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301 Därner, HeinzOblt1/KG-40 Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0039 "F8 + AH" (lost 4/16/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 16 April, 1941, when their ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.252 Sq., piloted by F/Lt William Riley, and crashed into the Atlantic, after being sighted 70 miles off Ennis Head in County Mayo, Ireland. Remainingcrew: Oblt Hermann Richter, 2nd Pilot; Lt Hans Joachim Stein, R/O 1; Uffz Günther Glöckner, R/O 2; Uffz Martin Maier, Flt Engr and Gefr Rudolf Kunath, Gnr (D.Drury). Added: LOCS crash location: NE of Scotland, off Blacksed Bay. Alternate spelling: Daerner.
302 Dau, HeinzUffz3/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk# 12758 "KC+SM" "Yellow ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 October, 1941 over the airfield at Heiligenbeil Germany.
303 Dausmann, HeinzOfwTG Transport unitJu 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
304 de Fries, HeinzOfw101/NJG-100 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 110, Ju 88EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet PS-84 the night of 19-20 March, 1944. A 2nd, a U-2 the night of 5-6 April, 1944. A Soviet Il-4 shared with August Fischer the night of 9-10 July, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, an Il-2 S of Brest-Litovsk and an Il-4 N of Shatsk the night of 15-16 July, 1044. A 5th, an Il-4 at Pultuske the night of 26-27 July, 1944. His crew: R/O Spies, Gunner/Mechanic Breme and Wart Ogefr Werner Jonesch. Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: de Vries.

Courtesy Christian König

305 de Vries,OfwErg/JG-54 (3/41)Bf 109FFighter Operational ClaspAlternate spelling: de Fries. This could be Heinz de Fries in JG-54 before a transfer into Night Fighters.
306 Debus, OttoOblt1913-01-08Eibelshausen1(H)/12 (Observer)Do 17P & F and He 111H

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Pilot: Oberfeldwebel. Heinz Mirau. 57005/2 – Killed. Born 22.05.1913 in Landau/Danzig. Observer: Feldwebel. Otto Keck. 57005/183 – Captured. Born 23.06.1912 in Esslingen/Neckar. Radio/Op: Obergefreiter. Otto Debus. 69004/48 – Killed. Born 08.01.1913 in Eibelshausen. 1.(F)/123 Dornier Do17P-1. Shot down by Adjt Valentin, Capt Papin, and Sgt Lamblin of GC II/7 during reconnaissance of the railway between Vitry-le-François and Épinal and believed exploded in woods at La Chaume, Haut du Them, 5.45 p.m. FF Oberfw Heinz Mirau and BF Obergefr Otto Debus both missing, BO Fw Otto Keck believed baled out but killed. Aircraft 100% write-off. Burial detail: Graves Heinz Mierau, Otto Debus Kriegsgräberstätte, Andilly, France. Block 40 Grave 105.
307 Decker, KarlGefr6/15/1921Lünen4/KG-55 He 111P-4 Werk # 2993 (or 2942) "G1 + GM" (lost 5/5/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew after a mission against England the night of 4/5/May, 1941; crashed at Neufchateau, no further detail. Added: Three source crash locat ion revision; crashed at La Ferte-Vidame, Eure-et-Loir, France, on the way to Glasgow, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all buried in the Ger War Cem at Solers Fr.): Ogefr Gerhard Christoph, Obs (bur Blk2, Row 6, Gr 271); Gefr Heinz Reichert, R/O (Blk 1, Row 19, Gr 780) and Gefr franz Pezinger, Flt Engr (Blk 1, Row 20, Gr 834). Pilot Gefr Decker buried Blk 1, Row 16A, Gr 681 (D.Drury).
308 Deil, HeinzOfw5/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731270 "Red 17" (lost 12/24/44 at Kirchheim)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 357FG at Kirchheim. Source: JG-300 Loss List
309 Deininger, GeorgFw3/KGr-100 (Vannes-Meucon) He 111H-2Werk # Unk "6N + DL" (dam 12/23/40), He 111H-3 Werk # 5633 "6N + CL" (lost 6/17/41) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp POW 17 June, 1941when his Werk # 5633 was sd by a Beaufighter of No.68 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Derek Pain & F/O David Davies during an attack on the Gloster Aircraft Factory. The ac crashed on Combe Hill, Bratton, Wiltshire. Fw Deininger bailed safely, while his crewmates were all killed. Remaining crew (buried CC, Blk 7, Row 2): Oblt Heinz Pöhner, Obs (Gr 33); Fw Kurt Ott, R/O 1 (Gr 32); Fw Otto Hertzberg, R/O 2 (Gr 34) and Fw Karl Engels, Flt Engr (Gr 31). Deininger was injured 23 December, 1940 after his ac sustained damage in combat with a Beaufighter of No 604 Sq., piloted by F/Lt John Cunningham. He was able to return to France, but was injured in the crash landing. The ac had been attacked over the sea off Dorset, wounding the remaining unnamed crew.
Cannock Chase
310 Delfs, Hans Heinrich HinrichLt2/26/1916III/KG-54He 111P Werk # 2480 "B3 + DM" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 July 1940 on the return flight from a bombing raid in the Bristol area. Brought down near Weston-s-Mare, by Spitfires of RAF No. 92 Sq, piloted by P/O H.D.Edwards, P/O C.H.Saunders and Flt/Sgt R.H.Fokes. The AC crashed at 15:25 hours at Longmoor Farm, Gillingham, Dorset. Saunders and Fokes landed next to the crash and assisted in the rescue work. Remaining crew: Uffz Gerhard Bischoff, Observer (KIA); Uffz Hermann Krack, Gunner (KIA) and Uffz Heinz Karwelat (WIA) and POW. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. The three deceased are buried at Cannock Chase, Plot 7, Row 5, Graves 126-128 (D. Drury).
Cannock Chase
311 Demes, Heinz "Hans"Lt10/5/1915Gelsenkirchen34/JG-77 Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1537 "White 6 + -" (lost 4/30/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 April, 1940 after attacking two Wellingtons, just three hours after his victory over Sq. Kdr. Doran. He was seen diving vertically into the sea off the Norwegian coast, 60 km west of Stavanger. One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington north of Wangerooge, 14 December, 1939. His 2nd, a Blenheim 50 km west of Sylt, 27 March, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim of RAF No. 110 Sq., piloted by Squadron Leader K.C. Doran (POW) west of Stavanger, 30 April, 1940.
312 Dempf, KarlLtGrosse Kampfbeobachterschule 2 (Novy Malacky FP, Cz)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 883192 "ND + EN" (dam 9/2/44)Pilot BadgeThe ac made an emergency landing near Lazany, Slovakia on 2 September, 1944, cause & crew disposition unknown. Remaining crew (designations unknown): Uffz Heinz Meiermann, Uffz Vincenz and Fw Alfons Grübl (D.Drury).
313 Denker, HeinzLt2(F)/122 (Frosinone, It.)Me 410A-1 Werk # 140 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 28 August, 1943; lost in the Grottaglie area, no further detail. R/O Fw Walter Klatt also KIA. Wiki Luft data.
314 Denner, GerhardLt1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0866 "A6 + CB" (lost 7/11/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 11 July, 1941, failed to return for a mission along the Scottish coast, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Ernst Meyer, Observer; Uffz Lothar Husskönig, R/O and Gefr Heinz Treppte, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
315 Deppe, WernerLt15/JG-1 (3/44 Rheine)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7220 (45% dam 11/18/43), Fw 190A-7 (3/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Deppe was uninjured in a force landing at Goslar on 18 November, 1943 due to bad weather. One known victory, a B-24 (n.b.) on 24 February, 1944, no location.

Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine: 6 from left - Lt. Deppe
316 Dethloff, Hans Heinz Oblt2 Erg/JG-26Bf 109E-4 Werk # 932 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 2 June, 1941 when he crashed SW of Cognac on a training flight.
317 Dettmer, Heinrich "Heinz" Fw8/30/1914Dirschau, Danzig33/JG-21 (9/39), 9/JG-54 (8/40)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5284 "Yellow ?" (lost 9/5/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 September, 1940 during aerial combat over the Thames Estuary; crashed south of Benfleet, Kent. He was shot down by F/O Count M.B. Czernin of No. 17 Squadron. He was able to bail, however his chute failed to open and his body was later recovered on Pitsea Marshes on 17 September, 1940, as inscribed on his tombstone; buried Cannorck Chase, Block 1, Gr 456 (M.Croft & Melvin Brownless). One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-24 fighter downed north of Warsaw on 1 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Eastchurch on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Folkestone on 4 September, 1940.
318 Deuschle, AdalbertFw2/15/1920IV/NJG-3 (Greove De.)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360141 "D5 + LV" (lost 9/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 12 September, 1943 when on a training flight he hit the ground at Tvaermose, 2 km west of the Grove airfield, and disintegrated on impact, and the wreckage was engulfed in flames. The three man crew were all killed. Remaining crew: Gefr Helmut Heinz (geb 12/1/21, Gr 12, R/O and Uffz Heinz Drews (geb 9/29/17, Gr 79), Gunner. All three were buried in the Lemvig Cemetery on 16 September, 1943. Pilot Deuschle buried in Grave 13. Source: Air War over Denmark.
319 Deuschle, HeinzHptm4/23/1918Stuttgart54/JG-77 (9/39), 6/JG-77 (5/40), 5/JG-77 (7/40), 6/JG-77 (10/40), III/JG-77 (4/41), Stab I/JG-5 (5/44)Bf 109D (9/40), Bf 109E Werk # Unk (dam 4/6/41), Bf 109G in JG-5
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 May, 1944 close to St Die, 30 miles SW of Strasbourg (C.König). One known victory, his 1st, a Hudson northeast of Helgoland, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Blenheim on 27 May, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Blenheim R-3732 of RAF No. 21 Sq., NW of Stavanger on 9 July, 1940. A 4th (referred to as his 3rd by OKL), a Hudson in Norway on 24 October, 1940. A 5th, a Blenheim on 27 March, 1941, no location. Added: Shot down by flak, 6 April, 1941, the first day of the invasion of Yugoslavia. He returned to his group, without injury, after making a forced landing. Little known of this pilot other than he was wingman for Horst Carganico, and killed on the same mission as Carganico (C.König & LOCS). ?

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

320 Deuschle, WilhelmFw3/16/19159/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + ??" (lost 8/20/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew on 20 August, 1940; location "La Jouaudiere", cause unknown. Remaining crew (pos unk, all buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 9): Uffz Adolf Engelbrecht (geb 7/15/11) Gr 1943, Flg Heinz Schönwälder (geb 10/17/19) Gr 69, Prufer Evald Winterlich (geb 12/29/13) Gr 1944 and Flg Hans Mader (geb 3/16/20) Gr 92. Fw Deuschle buried in Gr 70 (absa3945).
321 Dhein, HeinzOblt22/JG-51 (Coquelles) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3745 "Black 6" (lost 11/27/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 November, 1940 after being attacked by fighters of No. 74 and 66 Sqs. while on a Jabo mission, no location reported. His first victory, a Spitfire over England on 20 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Whirlwind in the Folkestone area on 27 October, 1940. Added: The mission took place in the Dover area, and Oblt Dhein is presumed to have crashed in the English Channel; no VDK burial listing. Some sources suggest his rank was Uffz and that RAF No.41 Sq. Spitfires were responsible for the loss (D.Drury).
322 Diemer, ArnoUffz1/21/1920Ebingen2/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144532 "3E + WK" (lost 3/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 March, 1943 during an attack on port installations at Grimsby. His assailant is believed to be a Beaufighter of RAF No. 219 Sq., piloted by Flt Lt John Willson. The Ju 88 crashed into the sea with a few pieces on fire for a short time after the crash. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Heinz Kretching, Observer, Uffz Jochen Atzwanger, wireless operator and Gefr Albert Schmidt, gunner. Another source notes the victor was F/Lt M.J. Mansfeld (DFC) and F/O S.A. Janacek, both Czech of No. 68 Sq..
323 Dieringer, ErichLt10/31/1921Messkirch/Stockach5/NJG-3Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750345 "D5 + BN" (lost 12/13/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 13 December, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss list). Added: MIA during an intercept mission against B-17's over the North Sea. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Karl Heinz Brinkmann, R/O and Ogefr Erwin Baumeister (R.Randall).
324 Diessner, HeinzFw10/JG-300 (Jüterbog)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150796 "Red 5" (lost 1/14/45 at Mückenbusch/Hardberg)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown. Pilot killed, 1/14/45 JG-300 Loss List via R.Freitag, also image.
325 Dietrich, WalterOblt8/KG-40 He 177A-1 Werk # 15270 (lost 9/26/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 26 September, 1943 when his ac crashed at Dolni' Hermanice, Cz. due to an engine fire, completely shattered and burned when it hit the ground. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Höllige, Co-pilot (KIC); Uffz Harry Schneider, Co-pilot (KIC); Kurt Herrmann, R/O (KIC); Wilhelm Kappeler, Mech (KIC); Fw Erwin Sengstschmidt, Mech (Sevr burns) and Uffz Heinz Stengel, Grnd Staff (Sevr burns).
326 Dietsche, Karl HeinzHptm1/16/1916Mannheim3 1(F)/124(2/42), 3 & 2/JG-302 (10/43), Stfkpt 10/JG-301(10/44), Stfkpt 7/JG-3, Kdr II/JG-300 (4/45 to end) Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # Unk "Red?" (3/44 Helsinki) EK 1(6/30/42) & 2(5/15/42)
Class "C" Glider Badge
Wound Badge(4/7/44)
Observer Operational Clasp in Gold(8/16/43)
POW 3 May, 1945, surrendering to the Americans at Bad-Aibling with 8 other pilots. His Luftwaffe career began in 1935 in the DLV, and in 1936, was a Gefr in Flugausbuilungsstelle-Kaufbeuren. His early training was in Observer unit schools until his assignment to 1(F)/124 on 19 February, 1942 in Norway. In September 1943, he transferred into fighters, serving briefly in JG-110 before joining the Wilde Sau units. Retired from the BundesLuftwaffe in 1969 as Lt Col.. Deceased 1987. (Source: His Son, also a Lt Col, Jeorg Dietsche). One known victory, his 1st, a "4 mot" on 22 November, 1944 and his 2nd, the next day, another "4 mot", no locations given in the Perry Claims on either. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) NE of Magdeburg on 8 March, 1944.
327 Dingerling, HermannLt6/26/19237/NJG-2Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720004 "R4 + AR" (lost 9/24/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 24 September, 1943 at Heilbronn due to an engine fire. His R/O Uffz Heinz Schaafs OK. Bf 110 Loss List
328 Dirk, HansFw6/8/19156/KG-5 (?)He 111 (lost 11/30/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 30 November, 1944 at Rudlos due to technical problems. Remaining crew (KIC): R/O Uffz Heinz Meyer (3/27/1922) and Engr Uffz Wolfgang Kampmann (11/5/1918). All three buried in Lauterbach.
329 Dirkes, Karl HeinzUffz7/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5656 "V4 + CR" (lost 5/17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 17 May, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
330 Dirr, EberhardUffzWetterkundungstaffel 51 Ju 88A Werk # Unk (lost 4/5/44) HJ Badge in Gold, Meteorological Operational Clasp He and Observer, Wd.R Karl Heinz Hommel, were injured in a crash at "Le Bois Guilleux, Chanteoie" on 5 April, 1944, cause not reported. Remaining crew (KIC; bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 14): Ogefr Karl Zimmermann (geb 5/6/1921, bur Gr 123), R/O and Uffz Albert Suckau (geb 10/14/1922, bur Gr 125), Gnr (absa3945).
331 Dittrich, HeinzOfw3/StG-2, 3/SG-2 "Immelmann" on 3 May, 1944 based in Husi, RomaniaJu 87D, Fw 190F-8
Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/9/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
332 Ditzer, HeinzLt2(F)/123 (Greece) Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430502 (lost 11/18/43), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430090 "4U + ZK" (lost 3/20/44) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in Wk# 430090 when he made a belly landing at Athens-Tatoi airfield due to an engine malfunction on takeoff. Remaining crew (Inj): Fw Otto Görner, Obs and Uffz Robert Danek, R/O, no mention of a Gnr (D.Drury). Pilot and unnamed crew all injured in a crash landing at the Athens-Tatoi airfield 18 November, 1943 due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew of Wk# 430502 (Inj): Fw heinrich Lichius, Obs; Uffz Robert Danek, R/O and Fw Werner Schwerdt, Gnr (D.Drury).
333 Döhler, HeinzFw3/ZG-1Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750814 (lost 3/7/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 7 March, 1944, 6km S of Toulouse France, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Friedrich Gargulak, Obs and Uffz Ernst Bongers, Mech (Gilles Collaveri).
334 Dolenga, WernerHptm11/16/1914Leipzig1 Stfkpt 10/NJG-1 (NF Experimental unit 7/41), Stfkpt 2/JG-1 (10/41), Stfkpt 3/JGr. Losigkeit (3/42), Stfkpt 1/JG-1 (3/42), 2/JG-300 (9/43) Bf 109E Werk # ? "Black 1" (dam 3/6/42), Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Emergency landing 6 March, 1942 on frozen Lake Hallingdalselva at Nesbyen Norway, due to lack of fuel. He, Lt Heinz Knoke and Uffz Hans Wennekers landed there at the same time. No one was injured (Source: SIG Norway). Dolenga appears on an AC Loss List; the AC lost 9/4/43 at Goslar, pilot KIA. Added: Buried in Halle (Saale) Stadtgottesacker-Friedhof (J.Mückler 1/2023).
335 Domack, HeinzHptm2/13/1915I/KG-200 (OKL) Ju 188D-2 Werk # 180444 (lost 3/21/45) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 21 March, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported, no mention of crew disposition (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Location: over the Adriatic Sea off Trieste. The ac believed sd by a Mosquito of No.256 Sq., piloted by F/O Scollan with F/Sgt Blundell (Radar). Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Walter Buchheister, Obs; Uffz Heinz Jakobs (maybe Jacobs), R/O; Fw Fritz Panke, Gnr1 and Uffz Hans Rottstedt (or Bottstedt), Gnr2 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Damack
336 Dommisch, HeinzOfw6/TG-2Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
337 Domscheid, Heinz FritzUffz216/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681405 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 2 November, 1944 in his A-8 by Oberrissdorf, cause unknown. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 N of Berlin on 12 September, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 W of Halberstädt on 28 September, 1944. His victory count may be as high as 12.
338 Dörffel, GüntherMaj/7/1910 Kdr II/KG-3 (10/42), Kdr II/KG-1 (7/43) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6715 (lost)Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 6 July, 1943, when his Ju 88 crashed at Lochhausen, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Gefr Helmuth Hüderpohl, Obs; Ofw Emil Schrader, R/O and Uffz Heinz Hoffmann, Mechanic.
339 Döring, HeinzGefr15/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 960530 "Yellow 12" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 December, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-38E east of Lüttich.
340 Döring, Kurt Bertram vonGenLt2/18/1889Ribbekardt I/JG-132, Kdr ZG-142 (1/39), Kdr ZG-26 (5/39 as Oberst at Varel), Jafu 2 (5/40), Stab/JG-1, JG-26 (Butler List) Bf 109D in both in 39, Bf 109E in 40
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Döring was present when the RK was presented to Heinz Vinke in 1943, therefore he may have commanded a Luftflotte overseeing NJG-1. AKA Hans von Döring, Kdr ZG-26 in 39.
341 Döscher, Heinrich HeinzFw14/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110E Werk # 3527 "S9 + IM" (lost 12/16/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Wk# 3527 reported lost in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 2099, crew returned. Bf 110 Loss List. One known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 24 June, 1942.
342 Doser, KonradFw11/27/1919Grüningen8/KG-100Do 217M-11 Werk # 2926 "6N + DR" (lost 8/2/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 2 August, 1944 at "Vico Parlevliet", near Vannes. Added: Remaining crew (KIA, deceased bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 3): Oblt Ignatz Sandner (geb 8/23/1917, bur Gr 111), Obs; FhjFw Heinz Terlau (WIA) and Fw Walter Erhardt (geb 10/23/1921, DOW 4 August, 1944, bur Gr 113), Gnr. Pilot Ofw Doser buried Vault 3, Grave 112 (absa3945 & DK-G Awards List).
343 Dowahn, Heinrich HeinzUffz11/JG-2 (8/42 Channel)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5523 (lost 11/21/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 21 November, 1942; crashed at the Marseille-Marignane airfield due to engine failure, during a transfer flight to southern France. One known victory, a Spitfire on 8 September, 1942. Pictured with the wounded Erich Leie, August, 1942. "" Alternate spelling: Dowhane (appearing on the KIA detail). Alternate spelling: Dowhan.
344 Dragenscheck, Karl HeinzObltInstr FFS AB 23, Stffuh 3/Panzerjagdstaffel (PzJgSt, 3/45 Kaufbeuren)Bu 181 trainer w/attached PanzerfaustsPilot Badge A Last Ditch effort for use against Allied ground troops (falkeeins-blogspot).
345 Drechsel, Karl HeinzUffz9/StG-2Ju 87D-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
346 Drecker, HeinzLt12/31/1921166/JG-54 (5/43 S.U.), 5/JG-54 (5/43), 6/JG-54 (2/44)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530746 "Yellow 10" (lost)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 February, 1944 in aerial combat with an Il-2 at Uman-Tscherkassy, east of Petruschki. One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 26 May, 1943. A 2nd, a P-40 on 30 May, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 5 June, 1943. Nos. 4, 5 & 6, an Il-2, an Il-7 and a LaGG-5 on 13 July, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 14 July, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 17 July, 1943. Nos. 9 & 10, both P-39s on 20 July, 1943. Nos. 11 to 14, an Il-2, a LaGG-3 and two LaGG-5s on 22 July, 1943. A 15th, a Yak-9 on 9 February, 1944. A 16th, an Il-2 on 12 February, 1944.
347 Drefahl, HeinzGefr2/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5233 (lost 8/24/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 August, 1942 after being hit by flak at Tusow, ac destroyed.
348 Dreher, AlfredOfw9/13/19095/KG-27 (Channel)He 111P Werk # 1408 "1G + FT" (lost 8/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940; his ac collided with an Avro Anson trainer of No. 6 FTS, piloted by Sgt Bruce Hancock, while attacking RAF Windrush. The He 111 crashed at Blackpitts farm, Aldsworth, Gloucestershire. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Ewald Cohrs, Flt Engr (bur CC, 2/11/208); Uffz Herbert Rave, Obs (bur CC, 2/11/209); Uffz Richard Schmidt, 1st Gnr (bur CC, 2/11/212) and Uffz Heinz Gruber, known to have flown occassionally as a 2nd Gnr. CC, 2/11/211 may be that of Gruber, but is carried as an "Unbekannter Deutscher Soldat". Pilot Dreher buried CC, 2/11/210. Alternate spelling: Drecher (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
349 Dreher, HeinzMaj3/15/1913Stfkpt 10/KG-76 6/43), Stfkpt 1/KG-76 (9/43 Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300225 "F1 + HH" (lost 9/10/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Neapel (Naples area?) 10 September, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List & LOCS).
350 Drescher, HeinzOblt3(F)/121Ju 88D-1
Deutsche Kreuz - Gold(3/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (8/3/42), Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
351 Drunk, Heinz AlbrechtFw9/JG-27Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 7129 or 7219 "Yellow 9" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 November, 1942 after an "Alarm" takeoff S of Kastelli. Mombeek.
352 Dudeck, Hans-HeinzHptm3/2/191612 Stab II/JG-2(9/40), JGr-Süd (1/43 France), Stfkpt 6/JG-77(5/43), Stfkpt 4/JG-77(6/43), Kdr IV/JG-27(7/44-1/45 Achmer) Bf 109E in JG-2, Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5275 (lost 1/6/43; injured in a crash at the Salon airfield, cause not reported) in JGr- Süd, Bf 109G (Trop) in 6 & 4 Staffel, Bf 109G-10 Wk# 490644 "Black <3 + ~" (lost 1/1/45) in IV Grp
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
A 10 year Luft. veteran, he was shot down 1 January, 1945, by AA fire over Venraij Holland and taken prisoner during Operation Bodenplatte. His plane caught fire, crashed at Smakt Holland, NNE of Venray. He bailed out and somehow, his chute was ripped and he slammed through tree branches which saved his life. He was lucky to find himself in a British hospital the following day. He was also shot down over the Channel during the Battle of Britain. One known BOB victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 7 September, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dover on 19 August, 1941. A 3rd, a Spitfire in the Therouanne area on 27 August, 1941. Served in N. Africa. One known Desert victory, a Marlet on 8 May, 1943. In Sicily, he downed a B-17 on 25 June, 1943. A P-51 at Brecy, W of Flers, on 18 July, 1944. His 6th, an Auster III N of Periers on 19 July, 1944. A Lancaster at Hagen-Iserlohn on 12 December, 1944. A P-47 at Aachen-Kerpen on 17 December, 1944. Retired Bundeswehr Major. AKA Karl Heinz Dudeck. Deceased 9 April, 1998.
353 Dumkow, Karl HeinzLt2/14/19232 II/JG-51 (2/43 Africa), 6/JG-51 (5/43 Italy) Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10856 10% dam 2/8/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16649 "Yellow 1" (lost 5/17/43) EK 2, Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 May, 1943 SW of Cagliari probably due to engine trouble. WIA 8 February, 1943 during aerial combat; ac damaged when he made a force landing at Gabes. One known Desert victory, a B-26 18km SW of Gabes on 3 February, 1943. A second, a P-40 15km SE of Maharer, 8 April, 1943.
354 Dunkerbeck, HeinzLt3/KG-55 (Melun)He 111P-4 Werk # 2874 "G1 + LL" (lost 5/7/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 7 May, 1941; sd at Bagillt by a Defiant of No.256 Sq., his gravesite unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Fritz Kitzing (MIA, pos ?, gravesite unk); Uffz Alfred Gentsch (KIA, pos?, bur Cannock Chase Blk 5, Grave 356); R/O Uffz Joachim Salm (KIA, bur C-C Blk 5, Grave 358) and Gnr Flg Kornel Meldenberger (KIA, bur Portland RN Cem, C of E Portion, Grave 711).
Cannock Chase
355 Dünn,GefrFFS A/B 2 (Fr)Ju W34-hau Werk # 2191 "DK + VQ" (interned Switzerland 3/25/42)Student Pilot?He and his crew were interned 25 March, 1942 when his radio failed and he became disorientated and put down at the Basel-Birsfelden airfield. They were permitted to fly out a few hours later the same day. Remaining crew: Lt Stark, Co-Pilot and Uffz Böse, R/O (D.Drury). It is possible that this is Heinz Dünn after completing flight training.
356 Dunn, HeinzFw13/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461453 (lost 11/27/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat in the Ellerhorst area (Bf 109 Loss List).
357 Durchdewald, HeinzUffz212/JG-27 (2/45), 10/JG-27 (4/45)Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 4/20/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 April, 1945; sd by fighters at Praha-Kbely (F.Braun). His first victory, a P-38 SE of Köln on 25 February, 1945. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Ibbenbüren on 2 March, 1945.
358 Dürk, Karl HeinzUffz5/JG-27 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18038 "Red 12 + -" (lost 6/15/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 June, 1943 during aerial combat SW of Marsalla.
359 Dylewski, Kurt HeinzFhj-Fw48/JG-5 (8/42 Norway; 2/43 S.U.), 12/JG-26Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7243 "Black 12" (lost 2/19/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161696 "Blue 8" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 78FG at Handrup-Stappenberg. MIA (briefly) 19 February, 1943 during a mission near Ikke (Russia?); returned later (Source: SIG Norway). His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 10 August while in 8/JG-5. A 2nd, an I-153 on 13 August, 1942. A 3rd and 4th, a Hurricane NNE of Murmansk and one 34 km S of Murmaschi on 22 September, 1942. Alternate spelling: Dylowski.

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360 Dymek, WalterGefr1/KG-4He 111P Werk # 1575 "5J + GH" (lost 9/3/39)Bomber Operational ClaspEvaded capture 3 September, 1939 after being sd by Polish PZL fighters of the 122nd Fighter Escadrille, piloted by Lance Sgts Wladyslaw Majchrzyk and Antoni Markiewicz. The ac crash landed near the ruins of Castle Ogrodzieniec. Remaining crew: Uffz Walter Pfeiffer, Obs (KIA); Gefr Heinz Haibach, R/O (KIA) and Ogefr Paul Kania, Flight Engr (evaded capture). Haibach believed buried in Goluchowice Poland; no known grave for Pfeiffer (D.Drury).
361 Dzarnowski, HeinzHptm6/5/19161 2/Erg.ZGr. (6/41), 6/ZG-1 (9/42), II & III/ZG-1 (9/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-76 (9/44 Störmede) Bf 110E-1 Werk # Unk "S9 + IP" (lost 9/6/42), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461393 "Black 14" (lost 9/27/44) DK-G (5/19/43), EP (2/22/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp MIA Emmerich, 27 September, 1944. Captioned photo, Marc Andre Haldimann. Added: WIA 6 September, 1942; sd during aerial combat, crashed in the vicinity of Kerenskaya (LOCS).
362 Dziarnowski, Heinz Karl Heinz?Hptm6/5/19161 6/ZG-1 (9/42), II/ZG-1(5/43), Stfkpt 2/ZG-76 (6/44) Bf 110, Me 410
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 N of Plattensee, at Mainburg/Landshut, on 30 June, 1944. Source: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng. The victory came from the OKL Claims List.
363 Ebeling, HeinzOblt1/2/1918Karlsruhe18JG-26 (joins 12/39), 8/JG-26 (5/40), Stfkpt 9 (Jabo)/JG-26 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1, Bf 109E-4 Wk# 3712 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 8/31/40), Bf 109E-4 Wk# 3740 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 11/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 November, 1940; Forced to bail out near Wittersham after colliding with his wingman, Fw Walter Braun. Their ac crashed at Wittersham, Kent. Both men were captured near Dungeness, England. On 31 August, 1940, after downing a Hurricane N of London, he crashed into the Channel in Wk# 3712, but was sucessfully rescued by a Do 18 after a 90 minute swim. Later this same day, he downed two more Hurricanes. 163 missions. His first victory, a Morane 406 at Gramont, Kreis Namur, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane northwest of Ostende, 28 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk on 31 May, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 at Rouen on 9 June, 1940. His 5th, a Defiant in the Paris area, 13 June, 1940. Nos.6, 7 & 8, two Hurricanes over the Thames and a Spitfire SW of Dover on 12 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 15 August, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane at Hythe on 15 August, 1940. Nos.13, 14 & 15, three Hurricanes NW of Folkestone on 31 August, 1940. Nos.16 & 17, both Spitfires, one NW of Dover, the other SE of London, on 7 September, 1940. His 18th, and last victory, a Hurricane S of Gravesend on 18 September, 1940. Deceased 30 November, 1987 at Obsteig in Tirol.
364 Ebeling, Karl HeinzHptm5/7/19183(F)/11 (40's), Stab/NAGr-13 (8/42), 1(F)/33 (2/43), LKS-2 (4/43), I/SG-2 (3/45)Fw 190A-4, Fw 190F-8 Werk # Unk (lost 3/1/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (1/19/42), Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 1 March, 1945 in the vicinity of Veszprem, cause unknown (DK-G Awards List & LOCS).
365 Eberl, HeinzUffz6/3/1920Gardelegen4/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340268 "White 18" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighter escorts 17 km SW of Gardelegen. Buried Nürnberg Süd Friedhof, Block 70/K/1.
366 Ebersbach, HeinzLtStab I/JG-2 (1/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5684 (lost 1/20/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 January, 1943 during aerial combat, vrash landed at St Valery due to a fuel shortage.
367 Eberth, HeinzUffzNAGr.-1Fw 189A-2 Werk # 125288 (lost 7/30/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 30 July, 1943 after being rammed by an enemy ac over Orlowa Russia. His Observer, Oblt Heinz Fischer, and an unnamed crewman, were also KIA. Obs Loss List
368 Eckrich, HeinzOblt9/15/19166/JG-27Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780918 "White 9" (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Martinfeld.
369 Eckstein, HeinzFw3/JG-52 (Poland)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461318 "Yellow 1" (40% dam 1/15/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 January, 1945 during aerial combat, crash landed 8km WSW of Tarnow.
370 Eden, EwaldUffz9/KG-51He 111 Werk # 53811 "9K + MT" (lost 5/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 11 May, 1940; bailed safely after being shot down at Brassy (Montsauche) by an Ms 406 of GC II/7, piloted by CDT Durieux and CNE Hugo. Remaining crew: Uffz Franz Niedermayer, R/O (KIA and buried at Nevers); Gefr Josef Zellner, Bombardier (bailed safely & POW); Gefr Paul Riederer, Mech (bailed safely & POW) and Gefr Heinz Hinrichs, Gunner (bailed safely & POW). Source: French Report provided by Friedrich Braun.
371 Eder, HeinzUffz2/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670029 "Black Q" (lost 6/26/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 26 June, 1943 at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 807, cause unknown.
372 Edhofer, HeinzOfw12/15/1917Erbalk, Krs. Stollberg, Sachsen 1III/StG-2, II/StG-2, 7/StG-2Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2466 "T6 +GN" (lost 9/25/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/30/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pend
KIFA 4/45, no further detail. 700+ missions destroying 84 tanks with the cannon-equipped Ju 87G-1. WIA 25 September, 1942 when he was attacked by 30 Soviet fighters near Lesnaya. Ju 87 Loss List.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Sergeant Heinz Edhofer (1917-1978) from Erlbach / Saxony Heinz Edhofer was born on 15. 12. 1917 in Erbalk / Saxony, as a pilot he came 1942/43 to the III./Durzkampfgeschwader (St.G.) 2 "Immelmann" to Russia, in which he soon distinguished himself particularly. On 5. 6.1943 he was awarded the honorary trophy of the commander in chief of the Luftwaffe and on 30.8.1943 as a member of the 5th season the German Cross in Gold. In 1943, temporarily used in the staff of the 2nd Squadron of the squadron, he came in 1944 in the 7th Squadron of the now Schlachtgeschwaders (SG) 2 continue to use on the Eastern Front, after over 600 enemy flights he was Oberfeldwebel on 30.11.1944 with the Knight's Cross excellent, in March 1945 he flew his 700th mission, a total of Edhofer had destroyed 84 tanks and scored an aerial victory. Heinz Edhofer died on 27.05.1978 in Bernsdorf. Source: facebook

373 Effenberger, Karl Heinz RudolfUffz4/14/1922GörlitzNahkampf unitFw 190F-8 (most likely)
EK 2
Ground Support Operational Clasp in Bronze
MIA 26 October, 1944; lost at Stary-Golymin, 16 km SE of Zichenau, cause unknown. His body was not recoverable, however, he is listed in the memorial book in the Görlitz Cemetery. Source: his Grand Niece, Cristine Orzel. NOTE: "Nahkampf" translates to "Close Combat", thus my ac selection.
374 Effmert, WilliFw7/KG-3 (8/40 St Trond Be.) Do 17Z-2 Werk # 1160 "5K + AR" (lost 8/26/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA/POW 26 August, 1940 when, after being separated from the others, was attacked by Defiants of RAF No. 264 Sq. as they were headed toward the Medway airfield. Both engines were shot out and not running, and the cockpit had been hit. The ac ditched in the Goodwin Sands at low tide. Remaining crew: Uffz Richard Ritzel, Obs (POW); Uffz Helmut Reinhardt, R/O, age 27, (KIA, buried Ysselsteyn Block BQ, Row 6, Gr 136) and Gefr Heinz Huhn, Mech, age 21, (KIA, geb 12/2/1918, buried Cannack Chase, Gr 405-1). Both Essmert and Ritzel were interned in Canada. Source: RAF Combat Report # 313/1940. The ac was recovered in June 2013. Alternate spelling: Essmert.
Ysselstein, Holland
375 Egger, KarlUffzLKS-2 (Berlin)Ju W34 Werk # 888 "DB + DZ" (lost 10/16/42)Transport Operational ClaspPilot reported KIC 16 October, 1942 when his ac crashed at Vitkovice-Rezek, CZ., cause unknown. A 2nd pilot, Uffz Rudolf Kirchner and Mech, Uffz Heinz Passenheim, were also killed (F.Braun).
376 Ehle, LudwigOfw8/11/1912II/KG-40 (1/42 Soesterberg) Do 217E-2 Werk # 1160 (lost 1/14/42) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed at the Driebergen-Zeist RR Station, Holland, on 14 January, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: His ac crashed at the RR Station shortly after TO, killing the entire crew. The four deceased were initially buried in Amsterdam, then in 1948, were buried at Ysselsteyn. Pilot, Ofw Ehle, was buried location CX-8-192. Remaining crew: Flg Paul Heinz Wettin (geb 11/22/1906 Szczecin, Poland), Obs (bur CX-8-193); Gefr helmut Möller (geb 10/20/1919), R/O (bur CX-8-191) and Ogefr Ernst Schmacher (geb9/30/1919), Mech (bur CX-8-190) (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
377 Ehlen, Karl HeinzFw6/13/1916Bremen67/JG-26 (3/41 Channel)Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A- 2 Werk # 5215 "White 10 + I" (lost 4/29/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 29 April, 1942 when he collided with his wingman, FW Fritz Kessler in Wk# 10074, SW of Merkeghem, as they returned from a mission. Buried Bourdon France, Block 32/9/344 (Rosseels). One known victory, his 4th, a Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq. near Sidi Barrani Egypt on 15 June, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire 30 km northwest of Dieppe on 18 September, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire southeast of St. Omer/Arques on 12 April, 1942. Achieved the rank of Lt. Post.. 160 combat missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 7 victories.
378 Ehrenfried, HeinzLt7/30/1922Neckeralsum2/KG-30Ju 88 Werk # 330264 "4D + BK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 23 July, 1944 crashing at Racour Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 49/106. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
379 Ehrhardt, HeinzUffz2/SKG-10 (Channel)Fw 190A-4/U8 Werk # 45843 "Red 9" (lost 5/20/43)Assault Operational ClaspPOW 20 May, 1943 after landing at Manston airfield, UK, after becoming lost. One of several poorly trained pilots without navigational skills; a complaint of many SKG-10 pilots. Alternate spelling: Erhardt.
380 Eiche, Karl HeinzUffzIII/KG-26Ju 88A Werk # Unk (lost 5/11/44)Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 11 May, 1944 during an attack on convoy UGS40 off Cape Bengut, Algeria. Their ac was intercepted by fighters of RAF Nos. 153 & 256 Sqds., and also took AA fire from Task Force 61 shipping vessels. The ac crashed into the sea off Faro de la Mola, Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain.Remaining crew (KIA, bur Cuacos de Yuste, Row 8): Fw Leopold Reinegger, bur Gr 160; Ogefr Josef Zenk, bur Gr 159 and Uffz Heinz Sowinski, bur "IM" (in Memorium). Uffz Eiche was rescued by a lighthouse keeper who was rewarded by the German Consul (D.Drury).
381 Eichler, ErichUffz8/KG-27He 111P-2 "1G + ??" (lost 5/11/40)Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 11 May, 1940 after the He 111s wing fractured after heavy enemy fire, and crashed at Steinhude, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Gefr Karl Heinz Becker, Obs; Ogefr Georg Lewioda, R/O and Flg Walter Hammerschmidt, Mechanic (Source: Wings to Victory). Added: This action took place near Vlissingen and Middelburg (DVL Loss List).
382 Eichner, HeinzFw11/JG-7 (2/45 Brandenburg-Briest)Me 262A-1aFighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 March, 1945 in aerial combat with a P-51.
383 Eicke, HeinzHptm3/28/1905 6/KG-53 (4/40), 12/KG-53 (4/41), Stfkpt 8/KG-53 (6/42), Stfkpt 12/KG-53 (5/43), Kdr I/JG-302 (10/43), 3/NJG-1 (6/44 Venlo) He 219A-0 Werk # 190188 "G9 + BL" (lost 6/4/44), He 219A Werk # Unk (dam 7/21-22/44) DK-G (2/16/43), EP (11/30/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Bomber and/or Night Fighter Operational Clasp WIA 21/22 July, 1944 making an emergency landing following engine damage at Stadtrand/Schlesweg. An earlier incident, another He 219 crashed at Wilhelminadorp Holland on 4 June, 1944, during a night simulation mission, when the port engine caught fire after being hit by fire from a Mosquito of No. 219 Sq., piloted by P/O D.T. Tull. He managed to bail out with ejection seat without injuries, 400m north of Wilhelminedorp Holland. His R/O, Ofw Heinz Gall (EP 10/18/42) also bailed, but his chute did not open. He is buried at Ysselsteyn, Block BA/6/136. He was 26 years old. (DeSwart, LOCS & Wings to Victory)
Ysselstein, Holland
384 Eidam, Karl HeinzFhr9/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332786 "White 9 + I" (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a Spitfire at Brochterbeck, near Tecklenburg.
385 Eierhan,Ofw6/ZG-26 (5/44)Me 410A-1 or A-3Destroyer Operational ClaspErroneously credited by the 8th AAF with the downing of a B-17 on 12 May, 1944. Actual victor was Ofw Heinz Nierhaus. Jager Blatt 6/2004.
386 Eilbracht, HeinzFwII/EJG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681253 (65% dam 2/1/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a taxxing accident 1 February, 1945 at the Berlin-Schönwalde airfield.
387 Eisenmann, HeinzOblt2(F)/122 (Heraklion-Crete)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430169 "F6 + DK" (lost 11/9/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 9 November, 1942 after being shot down NW of Algiers, over the eastern Mediteranean by Spitfires Of RAF No. 87 Sq.. Remaining crew(MIA): Lt Wegener, Observer; Ofw Gresiak, R/O; and Ofw Eichinger, mechanic. Jager Blatt 6/2001.
388 Eisfeld, HeinzUffz6/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173882 "Black 9" (lost 9/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Geldern (JG-6 List). Alternate spelling: Einfeld.
389 Elbracht, HeinzUffz9JG-5Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report.
390 Elfert, RudolfOgefr2/2/19223/TG-2 Ju 52/3m Werk # 500173 (lost 4/26/44) Transport Operational Clasp Source:, Luftwaffe losses in Czechoslovakia via Pavel Krejci. Pilot reported killed with entire crew, on the eastern slope of Norici Hora, Trojanovice, Cz., 4/26/44. Remaining crew: Uffz Walter Bellmann (geb 10/25/20), R/O; Fw Heinz Ebel (geb 6/25/18), Flt Engr and Ogefr Günter Polzyn (geb 8/27/19), Gnr. In addition, there were 10 passengers, also killed (F.Braun). Alternate spelling: Elefert
391 Elschner, HeinzGefr6/JG-3Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 441399 (lost 5/12/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 May, 1944 during aerial combat at Lollscheid, bailed safely w/ injuries.
392 Elsinger, AntonLt12/28/191610.Seenotstaffel Fw 58 Werk # 58393 "KR + CW" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIA 18 December, 1943; shot down at Bemlo Norway by a Mosquito VI, "HP 861/N" of RAF No.333 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Finn Eriksrud and Navigator Erling V. Johanssen (later shot down on the same mission). Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Heinz Erfmann, R/O and Uffz Fritz Bescham, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
393 Elsner, HeinzFhjFw1/NJG-2Ju 88G-1 Werk # 720103 (lost 8/7/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1944 at "La Roulandiere, Landivy", cause not reported. Remaining crew (MIA): Gefr Michael Schenk, Obs and Ogefr Werner Dörfel, W/T (desig unk). One of the airmen was found at La Pinsonniere in a swamp, his parachute failed to open (absa3945).
394 Elsner, Karl HeinzLt5Staffel Führer 10/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172964
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 July, 1944; Aerial combat near Caen. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, a B-17 at St. Dizier on 16 March, 1944. A P-47 at Bretteville on 5 July, 1944. A 3rd, a Spitfire at St Andre on 6 July, 1944.
395 Emanuel, HeinzUffz5/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8621 (lost 8/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac was destroyed 27 August, 1942 making an emergency landing at Pachino due to engine trouble, the three unnamed crew were injured, pilot disposition unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).


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396 Emig, HansObstlt12/7/1902Wonsowo PosenStab Luftflotte 5 (4/40), 4 Erg/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (6/40), Kdr KG-806 (England & Russia)He 60, He 115, Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4284 "M7 + AB" (?) (lost 6/28/41)
RK(8/21/41 Post)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 28 June, 1941 in Russia when his A-5 was blown up by its own 1000kg bomb during a low-level attack along the Stalin Canal on Lake Onega. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Helmut Rudolf, Obs; Ofw Heinz Bodensiek, R/O and Ofw Werner Hawlitschka, Gnr.. Early service in the DVL & Luft Tech Academy. Misc Staff positions until April, 1940. Source: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng and Ju 88 Loss List.
397 Emmerich, OttoLt9/10/19091/KuFl.Gr-406 (catapult vessel "Friesenland", off Brest)Do 26V-5 Werk # 0795 "P5 + EH" (lost 11/16/40) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIC 16 November, 1940 near Cosel, Brittany, France; buried in the German War Cem., Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Block 1 Row2 Gr 49. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: The ac was assigned to Sonderstaffel Transozean (Trans-Ocean Special Staffel), code "K6". The cause of the crash believed to be an engine malfunction, killing the crew as it impacted the water. Remaining crew (bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven): Oblt.z.S. Helmuth Groos, Obs (bur 5/9/236); Fw Erich Gruber, R/O 1 (bur 1/1/20); StbsFw Christian Graf, R/O 2 (MIA, no burial loc); Fw Heinz Hingst, Flt Engr 1 (bur 1/2/50) and Fw Heinz Rautenberg, Flt Engr 2 (bur 1/1/18)
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
398 Ender, Klaus HeinzFw23/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire at Ecardenville-le-Campagne on 22 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 5 km S of Troyes on 6 September, 1943. I believe this may be Fritz Ender.
399 Engel, HeinzMaj4/3/1914 Stfkpt 5/KG-2 (10/41), Prov. Kdr II/KG-2 (2/43-10/43), 6/KG-2 (1/44), 5/KG-2 (2/44) Ju 188E-1 Werk # Unk "U5 + MP" (dam 1/22/44), Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260315 "U5 + GM" (lost 2/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
DK-G (10/17/43), Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 23 February, 1944; crashed near Eindhoven during a transfer flight, cause unknown. He was uninjured the night of 21/22 January, 1944 when he overshot the runway at Handorf. The crash February crash was caused by engine failure. Their Ju 188 was piloted by Lt Erich Höhne, also injured (LOCS).
400 Engert, Karl Heinz11/TG-3, 7/KG-4 (2/45 Lechfeld), 10/JG-7 (4/45)He 111, Me 262 Werk # 111748Bomber Operational ClaspHis last known flight, a transfer flight in the Me 262 from Munich to Prag-Ruzyn on 29 April, 1945. Jager Blatt 4/2002.

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