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3201 Clausen, ErwinMaj8/5/1911Berlin, Steglitz1323(J)/LG-2 (9/39), 1/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 1/JG-77, Stfkpt 6/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-11 (6/43)Bf 109E Werk # 5804 (75% dam 10/20/40), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6389 "White 4 + x" (7/41 S.U.), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13121 "White 1" (coll loss 7/14/42), Fw 190A-5/U12Y Werk# 7358 "Black <<"(lost 10/4/43)
RK(5/19/42)
EL(7/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)
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EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/14/42)
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend.
KIA 4 October, 1943 after attacking U.S. bombers over the North Sea, 115 km NW of Borkum. He left a wife and three children. WIFA 14 July, 1942 when he collided with another F-4, piloted by Fw Ernst Reinert of 4/JG-77. Force landed his Wk# 5804 in France after aerial combat NW of Ashford on 20 October, 1940, pilot OK. 561 combat missions, 114 victories in the East, 14 four engine bombers. His first Soviet victory, a SB-2 SE of Pankenberg on 23 June, 1941, as a Fw. His first WWII victory was a Polish P-24 in the Lubien area, 9 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk on 29 May, 1940. A Blenheim on 30 June, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Spitfire on 9 September, 1940, no location. His 19th & 20th victories were an I-16 of 210 BBAP and a MiG-3 on 16 January, 1942. His 25th, an I-16 Rata on 16 February, 1942. His 35th, an I-180 on 4 March, 1942. His 40th, one of five this date, an I-18 on 9 March, 1942. His 75th, an R-5, along with two other victories, on 10 July, 1942. Four LaGG-3s and a MiG-3 on 12 July, 1942. His 95th, a LaGG-3 on 21 July, 1942. His 102nd, an I-180 on 26 July, 1942. Three Il-2s on 9 September, 1942. Two La-5s and a LaGG-3 on 15 September, 1942. One known bomber, the B-17 at Schweinfurt, "Mizpah-The Bearded Lady", piloted by 2/Lt Everett Kenner of 322BS on 17 August, 1943.
3202 Clausen, HansFw151/JG-54 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E & F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 6 July, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. A 3rd, an I-16 on 10 August, 1941. A 4th, an Il-2 on 3 September, 1941. A DB-3 on 5 September, 1941. A 6th, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1941. A 7th, an I-26 on 13 October, 1941. An 8th, 9th & 10th, an I-18 and two I-26s on 29 October, 1941. An 11th, an I-26 on 6 November, 1941. A 12th & 13th on 21 April, 1942; Both MiG-3s, one 6 km NE of Orelje, the other 9 km WNW of Bol-Wischera. A 14th, a U-2 on 1 June, 1943. A 15th, a P-40 on 5 June, 1943. Magnus Report, 19 victories.
3203 Clauser, ErichUffz1/13/1916Rostock8/JG-27, 9/JG-27(9/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2789 (lost 9/20/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 September, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at St Peter & Paul Churchyard, Ospringe, Kent. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Row 5, Gr 176 (M.Croft). One known "Damage" Claim, a Hurricane S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940.
Cannock Chase
3204 Clausnitzer, Karl FriedrichLt1/NJG-3 (Reich Def)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3963 (lost 6/4/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 June, 1942 in a bomber attack at Wechter-Moor, no mention of crewman. Bf 110 Loss List
3205 Clauss, Hans GüntherMaj 8/KG-27 (1/41), Stfkpt 8/KG-27 (3/41), Stab/KG-27 (11/42) then Staff Pos. to end He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + AS" (dam 1/31/41) EK 1 & 2, EP (4/2/42), DKG (2/8/43), Bomber Operational Clasp On 31 January, 1941, while flying as observer with Fw Hans Oeckenpöhler, they made a belly landing at the Rennes airfield, no further detail (absa3945).
3206 Clauss, HelmutUffzI/StG-2 (8/42), I/SG-2Ju 87 & Fw 190F-8EK 2 (11/3/44), Wound Badge (7/18/44), Assault Operational Clasp in Silver (4/22/45)Weitze Docs online
3207 Clauss, Karl Uffz4/JG-3 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441823 "White 2" (dam 8/8/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 August, 1944 in the Mauzaize/Nogent area, no further detail. This could be Karl Otto Clauss transferred to JG-3.
3208 Claussen, ErnstOfhr8/SG-2 Ju 87D-3 Werk # 131126 "T6 + GS" (lost 8/15/44) Ground Assault Operational Clasp MIA 15 August, 1944 after a mid-air collidision with another squadron ac near Karulaane (or Käru in Lääne-Viru County, Estonia). The other ac piloted by Ofhr Joachim Erdmann (MIA). Ofhr Claussen was seen bailing, but went missing. His R/O, Uffz Gerhard Zimdars, also bailed with injuries (D.Drury).
3209 Claussen, Hans HeinrichUffz2/JG-4Bf 109G (lost 1/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 11 January, 1944 in a mid-air collision with a comrade, Lt Georg Maatz over the Sezze- Littoria airfield
3210 Claussen, WilhelmObltI/KG-40Fw 200C Werk # 0040 "SG + KP" (lost 3/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost in a crash after takeoff from Bordeaux-Merignac on 8 March, 1941, killing all 6 unnamed crew (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer).
3211 Clemens, ChristfriedLt12/17/1923Eichenrode 11/JG-2 (7/44), 10/JG-2 (12/44, 1/45 Ettinghausen) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175271 (lost 12/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600380 (lost 1/1/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945; during Operation Bodenplatte; was shot down by AA fire at Millen, north of Sittard Holland. Wounded 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47s over Aulenhausen. He bailed successfully. Added: Buried Yssel T-5-110 (SGLO).
3212 Clemens, Kurt (Curt?)Fw2/17/1923Saarbrücken68/JG-3 (Reich Def), redesignated 11/JG-3 on 8/15/44 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464156 (lost 1/27/45) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 January, 1945 by flak NW of Scharnikau. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) on 29 January, 1944. His 2nd, a P-38 on 23 February, 1944, no location. His 3rd, a B-17 of 381BG, 532BS, piloted by 2/Lt D. Henderson, 15 km SE of Reutlingen on 25 February, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 E of Augsburg on 24 April, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 (HSS) on 12 May, 1944, no location. His 6th, a P-51 opposing the Magdeburg Raid on 5 August, 1944 (Magnus). Added: He has not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist at Czarnkow, Poland. This is the same place as Scharnikau, now completely in Poland, whereas formerly it was on both sides of the German-Polish border. Fw Clemens is commemorated in the German War Cem at Poznan-Milostowo, Poland (D.Drury).
3213 Clemm von Hohenberg, Dieter-Hans Major9/27/1915MannheimStab/KG-55 (5/40), Stfkpt 12/KG-55 (3/42), Kdr II/LG-1 (5/44)He 111P-2 "G1 + GA" (lost 5/13/40), He 111H, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550445 (lost 6/30/44)
RK(11/18/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)
EP(8/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 30 June, 1944 when his A-4 crashed near Wiesbaden during a transfer flight for reasons that were unexplained. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofhr Erich Kad, Obs; Uffz Hans Meier, R/O and Uffz Roman Drole, Gnr.. French POW briefly with his crew when his P-2 was sd 13 May, 1940 by a Hurricane of No.1 Sq., piloted by F/O Les Clisby at Courlommes-les-Marqueny, south of Charleville-Mezieres. Remaining crew: Fw Willi Wolter, Obs (Shot resisting arrest & died); Ogefr Johann Bell, R/O (WIA & DOW same day); Gefr Oskar Männer, Gnr (POW) and Uffz Hans Ströbl, Flt Engr (POW). The deceased are buried at Noyers-Maugis (Fr) War Cem,, Block 3; Bell Gr 697 and Wolter Gr 565 (D.Drury).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Posthumous award to Clemm von Hohenberg


Baden-Baden, Stadtkreis Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
3214 Clerico, MaxLt10/31/191871/JG-21 (10/39), 7/JG-54, 8/JG-54Bf 109D-1 in JG-21, Bf 109F-2
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in his F-2 on 11 May, 1941 over Stolp (Pomerania) Germany. His D-1 sustained 20% damage over Celle on 9 October, 1939. Another source puts the date over Stolp at 17 May, 1941. His 1st victory, a Hawk-75A east of Löwen, 13 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Hawk-75As, one at Douai, the other at Cambrai, 26 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire W of Folkestone on 25 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane in the Dover-Canterbury area on 28 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 7th, a Spitfire in the Folkestone area on 8 October, 1940. Removed from combat operations after his 1941 injuries. Deceased 4 January, 2001.
3215 Clösges, WilliOfw4/JG-6 (Sorau FP)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961103 "Blue 8" (25% dam 1/27/45)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown after his ac somersaulted 27 January, 1945 due to a snowdrift at Sorau airfield (D.Drury).
3216 Coenen, WernerOblt3/16/19152/Ku.Fl.Gr.-106Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0662 "M2 + CK" (lost 5/7/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 7 May, 1941 while on a mission over Glasgow, when intercepted by a Defiant of No. 141 Sq., piloted by Sq/Ldr E.C.Wolfe. Two of the crew bailed successfully before the ac crashes at Blairskaith Muir. Remaining crew: Hptm Gerd Hansmann, Obs (KIA); Ofw Ernst Langanki, R/O (POW) and Fw Willi Müller, Gnr (POW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada; later hung, convicted of killing another prisoner; buried Ger War Cem, Kitchener, Ont, Gr 32B). Oblt Coenen buried CC Gr 3/399; Hptm Hansmann buried in the churchyard at Lennoxtown, Scotland (Ju 88 Loss List & D.Drury).

Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs: Sqd Ldr Edward Wolfe's Combat Report: 'I dived at full throttle slightly in front and below the enemy aircraft and came up on his starboard forward quarter where my gunner, Sgt Ashcroft, opened fire at less than 20yds range. Strikes were observed and the E/A turned sharply towards us. I climbed over him, dived underneath and took up the same position as before. A second burst was fired after which the enemy’s starboard engine and cockpit were seen to be on fire, and he turned on all his navigation lights. At the same time he turned towards me again and I repeated my former manoeuvre, the gunner gave him a third burst. Twice again he took the same evasive action and I repeated my manoeuvre with the gunner giving him a forth and fifth burst. After the fourth burst there were two blinding flashes in his cockpit. After the fifth burst I left the attack as we were nearing cloud tops, and through a rift in the cloud layer watched the E/A crash to the ground where it blew up.' (Battle of Britain Database on this site)

Cannock Chase
3217 Coers, JohannesOfw5/KG-51Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3218 Coester, Wolf Dieter vonLt9/20/19215Erg.St./JG-52, Stab II/JG-52 (5/42), 4/JG-52 (8/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 4/JG-52 (3/43)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9691 "White 3 + -" (10/27/41), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19310 "White 3" (lost 3/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 20 March, 1943 after receiving engine damage during combat. He made a water landing off the coast of the Black Sea off Anapa, but could not be saved. In 1987, the ac was raised and sat on a children's playground before being presented to the Technical Museum at Speyer. His F-2 was reported lost at Wolopolansk on 27 October, 1941, cause unknown, pilot returned. One of his known victories, a Pe-2 3 km E of Petrovskaya on 27 May, 1942. Magnus, LOCS & D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Cösler or Coesler.
3219 Cohrs, WernerUff175/JG-52 (1/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163571 "Black 13 + -" (lost 6/11/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 June, 1944 during aerial combat, location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 21 January, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 13 March, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-7 on 1 April, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, a Yak-7 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 April, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 April, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 April, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9, two Il-2s (m.H.) on 19 April, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 April, 1944. Nos. 11 & 12, both Yak-7s on 6 May, 1944. A 13th, a Yak-9 on 7 May, 1944. A 14th, a Yak-7 on 9 May, 1944. A 15th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 May, 1944. A 16th, a P-39 on 1 June, 1944. A 17th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 June, 1944. Magnus.
3220 Colberg, WilhelmOfw11/JG-11 (S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732069 (lost 8/20/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 20 August, 1944, overturning on landing at Namasksciai due to landing gear damage.
3221 Colemann, HelmutFw14(Jabo)/JG-5Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0132 167 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 February, 1944 after being hit by flak at Rybaci.
3222 Collet, EduardHptm15/NJG-2Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 June, 1944 over the Normandy Invasion Front (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" E of Abbeville on 13 June, 1944.
3223 Comtesse, Egon PaulFw11/24/19233/JG-1, 1/JG-1 (1/1/45 Twente)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960729 "White 3" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte. Shot down off Hoek van Holland by the same "friendly" gunners who are considered to have shot down his comrade, Heinz Jürgen Kilian. His AC crashed into the North Sea west of Hoek Holland. Comptesse is buried in the Ysselstein Cemetery, grave AI-1-21. Alternate spelling: Comptesse.


Ysselstein, Holland
3224 Conde, AntonioHptmSpain15(Sp)/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12654 (lost 3/21/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 March, 1943 during aerial combat at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3563.
3225 Conrad, BennoUffz10/JG-11Fw 190A-4 Werk # 525301 (lost 5/13/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 13 May, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Tostedt. Source: L. Wiegels.
3226 Conrad, Fritz WilhelmLtKG z.b.V-1 (6/40)Ju 52
EK 1 & 2(6/11/40)
Transport Operational Clasp in Gold
Also awarded the "Afrika" cuffband. aufhimmelzuhause.com
3227 Conrad, GerhardGenLt4/21/1895PregmühleKdr I/KG-257 (3/39), Kdr Luftlande KG.z.b.V-2 (5/40), Kdr KG-27 (10/40)He 111P in KG-257 & KG-27, Ju 52/3m in KGzbV-2
RK(5/24/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Commander of KGzbV-2 Transport Wing that performed the air assault landings at Ypenburg, Ockenburg and Valkenburg around Den Haag, 10 May, 1940. 30 to 40 missions before being assigned to staff positions. Deceased 28 May, 1982, Ruhpolding.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)


3228 Conrad, JohannUffz12/Aufkl.Gr., Ob.d.L., 2/NAGr-4 (10/43)Bf 109F or Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 S of Lipezk on 26 June, 1942.
3229 Conrad, JuliusFw8/KG-26 (Norway)Ju 188A-3 Werk # 190346 "1H + ES" (lost 2/16/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 16 February, 1945, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List & SIG Norway). Added: The ac was on a transfer flight from Hamburg to Vaernes when it crashed at Onsberget Jevnaker due to heavy fog, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Reusonett, Nav; Uffz Georg Römer, R/O; Uffz Hans Budenbach, Flt Engr and (no rank) Wilhelm Utendorffer, Mech. The crew are buried at the crash site at Onsberget. (Flyvrak Norway).
3230 Conrad, KlausLtStab III/KG-26 He 111H-5 Werk # 3592 "1H + JD" (lost 4/10/41) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 10 April, 1941 after his ac was attacked by a Defiant of No.264 Sq., piloted by F/O E.G.Barwell, and crashed on Seaford Golf Course, Blatchington, Sussex. The pilot ordered the crew to bail out and then he remained at the controls until his ac crashed. The Observer was KIA due to parachute failure. Remaining crew: Ofw Hermann Platt, Obs (KIA, parachute failure, bur CC/4/14/187); Uffz Karl Schwarzer, R/O (POW); Gefr Walter Eckhardt, Flt Engr (POW) and Sdf Karl August Richter, War Reporter (POW) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
3231 Conrad, Siegfried4/ZG-101(Bad Aibling), 3/ZG-101, Erg.St./ZG-76 (Prague 44)Bf 110Destroyer Operational ClaspFlugbuch 42-44.
3232 Conrad, WernerUffz5/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682201 "Red 1" (lost 10/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 18 October, 1944 at the Löbnitz airfield during a test flight. Source: JG-300 Loss List
3233 Conradi, Wilhelm Ofw1(F)/124 (Sola 2/44; Bardufoss 2/45)Ju 88D-1 Werk # unk "G2 + CH" (lost 2/24/44), Ju 188D-2 Werk # 230423 "G2 + XH" (lost 2/20/45)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 20 February, 1945, cause unknown. Source: SIG Norway & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: Crashed into the Norwegian Sea, (labeled an "accident"), west of the Andoya Island (observer Loss List). Pilot reported "Safe" when he was involved in an accident near Kuusamo Russia on 24 February, 1944, no further detail (Observer Loss List).
3234 Conradt, KurtOfwCourier Staffel, Aufkl. Gr. 2.(F)/22 (8/42)Fi 156 (Courier)KVK 2

EK 1 & 2
Observers Operational Clasp in Silver
Four document group found online.
3235 Conradt, WernerUffz11/26/19215/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 10/18/44 at the Löbnitz airfield) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 October, 1944. Buried at Löbnitz.
3236 Conrady, HansLt3/KG-55 (4/41 Melun-Villaroche)He 111P-4 Werk # 2987 "G1 + FL" (lost 4/22/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 22 April, 1941; failed to return from a raid on Plymouth (known as the "Plymouth Blitz"), circumstances unknown. The ac believed lost in the English Channel on its way abck to base at Melun-Villaroche. Remaining crew: Ofw Herbert Findeisen, Obs; Gefr Rudolf Richter, R/O and Uffz Waldemar Schmidt, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
3237 Conrady, HeinrichObst12/3/1908Stassfurt Kdr III/KG-2 (9/41), Kdr KG-3 (11/42), Kdr KG-51 (1/43) Do 17Z in III Grp, Ju 88A as Kdr KG-3, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2262 "9K + HP" (lost 1/8/43) DK-G (10/20/42), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with his pilot Oblt Erwin Stohr and remaining unnamed crew at Bolschejmetschnej 8 January, 1943 when they were hit by flak. Conrady was flaying as Observer this date (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: They were hit by flak in the vicinity of Bol.Rossoschka during an attack on the rail junction near Stalingrad. Oberst Conrady buried at Rossoschka (LOCS).
3238 Contarini, LuigiSgtRegia Aeronautica Italiana90°Sq 10°Grp 4°Stormo (Malta)MC.200 (lost 9/4/41)Shot down during aerial combat over Malta on 4 September, 1941, pilot disposition not reported (Italian Losses Over Malta).
3239 Conti, AugustGefrII/JG-27 (Fels)Bf 109G Werk # Unk (dam 7/29/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 29 July, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
3240 Contzen, HerbertUffz12/26/1916Köln, MulheimErg/JG-26 (9/41), 9/JG-26 (4/42 Channel)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3633 (lost 9/2/41), Fw 190A-1 Werk # 0110086 "Yellow 10 + I" "GD + FI" (lost 4/27/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA on his 1st combat mission, 27 April, 1942, when his engine began smoking on takeoff, and he lost control and struck the ground. Bailed due to engine failure on 2 September, 1941 in his E-7 at Scheldt, near Oostkapelle, and was rescued.
3241 Conze, HeinrichFw1/20/1920Essen7/NJG-5 (Lübeck) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620397 "C9 + RR" (lost 3/4/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 3/4 March, 1945 when during Operation Gisela, he was making a low level attack on an automobile, thinking it was an airfield. He hit telephone wires at Welton, Lincolnshire, and crashed on the car and exploded, killing the entire crew and auto passenger. He was buried in the Scampton Churchyard, War Graves Plot, Gr.7 (Rosseels). Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Rudolf Scherer (geb 4/4/1922), R/O 1, bur Scampton Gr 8; Ogefr Werner Nollau (geb 10/8/1923), R/O 2, bur Scampton Gr 6 and Uffz Alfred Altenkirch, Gunner, bur Scampton Gr 5. Added: An ROC Observer named Jack Kelway has been reported to be the driver of the car (Wm. Warwick & D.Drury).
3242 Coparali, R.SrLtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana10 Gruppo (Libya)Cr. 42 (lost 12/29/40)KIA 29 December, 1940 after being shot down in the Sollum area by RCAF F/O Woodward of No. 33 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
3243 Corall, HeinrichFw18/JG-2 (4/44), 5/JG-2 (5/44)Fw 190A (lost 5/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 May, 1944 during aerial combat with an RCAF fighter of No. 214 Sq. (RCAF Claims List). One known victory, a B-17 at Aubigny-sur-Nerre, SE of Orleans, 30 April, 1944.
3244 Corda,LtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana12 Gruppo (Libya)Ca.310B (lost 6/14/40)Believed sd by RCAF P/O Woodward of No. 33 Sq., 14 June, 1940 at Capuzzo-Amseat Libya,pilot disposition unknown (RCAF Claims List).
3245 Cordes, Karl Heinz 'Heino'Lt4/24/1920Münster621/JG-54 (5/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.), 1/JGr Ost (5/44)Fw 190A-4 Wk# (14)7132 (crashed 7/5/43), Fw 190A-4 Wk# (14)2491 (lost 11/4/43) Both "White ?"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP (3/16/44)


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 1 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 June, 1943. An La-5 on 5 July, 1943. On this same day, his Wk# 7132 received 20% damage, as reported at the Panikowo airfield, S.U.. A LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. An La-5 on 9 July, 1943. A Yak-4 on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 July, 1943, a Fw at the time. Two Il-2s on 2 September, 1943. An La-5 and a Yak-9 on 14 September, 1943. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 4 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 December, 1943. On 4 November, 1943, Werk# 2491 was lost (only 10% damage reported) near the Witebsk airfield (S.U.), however it is not known if it was a result of combat or a flying accident. The disposition of the pilot is also unknown. One known western victory, a B-17 at Merseburg on 29 May, 1944. A 2nd western victory, a B-24 E of Prossnitz on 7 July, 1944. A Soviet Il-2 on 23 August, 1944. Another Il-2 on 25 August, 1944. A P-39 on 28 August, 1944. A Pe-2 on 12 September, 1944. Two Il-2s a P-39 and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. An Il-2, a Pe-2 and a P-39 on 15 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 52 victories.
3246 Cordes, Udo 'Lok-Töter'Oblt7/22/1921Dortmund2Bomber pilot w/ 4, 6 & 9/KG-3 (S.U.), Stfkpt 14/KG-3, Adj. II/SG-2Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360379 "5K + ET" in 9/KG-3, Fw 190 in SG-2
RK(5/25/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/7/42)
EP(8/22/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber & Assault Operational Clasps
Known as 'Der Lok Töter' (the Locomotive Killer) due to his destruction of 81 railway engines during his total 296 missions. Also destroyed 11 tanks and 2 Flak batteries. Shot down 23 April, 1945, but succeeded in bailing out. Last mission, 7 May, 1945. POW 10 May, 1945 near Kladno Czechoslovakia. Discharged 2 November, 1949. Deceased 7 March, 2007, Dortmund.
3247 Cordey, GerhardUffz10/JG-11Fw 190A-4 Werk # 6614 (lost 6/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 8 June, 1944, crashing in the Beauvais area, cause unknown. Source: L.Wiegels.
3248 Cordt, Hans HelmuthLt4/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 400605 "Blue 16" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 January, 1945 during aerial combat with a Spitfire XIV of RAF No. 41 Sq. near Leeden-Tecklenburg.
3249 Corinth, GerhardFw29/JG-26 (8/42)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5620 (lost 9/19/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
A new arrival 7 August, 1942, he was killed in a flying accident on 19 September, 1942. He was transferring an A-4, Werk # 5620, from Wevelghem to Moorsele, when he lost control while banking over Moorsele, and crashed and burned; weather may have been a factor.
3250 Corinth, GerhardUffz1I/JG-26 (3/44), 4/JG-26, 5/JG-26 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175106 "Blue 2" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 2" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. at Rheden, W of Arnhem. His one victory, a P-47 of 373FG at Versailles, N of Dreux, on 15 August, 1944.
3251 Cornelius, AlfredObltStfkpt 1/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4294 "U5 + FH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 24 September, 1942 after being shot down during a raid on York. His assailant is believed to be a Beaufighter of RAF No. 25 Sq., piloted by P/O R.Peake. The AC was seen falling in flames before striking the sea off Flamborough Head, where the wreckage continued to burn for a short while. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Werner Hawran, Observer, Fw Gerhard Hopf, wireless operator and Uffz Otto Muxel, mechanic.
3252 Cornelius, BernhardUffz9/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161393 "Yellow 14 + I" (lost 3/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a Spitfire near Monte Cassino.
3253 Cossart, Manfred vonMaj11/2/19115/KG-1 ('40), 7/KG-1 (9/41), Stfkpt 10/KG-1 (4/42), Kdr III/KG-1 (8/42), Kdr IV/KG-1 (11/42), Kdr I/KG-1 (2/44), IV/JG-301 (8/44), Erg/JGr.Ost (9/44), JG-7 (11/44) Ju 88A-5 Werk # Unk (dam 9/9/41), Ju 88 in IV Grp, He 177 in I Grp DK-G (2/14/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp While in 7/KG-1, he was injured in his Ju 88 on 9 September, 1941, crash landing at the Saborowka airfield, cause not reported (LOCS)
3254 Cossel, Arthur vonLtII/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19251 "White 8 + -" (lost 4/19/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 19 April, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
3255 Costabel, HansUffz12/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160877 "Yellow 5 + ~" (lost 6/10/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 June, 1944 during aerial combat in the Caen area. Mombeek.
3256 Costache,UffzRomania149th Romanian Jager StaffelBf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on 1 August, 1943. (All OKL)
3257 Cöster,Uffz11/JGr-200Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 at Manosque on 12 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Coster.
3258 Councler, GerhardOblt8/22/1921 IV/KG-53 ('41), 7/KG-27 ('42), TO Stab/KG.z.b.V.-111 ('42/"43 Italy & Sicily), III/KG-27 (6/43), 8/KG-27 (8/43) He 111H-6 Werk # Unk "1G + CR" (lost 9/21/42), He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (3/15/43), Bomber Operational Clasp
Briefly MIA 21 September, 1942 after his H-6 was shot up, and in flames, SE of Voronezh (DK-G Awards List & LOCS). Alternate spelling: Councker.
3259 Covre, TullioUffzItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana5353a, 86a, 5a ANRMC.200, MC.205V, Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 5 victories.
3260 Cramer, BrunoFw6/11/19194(H)/31Fw 189AEP(10/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Vermeer EP Awards List
3261 Cramer, HeinzMaj5/24/1911StrassburgKdr II/LG-1 (9/40)He 111H, Ju 88A-1 Werk # 3188 L1 + XC" (lost)
RK(9/18/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 15 September, 1940; shot down over Liverpool by Spitfires of RAF No. 152 Sq. during a daylight raid on the Warrington Propeller Factory. He was hit in one engine and crashed attempting a landing at Ladywell Barn, near Warminster. He was uninjured. Remaining crew: Lt O. Heinrich (KIA); Ofw P. Stützel (POW) and Fw F. Schultz (POW). Cramer was released from captivity in 1947. Retired Bundeswehr Brigadier General. Deceased 5 September, 2003.
3262 Cramon-Taubadel, Hans-Jürgen v. Obst11/4/1901Roschkowitz2 Stfkpt Flg.Gr. Döbernitz, Kdr I/JG-54 (39), Kdr Stab/JG-53 (1/40 Wiesbaden) Ar 65, Bf 109D, Bf 109E "Black <-+-" (dam 8/16/40)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Flew two fighter sweeps on 16 August, 1940, damaging his E model on the 2nd landing. WWI pilot. Served as one of the 1st Stfkpt in Döbernitz in 1934. Stfkpt 2/JG-70 prior to going to II/JG-54. Channel pilot. Jet Black "Ace of Spades" cowling insignia. One known victory, a Fr. Morane 406 12 km east of Colmar on 21 December, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane 20 km N of Dungeness on 27 September, 1940. See Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries for further detail.
3263 Cramon, Friedrich Franz vonLt5Stab I/JG-3 (5/40), Stab/JG-3 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13299 "Yellow <" (lost 8/1/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 August, 1942 after being hit by flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3933. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane northeast of Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Defiant on 26 August, 1940, no location. His first known Soviet victory, a P2-2 on 6 July, 1941. An Il-2 on 11 October, 1941. His 5th, an Il-2 on 23 July, 1942. Magnus.
3264 Cranach, Wichard Joachim Lukas von HptmStab/NAGr-8 (Bardufoss)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 140796 "6J + FL" (lost 1/27/44)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 27 January, 1944; crashed after takeoff from the Bardufoss airfield, no cause reported. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Erich Böker, R/O and Uffz Helmuth Janczyk, Mech (Flyvrak Norway).
3265 Crede, WernerOblt4/MinensuchGr.-1 (1/43), 4(H)/41 (1/43), 1/NAGr-8 (2/45 Mackwitz/Pommern)Fw 189A-1 Werk # Unk (lost 1/17/43), Bf 109G-8/R5 Werk # 202114 "White 8" (lost 2/18/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, EP (10/5/42), Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 18 February, 1945 in the Arnswalde area, with his wingman Uffz Karl Heinz Beaulieu Marconny (also MIA), failing to return from a Tactical Reconnaissance mission in the Stargard area. Jager Blatt article also spells his name Gede. Added: He was injured when his 189 crashed in the vicinity of the Dretun airfield on 17 January, 1943, cause not reported (LOCS).
3266 Crell, H.J.Lt4/KG-76 (840 Creil)Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "F1 + ?M" (lost 8/24/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes of No. 501 Sq., crashed in the Channel off Manston. The three deceased washed up at Haamstede, and are buried at Ysselsteyn. Pilot Lt Crell buried BF-4-88. Remaining crew: Fw M.Thomas, Obs (bur BF-4-93); Uffz A.Hennenberg, R/O (MIA) and Uffz A.Wetzker, Gnr (bur BF-4-92) (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
3267 Cremer, BrunoLt6/11/1919Meschede4(H)/31 (2.43), NAGr-4 (3/43), 6/ZG-76 (3/44)Fw 189A-3, Bf 110G-2 in ZG-76
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/1/43), EP(10/2/42),

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List, Vermeer EP Awards List & LOCS
3268 Crespi,FwItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana236a (Dive Bomber Sq.)Ju 87Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKnown to have hit the Royal Navy Cruiser HMS Southampton on 10 Januery, 1941. Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey
3269 Cress, Gerhard GerdGefr4/7/19254/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173097 "Red 8" (lost 9/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 22 September, 1944; crashed at Husum Germany after a training flight, not enemy related, cause unknown. Buried Husum, Block 3/C/6. Source: J. Geensen.
3270 Crinius, WilhelmLt12/2/1920Hohenhausen, Lippe1143/JG-53 (2/42 Med; 7/42 S.U)Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 13" (2/42), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 10243 "Yellow ?" (lost 7/8/42), Bf 109G-2 "Yellow 13" (S.U. 8/42), Bf 109G-2/R-1 Trop Werk# 10805 "Yellow 13" (2/43 Gela)
RK(9/23/42)
EL(9/23/42)
EP(9/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 January,1943 after bailing out of Wk# 10805 in Tunisia after a dogfight with Spitfires, sustaining engine damage. Made a force landing in his F-4 at Woronesh Russia on 8 July, 1942, as a result of enemy fire. He was uninjured in the incident. 400 missions, 100 victories in the East, 1 four engine bomber. His first known Soviet victories, numbers 1 & 2, both Il-2s on 9 June, 1942. His 14th victory, an R-5 on 27 July, 1942. An R-5 and an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. His 23rd & 24th, an Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 8 August, 1942. One of many multiple victories, a triple on 12 August, 1942; Two MiG-3s and an Il-2. A DB-7 and an Il-2 on 19 August, 1942. A U-2, an R-5, an I-180 and a MiG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Two P-40s and two LaGG-3s on 2 September, 1942. Three Yak-1s and a LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Three Yak-1s and a LaGG-3 on 20 September, 1942. He received the RK and the EL the same day. Wolf Tonnes wingman. Deceased 26 April, 1997.
3271 Cristiani, RomoloSgtMajRegia Aeronautica Italiana14°Sq 4°Grp Autonomo (Malta)Savoia S.84 (lost 7/4/42)KIA 4 July, 1942; sd during aerial combat over Malta, no further detail. See Gesuino, Manca for crew details. (Italian Losses Over Malta).
3272 Cristoph, FwStab/NAGr-12Bf 109G (lost 11/27/44)Observer Operational ClaspShot down over Yugoslavia on 27 November, 1944, no further detail. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani. An alternate spelling might be a traditional German spelling: Christoph.
3273 Croissant, WernerLt6/KG-76 (4/45 Kaltenkirchen)Ar 234B-2Bomber Operational ClaspFlew missions at the Remagen Bridge on 14 March, 1945, carrying a SC-1000 robot camera. Flew missions on 15 April, 1945 against advancing British armored columns on the autobahn at Meine, 11 km S of Gifhorn.
3274 Cron, HansFw2(F)/Ob.d.L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-5 Trop Werk # 430019 "T5 + LK" (lost 9/29/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Oblt Artur Schlufter and two other unnamed crew at Baku-Astrachan 29 September, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Gerhard Beimes, R/O and Uffz Willi Scherer, Gnr (D.Drury).
3275 Croner, ErnstFwStab/KG-55He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3276 Crüger, ArvedMaj6/25/1911Pillau, E.Prussia10/LG-2((9/39), Stfkpt 3/KG-30, Kdr III/KG-30 (40), Kdr SKG-210 (12/41), Kdr ZG-1 (1/42), Kdr KG-77 (3/42)Ju 88A in KG-30, Bf 110C in SKG-210 & ZG-1, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8627 "3Z + AA" (lost 3/22/42)
RK(6/19/40)
EK 1(5/4/40) & 2(3/17/40)
Ital.Pilot Wing
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
MIA 22 March, 1942 during an attack on a British convoy southeast of Malta. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Erich Atzler, Obs; Ofw Kurt Raithel, R/O and Ofw Walter Wagner, Gnr.. His missions estimated at 93 while in SKG-210.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
He was appointed Geschwaderkommodore (Wing Commander) of Kampfgeschwader 77 (Knight of the Order of the Garter 77—77th Bomber Wing) in 1942. Crüger was posted as missing in action on 22 March 1942. He joined the military service as a Fahnenjunker (Officer Cadet) in the 2nd Infantry Regiment (Infanterie-Regiment 2) on 1 April 1931.\r\nWith graduation he was promoted to Fähnrich and transferred to the 6th Communications-Department (Nachrichtenabteilung 6). On 29 March 1941 Crüger and led his group in an attack against a British task force southwest of Crete. The group claimed three hits on the aircraft carrier HMS Formidable earning him a reference on 30 March 1941 in the Wehrmachtbericht (armed forces report), an information bulletin issued by the headquarters of the Wehrmacht.\r\nTo be singled out individually in this way was an honour and was entered in the Orders and Decorations" section of a soldier"s Service Record Book. Crüger married the German actress Carola Höhn in April 1941. The marriage produced a posthumous son, Arved-Michael, who was born in June 1942.\r\nAfter his wedding vacation Crüger took command as Geschwaderkommodore of the Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 on 30 September 1941 at the Eastern Front. He then became Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 77 on 13 March 1942. Fighting in the Mediterranean theater of operations Crüger went missing in action on 22 March 1942.\r\nFlying the Junkers Ju 88 A-4 3Z+Associate of Arts (Werknummer 8627—factory number) he failed to return from a combat mission against the British forces on Malta. Crüger and his crew appear to have been shot down by Royal Navy AA fire while attacking shipping en route to Malta. Wehrmachtbericht reference Bibliography.
3277 Crull, Karl AugustOblt2/JG-26, 1/JG-26 (4/42 Channel)Fw 190A-1 Werk # 023 "Black 8" (Apr.42), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2063 "White ?" (lost 4/15/42))Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 April, 1942 in aerial combat in his A-2 with a Spitfire of RAF No. 121 Sq. at Morninghem/St. Omer. Note: His A-1 was inherited by Lt. Georg Greffenius, and Georg died in Wk# 023 on 29 June, 1942.
3278 Crump, PeterLt31 5/JG-26 (6/42, 6/43 Vitry en Artois), 7/JG-26 (4/44), 9/JG-54, Stfkpt 10/JG-54 (Fw 190D-9), Stfkpt 11&13/JG-26 (3/45 Varrelbusch), Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (5/45) Fw 190A-3 "Black 2" & "Black 8" of "Wutz"G., Fw 190A-4 Werk# 5658 "Black 10", Fw 190A-4 Werk # 0793 (20% dam 6/22/43 vs B-17s), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470202 "Black 6" (flown in Feb 44), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340253 "Black 14 and Fw 190A-7 Werk # 642001 "Black 5" in 5/JG-26, Fw 190D-9 Werk # Unk "White 16 + ~" (in 13/JG-26)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
First known victory was a Spitfire 15 km west of Berck-sur-Mer on 27 August, 1942. His 6th, a RCAF No. 403 Sq. Spitfire on 27 February, 1943. A B-17 (e.V.) 5 km S of Reims on 29 April, 1944. While in JG-26, he was wingman for "Wutz" Galland. Shot down 22 June, 1943 near Vlissingen in Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0793 "Black 6", by a P-47 escorting B-17s. He made a forced landing in the Scheldemonding at Vlissingen. His victory this date went unconfirmed. A second known loss, an Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340253 "Black 14", at the hands of a P-47 of 78FG on 22 February, 1944. Crump joined JG-54 in exchange for Emil Lang, who replaced Naumann. He was shot down w/o wounds twice in D-9s; on 11 October, 1944 in "Black 2" at Bissel Germany and 31 December, 1944 at the Achmer Germany airfield. 150 combat missions as of 17 June, 1944. His 15th victory, a P-47 in the Rouen area on 12 June, 1944. A Spitfire NW of Caen on 2 July, 1944. A Spitfire N of Ivry-la-Bataille on 18 July, 1944, while in 9/JG-54. A P-51 S of Bernay on 25 July, 1944, still in 9/JG-54. Added: His last, and 31st victory, was a P-47 NE of Münster on 28 March, 1945 (C.Sundin). Temporarily out of action in April 1945 due to blood poisoning. His last mission, # 202, flown 2 May, 1945. Crump flew another 9 A-6s and 6+ A-4s while in JG-26! Survived the war.
3279 Cryns, JakobUffz9/27/192312/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781258 (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Oberhof (JG-4 List).
3280 Cryns, WilliOblt1/24/19147/KG-27 (12/40), 10/KG-27 (4/44)He 111P-2 Werk # 2864 "1G + HR" (dam 12/13/40), He 111H-6 Werk # 7570 "1G + FU" (lost 4/8/44)DK-G (12/23/42 as a R/O), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational ClaspAt the time of the 13 December, 1940 flight, he was an Ofw R/O for Oblt Ottmat Dold. He escaped injury and went on to flight training, serving in 10/KG-27. KIC 8 April, 1944 when his ac crashed during a training mission due to an engine malfunction. The ac came down west of Kulm an der Weichsel River (Poland). Remaining crew: Uffz Erwin Schilling, Obs (KIC); Uffz Alwin Brandt, R/O (KIC); Ogefr Hubert Gabbert, Flt Engr (KIC) and Ogefr Fritz Böttcher, Gnr (WIC) (D.Drury).
3281 Csukas, KalmanLtColHungaryKdr 2nd Air Brigade (1/43 Ilovskoye S.U.)Re 2000, Bf 109FFighter Operational ClaspKalman came from an old noble family, whose ancestors gained nobility in 1499 in the heroic struggle with Turks for their outstanding courage. His father was a Reformed pastor, a member of the National Assembly. Kálmán Csukás, after completing the four secondary school classes, went to a military education facility, completing the military masterpiece in Budapest-Hűvösvölgy in 1920. He then attended the Ludovika Academy where he received artillery training and was ordained as a lieutenant on August 20, 1924. He did not stay long with his original weaponry - the flight attracted him. It has achieved excellent results as a sportsman. In 1926 he was a trained fighter pilot. Between 1929 and 1932, he was a military school, he became a captain and was transferred to the General Staff. As Major General Staff, he was the immediate supreme leader of the Soviet front, to the deputy governor, István Horthy. On October 29, 1942, on the 2nd of October, beside the Iron Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, it was adorned with swords decorated by warlords, and from November 1, Lieutenant Colonel. On January 19, 1943, he was sent back as commander of the airport of Ilovskopee, working airplanes and airplanes, and remained in the area around the Russians. With all his contacts with the General Staff, his brigade showed an example of his 400 volunteer soldiers trying to break out of the Soviet ring. In an armored vehicle's command he was killed, a grenade slamming his neck, the machine gun closing fire on his chest. Of the four hundred heroes, only a few returned to the brigade. The next day, the brigade had attempted to complete the outbreak, which was successful. His pilots in the mainland knew nothing about it, and the War broke out. The Pesti Hírlap announces the death of his death only on February 9. His final resting place is in an unmarked grave on Russian soil. After his death, he declared Horthy a governor, and he was appointed Colonel, and he was represented by the Knights of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Order of Merit and the Sword of the Sword
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3282 Csurusky, GeorgOblt7/1/192022/KG-51 (2/43), Stfkpt 4/KG-51 ('44), 1/KG-51 (5/44), Stfkpt 1/KG-51 (10/44-4/45) Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144230 "9K + GK" (lost 2/12/43), Me 410A DK-G (1/1/45), EP (6/5/43), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp This ac reported lost 12 February, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, one unnamed crew KIA the other three returned (Ju 88 Loss List). Signor on Remagen painting by Robert Taylor. Added: Oblt Csurusky was MIA briefly on 12 February, 1943 when his Ju 88 force landed NE of Drushkowa, cause not reported (LOCS) Alternate spelling: Csursky (Luftwaffe Loss Report).
3283 Cuadra-Medina, MarioMajSpain10Kdr 4 Escaudrilla Azul (7/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 15(Span)/JG-51(Oper.Citadel 7/43)Fw 190A-3
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
The 4th Escaudrilla was the most successful of the "Spanish Blue" fighter units. Neulen
3284 Cubillus, ErichUffz5/JG-26 (4/42 Channel) 1/JG-26Fw 190A-1Werk # 10100 "Black 10" (dam 4/4/42), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5229 (lost 4/13/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 4 April, 1942 when, due to engine failure in his A-1, he crashed at St. Omer and was injured. This Wk# believed to be the usual mount of Wolfgang Kosse. KIA 13 April, 1942 when he was shot down in his A-2 by the famous Irish pilot, Paddy Finucane in a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq.. Cubillus died trying to crash land at Marquise. Alternate spelling: Cubillius.
3285 Cucchi, CarloLtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana6385a, 1a ANRMC.200, MC.205V, Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 6 victories.
3286 Cugnasca, C.LtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana151a Sq. (Libya)G.50 (lost 4/14/41)KIA 14 April, 1941; sd at Tobruk Libya by RCAF F/L J.D. Smith of No. 73 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
3287 Cuk, GustavLtII/StG-3 (Tunisia) Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2987 "S7 + HM" (lost 2/15/43) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 15 February, 1943 at St Marie du Zit due to flak (Ju 87 Loss List). Added: He is buried in the German War Cem., Bordj-Cedria, next to Ofw Johann Mraz (Simon Hickey)
3288 Cukr-Cooper, VaclavCzechoslovakia8French Air Force GC II/3, RAF No 235 Sq.MS-406, Hurricane & P-51DFCBowers/Lednicer Fighter Pilot Ace List. Not an Axis pilot; deceased 14 October, 1989 (H. Breuer)
3289 Culemann, Hans GunnarLt149/JG-27 (Med 7/43), 7/JG-27 (2/44), Stab III/JG-27 (6/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19676 "Yellow 10" (lost 7/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413524 "White 2 + I" (lost 6/30/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 June, 1944 15 km E of Lisieux, reason unknown. Mombeek. His "Yellow 10" reported lost 17 July, 1943 at Catania due to enemy fire, no report of pilot injury. One known victory, his 1st, a B-26 southwest of Eleusis, west of Athens, 3 November, 1943. His 2nd, a B-25 souh of Athens on 17 November, 1943. His 3rd & 4th, both Beaufighters; one S of Insel Samos, the other at Insel Samos, on 9 February, 1944. A 5th, a Baltimore 50 km from Insel Milos Greece on 3 March, 1944. A 6th, a B-26 SW of Insel Milos Greece on 6 March, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 in the Zerbst area on 28 May, 1944. His 10th, a P-47 8 km S of Bayeux on 14 June, 1944. His 11th, a P-51 S of Dreux on 17 June, 1944. His 12th & 13th, both P-51s on 27 June, 1944; one S of Villers-Cotterets, the othe S of Soissons. Magnus.
3290 Cümbal, AlfredFw5(F)/122 (1/42 Gostkino S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1426 "F6 + UN" (lost 1/22/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 22 January, 1942, when they failed to return from a reconnaissance mission covering Torzhok and Bologoye, Kalinin Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Helmut Ewald Hombrecher, Obs; Gefr Oswald Ritter, R/O and Uffz Alois Werschnick, Gnr. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Gümbal.
3291 Cuno, Horst,Ogefr12/26/19201(Erg)/JG-53 Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4879 (80% damaged 8/41) Pilot Badge KIC 12 August. 1941 making a force landing at Vannes, cause unknown. Source: Jochen Prien. Added: Burial Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2, Grave 36 (absa3945).
3292 Cuntz, HaraldUffz42/JG-11 (7/43 Husum), 8/JG-11 (2/44) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5722 (lost 7/17/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7079 (lost 2/10/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 February, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters near Nordhorn in Wk# 7079. SD with wounds, in his Wk# 5722 crashed into the North Sea north off Groningen Holland on 17 July, 1943 (DeSwart). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 on 4 October, 1943. His 2nd, a B-24 N of Hölzminden on 13 November, 1943. A double victory, his 3rd & 4th, both B-17s in the Celle area on 10 February, 1944. Alternate spelling: Cunz.
3293 Curth, HerbertGefr18/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160813 "Red 2 + I" (80% dam 5/28/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 May, 1944 during aerial combat, crash landed near Zerbst. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) on 28 May, 1944, no location.
3294 Curtis, WilliOfwFAGr. unitJu 188F-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3295 Cuscuna, FrancescoFwItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana575a, 2a ANRMC.205V, Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 5 victories.
3296 Czech,Ofw4/KG-26 (6/44-11/44)He 111H-11 "1H + BK" (6/8/44); H-3 "1H + XD" (6/25/44); H-11 "1H + UD" (7/3/44); "1H +BK" (8/5/44), Ju 88A-17 "1H + AA", Ju 188 "H + AA" (10/44)Bomber Operational ClaspHe flew 57 missions, his last on 10 November, 1944. This was also the last recorded for his R/O Fw Georg Betzner. Remaining crew: ocassionally Obstlt Klümper, Obs and a Gnr named Petrich. Source: Betzners Flugbuchs 1 & 2 per Fritz Braun.
3297 Czekay, Friedrich FritzLt11/30/1904RotwaldaStö.Kampf Gruppe Luft-4, 3/NSGr-1Ju 87D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 near Niederkrüchen, where he was buried in Grave 6 (Rosseels). DK-G Awards List
3298 Czekay, RichardMaj3/26/1916Strausberg, Bad FreienwaldeStG-163, I/StG-76, I/StG-2, Stfkpt 2, 3 & 4/StG-2, 4/LG-1, Kdr IV/LG-1, Kdr LG-1 (11/44 to wars end)Ju 87, Ju 88
RK(12/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/27/42)
EP(9/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
From 2 March, 1945 to the end of the war, he was the Acting Kdr of LG-1. 550 missions as Stuka and Bomber pilot. Deceased 24 April, 2009, Kitzingen.
3299 Czepa, EwaldUffz12/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109K-4 Werk# 330432 "Blue 2 + I" (lost 3/5/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 March, 1945; combat with P-39s, west of Madüsee (area of Stargard). Mombeek MIA List.
3300 Czermin, OttoUffz311/JG-3Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 S of Berlin on 6 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 in the Nauen area, W of Berlin, on 18 April, 1944. His 3rd, same day, a 2nd B-17 same location.

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