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3601 Deuse, ErwinFw1/14/1914Silezia4/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6480 (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIFA 7 July, 1941 on his first combat mission. His engine failed over Bruges, near the Groups base at Maldeghem. Buried Lommel, Block 62/290 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
3602 Deutsch, ErnstObstltKGzbV-40 (Norway)Ju 52 Werk # 2940 "9P + BB(green)"Transport Operational ClaspCrashed his Ju 52 on 14 May, 1941, no cause or damage estimate given. Source: SIG Norway. Note: The call sign "9P" is attributed to KGzbV-60 (aka KGzbV-108) operating courier flights over Sweden. Not sure the "Assignment" to KGzbV-40 is correct.
3603 Deutsch, JoachimLt7/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4017 (lost (9/5/40)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 September, 1940 during aerial combat over the Thames Estuary. Source: Jochen Prien
3604 Deutschbein, HorstLtStffüh 5/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3726 "B3 + SN" (lost 5/22/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 22 May, 1942 during an attack on the Soblago rail line, when he was the victim of a LaGG-3 of 630 IAP, piloted by Lt Georgiy Gurov. He crashed near the RR Station, exploding on impact.
3605 Deutscher, JohannesOfw4/KG-3Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. This may be Johannes Deutscher, previous record, pressed into Rammtrager service near the wars end.
3606 Deutscher, RudolfFw2/LG-1 (Le Culot)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3554 "L1 + OK" (lost 6/29/44)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported to have crashed at Orbais, Walloon Brabant, Belgium after being attacked by a night fighter. The unnamed crew, with the exception of the observer (KIA), returned safely to their Le Culot base. No further detail (D.Drury).
3607 Deutschmann, PaulFw9/JG-54 Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210102 "White 3" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp POW 1/1/45; shot down over Belgium during Operation Bodenplatte. Added: Served as wingman for Oblt Werner Pichon-Kalau von Höfe in May 1941 (C.Sundin).
3608 Deutschmann, WilhelmFw33/JG-27Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781247 "Yellow 9" (lost 12/24/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Pilot reported KIA 24 December, 1944, no further detail (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Magdeburg on 19 May, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 SE of Köthen on 2 November, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Spa on 17 December, 1944.
3609 Deutzinger,OfwErg.(F) GruppeJu 188F-1 "F2 + WN" (interned in Sweden)Observer Operational ClaspThe only Ju 188 to land in Sweden, this AC left a military base near Rostock (Pütnitz) for Schleswig in order to flee the advancing Russians. With bad weather soon after takeoff and since the radio was out of order, they flew blindly until fuel was nearly gone, when they spotted the lights at the Bulltofta airfield and made a wheels up landing. None of the crew nor passengers were hurt in the landing. Remaining crew: Ofw Selzer and Uffz Olbrich. The pilot was not positively identified by the author. I made the selection. Source: B.Widfeldt
3610 Devan, StefanOgefrSlovakia3rd Air Regt., SVZAvia B-534Fighter Operational Clasp
3611 Dewald, GerhardOfhr9/JG-26Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412297 "White 22" (lost), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441633 "White 20" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 July, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 20" with a P-51 of 354FG at Evreux. WIA 10 June, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 22" with a P-47 of 365FG over Orne Estuary. He bailed successfully with slight injuries.
3612 Dewens, WalterUffz1923Gross Boschany, SlovakiaA/B-114 (3/43), SG-151 (4/45)Fw 190F-8Assault Operational Clasp in BronzeAfter graduating from Blindschule, he became a pilot in Jluy, 1944, but not assigned to a combat unit until April, 1945. The delay was due to limited aircraft and limited fuel. A English POW after the war, he was released in August, 1946. Jager Blatt 2/2004.
3613 Dewitz, Kurt Hans Jobst vonHptm11/15/1912Mainz-KastelStfkpt 4(F)/14 (8/40)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1263 "5F + EM" (lost 1/16/42)Observer Operational Clasp MIA 16 January, 1942; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over the Rzhev area. Source: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng. Added: A pilot in his own right, Hptm Dewitz was flying as observer for Oblt Ernst Grow (MIA) on this mission. Oblt Grow is commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Rzhev, Russia (D.Drury).
3614 Deziers,LtErg or II/SKG-10Fw 190A-5/U8 (lost)Assault Operational ClaspHis body recovered 20 January, 1943. Source: Diary Of Uffz Friedrich Schmidt (KIA), recovered from his wreckage, 23 May, 1943.
3615 Dezius, ChristophLt56/JG-2 (4/42 to 4/44), II/JG-2 (6/44), 7/JG-2 (12/44)Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 10 km N o Sedan on 25 February, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 W of St. Dizier on 16 March, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 at Saumur on 27 March, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 N of Reims on 1 April, 1944. A 5th, a P-38 at Bernay on 25 June, 1944. Flugbuch.
3616 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).
3617 Di Bert, CesareOffz CandItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana6150a, 2o Gruppo (4/42 Sicily)Re.2001 (4/42), MC.202, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 6 victories.
3618 Di Cezare, IonRomania17Fighter unit, USSR & RomaniaBf 109E, F & GEK 1 &2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bowers/Lednicer Fighter Pilot Ace List. 16 to 19 victories, Wings Pallette-Pilots. He is reported to have shot down an He 111 on 26 August, 1944 (H. Breuer).
3619 Di Giorgi, Silvio1/LtRegia Aeronautica ItalianaUnk (Malta)MC.200 (lost 7/25/41)POW 25 July, 1941 after being sd at sea and rescued by an RAF rescue launch (Italian Losses Over Malta).
3620 Di Pauli,ObltItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana412a Sq., 29o Gruppo (10/40 Barentu, Eritrea)CR.42Fighter Operational ClaspPictured with other 412a Squadriglia pilots in late 1940. Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey
3621 Di Pauli, BrunoSgtMaj12/10/1915Venice Italy Regia Aeronautica ItalianaUnk (Malta)MC.202 (lost 7/23/42)His ac reported sd at sea off Malta on 23 July, 1942; he was rescued, but no pilot disposition was reported (Italian Losses Over Malta).
3622 Di Poggio Suasa, Carlo Maurizio Ruspoli Maj8/25/1906 Oberhofen, Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana 1181a, 6o Gruppo, 1o Stormo (10/40); Kdr 91a, 10o Gruppo, 4o Stormo (Fuka 9/42), Ital.Air MinistryMC.200 (10/40), MC.202 III (MM7844) "Red 3" (9/42), MC.205V
Italian Siver Medal for Military Valor

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
3623 Diaude,Lt14/NJG-4Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington near Yainville on 15 April, 1943.
3624 Diaz-Benjumea, Julio SalvadorMajSpain2 Escaudrilla Azul (2/42 Chief Inspector), 15(Span)/JG-51(6/42 Orel)Bf 109E-7, Bf 109F-4(6/42)Fighter Operational Clasp
3625 Dibbel, HermannFwIII/StG-2Ju 87D-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3626 Dibowski, Hermann WilhelmOfw37/ZG-26, 5/ZG-1 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4054 "S9 + EN" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down 13 July, 1942 in his E-1 by a Soviet fighter. One known victory, a Morane in the Ghent/Termonde area, 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, another Morane on 20 May, 1940, no location. A 3rd, his first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 6 August, 1942. The DK-G Awards List states his Given name as Wilhelm.
3627 Dick, ErichLtKG(J)-76Ar 234Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 27 December, 1944 when his AC slammed into an airfield embankment when condensation on his canopy blinded him.
3628 Dick, KurtUffz11/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162408 (lost 5/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 May, 1944 during aerial combat at Weferlingen, 10km NE of Helmstedt.
3629 Dick, WilhelmUffzErg/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1384 "4D + DA" (lost 3/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with three other unnamed crew on 4 March, 1942, hit by flak at Mundesley, Norfolk (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Oskar Haug, Obs (bur Scottow Cem., War Graves Plot, Gr 252); Uffz Richard Prohaska, R/O (bur Scottow, Gr 253) and Fw Hans Trökes, Gnr (bur Scottow, Gr 278. No known grave for pilot, Uffz Dick (D.Drury).
3630 Dicke, EugenOblt26/SG-10 (6/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 3/SG-10Fw 190F
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Boston III on 5 June, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 July, 1944. Per a Jager Blatt article 2/1998, he went missing over hostile territory around the Plattensee after completing a mission. May have achieved the rank of Hptm. Alternate spelling: Dick. Deceased 12 may, 1989.
3631 Dickel, RolfUffz1/ZG-1Ju 88R-2 (Night Fighter) Werk # Unk "2N + NH" (dam 6/9/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspPilot Uffz Dickel & crew were uninjured when their ac hit a barrage balloon over the Normandy invasion area. There is no indication of their status after the incident. The possible explanation; the damage may have been so slight, they could return to base. Remaining crew: Uffz Rolf Johenneken, Obs and Uffz Aegidius Berzborn, R/O (D.Drury).
3632 Dickfeld, AdolfObst2/20/1910Breslau136I/JG-52, III/JG-52, Stab II/JG-2 (12/42), Kdr II/JG-2 (1/43), Kdr II/JG-11Bf 109, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 0750 (90% dam 1/18/43; hit obstruction at Kairouan, N.Africa) in II/JG-2, He 162
RK(3/19/42)
EL(5/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/25/42)
EP(12/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Bdg
Fighter Oper.Clasp
12 Bombers. Barbaroosa pilot. 115 of the victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 5 km E of Werch. Storganski on 13 May, 1942. Shot down nine opponents on 14 May 1942! One of many multiple victories, two LaGG-3s, an I-15 and an I-16 Rata on 19 August, 1942. Four LaGG-3s on 30 August, 1942. 8 additional AC destroyed on the ground. Severely injured 8 January, 1943 during a takeoff in Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0750 after his AC struck an obstacle and somersaulted. On 21 April, 1945, he scored the first victory in an He 162, a P-47. The Squadron went unnamed, but was supposed to be called "Hitler Youth". Survived the war. Deceased 17 May, 2009. Photo
3633 Dickhaus,Uffz19/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax JB796 1 km E of Toulaine on 4 July, 1943.
3634 Dickmann, HorstOgefr8/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20623 (lost 11/3/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 November, 1943 during aerial combat, location not reported.
3635 Dickmann, JosefUffz15/JG-27 (4/45)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a P-38 W of Hannover on 7 April, 1945.
3636 Dickore, Friedrich KarlHptm3/12/1911Lollar13/ZG-26 (39), Kdr II/ZG-1 (5/40), Kdr III/ZG-76 (8/40 Laval)Bf 110C in ZG-1, Bf 110C "2N + BC" (lost 8/15/40) in ZG-76
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 15 August, 1940; collided with another ac of No. 213 Sq. during combat. Both he and his R/O, Uffz Herbert Templin, bailed, only the R/O survived to be taken prisoner (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his first, a Hampden southeast of Helgoland on 29 September, 1939. Channel pilot. Replaced by Hptm. Kaldrack. Alternate spelling: Dickore'. Added: The ac was reported to have crashed into Weymouth Bay, off Dorset, after colliding with a crippled unidentified ac. The pilot's body washed ashore on the French side of the channel and is buried at Bourdom, Blk 25, Row 2, Gr 67 (D.Drury).
3637 Dickow, ErwinFw14/JG-3Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire in the Dunkirk area, 29 May, 1940.
3638 Dieball,ObltTech. Offz. I/JG-54 (3/43)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10366 "RF+FH" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspThe AC loss occurred on 28 September, 1942 near Andronowo; pilot disposition unknown.
3639 Dieball, WernerHptm4/JG-102 Rammtrager Unit 4/45Bf 109G & K EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Fate unknown. Source: Arno Rose.
3640 Diebel, WilhelmFw1/NAGr-4Bf 109G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3641 Diebl, HelmutUffzStab/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18210 (lost 8/19/43)Fighter Operational ClaspHis G-6 reported lost 19 August, 1943 in a takeoff accident from Feldflugplatz 170, pilot OK.
3642 Diebow, F.GefrLd.Kdo.Holl. (5/43 Hilversum)Fw 58C-2 Werk # 1590 (70% dam 5/18/43) Wound Badge, Transport Operational ClaspInjured in a forced landing at Hilversum airfield 18 May, 1943, due to a fuel shortage (SGLO).
3643 Diebuner, sicOblt14/NJG-102 (7/NJG-1 also noted in brackets)Bf 110, Bf 109G EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington into the sea on 9 July, 1944.
3644 Diebzl, WilhelmFwNAGr-4 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19333 (40% dam 8/10/43)Wound Badge
Night Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at the Ssubotowo airfield on 10 August, 1943 due to engine damage.
3645 Diechert, KlausFhr12/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27056 (lost 9/22/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Acquigny.
3646 Dieck, K.Ogefr3/JG-27 (12/44 Rheine) Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330413 "Yellow 1" (lost 12/17/44) Fighter Operational Clasp His K-4 crashed at Beers Holland on 17 December, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: He was killed in the crash and buried Yssel BP-12-296, no cause reported (SGLO).
3647 Diecke, KurtOfw2/KG-77, 2/KG-6 (1/43 Beauvais Fr.)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144347 "3E + GK" (lost 1/18/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. POW 18 January, 1943; shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 29 Sq., piloted by S/L I.G.Esplin. The ac crashed at Bull Rd., Lovelace Place Farm, Bethersden, Kent. Remaining crew: Obs Uffz Karl Fenger (bail, POW); R/O Fw Erich Müller (KIA, chute failed, buried Folkestone, Kent) and Gnr Uffz Karl Lösch (bails & stole vehicle but POW within hours). I have the ac Data Plate. See 12 O'Clock High Story on file.
3648 Diecke, RudolfUffz33/JG-302Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Wiener Neustadt on 10 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 N of Salzburg Austria on 9 June, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 (HSS) E of Raab on 16 June, 1944.
3649 Dieckfoss, ErnstUffz11/JG-3 (Reich Def) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464181 "Yellow 7" (or Yellow 15) (lost 1/27/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 27 January, 1945 near Scharnikau, cause unknown. Added: Scharnikau is now called Czarnkow, and located in Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland. No DK burial match (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Deckfoss.
3650 Dieckhoff, WalterFw26/JG-77 (6/44 Italy; 11/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163133 (lost 6/9/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784740 (lost 11/30/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 30 November, 1944; crashed at Güldendorf, near Frankfurt/Oder during a training flight, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 9 June, 1944 during aerial combat at Maniago, bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 N of Ravenna Italy on 5 June, 1944. A 2nd, a Spitfire at Nijmegen-Arnhem on 2 October, 1944.
3651 Dieckmann, AlfredFw6/KG-26He 111H-11
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/4/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3652 Dieckmann, RobertUffz5/30/1918HamburgStab/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 2725 "V4 + EA" (lost 5/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 May, 1940; his ac sd by Hurricanes of No.607 Sq. and additional ground fire. The ac crashed at Avesnes-le-Sec, Nord France. The pilot bailed, but was killed. Remaining crew: Oblt Georg Schuster, Obs (POW/DOW); Uffz Theodor geppert, R/O (POW/WIA); Gefr Walter Brelage, Flt Engr (KIA) and Uffz Ernst Türpitsch, Gnr (KIA). The deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at Bourdon as follows: Pilot Dieckamnn 3/11/418; Schuster 23/8/130; Brelage 23/5/76 and Türpitsch 23/5/77 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Diekmann.
3653 Diederich, WernerLt1/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7195 "4D +CH" (lost 7/24/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew after a crash landing at Culver Down, Bembridge, Isle of Wight on 24 July, 1941, after running out of fuel (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Hans Wiedemann, Obs; Gefr Manfred Riecke, R/O and Gefr Wilhelm Wildemann, Gnr.. The crew managed to destroy the ac before being taken prisoner (D.Drury).
3654 Diefenbacher, AdolfUffz9/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk# 20078 "Yellow 11" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 March, 1944 over Lüneburg Germany.
3655 Diegmann, AdalbertLt4/KG-51Me 410A-1/U2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3656 Diehl, AlfredGefrII/SG-77Fw 190F-9 Werk # 420144 (lost 3/45)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 3 March, 1945 during aerial combat east of Schützenhain.
3657 Diehl, HansOblt4(F)/14Ju 88D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3658 Diehl, Otto KarlOfhr3/24/1924212/JG-2 (10/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738229 (lost 11/18/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 November, 1944 during aerial combat by Huckelheim, buried Gelnhausen. Two known victories, both P-38s (possibly Jim Edmondsons) east of Koln/Bonn, 20 October, 1944.
3659 Diehl, RudolfOblt Stfkpt 3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (7/41 Channel) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6396 "7T + ML" (lost 7/28/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with one other unnamed crew, two others POW 28 July, 1941; sd by a Beaufighter of No. 29 Sq. (Miles & Hall), plane blew up at Sheerness Boom (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Crashed into the North Sea, no further detail. Remaining crew: Uffz J.Tonngraber, Obs (MIA); Fw Grudel, R/O (MIA) and StbsFw F.Werner, Mech/Gnr (KIA, bur Yssel BK-4-91). Oblt Diehl shown as MIA (SGLO).
3660 Diekmann, WolfgangLt7/JG-2Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6755(lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 June, 1941 in aerial combat, crashed in Bourthes, near Ergny.
3661 Diekwisch, Erwin PeterHptm8/12/1920 Buschhütten, Krs. Siegen, (Westf.) 129/StG-1, Adj. III/StG-1, 1/SG-5, Stfkpt 11/KG-200 (3/45), Acting Kdr III/KG-200 (5/45)Ju 87, Fw 190F-8
RK(10/15/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/2/42)
EP(4/1/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Oper.Clasp w/Pend
At the end of the war, he lay wounded in a hospital in Hamburg. He and R/O Johann Trummer (RK 5/4/44) were known as "Flak and Tank Killers". 934 combat missions, destroying one destroyer, one submarine, two supply ships, 64 tanks and 5 important bridges. They were known to bail out successfully over Sicily.
3662 Diem, WilhelmFhr15/JG-4 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490419 "Yellow 1" (lost 2/4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 February, 1945 after making an emergency landing in enemy territory, in the Frankfurt/Oder area, due to engine trouble.
3663 Diemand, AlexiusOblt311/JG-51 (10/41 S.U.), II/JG-51 (8/42), 12/JG-51 (12/42)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9536 (70% dam 8/15/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 15 August, 1942 at Alexandrina making an emergency landing due to bearing damage. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 27 October, 1941. A 2nd, an I-18 on 17 February, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 1 December, 1942.
3664 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..
3665 Diemer, AugustFw8/SG-77Ju 87D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3666 Dienst, WernerFw116/JG-52 (10/42 S.U.), 3/JG-302 (7/43), 9/JG-300 (8/43), 3/JG-302 (9/43 Reich Def; 4/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26026 (lost 9/22/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash south of Bremen on 22 September, 1943, no cause reported. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 26 October, 1942. Nos.2 & 3, an Il-2 and a U-2 on 22 January, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-5 on 25 January, 1943. A 5th Soviet, an Il-5 on 11 June, 1943. One known western victory, the first scored by the newly formed Wild Sau Unit, a Halifax W of Mannheim on 1 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 NW of Berlin on 24 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax W of Munich on 7 September, 1943. Prior to his 4th western victory, he was known to have downed a Soviet DC-3 over Helsinki on 26 February, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 at Wennbostel, N of Hannover, on 29 April, 1944.
3667 Diensterweg, RudolfFw4(F)/122 (10/39 Goslar) Do 17P Werk # 4052 "F6 + HM" (interned 10/26/39) Observer Operational Clasp His Do 17 crashed at Uithuizen (Noordpolder) Holland on 26 October, 1939, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: the ac was taken to Soesterberg for examination by the RNLAF (Wiki Luft data). Added: Interned in the Netherlands after his ac made a forced landing at Usquert, Groningen, NL. he was returning from a reconnaissance mission when he developed an engine malfunction. Remaining crew (Interned & turned over to British): Uffz (or Fw) Josef Hundenborn, Obs and Uffz Otto Wendt, R/O (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Diesterweg.
3668 Diepen, Hans BodoLt88/JG-5 (6/43 S.U.)Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 8 March, 1944 after being shot down. Died in Russian captivity. His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 5 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Hurricane IIc on 15 June, 1943. A P-39 and a Hurricane II on 19 June, 1943. A 4th, a Soviet Hurriacane IIc SE of Eyna on 18 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 September, 1943. A 6th, a P-39 on 4 October, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 6 October, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-5 on 9 October, 1943. Magnus report, 11 victories.
3669 Diepenseiten, WilliUffz1/Schl.G-2 (Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 13124 "White 16" (lost 10/25/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 October, 1942 near Malta after an enemy fighter attack.
3670 Diepgen, Hans UlrichOfhr113/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Wk #s 10368 "RF+FJ" & 10327 both "Yellow ?" (10327 lost 11/11/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 November, 1942 in Werk# 10327 after enemy fighter attack at Map Quadrant 90462. On 26 September, 1942, in Werk# 10368, this AC was reported totaled, pilot disposition unknown, near the Krasnogwardeisk S.U. airfield. His first known victory, two Soviet Il-2s on 8 July, 1942. A 3rd, a P-40 on 11 July, 1942. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 20 July, 1942. A 5th & 6th, two I-16 Ratas on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. An 8th & 9th, two LaGG-3s on 24 August, 1942. A 10th, a MiG-3 on 25 August, 1942. An 11th, a Hurricane on 1 October, 1942. Another source states his given name as Hans Joachim.
3671 Diepold, MaxOblt2/1/1921Amberg, Opf.9/StG-2, 8/StG-2, 10(Pz)/SG-2, Stfkpt 10(Pz)/SG-77Ju 87G, Fw 190
RK(3/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
500 missions destroying 87 tanks. Max and Horst Görtler were the last two RK recipients in SG-77, awarded at Cottbus Germany airfield on 30 March, 1945, by Gen. d. Fliegers Seidemann.
3672 Diercks, SiegfriedOfw4(F)/NachtBf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3673 Dieren, OttoUffz5/3/1911Iserlohn 14/KG.z.b.V.-1 (Münster-Lodderheide airfield) Ju 52/3m Werk # unk (lost 5/10/40) Transport Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 near Zaltbommel, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: The target this day was the Ockenburg airfield, when they were sd by Dutch AA fire, and crashed southwest of Zaltbommel. Uffz Dieren was KIA and buried at Ysselsteyn, Cl-1-25. Remaining crew (POW's): Uffz H.Karow, R/O: Uffz W.Meissner, Mech; Gefr E.Gläser, Gnr and Gefr Oleszynska, Aux Personnel (Find-A-Grave by Fred). Added: Thirteen men of 1/Pi Btl 22 are killed and buried at Ysselsteyn, Mass Grave 32 (DVL Loss List).
Ysselstein, Holland
3674 Diergardt, RolfLt1/21/192229Stffüh 9/JG-3 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7848 (80% dam 2/10/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13324 "Yellow 10" (20% dam, 8/13/42; hit by another ac on the ground), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10237 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 8/11/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 August, 1942 during aerial combat near Stalingrad; cause, engine damage. Mombeek MIA List. WIC 10 February, 1942 when he crashed at Riga-Spilve due to engine failure. One known victory, his 2nd, a Soviet I-301 on 25 February, 1942. A 3rd, a U-2 on 14 March, 1942. A 4th, an Il-2 5 km SSE of Sytschewo on 1 April, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 on 4 April, 1942. A 6th, a Pe-2 on 6 April, 1942. A 7th, an Il-2 on 20 May, 1942. An 8th, an Su-2 on 21 May, 1942. A 9th, an Il-2 on 22 May, 1942. A 10th, a MiG-1 on 23 May, 1942. An 11th, an R-10 on 29 May, 1942. A 12th, A MiG-1 on 1 July, 1942. A 13th, an Il-2 on 4 July, 1942. A 14th, a MiG-3 at Voronezh on 10 July, 1942. A 15th, a Pe-2 on 16 July, 1942. A 16th, an Il-2 on 22 July, 1942. A 17th, an Il-2 on 24 July, 1942. Four victories on 26 July, 1942; two Il-2s and two MiG-1s. A LaGG-3 at Kalatsch on 27 July, 1942. An Il-2 NE of Kalatsch on 28 July, 1942. A 23rd, a Hurricane SE of Kalatsch on 29 July, 1942. His 24th & 25th, a Hurricane and a LaGG-3 E of Kalatsch on 2 August, 1942. An SU-2 N of Tingula on 5 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 at Stalingrad on 7 August, 1942. Alternate spelling: Diergaardt.
3675 Dierich, WolfgangKG-51Do 17, He 111, Ju 88, Me 410 & Me 262Bomber Operational ClaspBarbarossa pilot? No rank given and his name is associated with the KG-51 "chronocles". He may have been a historian.
3676 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).
3677 Dierks,Ofw9/KG-76 (12/44 Münster- Handorf)Ar 234 "F1 + NT"Bomber Operational ClaspUninjured in a landing crash 25 December, 1944 after one of his jet engines failed.
3678 Dierks, HansOblt 2(F)/Ob.d.L. (10/42 Mariupol, Ukraine), 2(F)/100 (4/43) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430044 (lost 10/11/42) EP (10/19/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured with his unnamed crew 11 October, 1942 when they crash-landed at Mariupol due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List & LOCS). Added: Two of the known Remaining crew (injured): Uffz Siegfried Schnickenberg, R/O and Uffz R.Goltz, Gnr (D.Drury).
3679 Dierks, Hans GustavUffz5(Sturm)/JG-4Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 681870 "White 7" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 January, 1945: Mission, Belgium-Holland. Mombeek MIA List. Added: KIC believed to be an accident at Hausen, S of Pressart, buried Hamm Gr 17-8-3 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
3680 Diermayer, WernerUffzFFS A/B 23 (Flight Instr @ Kaufbeuren)Bü 181C-2 Werk # 502167 "Yellow 10" (interned Switzerland 4/18/45)Pilot BadgeBoth he and Uffz Hans Ficker were interned on 18 April, 1945, after making a planned escape from Germany to Dübendorf airfield in Switzerland. Diermayer was a passenger with Uffz Ficker. Both were flight instructors (D.Drury).
3681 Diermeyer, HeinrichLt6/KG-30Ju 88A-1 "4D + AP" (lost 5/16/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPilot and crew unhurt on 16 May, 1940, when they made a successful force landing near a farm in Mardal. The cause may have been due to combat with Skuas of No. 803 Sq.. The crew stuffed the ac with hay, and set it on fire. Remaining crew: Gefr Georg Schutz, Uffz Anton Schlösser and Ogefr Heinrich Koch. The crew were picked up by a German seaplane (Flyvrak Norway).
3682 Diersch, VolkmarLt3/KG-53 (2/42)He 111H-6 Werk # 4836 "A1 + EL"Bomber Operational ClaspGunner Gefr Bernhard Moebus was wounded during a mission on 16 February, a942 at Weretzkau. Jager Blatt 4/2004.
3683 Diesel, WilliLt5/13/1901Leipzig5/KG-4 (9/40 Eindhoven) He 111P-4 Werk # 2868 "5J + EN" (lost 9/21/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC the night of 20/21 September, 1940 on takeoff due to engine failure. His He 111 crashed and burned at Veldhoven Holland (Achtehoek). Remaining crew (Survived/injured): Fw W.Lehmann, R/O and Uffz A.Engel, Flt Engr. Diesel has a grave marker at Ysselsteyn, AA-1-23 sharing the plot with his Observer, Fw Wilhelm Jäger, however Diesel may have been re-interned in Germany. (DeSwart, D.Drury & Find-a-Grave by Fred)
Ysselstein, Holland
3684 Diesem, RudolfObltStffüh 7/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960655 "Yellow 2" (lost 12/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat south of Waren with P-51 escorts, opposing a Berlin raid. No known grave.
3685 Diesem, RudolfObltIV/TG-3Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3686 Diesenberg, EduardOblt9/8/1913Braunschweig11/TG-3Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
EP (8/3/42), Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
3687 Diesing, ArnoGefr4/JG-27Bf 109K-4 Werk # 331395 "Blue 16" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 January, 1945 after being shot down near Melsbroek during Operation Bodenplatte. Source: A. Rosseels. Believed KIA per Bf 109 Loss List. Added: He was reported sd by a Spitfire of No.403 Sq.. No known grave (Manrho/Putz publ.).
3688 Diesing, UlrichGenMaj3/12/1911Trebschen, Schlesien15Kdr I/SKG-210 (1/42), Kdr I/ZG-1, Kdr ZG-1 (3/42), Chief Tech Br. RLMBf 110
RK(9/6/42)

Spanish Cross
EP(3/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Killed in an auto accident 17 April, 1945 near Boizenburg (Elbe). 200+ missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 15 victories.
3689 Diesselhorst, FriedrichOblt7/19/19169/KG-55He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (3/22/43), Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
3690 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.
3691 Diestel, FriedrichUffz3/2/191519/JG-300 (Jüterbog)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 782403 "Yellow 8" (lost 1/14/45 at Wulkau/Osterburg)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 January, 1945 (per Jager Blatt 5/2001). One known victory, a B-24 at Ratibor-Beuthen on 17 December, 1944. Pilot disposition 1/45 unknown (MIA?). Believed KIA near Libau, 23 January, 1945 per 1/14/45 JG-300 Loss List via R.Freitag 6/2021, also image).
3692 Diestelmeier, FriedrichLt10(StG)/LG-1Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6304 "L1 + GU" (lost 9/9/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 September, 1941 after being shot down by enemy fighters at Ura Bay. His R/O, Uffz Kurt Sauk, was also listed as MIA. Source: SIG Norway.
3693 Diestler, KarlUffz4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8582 "3Z + DM" (lost 8/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Comiso-Santa Croce 27 August, 1942 after being attacked by fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
3694 Dietel, RudolfUffz4(F)/122Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1179 "F6 + DM" (lost 1/3/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 3 January, 1942 when his ac was lost while on a reconnaissance mission across Rostov to Voronezh, Russia, possibly rammed by a Soviet fighter. Remaining crew: Lt Johannes Albert, Obs; Uffz Erich Anders, R/O and Uffz Josef Haag, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Dietl.
3695 Dieter,Hptm2(F)/122 (Ghedi, It. 1/45)Me 410B-3 "F6 + AK"Observer Operational ClaspFlew reconnaissance missions out of Italy in January, 1945. His R/O, Bendorf. Given names and rank not given. This AC was also flow by Oblt Daele. Wiki Luft data.
3696 Dieter,Lt5/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5363 (lost 8/18/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 18 August, 1943 at Güstrow due to enemy fire. Bf 110 Loss List
3697 Dieter, ErnstFw3/KG-27He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3698 Dieter, FritzUffz4/LG-1 (Channel) Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk "L1 + FM" (lost 8/15/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 15 August, 1940; shot down over southeast England, crashing at Greatham Farm, Earnley; three other unnamed crew (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: He was sd by a Hurricane of No. 111 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Stanley Connors. Remaining crew: Uffz Wilhelm Rimek (geb 6/7/1914), Obs (KIA); Uffz Otto Rezeppa, R/O (POW) and Gefr Werner Hohbom, Gnr (POW). Uffz Rimek buried Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard, plot E, Row 3, Gr 65 (D.Drury).
3699 Dieter, HansStabsFwUnknown KG unitJu 88 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC, date unknown; his ac came down north of Falkenhagen in Brandenburg.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Map of Hans' Crashsite

Hans' Ju88
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3700 Dieterle, HansUffz1/18/1922Messkirch1/TG-1Ju 52/3m Werk # 130859 "1Z + FH" (lost 4/17/44)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 17 April, 1944 when his ac was sd by a P-38 of 97FS, 82FG, piloted by Capt James A.Force. The Ju 52 made an emergency landing into the Danube, south of Orsova, in Mehedinti County, Romania. Remaining crew (KIA, desig unk): Fw Walter Müller, Uffz Albert Neiteler and Gefr August Tatzel. The crew names are listed in the VDK, but their graves are believed to exist in Orsova Romania. In addition to the crew, there were twelve military passengers, all believed KIA (D.Drury).

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