of RAF No. 112 Sq. and RAAF No. 3 Sq., over Sidi Rezegh. Two known victories, both Desert Hurricanes on 5 August, 1941. A third, another Hurricane on 24 November, 1941.
325 Bieber, HansOfw4(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430433 (lost 8/16/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Lt Hans Busch and two other unnamed crew at Krymskaja 16 August, 1943; crashed probably due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
326 Biederbick, HelmutOblt10/23/1920187/JG-54 (6/41), 2/JG-1 (2/44)Bf 109F Werk # Unk "White 7", Bf 109F-2 Werk# 8228 (lost) "White 3" in JG-54, Fw 190A-7 "Black 7" in JG-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down without wounds 7 June, 1941 in Werk# 8228 over Ostrow airfield, S.U. by an I-16 of 154 Fighter Aviation Regt.. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 6 July, 1941. A double victory on 10 July, 1941; an SB-3 and an I-18. An I-26 on 20 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 April, 1942. A P-40 0n 10 May, 1942. Two Soviet P-40s on 19 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 2 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and an Il-2 on 11 August, 1942. His 15th, a B-24 (HSS) on 8 April, 1944, no location. His 16th (while in JG-1), a P-51 5 km NW of Klötze on 8 April, 1944. His 17th, a B-17 (HSS) on 13 April, 1944, no location. His 18th, a B-17 W of Rothaargebirge on 22 April, 1944. He replaced his friend, Harald Römer, after Römers death. Deceased 10 January, 1996.

Courtesy Christian Konig

327 Biedermann, ErwinOblt47/JG-2 (7/40 Channel), 9/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109D, E & F, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7217 "Yellow 2 + I" (lost 9/17/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 September, 1941 in aerial combat in "Yellow 2" with two Spitfires over Calais, and was lost in the Channel. One victory in JG-2, a Spitfire S of Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire in the London area on 7 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 9 August, 1941, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire on 14 August, 1941, no location. Between his assignment in JG-2 and JG-26, he served as a Test Pilot for Fieseler.
328 Biender,Uffz16/KG-53 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G or Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 at Wesselucha-Marenowo on 9 August, 1943.
329 Bienecke, PaulOfw11/15/191615/JG-54 (8/1/43 S.U.), 6/JG-54Fw 190A-5 Wk#(15)5848"Yel 7" (lost 8/16/43), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 736294"Yel 9" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down and wounded 16 August, 1943 in "Yellow 7" southeast of Kusminitschi by a Lagg 5. KIA 21 February, 1945 in aerial combat with a Yak-3, 5 km NNE of Durben. He suffered a fatal head wound. His first known victory, a Soviet P-40 on 1 August, 1943.
330 Bienk, W.Fw12(StG)/LG-1 Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5513 (lost 5/13/40), Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6261(30% dam) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
His Ju 87 crashed at Werkendam Holland (Polder Bogers) on 13 May, 1940, sd by a Moraine, pilot/crew disposition unknown, an Uffz at the time (DeSwart). Added: Uffz Bienk was wounded, and taken prisoner. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Günther Langner (geb 2/28/20 Wroclaw, Poland) was KIA and buried Yssel AZ-2-27 (SGLO). On 11 August, 1941, Fw Bienk was injured in a takeoff accident at the Bodo Norway airfield, damaging his Wk# 6261 30%, on a non-operational flight (Source: SIG Norway).
331 Bier, August WilhelmHptm8/11/1916Stfkpt 6/ZG-26 (5/40), Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (4/42-6/42), 2/ZG-1 (11/42 S.U.), Kdr I/ZG-1 (10/43)Bf 110E Werk # 3436 "S9 + IK" (lost 11/10/42), Ju 88CDestroyer Operational ClaspHis Wk# 3436 reported lost 10 November, 1942 at Srowdnja after he made a force landing due to engine damage, crew returned. Bf 110 Loss List
332 Biereye, BennoOblt1/30/19172(F)/123 (8/42 Med)Ju 86R-1 Werk # Unk (dam 8/24/42), Ju 88D-6 Werk # 430097 (lost 12/1/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIC with his unnamed crew, 1 December, 1942, when their ac crashed at the Castelli airfield due to a servicing fault. Uninjured 24 August, 1942 when his R-1 was shot up in the Crete area, but he landed safely. (Ju 88 Loss List & DK-G Awards List).
333 Bierwirth, Heinrich HeinzOfw3/5/1914Bochum85/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 120 (6/42), Fw 190A-3 Wk # 30353 "Black 11" (20% dam 8/27/42), Fw 190A-4 Wk # 2400 "Blk 5" (lost 11/27/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1942 after strafing a locomotive on the Dungeness Peninsula. The locomotive exploded, and the debris struck his A-4, causing him to crashing near Lydd, Kent. Buried Hawkinge Cem, Kent, German Plot "O", Row 5, Gr 8 (M.Croft). Severely wounded and bailed from his A-3 27 August, 1942 after being bounced at Arques by Spitfires of the "Eagle Squadron" (RAF No. 71). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 10 km northwest of Calais on 27 September, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Cape Gris Nez on 28 March, 1942. his 3rd, a Spitfire 8 km north of Calais on 8 April, 1942. his 4th, a Spitfire on 5 June, 1942. His 5th, a Spitfire in the Somme/Mündung area on 31 July, 1942. His 6th, a Spitfire of RAF No. 340 Sq. north of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. His 7th, a Spitfire NW of Stab Valery-en-Caux on 24 August, 1942. His 8th, a Spitfire of RAF No. 350 Sq. 3 km northeast of Rue on 27 August, 1942.
334 Biesel, PeterUffz6/StG-2Ju 87B (lost 8/15/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940; sd by fighters and crashed into the sea off Portland, Dorset. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr JosefBlümel also MIA (D.Drury).
335 Biesner, HarryLt4/SKG-210 (S.U.)Bf 110E=1 Werk # 4106 "S9 + EM" (lost 8/26/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 26 August, 1941 at Novgorod, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
336 Bietmann, LudwigHptm2/20/191476/NJG-1 (4/42), 5/NJG-1 (7/42)Bf 110D & E, Bf 110F-4 Werk # 2638 (or 2683 per Bf 110 Loss List) (lost 9/11/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 10/11 September, 1942 during aerial combat, crashing Werk # 2638, 1.5 km WSW of Marbais (Boiten). One known victory, a Wellington on 2 April, 1942. A 2nd, a Wellington III of RAF No. 419 Sq. at Porcheresse (Namur), 11 km NE of Ciney Belgium, the night of 29-30 July, 1942. A 3rd, a Halifax 2 km NNE of Namur on 12 August, 1942. Downed three Wellingtons the night of 28-29 August, 1942; one known, of RAF No. 115 Sq. at Grand Hallet (Liege), 24 km NW of Huy. His 7th, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 51/5/1A2 on 8 September, 1942. Magnus.
337 Bigalke, Leonard "Leo"Uffz21/JG-300Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441514 "White 12" (lost 8/15/44)
EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Wiesen/Spessart; bailed safely with injuries (JG-300 Loss List). Added: Pilot reported "KIA" 15 August (died of injuries?). Two known victories, a P-51 and a B-17, NE of Graz on 26 July, 1944 (C.König).

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338 Bigge, Josef "Jupp"Lt8 Stab/JG-2 (8/41), 8/JG-2 (9/41), 3/JG-2 (12/41), 8/JG-2 (4/43), 2/JG-2 (8/43) Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550165 "Black 2" (lost 8/13/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550208 "Black 2" (60% dam 9/6/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a landing accident overturned after hitting an obstruction, at St Andre airfield on 6 September, 1943 (Boiten). Injured in a crash at Beauxon 13 August, 1943 due to a fuel shortage. Rudi Pflanzs wingman in December, 1941. Claimed a "damaged" Spitfire in the Gravelines area on 14 August, 1941. One known victory, a Spitfire north of Calais on 29 August, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire NW of Boulogne on 17 September, 1941. A 3rd Spitfire north of Brest on 7 January, 1942. A 4t, a Spitfire on 5 April, 1943. A 5th, another Spitfire on 11 April, 1943. A 6th, a B-24 D on 16 April, 1943. A 7th, a Lancaster W of Chartres at Courville-sur-Eure on 15 August, 1943. An 8th, a B-17 1 km SW of Tours on 6 September, 1943. Added: An Ofw at the time, Bigge and Lt Detlef Grossfuss took part in the first night interception sortie, 17 January, 1944, in the modified Fw 190A-6/R6 (C.Sundin).
339 Bihr, RudolfFw10/2/1914Böckingen4/KG-30Ju 88 "4D + ?M" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940 after being shot down, during the Driffield airfield raid, by a Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq., piloted by P/O Donald S.Scott. The AC crashed in a cornfield at Fraisthorpe, 4 miles south of Bridlington, Yorkshire. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Robert Pohl, Observer, Uffz Severin Kürsch, wireless operator and Uffz Arnulf Georg Neumeyer, gunner. Kürsch and Pohl were buried in Bridlington Cemetery alongside two "unknowns", thought to be Bihr and Neumeyer. Added: All are buried at CC, Plot 3, Row 12: Bihr Gr 366, Pohl Gr 367, Kürsch Gr 368, Neumeyer Gr 365 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
340 Bilek, AlfredFw53/JG-3 (5/44; 8/44 Borkheide), 11/JG-3 (4/45)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 165691 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His "Yellow 9" lost 28 August, 1944 at Valtice CZ due to engine failure, pilot returned safely. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 NE of Stendal on 19 May, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 at Itzehöhe on 24 May, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 on 30 May, 1944, no location. His 4th, a B-17 on 24 August, 1944, no location given. Injured in a crash landing after aerial combat on 2 November, 1944. His 5th, an La-5 on 20 April, 1945. Magnus Report.
341 Bilfinger, FritzOblt10/19/1920199/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), 4/JG-52 (3/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 7/JG-1 (7/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-1 (9/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411680 "White 7 + -" (dam 3/26/44; WIA cmbt, no loc), Bf 109G-6 in 7/JG-1, Bf 109G-10 in 10/JG-1, Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780760 "Black 17" (lost 12/25/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 December, 1944, during the Ardennes offensive. He was shot down by Mustangs of 352nd FG while attempting to close on a B-17. He crashed at Schönwaldhaus, in the area of Meckenheim. Buried Bonn-Duisdorf, Grave 9. His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-1 at Taranovka (Kharkov) on 17 May, 1942. An R-5 on 1 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 6 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 19 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 1 September, 1942. A Soviet Boston on 8 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 13 September, 1942. A Soviet Boston on 25 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 30 October, 1942. A Boston III on 6 November, 1942. A LaGG on 4 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 2nd (15th overall) , a P-51 near Caen (Lisieux) on 12 July, 1944. A Spitfire E of Caen on 19 July, 1944. A P-47 at Melun on 6 August, 1944. Another P-47 on 7 August, 1944. A 6th, a Spitfire on 8 August, 1944, over France. Magnus Report, 19 victories.
342 Bilfinger, HorstFwI/JGr-Süd (Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 15915 "Green 5" (lost 8/17/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Monscha.
343 Billing, AlfredOfwDroyssig2/KG-40 (1/44) Fw 200C Werk # Unk (lost 8/43), He 177A-3 Werk # 332231 "5J (or 6N) + ZL" (lost 1/22/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC the night of 21/22 January, 1944 after suffering an engine failure as they approached the Sussex coast, and ordering the crew (unnamed) to bail. Earlier, in August 1943, he was forced to ditch an Fw 200 after being hit by enemy fire. He was rescued by a U-boat (Luftwaffe Google Books via S.Youngs). Added: His body washed ashore at Dover, 23 January, 1944; buried Hawkinge Cem. Kent, German Plot O, Row 7, Gr 10 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
344 Binder, WalterOblt6/3/1917Frankfurt am Main23/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1503 (lost 8/31/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 August, 1940 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, a victim of Sgt Jack Stokoe of RAF No. 603 Sq., crashing at Ann Street, Plumstead; buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Row 12, Gr 466 (M.Croft & D.Drury). Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both Hawk-75As northwest of Dinant, 14 May, 1940. Partial credit with Eberhard Bock, on an unidentified seaplane at Loiremündung, 21 June, 1940.
Cannock Chase
345 Binna, ErnstUffz11/JG-5 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 165839 "White 7" (lost 8/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1944; near Avranches. Buried at Mont-de-Huisnes, France, Row 54, Grave number 70, per Andreas Brekken. One known victory, a P-38 at St Etienne/Rouen on 18 July, 1944.
346 Birk, HeinzOfw1410/JG-5 (8/44 Norway) 12/JG-5 (3/45 Herdla)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732217 "Blue 5" (lost 3/25/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He was uninjured in aerial combat with RAF P-51'a and Mosquitos over Sognesjoen on 25 March, 1945. He bailed safely from his ac, landing at Lutelandet (Flyvrak Norway). His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 17 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 25 September, 1944. A 3rd, a P-39 on 27 September, 1944. Magnus Report. Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories.
347 Birk, LeonhardFw49/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3548 "White 4 + I" (lost 10/25/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 25 October, 1940 after aerial combat with fighters of RAF No. 501 Sq., most likely, crashing at Stonewall Farm, Hunton, Kent. His first victory, a Hurricane at Canterbury on 28 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire mear London on 15 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Ashford area on 18 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 30 September, 1940, no location.
348 Birk, SiegfriedFwIII/JG-1 (8/43 reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19865 (60% dam 8/21/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 21 August, 1943 when he rammed another G-6, Wk# 16489 while landing at Oldenburg.
349 Birkbauer, WalterUffz18/JG-53 (8/43 Med; 11/43-4/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15485 "Black 4 + I" (dam 8/29/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160599 "Black 11 + I" (lost 11/27/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161795 "Black 9 + I" (lost 4/6/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed in a maintenance test flight 2km south of Arlena on 6 April, 1944. WIA 27 November, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-17 north of Piandimelei. WIA 29 August, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-26, hit in the cabin, 30 km north of Acropoli. His 1st victory, a P-38 over Italy, 20 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Birklbauser (Bf 109 Loss List).
350 Birkenstock, Hans JörgOblt12/25/1919Darmstadt7 NJG-1, NJG-4, Stab I/NJG-6 (1/44) Bf 110F-4 in NJG-4, Bf 110G-4 in NJG-6 EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 May, 1944; crashing at Vossenack/Eifel, probably shot down by an intruder (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster at Erfenbach on 10 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Alsenborn on 11 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Stirling at St. Martin on 18 November, 1943. A 4th, a Lancaster at Berlin-Spandau on 30 January, 1944. A 5th, a Lancaster 60 km SE of FuF Kuli on 25 February, 1944. A "4 mot" by ramming, a Halifax LK 750 "MH-Y2" of RAF No. 51 Sq., piloted by F/G Charles R. Seaman(KIA), over Baumholder on 18 March, 1944. Remaining crew: Sgt William Powell, Flt Engr(POW); F/S William A. Robson, Nav(POW); Sgt Roberet H. Pickford, R/O(POW); F/S Edward A. Glover, Bombadier(KIA); Sgt Leslie A. Baldwin, Rear Gunner(POW) and Louis H. Gulliver, Mid Upper Gunner(Inj/POW). Sgt Gulliver came down in the central section of the Halifax, being one of a few people to survive a drop of 23,000 feet without a parachute, although he was very badly injured. Birkenstock and his two crewmembers, Uffz Walter Welz (geb 6/19/1921 Brettach, Heilbronn), R/O and Uffz Kurt Maciejewski (geb 3/11/1920 Neumünster) (KIA 5/27/44) Gunner, also managed to bail from their stricken AC (Source: Peter H. Gulliver, son of Louis H. Gulliver).
351 Birkigt, HeinzFw53/JG-11 (Oldenburg)Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430492 (dam 2/44), Fw 190A-8 "Yellow 16" (lost 8/25/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (2/20/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 August, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-51 in the area of St. Quentin. Mombeek MIA List. WIA 20 February, 1944 when he was forced to make an emergency landing near Ollerup, west of Svendborg Denmark after opposing American bombers and running low on fuel. He belly landed and hit his forehead on the instrument panel, a very common injury during such crashes (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 NW of Celle on 8 April, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 S of Pirmasens on 24 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 N of Hannover on 29 April, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) NE of Siegen on 12 May, 1944. A 5th, a Spitfire over France on 20 August, 1944.
352 Birkler, HermannUffz1Stab NAGr-14 (8/44 S.U.), 2/NAGr-14 (Reich Def Ost)Hs 126, Fw 189A-3, Bf 109G-8 Werk # 200310 "Black 8" (lost 2/2/45) EK 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 2/2/45, cause and location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 5 August, 1944.
353 Birndorfer, JakobFw1/27/1918Wasserburg am Inn2 4/ZG-76, 6/ZG-76 (Channel 8/40) Bf 110C "M8 + BP" (lost 8/15/40) EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
He and his R/O, Uffz Max Guschewski, were shot by Spitfires down 15 August, 1940 at North Ashley Down, Isle of Wight, by P/O Ostaszewski-Ostoje of No. 609 Sq. & P/O Janusz Zurakowski. Birndorfer was KIA, bur CC, 7/10/259; Guschewski (WIA) was taken prisoner and interned in Canada (Bf 110 Loss List & D.Drury). One known victory, a Morane, 13 May, 1940, no location. A 2nd Morane at Avesnes on 16 May, 1940.

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Cannock Chase

354 Birnschein, HeinzHptm7/18/1913Teuchem/Weissenfels33/NJG-3 (7/44), Stfkpt 9/NJG-3 (8/44), Kdr II/NJG-3 (1/45)Bf 110G-4, Ju 88G-1 "D5 + AT" (dam 8/26/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621612 "D5 + AT" (lost 1/17/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16/17 January, 1945, crashing after aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 157 Sq., piloted by F/Lt A McKinnon by Lüneburg (Boiten). His Mechanic, Uffz Kurt Barth was injured in the crash. One known victory, a "4 mot" at Vendome on 1 July, 1944. A 2nd, a "2 mot" (B-26 most likely) at Amiens on 8 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" 25 km NW of Vechta on 13 August, 1944. His Ju 88G-1 was shot down w/o injuries near Frankfurt the night of 25/26 August, 1944. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Scholten, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Fritz Wendland, Gunner.
355 Bischoff, GüntherHptm11/24/1918Bremen4StG-1 ('42), 3/ZG-76 ('43), became 3/JG-76 in August, 1944, Stfkpt 15/JG-300 (10/44), JG-7 ('45)Me 410A & B in ZG-76, Bf 109G-6/U4 in JG-76, Fw 190A-8, Me 262A-1aEP (2/28/44),
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp in Gold
One known victory, a B-24 N of Raab on 16 June, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 E of Pressburg on 26 June, 1944. A B-17 in the Budapest area on 2 July, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 at Bad Harzburg on 12 September, 1944. 128 missions. Source: Magnus Report, JG-7 Chronik, F Bauer & LOCS. Victories may be as high as 6.
356 Bischoff, HerbertUffz2 11/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.), 14/JG-51 (10/44), 15/JG-51 (1/45 Reich Def Ost) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411692 "Brown 8" (1/45), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19459 (lost 1/21/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 January, 1945 at Thorn, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 17 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 October, 1944.
357 Bischoff, HerbertFw1/JG-52 (Channel) Bf 109E-1 Werk # Unk "White 9" (lost 8/24/40) Fighter Operational Clasp POW 24 August, 1940 after suffering engine failure and making an emergency landing at Minster Road, Westgate. Added: Not everyone agrees that the primary cause of this loss was engine failure. A claim was made by P/O Dorian George Gribble of RAF No. 54, that while flying a Spitfire, he had shot down the Bf 109 (D.Drury).
358 Bischoff, WilhelmFw4/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6618 (45% dam 8/30/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with his Observer Lt Gerhard Quaas and two other unnamed crew 30 August, 1942; crashed near Pomeranje after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
359 Bitsch, EmilHptm6/14/1916Bad Griesbach, Baden1088/JG-3 (2/42 S.U.), 9/JG-3 (9/42), Stafkpt 8/JG-3 (3/44 Leipheim)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Wk# 13325 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 9/4/42), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 161139 (lost 3/15/44)
RK(8/29/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42)
EP(8/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 March, 1944 in Wk# 161139 in aerial combat with British fighters west of Schijndel, near Volkel Holland. Added: Buried Yssel Z-6-148 (SGLO). Bailed successfully, 4 September, 1942, from Wk# 13325 with slight injures, when hit by Flak at Wertjatschi am Don, NW of Stalingrad. 4 Bombers. Only 4 victories in the West. One known Soviet victory, his 6th, an I-301 on 26 February, 1942. A Pe-2 40 km S of Demjansk on 15 March, 1942. An I-61 30 km S of Staraya Russia on 19 March, 1942. Two Yak-4s NE of Schtschignoye on 24 June, 1942. A triple on 2 July, 1942; two Douglas A-20s and a MiG-3. Two more Douglas A-20s on 4 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 26 July, 1942. A Pe-2 SE of Kalatsch and an Il-2 W of Klatskaya on 31 July, 1942. Two Pe-2s SW of Stalingrad on 7 August, 1942. An R-5 at Stalingrad on 25 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 E of Stalingrad on 28 August, 1942. An Il-2 and two LaGG-3s on 27 April, 1943. A MiG-3 E of Starabelsk on 1 May, 1943. Six Soviet victories on 5 July, 1943. Burial: Block Z, Row 6, Grave 148. Bowers/Lednicer, 108 victories. Photo

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360 Bittner, ManfredFw8/KG-53 (temp assign to TG-30)He 111 Werk # Unk "S3 + AH" (lost 8/22/44) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 21/22 August, 1944 when he crashed at the Creil (Fr) airfield after combat with a British nightfighter. III/KG-53 was flying supply missions for TG-30 at the time. Remaining crew (WIA): Fw Fritz Fritsch, Flt Engr and Fw Franz Kordys, Gnr (no mention of observer). Source: Luftwaffe Discussion Forum.
361 Blab, RudolfOfw8/KG-100Do 217M-11 Werk # Unk "6N + AS" (lost 8/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1944 after failing to return from a raid on shipping off St Raphael France. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Werner Lasarzyk, Obs; Uffz Ludwig Funken, R/O and Ogefr Albert Alsleben, Flt Engr.. An Uffz Ludwig Funken listed in the VDK as MIA at Toulouse on 16 August, 1944; an Uffz Werner Lasarzyk MIA at Nice in August 1944 and an Ofw Rudolf Blab MIA in Nice, no date. Source: D.Drury.
362 Blaha, KarlUffz4 1/JGr Süd (8/43), Stab/JG-11 (11/43; 4/44 Oldenburg) Bf 109G-5, Bf 109G-6/J Werk # 20017 (lost 4/15/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Harpstedt, Krs. Vechta (Wiegels). One known victory, a B-17 30 km SE of Würzburg on 17 August, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 in the Loppersum area on 26 November, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 at Schwanewede/Bremen on 29 March, 1944.
363 Blankenberg, GerhardLt12/19/1920413/KG-40Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360382 (lost 9/4/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 4 September, 1943 (same day as his 4th victory) when his ac was sd into the Bay of Biscay, off Cape Finisterre by a P4BY-1 Liberator of VB-103, piloted by Ltjg James H.Alexander. The Liberator was also sd and the crew were repatriated out of Gibraltar after being rescued by a fishing boat. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Bernhard Henrichs, Obs and Uffz Otto Wawris, R/O (D.Drury). One known victory, a Wellington (e.V.) NW of Cape Ortegal on 26 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Beaufighter on 28 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Mosquito on 11 August, 1943. A 4th, a B-24 NW of Finisterre on 4 September, 1943.
364 Blankenburg, RudolfFw2/11/1920Barntrup6/KG-2 Do 217E-2 Werk # 5365 "U5 + BP" (lost 6/29/42), Do 217E-4 Werk # 5453 "U5 + EP" (lost 8/19/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 19 August, 1942 when he failed to return from a mission to Dieppe in his E-4. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Horst Schwandt, Obs; Uffz Heinz Depping, R/O and Uffz Max Paul Feige, Mech.. Fw Blankenburg buried at Bourdon 32/13/500; Uffz Schwandt bur in Sankt Peter-Ording D/VII/1 (his hometown); Uffz Depping buried Bourdon 19/1/27 and Uffz Fiege buried Ev-Luth Friedhof, Wittmuns, Gr 9 (D.Drury). He an his E-2 crew were uninjured the night of 28/29 June 1942 from damage on the Weston-s-Mare raid. His AC crashed at Creil Fr. at 03:05 hours, the victim of a Mosquito, DD638, of RAF No.264 Sq., piloted by F/O Hodgkinson and Sgt Roe Bristol Past, J.Penny).
365 Blasche, HerbertUffzII/KG-3Do 17Z-2 Werk # 3414 "5K + GN" (lost 8/31/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 31 August, 1940, shot down by fighters, crashing into the Channel near the South Goodwins, Goodwin Sands, off the Kent coast. POW (w/o injuries) in the UK and Canada, released in 1947. Joined the Luftwaffe in June 1939 where he began Flight Training at Lechfeld. Per ulbi.de KG-3 Homepage. Added: Remaining crew: Fw Bruno Nickel, Obs (KIA, no known grave, believed drowned); Fw Emil Gudat, R/O (POW/WIA) and Uffz Walter Sonntag, Flt Engr (POW/WIA) (D.Drury).
366 Blaue, FranzFw1(H)/10Fw 189A-1 Werk # 2247 (70% dam 8/31/42)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash on 31 August, 1942, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3791, after suffering engine damage in Russia. Remaining unnamed crew also injured. Obs Loss List
367 Blazytko, FranzOfw31 2/JG-1 (5/40), 8/JG-27 (7/40), 9/JG-27 (6/41 S.U.) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3757 (lost 9/23/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41 in absentia-POW)
EP(7/28/41),


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 25 September, 1941 (G.Festi 11/2020), after being shot down by enemy fire at Markowo. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim in the Lüttich area, 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane over the isle of Wight on 19 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Bagnor Regis on 18 August, 1940. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, his 5th overall to date, a DB-3 N of Vilna on 28 June, 1941. His 6th, a DB-3 SE of Vilna on 29 June, 1941. His 7th, a DB-3 NW of Traby on 29 June, 1941. His 8th, an I-16 W of Vitebsk on 5 July, 1941. A 9th, an I-16 on 12 July, 1941. A DB-3 on 14 July, 1941. An I-153 on 20 July, 1941, and a Pe-2 the following day. A double victory, an R-10 and a DB-3 on 25 July, 1941. An I-16 on 11 August, 1941. His 23rd victory, an I-16 E of Ivanovo on 5 September, 1941. Four victories, his 25th, 26th NE of Tschudovo, 27th N of Krasnoye Selo & 28th NE of Taizi, on 11 September, 1941; Two DB-3s, an I-16 and an I-18. His 29th, an I-16 S of Uritzk on 16 September, 1941. His 30th, an I-18 W of Lomonosov on 21 September, 1941. His 31st, an I-18 S of Petrodworetz on 24 September, 1941. Alternate spelling: Blazyztko.
368 Bleck, AlfredUffz59/JG-54 (S.U.), 7/JG-54 (S.U. 1/43)Bf 109F-2s #s 9615 "Yellow 13" (lost 7/30/41; cause unknown), 9660, 5761(lost), Bf 109G-2 Wk #13756 "Yel ?" (lost 1/4/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Lost 4 Bf 109F-2s (one Wk# unk.) before being KIC on 4 January, 1943, in Wk# 13756, 5 km south of Newel, no cause reported. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 4 April, 1942. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 29 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 August, 1942. A 4th, an Il-2 on 2 September, 1942.
369 Bleckmann, Karl GüntherMaj11/30/1914Bochum33Recon Pilot, 6/Sch.G-1 (8/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/SG-2 (10/43 S.U.), Act. Kdr II/SG-2Fw 189A, Fw 190A, Fw 190F-8
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIFA 4 June, 1944 when his AC caught fire on the return from a mission. He was killed in the ensuing crash in Stanitza Romania. Flew escort for dive bombers. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-5 5 km SW of Boromlya on 17 August, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 26 October, 1943. An Il-2 on 29 October, 1943. Two Il-5s on 6 November, 1943. An Il-5 near Vassilyevka on 22 November, 1943. An Il-5 on 29 November, 1943. A P-39 on 30 November, 1943. A P-39 on 17 December, 1943. A P-39 on 12 January, 1944. Two Il-5s on 13 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 16 January, 1944. An Il-5 on 26 January, 1944. Two P-39s on 28 January, 1944. A P-39 on 7 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 12 February, 1944. A P-39 on 15 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 21 February, 1944. Nos. 22 & 23, A P-39 and a Yak-9 on 25 February, 1944. A 24th, an Il-5 on 1 March, 1944. A P-39 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 30 May, 1944. Three P-39s and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 May, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 3 June, 1944.
370 Bleich, HansLtI/JG-26 (5/44), 6/JG-26 (6/44), 7/JG-54 (8/44), 1/JG-26 (3/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170719 "Black 5" (lost), Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731780 "White 7" (lost 8/6/44 in JG-54)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 March, 1945 in an Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600353 "White 7" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 406FG over Düsseldorf. WIFA 6 June, 1944 in his "Black 5" when he was caught in Addi Glunzs propwash on takeoff at Biarritz airfield, and crashed. Shot down with wounds 6 August, 1944 at Le Pin La Garenne.
371 Bleichert, HeinrichOfwStab I/KG-40Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0069, "F8 + BB" (lost 7/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 23 July, 1941 west Ireland (54°/13°35W). (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer). Added: sd by a Hudson of RAF No. 233 Sq., piloted by P/O Down. Pilot Bleichert POW. Remaining crew: Ofw Josef Raczak, Co-P (POW); Fw Karl Übelhofer, R/O (POW); Gefr Josef Weid (2nd R/O (POW); Ofw Heinrich Grube, Flt Engr (POW); Ogefr Anton Rogenhofer, Gnr (POW) and Reg Rat August Dollinger (KIA). Dollinger believed buried with the ac, the remaining crew rescued by HMS Begonia (D. Drury).


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372 Blessin, FriedrichOfw109/JG-52 (10/43 S.U.; 5/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165033 "Yellow 12" (dam 5/29/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 May, 1944 during aerial combat with Il-2s at Roman. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 October, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG on 23 April, 1944. A 3rd, a LaGG on 4 May, 1944. A 4th, a LaGG on 5 May, 1944. A 5th, a LaGG on 6 May, 1944. A 6th, a LaGG on 26 August, 1944. A 7th, a LaGG on 1 September, 1944. An 8th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 September, 1944. A 9th, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1944. A 10th, a LaGG on 26 October, 1944.
373 Bleyer, PaulFw94/JG-2 (2/43), 9/JG-2 (5/43), 6/JG-2 (7/44), 8/JG-2 (8/44)Bf 109F & G in 4/JG-2, Fw 190A in 8/JG-2EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 14 August, 1944. One known Desert victory, a P-38 Map Quadrant 3 East/85594 on 3 February, 1943. Another, a B-17 in the Bordeaux area on 17 May, 1943. A 2nd B-17 near St. Nazaire on 29 May, 1943. A 4th victory, a B-17 (HSS) on 4 July, 1943. A 5th, a B-17 on 3 September, 1943. A 2nd B-17, same dat, at Epinay-sur-Seine. A 7th, a P-51 at Rugles on 26 July, 1944. An 8th, a P-47 at St Anne on 31 July, 1944. A 9th, a P-47 SE of Alencon on 12 August, 1944.
374 Bleymüller, AlexanderLt103/JG-53 (9/40-6/41) S.U.), 6/JG-2 (8/41; 5/43 Channel)Bf 109E-4/B (9/40), Bf 109F, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5287 (45% dam 12/3/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19677 "Yellow 12 + -" (lost 5/13/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 May, 1943, cause and location unknown. WIA 3 December, 1942 by enemy fire near Bizerta. His 1st Soviet victory, a SB-3 NE of Biala-Podlaska on 22 June, 1941. One known victory, his 4th per OKL, a Spitfire on 21 August, 1941, no location. Another, a Lancaster on 17 April, 1942. Two Spitfires on 19 August, 1942. Magnus.
375 Blinne, ReinholdUffz4/26/1921Grünenplan2/TG-30He 111 Werk # 700232 "S3 + AL" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 7 August, 1944 at Les Champs Geraux France, cause not given. He is buried at Marigny (Mort de ses blessures a St Polen) France, Block 4, Row 43, Grave 1674. Remaining crew/passengers (dispositions unknown); Uffz Erhard Terborg, Ogefr Willi Moeller, Gefr Werner Woreschk and Gefr Georg Krakowiak. Source: D.Dahiot
376 Bloier, BenediktUffzIV/KG-55 (8/42)He 111H-5 Werk # 3775 "G1 + ??" (lost 8/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with his entire crew, 10 August, 1942, when the ac crashed at Illesheim due to an operational error. Remaining crew: Uffz Reinhold Karg, Obs and Uffz franz Foeltzel, R/O. There were two others on board who were uninjured and unnamed (C.König).

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377 Blüm, Christoph "Bubi"Ofw6 1/JG-302 (7/44 Götzendorf), 9/JG-301 (11/44), Stab/JG-301 (3/45) Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6, Fw 190D & Ta 152H


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SE of Neuseidlersee on 26 July, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 at Magdeburg on 5 August, 1944. His 3rd, another B-17 west of Raab on 7 August, 1944, a Gefr at the time. His 4th, a B-24 by Papa on 22 August, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 at Leutschau/Moravia on 24 August, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 at Hildesheim, opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. Magnus Report. Blüm picked up his Ta 152H on 8 April, 1945 at Erfurt. Alternate spelling: Blum, Blume and Blüme.

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378 Blume, Horst RudigerLt1/26/1924Halberstadt38/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen & Volkel), 11/NJG-3 (11/44)Ju 88G Werk # 620172 "4R + HS" (lost 11/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 14 November, 1944 in a non-operational crash south of Lübbecke (Boiten). Remaining crew (disp unk): Ogefr Kautz, Uffz Schulz and Uffz Wilhelm (M.Balss). One known victory, a "4 mot" on 13 August, 1944, no location given. Added: The ac crashed at Obermehnen, Dist Minden-Lübbecke. The cause of the crash was bad weather. Remaining crew (all KIC; buried "Unter den Linden",Gütersloh): Ogefr Siegfried Kautz, R/O (geb 7/17/24 Dresden, Gr 73); Uffz Waldemar Schultz, Mech 1 (geb 3/20/20 Hamburg, Gr 71) and Uffz Wilhelm Rudolf, Mech 2 (geb 11/17/22 Greifenberg, Gr 72). Pilot Lt Blume buried Grave 70 (U.Klitsch 10/2020).


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379 Blume, SiegfriedOblt2/ZG-2 (Channel)Bf 110C Werk # 3515 "3M + HK" (lost 8/12/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 12 August, 1940 after aerial combat, location not reported. Pilot OK, unnamed R/O MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
380 Blume, WalterMaj6/1/1915142/JG-26 (9/39), 7/JG-26 (5/40), 3/JG-27 (4/44)Bf 109E-4 "White 13 + I" (lost 8/18/40)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 18 Aug., 1940 after being shot down near Canterbury by Hurricanes of RAF No.32 Sq., piloted by P/O's Alan Eckford and Karol Pniak. Severely wounded in the crash, he was repatriated in October 1943, and returned to combat duty. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane "L-1639" of RAF No. 504 Sq. over Brussels, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Neufchatel, 8 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Defiant at Dreux, 14 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Dover Hafen on 25 July, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire E of Dover on 15 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire W of Calais on 16 August, 1940. Another victory after repatriation, a B-17 (e.V.) at Kecsemet-Paks/Tolna on 3 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-24 (HSS) at Neunkirchen on 12 April, 1944. An 8th, a B-24 (HSS) S of Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. Another B-24 SW of Wiener-Neustadt on 23 April, 1944. A B-17 (e.V.) "CC-9" at Dachau, east of Augsburg on 24 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories. Deceased 19 July, 1965 (D.Drury).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Clockwise from left: JG26 Group: Lt. Walter Blume (POW 18 Aug 40), Lt. Werner Bartels (POW 24 Jul 40), Lt. Josef Schauff (KIA 24 Jul 40), Lt. Klaus Mietusch (KIA Sept 17 44), Oblt. Gerhard 'Gerd' Schöpfel, Lt. Gerhard Mueller-Dühe (KIA 18 Aug 40), and Lt. Gustav Sprick (KIA 28 Jun 41) (in front) - Chièvres, late May 1940.
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Blume's Me109 Caffiers airfield east of Calais, sometime June-August 1940.

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381 Blumpe, HermannFw9/JG-300 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 8/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot reported KIA, 5 August, 1944, no further detail (denkmalprojekt.org).
382 Blysch, AugustFw 4/Fl.ü.G.-1 Nord (9/43 Königsberg) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1609 "C5 + SR" (lost 9/18/43) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp Injured 18 September, 1943; crashed at Venlo airfield due to engine trouble. Alternate spelling: Blissch (SGLO).
383 Boacke,Fw18/JG-52Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 22 August, 1942.
384 Bob, Hans-EkkehardMaj1/24/1917Freiburg, Breisgau593/JG-21, Stfkpt 9/JG-54(6/41 S.U.; 4/42 S.U.), Kdr III/JG-54, Kdr IV/JG-51, Kdr II/JG-3, EJG-2, JV-44(4/44)Bu 131 #4506 "BG+AB, Bf 109F-2 #9207"Yellow 1+~", Bf 109F-2 Werk #12753 25% dam 7/6/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9207 "Yellow 1" (lost 6/23/41 near Radviliskis), Bf 109F-4 Werk # Unk "Yellow 1 + ~" (4/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk# 14935 "Yellow + I" (lost w 9/JG-54), Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # Unk "Black 1" (early'44 S.U.)
RK(3/7/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/24/42)
EP(9/28/40)

EK 1 & 2
HJ Pin
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
Ditched in Cherbourg Harbor on 21 March, 1941 in his Bu 131 trainer, due to engine failure. Shot down 23 June, 1941 in Wk# 9207 by his SB-2 victims rear gunner, deep behind enemy lines, but managed to return two days later. Lost another F2 Wk# 12696 "Yellow 1" on 20 August, 1941, when his radiator was hit. Shot down with wounds 17 April, 1943 by B-17 gunners, while flying Werk# 14935 "Yellow 1+I" near Bremen. 1 Bomber (rammed 4/17/43). Approx 700 combat missions. 21 victories in the West. Flew Bf 109E-4 "White 1" of 7/JG-54 in Sept. 1940. His first victory, a Gladiator over Tongeren, 10 May, 1940 while in 3/JG-21 (later 9/JG-54). His 2nd, a Dewoitine at Henin-Lietard on 24 May, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim 60 km W of Rotterdam on 26 June, 1940. No.10, Hurricane at Eastchurch 8/31/40. Barbarossa pilot, crashing twice behind the lines, but evading capture. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. Downed four SB-3s on 30 June, 1941. Survived the war, and as of 2001, lives in his hometown of Freiburg. Letter and two autographed books on file. He provided the address for Richard Woick of 9/JG-54. Photo
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In July 1939 he was with 3./JG 21 (later 9./JG 54) and on the 10.5.1940 achieved his first victory by shooting down a Gloster-Gladiator. At the end of the France-expedition, he had shot down four aircraft, and gained a further fourteen victories during the Battle of Britain. On the 10.10.1940, he was promoted to Staffelkapitan of 8./JG 54 and joined 9./JG 54 on the 28.11.1940. He was awarded the Knight's Cross in March 1941 having scored 19 victories. During the Balkan Peninsula expedition, he shot down two Yugoslavian airplanes while flying Bf 109s. While flying on the Eastern Front, he had increased his tally of victories to 39 by the end of 1941, including four Russian bombers on the 30.6.1941, achieving his 50th victory on the 29.9.1942. His squadron was transferred to the West, and on the 17.4.1943 he accidentally rammed a B-17 Flying Fortress while making a head on attack thereby scoring his 57th victories and later shot down a Spitfire. On the 1.8.1943, he was posted to command IV./JG 51 and returned to the Eastern front. From 9.5.1944, he led II./JG 3 in the defence of the Reich and on the invasion front. In August 1944 he was made commander of II./EJG 2 and then joined JV 44 Galland on the 1 April 1945 flying Me 262 jet aircraft until the end of the war. Approximately 700 missions, 60 air victories (37 in the East)


Cover commemorating German Jet & Rocket Aircraft of World War II showing Me 163 , Me 262 , Arado Ar 234 Blitz , He 162 and the Ba349 Natter aircraft used by the Luftwaffe during the war. The cover bears Definitive stamp cancelled with BFPS 2528 postmark for the End of the War in Europe dated 7 May 2000 and showing a ME 262 jet in flight. The cover has been flown in a Tornado of the German Air Force. The cover is personally handsigned by Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob who flew the Me 262 with Jagdverband 44 "Galland". Alternate spelling: Bobe.

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385 Bocconi, RenzoSgtMaj1915Florence Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana75°Sq (Malta)Fiat CR.42 (lost 8/24/40)POW 24 August, 1940; he bailed from his damaged ac, landing at sea and rescued by an Allied launch and taken prisoner (Italian Losses Over Malta).
386 Bochev, Petar AngelovLtBulgaria4Vn NVV (8/43), II/6th Fighter Regiment (4/44)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14789 "Y" "Green 6", Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He scored his first victory at Vrazhdebna on 1 August, 1943 in "Green 6". This appears to be B 24D, Ser # 42-40364 of 334 BS, "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs", Piloted by Capt James Gunn, which exploded over Gojin Dol, vicinity Caribrod (Wings of Serbia).
387 Bochmann, HorstUffz14Stab II/JG-77Bf 109E-4 Werk# 3764 "Black < + -" (lost 8/1/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 August, 1941; Aerial combat, forced landing, near Grigoriupol. One known victory, his 1st, a Beaufort 35 km northwest of Morlaix vs RAF No. 217 Sq, 1 Feb., 1941. Mombeek MIA List.
388 Bock, AlbertMaj12/14/1911FlensburgStab/StG-2(9/41), 2 Erg/NAGr-Bromberg(11/42), 1 Erg/FAGr (5/43), Stfkpt 4(F)/11 (4/44)Ju 87D
RK(9/4/41)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp w/Pendant
POW 20 August, 1944 after being shot down over Minsk. He was returned from Russian captivity in 1950. Retired Bundeswehr Major. Deceased 21 December, 1964 in Flensburg. 350 missions as an Observer.
389 Bock, EberhardOblt10/15/1917283/JG-3 (5/40), Stfkpt 3/JG-3 (9/40), Stfkpt 6/JG-1 (2/42), 2/JG-104 (2/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-27 (5/44)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5477 "Yellow 3" (lost 6/24/41; MIA, returned), Bf 109E-7 #4131 in 3 Staffel(75% dam, 12/40), Fw 190A in JG-1, Bf 109G-6 #441324 "Black 6" (lost in JG-27)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 May, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s near Helmstedt. Bailed safely but struck the tail and was killed. On 2 December, 1940, forced to make a belly landing at Cadzand in #4131 after running out of fuel. Another force landing with minor injuries behind Russian lines on 24 June, 1942 in Bf 109F2 Wk# 5477 "Yellow 3" after Russian flak hit his oil line. Returned safely. A 3rd force landing at Vassilkov airfield 10 August, 1941 in F-2 #6818 after aerial combat with Soviets in the Kiev area. Assigned to JG-104 after the death of his brother. Three bomber victories, a B-17 and two B-24s, while in JG-104. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 southeast of Charleroi, 15 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 15 km southeast of Amiens, 26 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim at St. Valery/Abbeville, 6 June, 1940. Partial credit with Walter Binder, on an unidentified seaplane at Loiremündung, 21 June, 1940. His 1st victory in the S.U., his 9th, an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. Victories 22 & 23 were Hampdens 10 km west of Katwijk-aan-Zee on 12 February, 1942. His 27th & 28th, a B-17 and a B-17 (HSS) at Merzhauzen on 12 May, 1944. Magnus.

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390 Bock, HeinzLt37/NJG-101, 8/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5434 (lost 10/3/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 October, 1943 in a crash landing at Bad Aibling airfield, probably due to a flak hit (Boiten) or engine trouble (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Lancaster on 23 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Ströhnen on 22 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 10 km W of Ludwigshafen on 23 September, 1943. Magnus Report, 5 victories.
391 Bock, JosefUffz10/12/19218/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G Werk # 166278 "White 16" (lost 8/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 28 August, 1944 when he collided with Uffz Roth Ewald over Belgium. Ewalds disposition unknown. Bock buried at Lommel, Block 5/58. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
392 Böcker, KarlUffz2/Ku.Fl.Gr.-906Bv 138A-1 Werk # 0386 "8L + HK" (lost 11/18/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 18 November, 1940; lost at sea while patroling near Ireland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Karl Claus, Obs; Uffz August Gross, R/O; Uffz Karl Jenal, Mech and Uffz Paul Gems, Mech (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Böker.
393 Bockheim, HansLt47/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 2/JG-3 (8/42)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 27 may, 1942. A 2nd & 3rd, an Il-2 and a MiG-1 on 16 August, 1942. A 4th, a Yak-1 on 4 September, 1942.
394 Böcking, KurtOblt5/KG-26 (8/39, 6/40 Vaernes)He 111H Werk # Unk "1H + EN" (dam 8/27/39), He 111H-3 Werk # Unk (lost 6/9/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 June, 1940 with unnamed crew, after being shot up by a Hurricane of No.46 Sq., then crashing into the North Sea off Central Norway. He crashed 10 miles S of Wollenberg on 27 August, 1939 due to a radiator problem during a transfer flight to Gabbert (KG-26 Loss List).
395 Böckl, Adolf Adi AlbertFw1012/JG-26 (1/44), Kdo Nowotny (10/44), JG-7Fw 190A-6, Bf 109G-6EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Six bombers. One known early victory, a P-47 N of Twist on 24 February, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 6 km W of Rethel on 25 February, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 (unconfirmed??) NW of Reims on 1 April, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 0n 13 April, 1944, no location. A 6th, a B-17 S of the Starnberger See on 24 April, 1944. A 7th, a P-47 SW of Neufchateau on 25 May, 1944. An 8th, a B-25 at Lisieux on 28 July, 1944. A 9th, a Halifax NE of Paris on 6 August, 1944. His 10th, a P-38 W of Bon n on 12 September, 1944. His victory count may be as high as 12 (Magnus). Alternate spelling: Boeckl.
396 Bodendiek, ErichLt34/JG-53 (10/39 Mannheim-Sandhofen)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-1 & E-3, Bf 109E-1 "Wh 3" (9/40), Bf 109E-1 Wk # 4842 "White 10 + -" (lost 9/18/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 18 September, 1940 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 66 Sq., piloted by F/O R.W. Oxspring, crashing in flames at Guilton, Ash, near Sandwich England (Prien). Bodendiek bailed with serious wounds. Claimed two "damaged" Morane 406s 14 May, 1940, no location. His first known victory, a Blenheim in the Portland area on 11 August, 1940. Survived the war. Alternate spelling: Bodendick.
397 Bodenhagen, RudolfOfw3/24/1914Kotzenbüll2/KG-2Do 217E Werk # Unk (lost 4/24/42), Do 217E-4 Werk # 4267 "U5 + SK" (or CK) (lost 8/23/42)Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 23/24 August, 1942; sd by an RAF Beaufighter night fighter, and crashed at East Walton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Remaining crew (KIA): Hptm Rudolf Hellmann, Obs (geb 7/21/1912; EP 10/5/42 Post); Ofw Gerhard Rockstroh, R/O and Theobald Römelt, Gnr.. The deceased are buried in Marham Cem., Blk E; Hellmann Gr 3, Bodenhagen Gr 2, Rockstroh Gr 4 and Römelt Gr 5 (Luft Offz Career Summary & D.Drury).
398 Boecker, HeinrichHptm4/14/1912Spenge3/LG-1 (5/41 Crete, 8/41/Med), Stfkpt 12/LG-1, numerous Staff positionsJu 88A-5 Werk # 2262 "L1 + LL" (interned 5/22/41), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6311 "L1 + SL" (lost 8/6/41)
RK(2/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/41)
EP(7/6/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Wk# 6311 was reported lost 6 August, 1941, fuel pump failure, landing near the shore at Fethiye. The remaining crew interned in Ankara. Boecker eventually repatriated and became Stfkpt in 12/LG-1. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Mössner, Obs; Gefr Kurt Hüttl, R/O and Gefr Horst Täsch (or Hans Tesch?, see below), Gnr. Wk# 2262 was reported lost (interned) 22 May, 1941, hit by AA fire over Crete, force landed in Turkey. Pilot and crew repatriated uninjured. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Mössner, Obs; Fw Fritz Jährling, R/O and Gefr Hans Tesch, Gnr (Özkan Türker). Deceased 2 February, 1987, Bielefeld.


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399 Boeddecker, HorstUffz6/JG-27 (8/44 Fels) Bf 109G Werk # Unk (dam 8/30/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk (dam 4/8/45) Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp WIA 30 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria. Alternate spelling: Bödecker. Added: His ac was damaged by British tank fire on 8 April, 1945 while on a reconnaissance mission (C.König).
400 Boeke, Eugen WilhelmUffz2/1/19211/KG-30Ju 88 "4D + EH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 28 August, 1944 near Beaumont La Graveline Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 56/365. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium

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