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401 Angres, HeinzFhjFw1012/JG-3 (7/44), 15/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190DEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 October, 1944. All 10 victories were bombers. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both B-17s (HSS) near Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 SW of Papa on 22 August, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 at Mürzzuschlag on 23 August, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 at Hettstedt on 11 September, 1944. His 7th, a B-24 SE of Eschwege on 27 September, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 SE of Eschwege on 27 September, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 W of Halberstädt on 28 September, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 at Artren-Naumburg on 7 October, 1944. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Angers.
402 Angst,UffzIII/JG-53Bf 109F & GFighter Operational ClaspShot down by a P-40 of SAAF No. 4 Sq., and crash landed in Axis territory, on 13 October, 1942. Shot down a 2nd time on 19 October, 1942, crashing into the sea and picked up by the Rescue Service.
403 Angst, PaulLt5/19/1923512/JG-3 (1/44), Stffüh 10/JG-3 (1/45), Later Stfkpt 10/JG-3Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332559 "White 7 + I" (lost 1/26/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 on 31 January, 1944. His 2nd, a P-39 on 19 February, 1945. His 3rd, a Yak-9 on 11 March, 1945. His 4th, an La-5 on 20 April, 1945. His 5th, a Yak-9 on 24 April, 1945 (Magnus Report). Added: He was uninjured 26 January, 1945 when he was sd by Soviet flak near Schneidermühl (German name for Pila Poland). Source: D.Drury.
404 Anhl, HeinrichUffz45/JG-54 (9/44 S.U.)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, two Soviet Yak-9s on 3 September, 1944. A 3rd, an La-5 on 4 September, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 6 September, 1944.
405 Aninger, ReinholdLt12/NAGr-4 (5/44 S.U.)Fw 189A-3 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 29 May, 1944.
406 Anke, HorstOgefr7/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411451 "White 5" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 February, 1944 over Goslar.
407 Ankelmann, BrunoUffz8/21/192313/JG-53 (Malmsheim)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784999 "White 4" (lost 1/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 January, 1945 in aerial combat with Allied fighters by Weil, in the Stuttgart Germany area. Buried Echterdingen.
408 Ankersen, RichardUffz1/JG-1 (5/43 Deelen) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 152631 "White 1" (45% dam 5/21/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 21 May, 1943 overturning on a landing at Leeuwarden due to a servicing fault.
409 Ankum-Frank, Albrecht vonHptm3Stfkpt Fl.Gr. 30 (9/39), Stfkpt 1(J)/LG-2 (1/40), Adj II/JG-27 (6/40), Stfkpt 5/JG-27Bf 109E-1 "White 1 + x" (10/39), Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/2/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 August, 1940 during aerial combat with a Blenheim, his Bf 109E crashed at Jelsum Holland, north of Leeuwarden (DeSwart). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire west of Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A at Bois de Compiegne, 8 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Potz 63 south of Troyes, 14 June, 1940.
410 Anlauf, RobertFw103/JG-52 (7/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-14 & K-4EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 March, 1945. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 24 July, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 21 August, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 August, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, an Il-2 (m.H.) and a P-39 on 1 September, 1944. Nos. 6 & 7, both Yak-9s on 14 October, 1944. An 8th, a P-39 on 20 October, 1944. Nos. 9 & 10, an Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 26 October, 1944. Magnus.
411 Annen, JuliusUffzI/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16170 (lost 7/15/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 July, 1943; overturned making an emergency landing at Tours Envimeu due to enemy fire damage.
412 Annies, M.LtIII/KG-4 (8/40 Schiphol) Ju 88A-5 Werk # (88)0284 "5J + ??" (lost 8/27/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on 27 August, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Cause still unknown; the deceased crew buried Ysselsteyn. Pilot Oblt Annies buried Yssel CV-1-7. Remaining crew: Lt,z,See W.von Atens, Obs (MIA); Uffz J.Hartmann, R/O (bur CX-11-273) and Gefr W.Ramm, Gnr (bur CV-1-6) (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
413 Annighofer, KurtUffzUnknown Bomber Unit Ju 88A-12 Werk # 886312 (lost 4/18/44) Bomber Operational Clasp Pilot reported KIC 18 April, 1944 when his ac crashed into a rocky hillside north of Litomeric, CZ. due to low clouds; three unnamed crew also perished (F.Braun).
414 Annis,Lt7/KG-4 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0284 "??" (lost 8/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with two other unnamed crew 27 August, 1940, cause unknown, location not reported, one other crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
415 Annoni, EmanueleHptmItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana9Kdr 96a, 9o Gruppo, 4o Stormo (Comiso 10/41, Fuka 9/42)MC.202 III (MM7742) "Red 8" (10/41), MC.202 III (MM7821) "Red 10" (9/42), Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
416 Anrascheck, WernerFwII/SKG-10 (Channel)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7245 (lost 4/16/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 16 April, 1943, cause and location not reported.
417 Ansel, HermannOblt18/JG-2 (6/43), 9/JG-2 (12/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 on 28 June, 1943.
418 Anselm, KarlLt4/14/19138/KG-27He 111H-6 Werk #'s Unk "1G + BS" & 1G + AS" both damaged
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. See Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries for greater detail.
419 Anselment, ReinhardGefrI/JG-26 (joins 11/44), 4/JG-26Fw 190A-9 Werk # 205280 "Blue 8" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 10 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 373FG at Neurath-Grevenbroich.
420 Anthony, GeorgOfw5/29/1913Berlin44/ZG-76 Bf 110C Werk # 3615 "M8 + MM" (lost 8/30/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 30 August, 1940; crashed at Barley Beans Farm, Kimpton, Hertfordshire, UK; buried Hitchin Cemetery, Hertfordshire, UK, NW Extension, Gr 401 (M.Croft). His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Nordmeier, was injured and taken POW (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane at Le Cateau, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Moranes on 17 May, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire west of Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. Added: His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Heinrich Nordmeier (Nordmeyer or Nordmeir), suffered a broken back. Their 110 was sd by Hurricanes of Nos 303 and 56 Sqs, piloted by F/O Ludwik W.Paszkiewicz and P/O Bryan J.Wicks respectively (D.Drury).
421 Antic, AndjelkoLtCroatiaJFS-4, 15(Kroat)/JG-52 (joins 10/42 to Lovo2/43)Bf 109E, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14824 "White 10" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
422 Anton, AlfredStab/ZG-26Bf 110G-2 Werk # 637_?Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in Werk # 637_, 9 October, 1943, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids.
423 Anton, HansFwKG-76Ju 88Bomber Operational ClaspJager Blatt 4/2004.
424 Anton, Heinz vonOblt1Stffüh 9/StG-2 (8/43 S.U.) Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130822 (lost 9/2/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)
EK 1 & 2
EP (10/14/42), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 2 September, 1943 when their ac exploded in mid-air in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 8854 (Ju 87 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 NE of Sassniki on 18 August, 1943. See Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries for more detail.
425 Anton, Karl HeinzLt11/7/1909Instr FFS AB 52 ('42), Instr FFS A 14 (7/43 Klagenfurt), Adj Rammkdo "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109GFighter Operational Clasp Took part in the Ramm-Attack on American bombers on 7 April, 1945.
426 Antonelli, Francesco1/LtRegia Aeronautica Italiana60°Sq 33°Grp 9°Stormo (Malta)Cant. Z.1007 (lost 7/7/42)KIA 7 July, 1942; his floatplane was sd while operating over Malta, no further detail. Remaining crew (KIA): Co-Pilot 2/Lt Giovanni Casadio and R/O-Gnr Sr Airman Giuseppe Buratti (Italian Losses Over Malta).
427 Antoni, HeinzUffz2(H)/10Fw 189A "VX + NB" (lost 2/13/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 13 February, 1943 in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 9955. His Observer, Oblt Hans Kraft, and a remaining unnamed crewmember, also MIA. Obs Loss List
428 Antrae, ErichFw6/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8543 "5K + CB" (lost 9/20/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with one other unnamed crew 20 September, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported, two other crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
429 Antrup, Wilhelm 'Willi'Obstlt2/1/1910Leeden, WestfalenStfkpt 5/KG-55 (11/42), Kdr III/KG-55 (8/43), Kdr KG-55 (11/44)He 111H in III Grp, Bf 109G as Kdr KG-55

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Over 500 combat missions. Retired Bundeswehr General in 1968. Deceased 24 November, 1984, Munich. Wilhelm Antrup was born in Leeden on Febraury 1st, 1910. After his school he entered the Deutschen Verkehrsfliegerschule in Cottbus in 1934. After his pilot training het joined the Luftwaffe in 1935. Wilhelm Antrup took part in the Spanish Civil war as Leutnant with the Kondor Legion. Took part in fightings in Poland, the western campaign in May/June 1940 and the Battle of Britain. During this last battle was Staffelkapitän 5. / Kampfgeschwader 55 with the rank of Hauptmann. After this, Antrup and his unit sent to eastern front. Fought over Caucasus and at Stalingrad. December 1942 temporary Kommandeur III. / Kampfgeschwader 55 to be appointed in that function formally on May 6th, 1943. At the ending of the War, Antrup was taken prisoner by American troops. During the War he flew a total of 612 operational sorties. After the war he joined the Bundeswehr and was appointed Leiter der Technischen Schule der Luftwaffe 1 (Flugsicherung) as Oberst in 1956. On December 1st, 1956 he became Leiter der Technischen Schule der Luftwaffe 3 (Technik), which occupation he held until June 30th, 1962. Wilhelm Antrup retired as Brigade General on March 31st, 1968.
430 Antwerpen, PaulObltStab I/SKG-10 (5/43 St Andre, Fr) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 0656 "Green 1" (lost 5/18/43) Assault Operational Clasp KIA 18 May, 1943, cause and location not reported. Added: He was reported in 2 Staffel, and sd by a Mosquito of No.85 Sq.. Crashed into the Thames Estuary near Whitstable. His body washed ashore 12 August, 1943 at Zandvoort. He is buried at Yssel CT-12-294 (SGLO).
431 Anzengruber, FranzOfw2/NAGr-?, 2(H)/?Bf 109G-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
432 Anzinger, MaxFw4(H)/33Bf 110C
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 12 January, 1944. DK-G Awards List
433 Aparius, UffzII/StG-2Ju 87Known to have crashed his Ju 87 on 27 August, 1939 between Klucken and Gieseblitz with Gunner Ogefr Derwitz. Cause and crew disposition unknown. Jager Blatt 4/2004.
434 Apel,LtIII/SG-4 (6/6/44 Clastres Fr.)Fw 190 A & F in SG-4Assault Operational ClaspKnown to have opposed the Normandy Invasion (Militaryaviationhistory#Luftwaffe#DDay).
435 Apel, FranzLt2/ZG-1Bf 110D-1 Werk # 2282 "S9 + SK" (lost 10/23/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 23 October, 1942 at Pschisch Russia after being hit by flak. His unnamed gunner also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
436 Apel, FriedrichLt15/KG-40 (Atlantic) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360065 "F8 + ??" (lost 3/23/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 23 March, 1943; crashed into the sea SW of Ushant due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List).
437 Apel, HansFhr9/NJG-1 (Fritzlar)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440135 "G9 + OT" (lost 12/12/44), Bf 110D Werk # 5072 (lost 2/21/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspShot down near Dorsten by Allied Night Fighters opposing the RAF night raid on Essen the night of 12 December, 1944. Remaining Crew: Gefr Klaas Visser (Dutch), Gunner (KIA on his birthday); Uffz Walter Trenck, R/O; Hptm Erich Zenker, also a pilot, acting as gunner. Visser is buried in the local cemetery at Marl-Brassert. Apel and Trenck survived, but were later KIA on 21 February, 1945 during aerial combat SE of Störmede, by an RCAF fighter piloted by F/L D.A. McFayden of No. 406 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
438 Apel, OttoOfw1(F)/122 (4/41 Channel, 1/43 Med)Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0811 (lost 4/14/41), Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430309 (80% dam 1/25/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Pilot, only, injured in a crash landing at Catania 25 January, 1943 due to engine trouble on a non-combat flight (Ju 88 Loss List). His Wk# 0811 hit the ground at Vendeville, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List).
439 Apelt, J.Lt5/KG-40Go 145C (lost 6/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Go 145 crashed in or at the Wilhelmina Canal, south of Willemsvaart-Dongen Holland, by Sluis, on 11 June, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
440 Apenburg, HelmutUffz1/JG-3 (7/43, 2/44 Volkel) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19634 "White 8" (lost 7/28/43), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440207 "White 8" (lost) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 22 February, 1944 during aerial combat in his G-6 with a P-47 by Linne, 6 km SW of Roermand Holland. Wk# 19634 reported lost on 28 July, 1943, cause and location not reported, pilot returned. Added: Uffz Apenburg is buried at Yssel L-11-271 (SGLO).
441 Apfel, HelmutUffz13/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13841 "Yellow 14" (lost 5/23/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 May, 1943 during aerial combat over the sea by Jushnaja Oserejka (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 28 October, 1942.
442 Apfel, WalterUffz3/ZG-26 Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6368 "5" (lost 12/22/43)Desttoyer Operational ClaspKIC 22 December, 1943 south of Oldenburg due to engine trouble. His unnamed R/O OK. LW Loss Report & Bf 110 Loss List
443 Apfelthaler, FranzUffz36/JG-52Bf 109G-2 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 22 October, 1942. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 26 October, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-5 on 30 May, 1943.
444 Apirius,LtDive Bomber UnitJu 87Crashed August, 1939 at Ufer des Leba-Sees, between Klucken and Giesebitz, cause and pilot disposition unknown. Jager Blatt 3/2004.
445 Apirtz, Hans GeorgUffz1/JGr-SüdBf 109E-7 Werk # 6406 (or 6409) "White 18" (lost 2/23/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC in his "White 18" on 23 February, 1943, in a mid-air collision with another 109, by Salon de Provence, near the Marignane airfield. Jager Blatt 3 & 4/2004.
446 Apitz, HelmutUffz24/NJG-100 (formed 12/43)Ju 88C-6 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten. Believed to have lived in Australia after the was and an acquaintance of Oskar Ziesig.
447 Apollony, HeinzOfw4/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 6086 "B3 + BM" (lost 8/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 21 August, 1940; both engines were hit by AA fire during an attack on the Brize Norton airfield. They were also subjected to attacks by Hurricanes of RAF No. 17 Sq., believed to be piloted by S/L Cedric Williams, P/O Harold Bird-Wilson & P/O Jack Ross. The crew abandoned the AC, which finally crashed at Marsh Farm, Earnley. Remaining crew: Hptm Lothar Maiwald, Obs; Uffz Kurt Miethner, R/O and Uffz Helmut Hempel, Flt Engr.. Source: KG-54 Archive.
448 Apostoluk, KurtGefr3/JG-4 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18756 "Yellow 5" (lost 4/20/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKilled in a mid-air collision at Peggio on 20 April, 1944 (JG-4 List).
449 Appel,Lt11/NJG-7Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" in the Königsberg area on 30 August, 1944.
450 Appel, AlfredUffz12/25/1919KG-40, 14/JG-301 (Reich Def)He 111, Bf 109G-10 Werk # 610100 or 150734 (per Bf 109Loss List) "Red 4" (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 March, 1945 after aerial combat with American fighters. His remains and his wrecked G-10 were found years later in Reesen, where he is buried. Jager Blatt article.
451 Appel, Hans GüntherUffz29/JG-27 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 and a DB-3 on 27 July, 1941.
452 Appel, HerbertUffzFlugzeugschleuse Luftflotte 6Fw 190D-9 Werk # 601040 (70% dam 3/5/45)Wounf Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a belly landing on 5 March, 1945 near Halle due to a servicing error.
453 Appel, RichardOfwFl.ü.G.-1, Gruppe SüdFw 190A-6 Werk # 470628 (lost 2/5/44)Wound Badge
Liason Operational Clasp (?)
This ac reported lost due to weather on 5 February, 1944 at Grüne Heide. The pilot was injured bailing from the ac. Source: Fritz Braun. This unit known as an aircraft delivery unit, factory to active squadrons.
454 Appel, WalterGefr59/JG-27 (2/44), 8/JG-27 (5/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165214 "Red 1 + I" (lost 6/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 June, 1944 during aerial combat in the Caen/Bayeux area. One known victory, his 1st, a Beaufighter S of Insel Samos on 9 February, 1944. A 2nd, a Beaufighter 4 km N of Insel Milos on 13 February, 1944. His 4th, a P-51 10 km N of Grubisno Polje on 23 April, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 on 12 May, 1944, no location. Magnus.
455 Appelmann, FriedrichOfw5(H)/32Hs 126B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
456 Appelt, ArturUffz1/JG-301Fw 190A Werk # 202394 (lost 11/27/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 27 November, 1944 in Belgium. Source: A. Rosseels.
457 Appelt, HorstOfw12/19/1915Dresden-Saxony6/KG-4He 111
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)
EP (3/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
458 Appl,Gefr4/JG-53Bf 109E-1 (lost 6/40)Pilot BadgeKIC 18 June, 1940 when he rammed a tractor during a landing at Vraux, after returning from an operation in the Toul/Luneville area. Source: Jochen Prien
459 Appmann, ChristianUffzII/StG-2 (4/41/Africa), 7/StG-3 (5/42 Malta)Ju 87R-5 Werk # 5885 (lost 4/3/41), Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2057 "S7 + FM" (lost 5/10/42)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 10 May, 1942, shot down by enemy fighters north of Valetta. WIA 3 April, 1941 during an enemy fighter attack at El Agheila, his unnamed R/O KIA. Ju 87 Loss List
460 Arabin, Karl "Konny"Lt1/Ku.Fl.Gr-406 (7/42), 2/SAGr-126 (2/45)He 115 in 406, Bf 410 in SAGrObserver Operational ClaspOne of many pilots posted to fighters near wars end. On 2 July, 1942, an Uffz at the time, he was credited with rescuing Hptm Herbert Vater and his observer, after they were sd into the Norwegian Sea during an attack on Convoy PQ17. His observer, Oblt.z.S. Karl Hermann Burmeister assissted the rescue (D.Drury).
461 Arango-Lopez, Jose DamasoObltSpain915(Span)/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
462 Arber, HansLt19213/KG-28 He 111H-4 Werk # 3237 "1T + DL" (lost 6/14/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with his entire crew, 14 June, 1941; their ac was attacked by a Douglas A-20 "Havoc" of No.85 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Gordon L.Raphael & ACq William N.Addison. The ac exploded over Lower Halstow, Isle of Grain, scattering debris over a wide area. Remaining crew: Gefr Friedrich Straub, Obs; Fw Georg Hochwald, Flt Engr and Ofw Eugen Geyer, R/O, the only one whose body was recovered, buried CC, Blk 1, Row 9, Gr 341. Gefr Straub is commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval memorial as "being in a sea grave" (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
463 Arck, HansUffz2/19/19232/JG-2 (Merzhausen)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600142 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, buried Wiesbaden.
464 Arco-Zinneberg, Ferdinand Graf vonFwFi 156C "PV + ZZ" (interned in Sweden)Liason Operational ClaspOne of two Fieselers that defected to Alem Sweden, northeast of Kalmar, on 1 May, 1945. A total of seven Luftwaffe refugees had planned this defection from their base in Latvia, 54 km ENE of Libau, one carrying three persons, the other carrying four. Fisch is believed to be the pilot although not positively identified by the author. The two passengers, most likely pilots also; Fw Mattias Fisch and Ogefr Heinz Casper. Source: B.Widfeldt
465 Ardner, EdgarUffz15/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171513 "Black 4" (lost 1/1/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945. Jumped by two Spitfires of RAF 131 Wing (Polish) after expending all his ammo on strafing runs. His cockpit was smashed and the controls went dead. He bailed out and was taken prisoner. His AC crashed 3 km NW of Sint Dinijs Westrem Belgium. His one known victory was a P-47 during the Battle of the Bulge. Another source (Manrho/Just) lists crash location as Kerkbrugge, N of Evergem.
466 Arenas, Andres Asensi AlvarezHptm5/21/1912Murcia, Spain3 Escaudrilla Azul, 15(Span)/JG-51(12/42 Orel S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12708 "Black 15" (lost 12/1/42?)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 25 October, 1942 after suffering engine trouble during combat with an La-5 and force landing at Troitzkoje (Prien). The Bf 109 Loss List states that Asensi made an emergency landing at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6453, due to engine damage, and listed him as MIA on 1 December, 1942 (after the 10/25/42 as reported by Prien).
467 Arensmeyer, ElmarUffz161/JG-101 (8/44), 3/EJG-Ost, 13/JG-51 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109GEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 13 October, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 October, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 25 October, 1944. Magnus Report. Flugbuch.
468 Aretz, BalthazarOfw12 Erprobungs (Test) Grp-210 (7/40 to 3/41), 8/ZG-26 (11/43)Bf 110C-2 Werk # 4209 "S9 + EK" (40% dam 10/5/40), Bf 110D/0 Werk # 3568 "S9 + EK" (25% dam 8/31/41; Bf 110 Loss List, combat Calais-Marck, crew OK), Me 410 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Wk# 4209 reported damaged after aerial combat at Calais-Marck, his unnamed gunner WIA (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 on 13 November, 1943.
469 Aretz, WalterUffz1/8/1922Duisburg16/ZG-26Me 410 (most likely lost) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 18 July, 1944 during aerial combat. One known victory, a B-17 50 km NW of Stettin. He is buried in the Military Cemetery, Nordfriedhof, Düsseldorf.
470 Aretz, WernerUnkUnkUnkPilot Badge ?Limited information; a Picture Postcard by Foto Hera, Braunschweig, inscribed with his name and "12.8.42 +", suggesting he perished this date. Source: Barry Dixey 5/2021. Any help appreciated.
Courtesy Barry Dixey

Courtesy Barry Dixey

471 Arfsten, JürgenUffz1/18/19216/JG-27 (Lippspringe)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163329 "Yellow 8" (dam 4/19/44)Wound badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 April, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Bergheim by Spangenberg.
472 Arfsten, RolfFw9/JG-11 (Oldenburg) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160729 "Yellow 14 + I" (lost 1/24/44) Fighter Operational Clasp Killed in a mid-air collision with Uffz Siegfried Richter in Wk# 160724 on 24 January, 1944. His G-6 crashed at Boekend-Blerick Holland. (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). Added: Buried Yssel L-11-258 (SGLO).
473 Arigele,UffzIII/JG-2Fw 190A most likelyFighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 November, 1942, cause and location unknown. Brekken.
474 Arlt, FranzUffzStab IV/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27142 (lost 4/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 April, 1944 during aerial combat at Apetlon/Neusiedlersee.
475 Arlt, PaulLt21/JG-1 (1/43), 2/JG-1, 4/JG-11 (6/43 Reich Def))Bf 109E "Black 5" in 2/JG-1, Bf 109G-1/R2 Werk # 14124 "White 2" (lost 7/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 July, 1943 during aerial combat at Siemanswolde by Aurich. His 1st victory, a B-17 15 km north of Wilhelmshaven on 27 January, 1943. His second known victory was a B-17 downed 11 June 1943 5 km north of Wilhelmshaven.
476 Arlt, WalterOgefrNAGr.-1Fw 189A-2 Werk # 0266 (25% dam 9/10/43)Wound Badge
Night Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 10 September, 1943 by infantry fire at Woroschilowka. One other unnamed crewman also WIA. Obs Loss List
477 Armanino, LuigiCaptRegia Aeronautica Italiana88°Sq 6°Grp. 1°Stormo (Malta)MC.200 (lost 1/9/41)Wound BadgePOW 9 January, 1941; sd with wounds during aerial combat over Malta (Italian Losses Over Malta).
478 Armbrecht, HeinrichFw2/21/19215/JG-300Fw 190A8/R2 Werk # 681858 "Red 16" (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Thürnhosbach.
479 Armbrust, M.Fw3/KGr.z.b.V-9 (5/40 Ockenburg) Ju 52/3m Werk # unk "9P + DL" (lost 5/10/40) Transport Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 at Stolwijk, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: His ac sustained the loss of a tailwheel earlier when landing at Terheyde, Netherlands. Remaining crew (& 15 infantrymen): Ofw F.Bauer and Uffz F.Seib. Oblt Drengk and crew were subsequently rescued by Fw Armbrust, with a 3rd crew Fw E.Ruhl (separate entry), only to be shot down by a Dutch Fokker D.XXI of 2e JaVA, Luchtvaartbrigade, piloted by 2/Lt Johan "Hans" Plesman. Nine persons were taken prisoner, however, none identified other than the pilot, who was also POW. Hans Plesman, and 33 passengers in a KLM Constellation, was killed in 1949 when his ac crashed into the sea off Bari (D.Drury).
480 Armbruster, ErichUffz9/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 150137 (lost 10/10/43)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in Werk # 150137, 10 October, 1943, opposing the Münster raid. Both crew were wounded. The Bf 110 Loss List & LW Loff Report states that Uffz Armbruster was KIA and 1 WIA.
481 Armbruster, FridolinUffz7/JG-2Bf 109E, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 0733 (lost 2/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 February, 1943; shot down by RAF fighters over the Channel.
482 Armbruster, WernerFw9/KG-55He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
483 Armfelt, Gustav MauritzFhr2/2/1917Stockholm, SwedenFlygflottilj 19 (F-19) 1/40Gloster GladiatorFinnish Cross of Freedom, 4th Cl., Fighter Operational Clasp A Swedish volunteer serving with the Finnish Air Force. Neulen Added: Deceased March, 1997 in Stockholm (D.Drury).
484 Armin FriedrichLt5/JG-2 (1/44)Fw 190AFighter Operational Clasp
485 Armonat, GünterUffz5/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4628 "5K + MN" (lost 10/7/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost during aerial combat in Map Quadrant 612 on 7 October, 1943, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
486 Armsdorfer, JosefUffz2/NJG-3 (Schleswig)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440141 "D5 + BK" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito "HR 213" "TW-G" of RAF No. 141 Sq., piloted by W/O E.A. Lampkin and Nav/Radar Oper F/Sgt B.J. Wallnut. The Bf 110 was hit on the port wing which exploded and crumpled up, splitting the middle of the AC. The Bf 110 crashed into the North Sea off the Danish west coast. The bodies of Armsdorfer and Gefr Erich Warnken, R/O, have no known graves. Ogefr Otto Romahn (geb 7/5/22), Mech, washed ashore on 22 August, 1944, and he was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 23, in Esbjerg on 24 August, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
487 Armstorfer, JosefUffz2/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440151 "D5 + BK" (lost 8/16/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1944; sd over the North Sea near Ringkobing by a Mosquito of No 141 Sq., piloted by WO Lampkin. Remaining crew: R/O Ogefr Otto Rohmann (KIA, drowned/recovered) and Gnr Gefre Erich Warbken (MIA).
488 Arndt,Fw15/JG-5 (9/43 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 20 September, 1943. This may be one of the other Arndts on file.
489 Arndt, AlfredUffz5/JG-11 (Wunstorf)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16499 "Yellow 1" (lost 2/10/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 February, 1944 at Haidmühle, cause unknown. Mombeek MIA List. Believed to have been his first mission.
490 Arndt, Benno FelixUffzFlzg. 1 (??)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspKIC 6 December, 1944 on a transfer flight from Germany to Aalborg. For some unknown reason, his AC crashed near Brabrand Denmark, west of Aarhus. He apparently attempted to bail, as the canopy was found on the road, a short distance from the wreckage. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 21 December, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
491 Arndt, CarlLt2/8/19174/KG(J)/6 (5/44-1/45 CZ.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 1/9/45)EP (5/8/44), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational ClaspReported killed 9 January, 1945 at Prag, no further detail (KG(J)/6 Loss List). Added: Crashed in the vicinity of Podmoran, 15km NW of Prag Gbell (LOCS).
492 Arndt, ErhardOgefr5/27/19223/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171570 (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 23 August, 1944; crashed at the Wiesbaden - Erbenheim airfield, pilot error.
493 Arndt, ErichOfwII/NJG-3Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List indicated "not sure he was a pilot".
494 Arndt, FritzUffz3/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171662 "Yellow 6" (lost 7/30/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 July, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters near St Lo. No known grave. Source: J. Geense.
495 Arndt, GüntherOblt7/KG-30 (Norway?)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140242 "4D + DR" (lost 6/15/42)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 15 June, 1942 at Brücke bei Kem after being attacked by fighters, three unnamed crew KIA, Arndt returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
496 Arndt, HeinzOfw11(H)/12Bf 109G, Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
497 Arndt, JohannOblt7/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 3/18/44 near Neuweilenau/Merzhausen)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
498 Arndt, KarlFw10/24/19196/SKG-10 Fw 190A-5 Werk # 51075 (lost 5/17/43) Assault Operational Clasp KIA 17 May, 1943 due to enemy fire at St Ave, near Vannes. Added: Burial at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2, Grave 162 (absa3945).
499 Arndt, OttoOgefr2/KG-26 (Bardufoss)He 111H-6 Werk # 7155 "1H + HK" (lost 11/9/42)Bomber Operational ClaspArndt was injured in the crash on 9 November, 1942 and died some days later; they force landed at Hundskampen due to engine failure. Remaining crew: Ogefr Egon Zantow, Fw Anton Günter (KIC) and Lt Herbert Engelkmeier was injured in the crash (Flyvrak Norway). Lt Herbert Engelkmeier may have been the pilot. He was reported shot down on 23 March, 1943 over the Mediterranian in He 111H-6 Werk # 7386 Of I/KG-26 at Catania.
500 Arndt, PaulOfwNAGr-?Bf 109G-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

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

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