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401 Müller, ErwinUffz9/JG-54Bf 109G-5 Werk# 15864 "Yellow 4" (damaged)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 6 March, 1944, opposing the Berlin Raid. He force landed at Auemühle/Ahlhorn. Another source claims Müller was KIA this date.
402 Müller, Friedrich Karl "Nasen"Maj12/4/1911Sulzbach, Saar305/KGzbV-172(9/39), I/KG-50(12/42), Stab/JG-301, 1/JG-300(6/43), Stfkpt 1/NJGr-10, Kdr I/NJG-11 (8/44 to end)He 177, Fw 190A-6 Wk# 550453 "Green 3" & Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550717 (lost 10/22/43; crash @ Gummelsbach due to engine fire) in JG-300, Bf 109G-10/AS "Green 3" also in JG-300, Bf 109G-6/AS "Red 2" in 1/NJG-10, Bf 109G-14 (w/30 vics on Rudder) & Fw 190A (both in NJG-11) RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/43)
EP(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Transport & Night Fighter Oper.Clsp in Brnz
52 missions as a Night Fighter. 30 Night victories, 23 of them with the "Wilde Sau" unit. One known victory, a Halifax at Margraf Cologne on 4 July, 1943, believed to be the first "Wilde Sau" victory. Two known victories on 11 August, 1943, a Halifax 5 km NNE of the Biblis airfield and a 2nd Halifax at Vermütlich, N of Heidelberg. A Lancaster 10 km NW of Swinemünde on 17 August, 1943. Two Stirlings in the Berlin area on 24 August, 1943. A Lancaster 25 km SE of Munich on 7 September, 1943. A Mosquito at Eindhoven on 23 August, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Frankfurt a. Main on 12 September, 1944. Another double victory, both Lancasters on 4 December, 1944; one at Wörth-Lautersbad, the other SW of Karlsrühe. His 28th, an "e/a" on 14 January, 1945. His last known victories, his 29th & 30th, were both "e/a" on 21 February, 1945. He flew the He 177 in KG-50. Nicknamed "Nasen Müller". Another source notes the Werk Number for his A-6 as "350453", the 3 replacing the 5. Deceased 2 November, 1987.

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403 Müller, Friedrich Karl "Tutti"Obstlt12/25/1916Berlin Lichterfelde1408/JG-53(5/40), Stfkpt 1/JG-53(12/41 Malta), Kdr I/JG-53(7/42), Kdr I/JG-3(11/42), Kdr JG-3(3/44)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5251 (ditched at sea 9/15/40; rescued), Bf 109E-4 "Black RK(9/14/41)-EL(9/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)
EP(12/13/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 29 May, 1944 when he crashed upon landing at Salzwedel after his G-6 Werk# 410827 stalled at low level. uninjured in a crash in Wk# 14510 at Bizerta on 25 January, 1943; overturned on landing. 600 combat missions. 3 Unconfirmed victories. 100 victories in the East. 23 bombers, 17 at night. His first victory, a Hawk-75A 15 km west of Amiens, 27 May, 1940. Nos.3 & 4, both Morane 406s at Compiegne on 5 June, 1940. His 5th, a Morane 406 at Compiegne on 7 June, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire at Dungeness on 6 September, 1940. . Also known to have flown Bf 109E "White 2" of III/JG-53, much earlier. While serving in Russia, he once achieved 50 victories within one month. His 26th victory, a Soviet I-61 on 3 June, 1942. His 30th, a LaGG-3 3 km E of the Sossue-Obaja airfield on 3 July, 1942. A triple, one of many, on 12 August, 1942: an Il-2 and two MiG-3s. Two MiG-1s and three Il-2s on 30 August, 1942. Seven victories on 7 September, 1942; a Yak-1, a MiG-1, and five Il-2s, all in the Bhf. Kotluban area. He served briefly as Kdr IV(Sturm)/JG-3 in February, 1944. His 120th victory, a B-17 SW of Burg on 8 March, 1944. His 125th, a B-24 (HSS) 40 km N of Rügen on 9 April, 1944. His 140th, a B-17 in the Frankfurt area on 12 May, 1944.


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404 Müller, GerhardOblt1/21/1913Berlin8/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # unk "U5 + DS" (lost 8/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA (and declared KIA) 13 August, 1940: failed to return from a mission over Eastchurh England. Remaining crew: Oblt Werner Morich (geb 12/19/15 Stederdorf), Obs, (MIA); Ofw Karl Langer (geb 10/17/15 Buchwald), R/O (KIA) and Fw Rudolf Haensgen (geb 3/12/15 Hamburg), Flt Engr (WIA & POW, interned in Canada. Source: Lw Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added: Initially buried in a collective grave with Horst von der Groeben in Whitstable, Kent, Müller and Groeben buried at CC, Plot 9, Row 8, Gr 49 (collective). Langer buried in CC, Plot 1, Row 5, Gr 178 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Mueller.
Cannock Chase
405 Müller, HansOfw8 JG-300 (joins), 1/JG-301 (9/43 Reich Def; 2/44), 2/JG-301 (11/44 - 4/45 Salzwedel) Bf 109G-4 Werk # 15615 "White 4" (35% dam 9/4/43) in 1/JG-301 EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 April, 1945 near Eisenach on a Jabo mission; was able to return to his airfield at Salzwedel (C.König). Injured in a crash at Werneuchen on 4 September, 1943, no cause reported, a Fw at the time. One known victory, his 2nd, a Lancaster over Berlin on 1 September, 1943 (Perry Claims). His 3rd, a B-17 at Steyr Austria on 24 February, 1944. His 4th, a P-51 at Ebersberg on 24 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 5th, a Halifax off Gris Nez on 6 July, 1944. His 6th, 7th & 8th, all B-24s opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944.

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406 Müller, HelmutOblt12/16/1922MeissenStfkpt 9/JG-1 (6/43 Reich Def; 9/44 Anklam)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19613 "Yellow 29" (85% dam 6/25/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 784154 "White 1 (lost 12/5/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47 & P-51 escorts at Buberow, opposing a Berlin Raid. Source: J. Geensen. WIA 25 June, 1943 during aerial combat at Neuschanz. Added: Buried War Graves Cem, Neuruppin Evangelical Friedhof, Abteilung 14, Blk 2, Row 17 (M.deWolf).
407 Müller, HorstHptm2/23/1916Berlin 7/KG-28 (39), II/KG-76 (11/40 Channel), 1/KG-6 (Med 7/43) Do 17Z, Ju 88A-5 Werk #8115 "F1 + ??" (70% dam 11/3/40), Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144734 "3E + HH" (lost 7/13/43) RK(5/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)
EP(10/20/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
MIA 13 July, 1943 after being shot down by a night fighter, 50km SE of Syracus Sicily. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Erich Schmiedel, Obs; Ofw Reinhold Born, R/O and Fw Johann Hammerschmidt, Gnr..(DK-G Awards List & Ju 88 Loss List). WIA 3 November, 1940 during aerial combat. As a result of damage to the ac, his A-5 crashed at Amsterdam Holland; his gunner, Gefr Hans Swatosch, had been fatally wounded and died; remaining unnamed crew OK. He was a Lt. at the time. (DeSwart & Ju 88 Loss List).
408 Müller, Horst Dr.Lt 1/27/1915 Berlin-SchönebergErg/StG-3 (4/43)Ju 87 Werk # 6263 (lost 4/26/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 26 April, 1943 at Athens-Tatoi airfield, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Fr iedrich Kozminsky, was also killed. Both are buried in the German War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza. Lt Müller in Crypt 3, Row 3, Platte 1. Uffz Kozminsky in Crypt 3, Row 3, Platte 1 (D.Drury).
409 Mündel, HassoOblt1/1/1919Munich, Bayern Aufklargruppe 122 (11/40) commanded by Oblt Fidorra, 1(F)/120 (2/42 Sola) Ju 88 "F6 + KH", Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1621 "A6 + HH" (lost 2/22/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42 Post.)
EP (11/10/41)


EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 22 February, 1942; failed to return from a mission crashing at Map Quadrant 06 East/4176. Found a few days later by a Norwegian fisherman, and buried in Bergen, Norway. Promoted to Oblt posthumously. Remaining crew (all KIA): Fw Gerhard Schuster, Observer; Ofw Georg Wiczurke, R/O and Fw Joachim Adam, Gunner (Source: SIG Norway). Channel pilot. Gained recognition by flying a highly successful recon mission over Britains largest Aluminum Plant at Fort William on 23 December, 1940. The crew, at the time, consisted of: Kdr. & Observer, Oblt Fidorra, AC Kdr (pilot) Lt. Mündel, RO Ofw Bothe, and Gunner Uffz Lemberg. Added: The LOCS states he was born in Berlin.
410 Mundt, Ulrich "Tex"Ofw10/24/1915Berlin Lichtenberg 5/StG-1, 10 (Pz)/SG-77, Instr 4/(Pz)/SG-152 & 5 & 6/SG-151, Pz.Jg.Stf./StG-1 (7/43 S.U.), 2(Pz)/SG-9 (1/45 Reich Def) Ju 87G-1 Werk # 1082 "DJ + FE" (lost 7/14/43), Ju 87G-1 Werk # 131108 (lost 1/29/45) RK(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/14/43)
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 29 January, 1945 when his Ju 87 ground-looped during an emergency landing during bad weather while on a ferry flight , south of Bütow Pomerania. He is buried at the Bütow Cemetery. WIA 14 July, 1943 by flak est of Kolodjarsy, his unnamed R/O also killed. 537 missions destroying 40 tanks, 25 bridges one supply ship and damaging a cruiser near Benghazi.
411 Muth, HermannLtIII/NJG-5Bf 110G Werk # 5680 (lost 3/6/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 March, 1944 opposing the Berlin Raid and wingman for Lt Hermann Hagen. He was shot down over Berlin by an escorting P-51 of the 357FG. His R/O bailed successfully. The AC crashed at Spreenhagen.
412 Nächster, Dr. FritzOblt3/31/1914Berlin5 2/JG-51 (5/41 Battle of Britain), 2/JG-51 (7/41 S.U.), JFS 3 (10/42 Instr), 5/JG-52 (1/45), Stffuh 8/JG-52 (2/45), 3/JG-52 Bf 109E, F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire 1 km outside Calais, 6 May, 1941. A second Spitfire, same day, no location. Magnus Report. His first known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 3 July, 1941. A 4th victory, a SB-2 on 27 July, 1941. A 5th, a Vultee-11 on 28 July, 1941. Deceased 26 October, 2001. Alternate spelling: Naechster.
413 Nauck, HansLt10/3/1921Berlin-Brandenburg6/StG-1 (2/42 S.U.), II/SG-1 (12/43) Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130867 "6G + DT" (lost 8/3/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (2/28/44)Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. His Wk# 130867 reported lost 3 August, 1943 at Kromy due to enemy return fire, pilot returned, unnamed R/O KIA. Ju 87 Loss List. This Wk# was also reported as 113867, however the 130867 seems correct.
414 Naumann, RudolfOblt6/27/1915Berlin-Treptow3/KG-54 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6360 "B3 + GL" (lost 6/22/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 22 June, 1941, cause unknown. Added: Downed by a fighter in the vicinity of Luck, eastern Poland. On 27 June, 1941, he was executed by Russian troops near Dwo Wetozceck (LOCS).
415 Nebgen, RudolfFw24/JG-27 (5/44), 7/JG-27 (9/44 Gütersloh) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160871 "White 2" (lost 5/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 782319 (lost 9/23/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with injuries on 24 May, 1944 by fighters in the Berlin-Köpenick area, bailed from "White 2". On 23 September, 1944, he once again had to bail from his G-14 after aerial combat with a P-47. His G-14 crashed on Lovinkweg nu Heidedijk, at Gaanderen Holland (DeSwart). His first victory, a Spitfire at Boehold/Coesfeld on 1 March, 1945. His 2nd, a P-47 SE of Heiligenstadt on 7 April, 1945.
416 Nedela, WernerOblt7/8/1913BerlinFAGr.-5Ju 290A-3 Werk # Werk # 161 "9V + DK" (lost 12/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 26 December, 1943; hit an obstruction at Pyrenäen (Pyrenees), killing his co-pilot, Lt Hans Fliege; Observer Hptm Richard Schmoll and eight remaining unnamed crewmen/passengers. Obs Loss List. Added: The ac crashed into Mount Aizalegi, near Lesaca, Navarre, Spain, killing the entire crew. The crew are buried in the German War Cem, Berneuil, France, Blk 6: Nedela Row 16, Gr 730; Fliege Row 17, Gr 750 and Schmoll Row 17 Gr 754. Remaining crew: Uffz Alfred Gudde, Nav, Row 17, Gr 757; Fw Aloysius Rekerdress (or Rekersdress), R/O 1, burial loc unk; Uffz Oskar Matt, R/O 2, Row 17, Gr 755; Fw Adolf Widra, Flt Engr, Row 17, Gr 758; Uffz Franz Margowski, Gnr 1, Row 17, Gr 751; Uffz Gerhard Schramm, Gnr 2, Row 17, Gr 756 and Uffz Valentin Sobotzki, Gnr 3, Row 17, Gr 752 (D.Drury).
417 Nell, GüntherHptm12/31/1914BerlinNAGr-102 (Juterborg)Bf 109G, Fw 189A-3 & Me 262Observer Operational ClaspJager Blatt 2/2001.
418 Neuendorf, HeinzFw10/10/192038/JG-1 (3/43), 2/JG-11 Fw 190A-4 in 8 Staffel, Fw 190A-4 Werk # (014)5698 (95% dam 5/3/43) in 2 Staffel, Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430467 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA opposing the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. He was shot down near Haseluenne by a P-47 of 56FG, piloted by Maj. James Stewart. The AC crashed near Cloppenburg. Added: He is buried in the German War Cem. Berlin-Reinickendorf, Dankes-Friedhof, Blk 11a, Row 8, Gr 15 (D.Drury). Injured 3 May, 1943 making a belly landing NW of Husum due to engine failure. One known victory, a Spitfire northwest of Helgoland on 28 May, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 over Kulmbach on 17 August, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 into the sea on 9 October, 1943. his 4th, a B-17 in the Siegen area on 22 February, 1944.
419 Neumann, BrunoFw15(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 April, 1945; Combat with a Spitfire, area of Berlin. Mombeek MIA List.
420 Neuner, HerbertLt19248 JG-104 (8/43 in trng), 2/JG-1 (joins 4/44, 12/44 Twente) Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550839 "Black 16" (4/22/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171155 "Black 15" (lost 12/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first combat mission was on 22 April, 1944 when he was hit by his own flak as he was opposing American bombers. He made a force landing at Dortmund and was rescued by an Artillery Fw. and hospitalized with burns until 5 July. Shot down with wounds 23 December, 1944 by German Flak over Bucholt while attempting to disrupt B-17s headed for the Ardennes. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 on 8 April, 1944, no location. His 2nd, a B-17 on 11 April, 1944, no location. His 3rd, a B-17 on 18 April, 1944, no location. His 4th, a B-17 on 22 April, 1944, no location. His 5th, a B-17 at Gotha-Erfurt,in the Merseburg region, on 21 November, 1944. A P-51 on 5 December, 1944. A P-47 on 23 December, 1944, just before being wounded, his A-8 crashing near Lichtenvoorde Holland (DeSwart). An 8th, a P-51 opposing the Berlin-Münster Raid on 5 December, 1944.
421 Noell, Cornelius 'Conny'Hptm3/29/1909Berlin - Lichterfelde 4(F)/Ob.d.L. (Aufkl Gr Supreme Cmdr Luft.) Do 17P & F, He 111H and Ju 88A & D, Do 215B
RK(10/22/41)

Spanish Cross

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EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Deceased 8 July, 1985 Berlin (P. Bastin).
422 Nowarra, HeinzGefr10/30/19224/JG-300 (8/44 Holzkirchen) Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/6/44 at Teltow) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51's and B-17's southwest of Berlin (folkeeins-blogspot).
423 Nugent, CarlosFhjOfw2/9/1921Berlin62I/NJG-2Bf 110 Radio Operator RK(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/20/44)
EP(6/19/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
As Heinz Rökkers RO, he had flown in N. Africa, Italy, against England and in the Home Defense. Was one of the most successful Night Fighter Radio Operators. 147 missions. 61 Night and 1 Day victory participations. Deceased 11 May, 2000. Photo

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424 Nüsken, RudolfLt9/23/1917Berlin41(H)/41 (6/42), 10/JG-51 (4/43 S.U.) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1195 "White 7" (lost 7/7/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 July, 1943 in the Malo-Archangelsk area, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet R-4 and a Boston on 6 July, 1943. Added: 4 victories. The cause possibly rammed by a Yak-1 of 517 IAP in the Malo-Archangelsk vicinity (LOCS).
425 Nuss, GerhardUffz2/1/1921Berlin-SpandauI/JG-2 (7/43), 2/JG-11 (9/44) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2457 (lost 7/14/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175109 "Black 4" (lost 9/12/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat in the Wiesbaden area (L. Wiegels). Added: Burial in the German War Cem. Wiesbaden-Alt Südfriedhof, Blk C1, Row 7, Gr 197 (D.Drury). WIA 14 July, 1943 during aerial combat near Evreux France.
426 Nuzzle, KurtJG-4Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte. His crashsite dug, finding his dogtag and bone fragments, however not enough for Wast-Berlin to remove from the MIA List. Mike Fuller, LA, CA.
427 Oberheide, HeinzFw64/NJG-3 (8/43), 6/NJG-2 (8/44), 7/NJG-3 (2/45)Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621445 "D5 + DR" (lost 2/8/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA with one other unnamed crew 8 February, 1945 during a night operation flight, crashing at Agathenburg , near Stade, due to a fuel shortage (Boiten & Ju 88 Loss List). One known victory, a Halifax 12 km W of Peenemünde on 17 August, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot Flzg." 20 km NNE of Berlin on 24 August, 1943. A 3rd, a "4 mot" 15 km E of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. A 4th, same day, a Lancaster 10 km NE of Kassel. A 5th, an "unidentified" AC 35 km E of Berlin on 2 December, 1943. A 6th, a "4 mot" on 11 August, 1944, no location given.
428 Oberjürgen, HeinrichUffz4/4/1922Berlin7/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20114 "White 3" (lost 7/26/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 July, 1943 during aerial combat with "4 mots" near Nessmersiel. Buried Berlin-Temp. Block H/1/4. (Geensen)
429 Opitz, ReinhardLt8/17/1923Rudesheim1LKS Berlin-Gatow (officer training), Zerstorerschule II Neubiberg ('43), II/ZG-101 (Instr 6/43-8/44), 3/ZG-101 (2/44), ErprobungsKdo-16 (8/44), Adj II/JG-400 (10/44), Stfkpt 7/JG-400 (12/44)Bf 110, Bf 109 & Fiat CR 30 (lost 12/23/43) in ZG-101, Me 163B in JG-400EK 1& 2, Wound Badge, Class "C" Glider Badge ('38), Destroyer Operational ClaspReceived his Glider license in 1938 (as a youth). Injured in a crash in his Fiat on 23 December, 1943, when he was rammed by a Bf 109 during takeoff from Aibling airfield. Because of his glider experience, he was selected to EKdo-16 to learn to fly the rocket propelled Me 163, where he eventually served under his brother, Rudi Opitz. One known victory, a B-17 at Pfaffenhofen, Oberbayern, 25 February, 1944. POW in 1945, released in 1946. Numerous Post War achievements (LOCS & M.Opitz)
430 Opitz, WernerUffz8/12/1922Berlin1 3/JG-3 (5/10/44), 8/JG-3 (5/27/44 France) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440130 "Black 4" (lost 5/27/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 163485 (lost 8/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 9 August, 1944; Unknown reason, near Avranches. Mombeek MIA List. Added: He and Uffz Peter Bechthold successfully bailed, with wounds received in combat, at Gerardmer, France, and landed in the St.Die area, date unknown (J.Bechthold 2/2023). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 60 km NNE of Graz on 10 May, 1944. Added: The St Die incident Wk# & date provided by Francis Froidevaux/Gerard Festi (6/2023).

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431 Orlowski, HeinzOfw9/23/1923East Prussia?3Stab/JG-5 (7/44 Finland), 9/JG-5 (11/44 Herdla Norway)Bf 109, Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk "White 3", Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk "White 11" (1/45), Fw 190F-8 Werk # 931862 "White 1" (lost aerial combat 2/9/45)
EK 1 & 2
Glider Badge(3/43)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
Drafted in November, 1941, volunteered for the Luftwaffe one month later. Glider certificate after 83 flights. Pilot training in East Prussia. Made one emergency landing in a Bf 109 due to mechanical failure. Pilot certificate in July, 1943. One known victory was a Beaufighter over Norway. August 1943 stationed in France. 2 September, 1944, 1st Fw 190 mission. By 1 November, 1944, now in Norway, 20 missions. On 12 November, 1944, scrambled to protect the Tirpitz, but too late. She was sunk by British Lancasters. His 1st victory was a Lancaster in 12 January, 1945 in "White 11". He was shot down on 9 February, 1945 ("Black Friday") protecting German Naval vessels being attacked by Brit. Beaufighters escorted by P-51s flown by Finnish pilots. He downed two of the escorts, his 2nd & 3rd victories, but was hit and set afire by the other. He bailed with a partially opened chute, and was saved by landing in soft snow. Upon landing, his flare pistol discharged, wounding his foot. Captured and hospitalized by Norwegians. "White 1 (wreck found in Norway in 1983, and being restored in Harlingen, TX.) & Heinz reunite in 1995 on a Discovery Wings episode. He is a member of the German Fighter Pilot Assoc., residing in Berlin in 2005. Added: The now owned, and fully restored Collings Foundation F-8, will be moved to the American Heritage Museum in Stow MA. for display, sometime in 2023


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432 Orpky, Horst Helmut E.Oblt32/NJG-3, 6/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 27/28 January, 1944; crashed at Briesen, near Cottbus, during a night fighter operation, cause unknown (Boiten). Two known victories, both "4 mot"SW of Düsseldorf on 3 November, 1943. A 3rd, another "4 mot" in the Berlin area on 2 December, 1943.
433 Ostermann, HugoHptm11/13/1915HagenFFS C-Perleberg (6/38), BFS II, Luftkreiskdo (6/39 Berlin), Luftgaukdo (7/40 Hannover), 5/LG-1 (3/43), Stfkpt 1/NSGr.-10 (9/44 Franzfeld)Bu 131, Fw 189, Hs 126 & Ju 87 (all in NSGr)Night Ground Attack Operational ClaspA licensed pilot as of 29 June, 1938, he served in Luftkreiss assignments before the demonstration unit. Seems to have been pressed into combat service late in the war. Little known of this pilot (LOCS & Lorne Bohn 7/2021).
434 Panse, WernerHptm12/19/1921Berlin9/StG-1, Stfkpt 9/StG-1Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 RK(5/4/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/25/43)
EP(9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Dive Bomber w/Pend & Sil Assault Oper.Clasps
Channel pilot. On 1 August, 1944 near the Voronov bridgehead, his Fw 190 was hit by flak and caught fire. Seriously wounded, he managed to crash in friendly territory, and remained hospitalized until Oct. 44; did not return to action. Released from a French prison in June, 1946. 635 misions; including 100 as an assault pilot. Deceased 23 June, 1995 Am Gardastee, Italy (P. Bastin).
435 Pantzer, Ruprecht D.E.Oblt35/NJG-3 (8/43), 4/NJG-3 (3/44)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360272 (dam 3/30/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30/31 March, 1944 during aerial combat between Hollfeld and Moggendorf, 10 km SW of Bayreuth (Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax NW of Berlin on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax N of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. A 3rd, a "4 mot" NW of Frankfurt on 18 March, 1944. Boiten 4 victories.
436 Pardun, Friedrich WalterLt9/30/192322/JG-51Fw 190A-8/R2 (lost 8/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 9 August, 1944 when his ac crashed in the vicinity Schöneberg, Berlin, circumstances unknown. He is buried in the German War Cem. in Schwabstadl, Gr 363 (D.Drury). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) at Bad Bibra on 29 July, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 W of Oberammergau on 3 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Pardum.
437 Pasewaldt, Georg Dr.Obstlt9/19/1900Berlin/Zehlendorf Kdr I/KG-26, Kdr KG-40 (repl Edgar Petersen 9/41-12/41), Kdr KG-2 (4/42) Fw 200C in KG-26, He 111H in KG-40, Do 217 E & K in KG-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Numerous anti-shipping operations in the Suez Canal area and the waters off Greece. Alternate spelling: Pasewalt.
438 Peine, WilhelmUffz12/JG-1Fw 190A-4 Werk # 6236 "Black 14" (lost 3/28/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730351 "Black 14" (lost 5/8/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 May, 1944 opposing American bombers in the Braunschweig/Berlin (Celle) region. Injured in Wk# 6236 on 28 March, 1944, when he overturned on landing at Hopsten. One known victory, a B-17 (e.V.) on 29 April, 1944, no location.
439 Peisert, EdgarOblt6/16/1914Berlin2/Kü.Fl.Gr. -106 (Schiphol Holland)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2227 "M2 + EK" (lost 7/10/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 July, 1941, failing to return from an anti-shipping operation between Whitby and Holy Island. The AC crashed into the cliffs at Staithes, near Whitby, presumably due to misty weather and poor visibility. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Rudolf Belloff, Observer, Gefr Gerhard Vogel (geb. 8/17/1917), wireless operator and Fw Karl Kinder (geb. 8/2/1914), gunner. The entire crew is buried in Acklam Road Cemetery, Thornaby.


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440 Pelz, GerhardOgefr8/2/1920BartensteinKü.Fl.Gr.-106Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1291 (lost 12/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 18 December, 1941, crashing at the Morlaix airfield, after being attacked by fighters. Remaining crew (deceased bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cem, Blk 9, Row 52): Lt Hans Detlef Lindemann (geb 7/8/1918 Hamburg, bur Gr 1325), Obs; Uffz Fritz Grassmann (geb 9/23/1919 Berlin, bur Gr 1324, R/O and Uffz Eduard Martin, Gnr (no dispo). Pilot Ogefr Pelz buried Grave 1324 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
441 Pelz, K.UffzI/JG-302Bf 109G Werk # 410697 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 March, 1944 after opposing the Berlin Raid. Shot down during his landing approach at Stendal by a P-51 of 357FG, piloted by Maj. Thomas Hayes.
442 Pelzer, HarryLt12/2/1923Berlin1/JG-11 (Husum De.) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 671 (35% dam 6/8/43), Fw 190A-3/Y Werk # 0120487 (or 12487) "White 12" (lost 10/9/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 9 October, 1943, in aerial combat at Hadersleben (Danish Haderslev), opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids. He was hit by bomber return fire and crashed in a field 5 km northwest of Vojens Denmark. Source: Air War over Denmark. Added: Burial German War Cem., Berlin-Neukölln, Friedhof Lilienthalstrasse (Neuer Standortfriedhof), Field I, Grave 45 (D.Drury). Uninjured in a force landing at Husum on 8 June, 1943, no cause given.
443 Penekamp, W.Ofw15/ZG-26Me 410A (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a B-17 in the Belzig area on 6 March, 1944. Shot down with wounds on this date opposing the Berlin Raid northeast of Magedeburg. Both crew bailed successfully. The AC crashed near Magdeburg. Alternate spelling: Pennekamp.
444 Penke, WernerGefr8/5/1924Berlin38/JG-1 (5/44), 9/JG-1 (5/44 France))Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 440926 "Yellow 13" (lost 6/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 June, 1944; crashed after being attacked by a P-47 during takeoff at Beauvais/Oise airfield. Buried at Beauvais, Block 3/20/873. One known victory, a P-38 NNE of Berlin on 24 May, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 N of Berlin on 30 May, 1944. His 3rd, and last known a P-51 at Cosse-le-Vivien/Laval on 7 June, 1944, just prior to his own death.
445 Peter, ErichOfw9/19/1920Wehlau Ostpreussen3/StG-2 (Russia), Stfkpt 3/StG-2, Stab/StG-2, Instr 11/LG-1, Stab II/SG-151Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 RK(7/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 25 April, 1945 during an armed reconnaissance mission to Berlin, shot down near Rheinsberg/Mark, where he was buried 28 April, 1945. 570 missions with the Ju 87. Assault pilot in the 190 in SG-151, but it is not known if he flew combat missions as such. Shot down 3 times. On 13 August, 1941, as a Gefr. and newly-arrived Dive Bomber pilot, he took out an important bridge over the Volkhov River which significantly slowed Soviet troop movement. Destroyed 25 tanks.
446 Peters, ErhardHptm7/4/1914Hohenkamp24 Kdr I/NJG-3 (6/43), Kdr V/NJG-5 (8/43), Stab III/NJG-3 (10/43), 9/NJG-3 (2/44) Bf 110 & Ju 88C in NJG-3, Bf 110 in V/NJG-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19/20 February, 1944 in a crash at Brandenburg-Brest due to engine and control failures; accidentally shot down by a Wilde Sau fighter (Boiten). Buried Werder/Havel Neuere Friedhof, Block E/3/613 (Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 8 October, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 10 km SW of Insel Fano on 9 October, 1943. A 3rd, a "4 mot" at Welda by Warburg on 22 October, 1943. A 4th & 5th on 18 November, 1943; a Halifax N of Laon and a Lancaster SE of Namur. A 6th, a Lancaster at Berlin on 2 December, 1943. Same night, a 7th, a "4 mot" in the Berlin area. On the night of 15 February, 1944, he scored 5 victories, 8 thru 12, three Lancasters and two "4 mot". 26 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 22 victories. Boiten approx 24 victories.
447 Peters, Kurd Maj8/7/1914Braunschweig47/LG-2 (4/41/Bulgaria), Kdr II/JG-300 (11/43), Kdr JG-302, Acting Kdr JG-300 (12/44 & 3/45)Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2318 (dam 4/10/41; Peters injured, emergency landing Bufeugrad), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340303 "Green 5" (lost 6/29/44 near Laura/Leipzig) in JG-300, Bf 109G in JG-302 RK(10/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/20/42)
EP(10/5/42)
Wound Badge

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 June, 1944 in "Green 5" during aerial combat over Naumburg; bailed safely. Peters commanded JG-302 in March, 1944. His given name is spelled "Kurd" in the Obermaier Rittertrager Book. One known victory, a "4 mot" at Dortmund on 23 May, 1944. A B-24 (HSS) SE of Berlin on 21 June, 1944. Another B-24, same day, 20 km SW of Berlin. A 4th, also a B-24 on 21 June, 1944, at Adlershöf. Deceased 24 July, 1957 at Furstenfeldbruck.

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448 Petzschler, Horst 'Walther'Ofhr9/1/1921Berlin26JG-105(3/43), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (Russia 6/43), 2/JG-3 (4/44 Burg bei Magdeburg), Stabstf/JG-51 (S.U. 6/44), 10/JG-51(5/45)Fw 190A-2 in JG-105, Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 412179 "Black 14" in 2/JG-3 at Magdeburg, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7102 (25% dam 10/23/43; force land injury, fuel shortage), Bf 109G-10/R3 Werk # 130297 "Yellow 5" (to Bromma, Sweden)EP(9/10/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Known victories; a Yak-7 S of Nevel on 5 November, 1943; 12 May 1944, a B-17 at Frankfurt am Main and a P-51 southeast of Frankfurt, his 4th & 5th victories. On 14 May, 1944, he downed a B-24 north of Braunschweig. A B-24 (HSS) on 24 May, 1944, no location. His friend, Otto Büssow, died in Werk # 412179 on 30 May, 1944 near Belzig, after aerial combat with a P-51. His 19th, an La-5 SE of Graudenz in February, 1945, no date given. Nos. 20 to 25, two Il-2s, two Yak-3s, an La-7 and a Yak-9 during the month of March, 1945, no specific dates. His 26th, and last victory, a Pe-2 NE of Pillan, near the end of April, 1945. His victories were 4 American AC and 22 Soviet AC. He flew 126 missions in the East, and an unknown number on the western front. He was shot down 13 times, 11 by Flak and twice by enemy fighters. On 4 May, 1945, out of gas, he crashed landed Bf 109G-10/R3 Wk#130297 "Black 5" in neutral Sweden at Bulltofta airfield, near Malmo, and was interned, and later turned over to the Russians, released in Sept, 1949. He worked for several U.S. AC manufacturers, retiring in 1988. Alternate spellings; Petschler and Petzchler. Deceased 16 May, 2011 in the USA (P. Bastin).



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449 Pfleger, HorstFw4/8/1918Berlin2/NJG-6 (Hailfingen) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 180362 "2Z + PK" (lost 9/28/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 28 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito 1km SW of Bondorf, pilot buried at Bondorf. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Fw Paul Resmer (9/20/1919) and Gnr Uffz Herbert Wupper (6/16/1920 Solingen).
450 Philipp,Uffz16/NJG-5Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 20 km NW of Berlin on 6 March, 1944.
451 Philipp, RudolfFw97/JG-27 (10/42), 12/JG-27 (8/43), 5/JG-27 (4/44), 6/JG-27 (5/44)Bf 109F & G (Trop)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 May, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, a P-40 of either RAF No. 250 or 260 Sq. north of Abu- Dweis on 31 October, 1942. His 2nd victory was a B-24 40 km west of Kefallinia, during the Ploesti raid, on 1 August, 1943. His 4th and 5th, both P-47s; one S of Zivagosta, the other S of Drvenik on 12 January, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 NE of Braunschweig on 29 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 (HSS) 75 km NW of Trier on 11 May, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 at the Merzhauzen airfield on 12 May, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 south of Berlin on 24 May, 1944 (Perry Claims). Alternate spelling: Philip.
452 Pieplow, UlrichLt5/12/1914Berlin12/JG-300 (9/44 Jüterbog) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166625 "Black 2" (lost 9/11/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Diedenhausen, where he was buried.
453 Pingel, OttoOfw12/ZG-26 (5/44), redesig 4/JG-6 (7/44)Bf 110, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 737429 "Blue 5" (dam 1/20/45) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His "Blue 5" was damaged in a crash landing at Flugplatz Berlin-Staaken, 20 January, 1945, pilot disposition unknown (D.Drury). One known victory, a P-51 at Wollin on 29 May, 1944, while in ZG-26.
454 Pläschke, FritzUffz47/JG-53 (6/44), 10/JG-53 (9/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461513 "White 2 + I" (lost 11/18/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 in the Biethingen area. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Gavignan/Rieti Italy on 13 June, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 (e.v.) at Soltau on 24 August, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Templin-Berlin on 12 September, 1944. His 4th, a P-51 NW of Pforzheim on 29 October, 1944. Alternate spelling: Plaschke.
455 Plass, JoachimLt12/5/192251/NJG-5Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620167 (lost 2/14/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 14/15 February, 1945 at Berlin due to engine fire, remaining unnamed crew OK (Boiten & Ju 88 Loss List). Buried Berlin-Rei, 31A (Rosseels). One known victory, a Lancaster "LM 522 Og RAF No. 57 Sq., which crashed near St Nicholas dAlliermont on 8 June, 1944, killing the entire crew, including Navigator, Sgt Richard K. Nixon (data provided by Alan Nixon, brother to the Navigator). A 2nd & 3rd, both "4 mots," one at Chateau Thierry, the other at Craonne/Reims, on 29 June, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" at St Valery on 5 July, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" at Neufchätel on 8 July, 1944. Magnus, victory count may be higher.
456 Plewa, RobertOblt7 8/JG-300, 2/JG-300, Stffüh in Stab/JG-300 (9/43) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20627 (lost 9/30/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 29/30 September, 1943 near Bonn-Hangelar due to lack of fuel (Boiten). Three known victories, a Lancaster and two Halifax at Berlin on 24 August, 1943. A 4th, a Halifax W of Mannheim on 23 September, 1943. two Stirlings at Hannover on 27 September, 1943. Added: A 7th victory reported, a B-17 in the Graz area 26 July, 1943 (C.König). Alternate spelling: Plena (AC Loss List).

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457 Podewils, Heinrich Freiherr von Lt10/28/19193 I/JG-2 (11/41), I/JG-5 (3/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-5, 11/JG-5 (12/44 Gossen) Bf 109E-7 Wk# 4658(60% dam 11/41 in JG-2), Fw 190A-3 Wk# 484 (lost3/43), Bf 109G Werk # Unk "Black 1 + ~" in 8 Stf, Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 12A" (12/44) & Bf 109G-6 Werk # 782193 in 11/JG-5 (lost 3/23/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 on 22 February, 1944, 15 km southwest of Straubing. A Beaufighter on 7 December, 1944 15 km from the Gossen airfield (Rosseels). He opposed the 16 March, 1944 raid, and was shot down by a P-47. He crashed near the village of Radstetten and suffered a head laceration. Of the 24 AC of his unit opposing the raid, 17 were shot down. His unusual marking "12A" was as a resuly of another ac in the staffel already a "Yellow 12". Injured in a crash 29 November, 1941 during a landing at Berlin-Maifield airfield when he ran out of fuel. Injured in a 2nd operational crash in his A-3 on 5 March, 1943 at Mostun-Stavanger due to engine fire. Injured in a third crash on 23 March, 1945 during a takeoff accident in Bf 109G-6 Werk # 782193 at Gossen Norway airfield (Source: SIG Norway). Survived the war. Deceased 18 May, 2011.


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458 Pöhlmann, HerbertOfw5/31/191726/JG-300 Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/23/44 at Vienna)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat over Vienna Austria (JG-300 Loss List). WIA 26 July, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters near Mürzzuschlag . Hospitalized at Neunkirchen. One known victory, a B-24 at Szekesfehervar on 26 July, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 in the Berlin area on 6 August, 1944.
459 Preuschoff, WilhelmUffz11/12/1911KielKGr-806 Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5075 "M7 + ??" (lost 8/28/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew on 28 August, 1940; location Pance "La Potine", cause unknown. Remaining crew (all buried Mont de Huisnes, Vault 9): Uffz Alfred Preuss (geb 3/25/15 Breslau), Obs (Gr 90); Gefr Wolfgang Dalchow (geb 12/4/19 Berlin), R/O (Gr 68) and Uffz Wilhelm Siersch (geb12/15/14 Dresden), Mech (Gr67). Uffz Preuschoff buried in Gr 89 (absa3945).
460 Priebe, Eckehard J. 'Ecki'Oblt6/24/1916Berlin31.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 2/JG-77 (9/39 Poland-8/40 Channel)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3378 "Red 13 + o" (9/39), Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4076 (lost 8/31/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940, being shot down by two Spitfires over England, piloted by F/O Brian Carbury of No.603 Sq. and F/Lt Denys Gillam of No.616 Sq. (D.Drury). Bailed safely landing at Elham Park Wood. The swastika from Priebes rudder was removed, and is on display at the 8th Air Force Museum in Pooler, GA. One victory in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Mureaux over the Rhine, south of Lauterburg, 11 October, 1939. His 2nd, a Morane 406 west of Dinant, 15 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane northeast of Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. Priebe, author of the book "Thank You Canada", as he spent his POW time there. Deceased 7 December, 1999.
461 Pritzel, OttoFw45/JG-302 (12/43 - 5/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190AEK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational ClaspHis first know victory, a "4 mot" over Berlin, 29 December, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS), no location, 24 May, 1944. Ten minutes later, his 3rd, another B-17, no location, 24 May, 1944. His 4th, a B-24, no location, 29 May, 1944 (JG-301/302 Chronicle).
462 Pritzl, OttoOfw182/JG-51 (7/44), JG-3, 5/JG-302 (5/44), III/JG-7 (3/45)Bf 109G in JGs 51 & 302, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) N of Berlin on 24 May, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17, same day, 1 km W of Finow. His 4th, a B-24 on 29 May, 1944, no location given (Perry Claims). His 7th, a B-24 in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 (HSS) near Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 11th & 12th, both B-17s NW of Hamburg on 20 March, 1945. His 13th, a B-17 S of Berlin on 24 March, 1945. His 14th, a B-17 on 31 March, 1945. 3 bombers. His 15th, a B-17 S of Bremen on 4 April, 1945. Nos. 16 & 17, both P-47s on 10 April, 1945. His 18th, a B-17 W of Prag on 17 April, 1945. 8 victories in the Me 262. Magnus Report.
463 Pytlik, RudolfOblt10/4/1913BerlinStab/StG-1 (Channel)Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2301 "A5 + AA" (lost 11/29/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 29 November, 1940 during aerial combat with nine fighters of No. 603 Sq. east of Ramsgate. His Obs, Oblt T. Fryer went MIA. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: He crashed at sea E of Ramsgate, Kent; bur CC Blk 5, Row 5, Gr 102 (CC Graves Registration Report).
Cannock Chase
464 Rachner, HansOblt1012/JG-3 (8/43), Stfkpt 12/JG-3 (3/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190DEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 July, 1944 (Magnus). His 2nd victory, a B-24D near Capua Italy, 21 August, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 over the Ischia area, 30 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) "KQ-3" at Ahlen on 23 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 5th, a B-17 (HSS) "HB-3" at Helmstedt on 11 April, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 in the Nauen area, W of Berlin, on 18 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-24 (HSS) NE of Gifhorn on 29 April, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 at Minden-Hannover on 8 May, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 at Nidda on 12 May, 1944. His 10th, a B-24 in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944.
465 Radtke, Fw15/NJG-5Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling SW of Berlin on 1 September, 1943. Alternate spelling: Radke.
466 Rath, Hans JoachimGenMaj12/11/1894BerlinKdr I/KG-4 (11/39 Soesterberg, Kdr KG-4 (5/40; 9/41 Schüsselburg Russia to 6/42), Kdr Central Bombing School 4 & other staff positionsHe 111P & H RK(5/9/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver
Channel pilot. Barbarossa Kdr.. Rath was responsible for the concentrated attacks against Soviet fortifications near Schüsselburg, depriving the defenders of Leningrad their last land-connection supply base. He served as Kdr I/KG-4 in May of 1940. Deceased 10 May, 1968 Bad Neuenahr (P. Bastin).

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467 Raum, HansOblt10/11/192399/NJG-3, 7/NJG-3 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5586 (dam 12/12/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Hamburg on 12 December, 1943, no mention of crew injuries (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Lancaster at Küstrin on 24 August, 1943. Another, a "4 mot" at Herzen, S of Recklinghausen, on 18 October, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 50 km ENE of Berlin on 23 November, 1943. A double victory on 20 February, 1944; two "4 mot", one 50 km SW of Hannover, the other near Briest. Another double victory, both "4 mot" in the Schweinfurt-Würzburg areas on 24 February, 1944. A Halifax III at Dorf Roth on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Bremerhaven on 13 August, 1944. Magnus Report, 12 victories. Boiten 14 to 17 victories.
468 Rautenberg, SiegfriedOblt7/27/1916BraunswaldeFlt Instr LKS-Berlin ('38-'40), BFS 112 ('40-'44), Erg.Gr-1 (5/44), Fl.ü.G.-1 Flt Instr (Hildesheim 8/44-5/45)Ju 52 ('39), Do 17, Bf 109 & Fw 190,Pilot BadgePOW 1 May, 1945. Career Flight Instructor. Post war Bundeswehr officer (C.König).

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469 Rayzner, EdmundUffz2 4/JG "Hermann" (7/43), 4/JG-300 (8/43) Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530368 "White 6" (90% dam 9/22/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash on 22/23 September, 1943 when he crash landed near Neuruppin after hitting power cables (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster at Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Mosquito W of Berlin on 17 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Rajzner.
470 Reckin, KurtLt9/8/1923Berlin3/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260198 "3E + CL" (lost 11/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 November, 1943; during a mission to Southampton, the AC was seen to approach Kilmington from above seven miles south of Frome, flying low under cloud base. It circled a woods, and after releasing some bombs, reduced height and crashed into the ground at Church Farm, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire. The AC blew up on contact, scattering debris over a large aea. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Walter Overhoff, Observer; Uffz Karl Heinz Siegler, R/O and Uffz Karl Weisskamp, Gunner. Alternate spelling: Recklin.

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471 Reichenbach, FritzOfw810/JG-300, 4/NJG-11, 10/NJG-11Fw 190A, Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Mosquito at Berlin-Potsdam on 16 September, 1944. A 2nd, another Mosquito at Berlin on 9 December, 1944. Magnus & , 8 victories. Alternate spelling: Reichennach.
472 Reiher, HelmutUffz4/13/1924BerlinIII/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost in April 1945, loc.unk.)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown. Added: MIA "location unknown", April, 1945 per the DRK Loss List/Ricardo Freitag 7/2021.
473 Reimer, WilliFwKG-3Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2612 "5K + LT" (lost 1/3/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 3 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a night fighter over Berlin. The pilot was killed instantly by night fighter fire and the R/O attempted to land the ac. During the approach, he struck some treetops and crashed in a field. Remaining crew (each bur in their own home locations (unknown to me): Erich Lisch, Obs; August Surmann, R/O and Heinz Werner, Gnr..(F.Braun).
474 Reinhardt, Peter (Paul?)Uffz4 5/JG-11 (9/43; 3/44 Reich Def)) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Black 16" (5/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410819 "Yellow 12" (lost 3/6/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. KIA this date in aerial combat near Haselünne with a P-47 of 56FG, piloted by Col. Hubert "Hub" Zemke. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Langeoog-Carolinensie on 27 September, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 9 October, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 at Tecklenburg, WSW of Osnabrück, 10 October, 1943. His 4th, a P-47 at Neuenkirchen on 29 November, 1943.

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475 Reitmeyer, ErnstFw12/20/1919Pettenbach Austria183/NJG-5 (10/43), 1/NJG-5 (2/44), 3/NJG-5 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 110C & F, Ju 88G-6 (lost 3/16/45; Halifax return fire at Ullstadt (Bav.), 50km W of Erlangen, all crew bailed safely. Last operational loss of I/NJG-5 per Jorg Helbig)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax at Potsdam, 23 October, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" E of Berlin on 1 September, 1943. Another, a Stirling 24 km S of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. Another, a "4 mot" NE of Hannover on 9 October, 1943. A Halifax at Potsdam on 20 October, 1943. Another, a "4 mot" on 29 December, 1943. A Lancaster on 15 February, 1944. Two "4 mots" in the Nürnberg area on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" at Orleans on 5 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. A Lancaster at Ligny-en-Barrois and two additional "4 mots" at Joinville/Rolampont on 13 July, 1944. A PS-84 the night of 24-25 October, 1944. Two PS-84s on 14 December, 1944. A DB-3F on 20 December, 1944. Magnus Report, 22 victories. His victories may be as high as 23. His R/O, Ofw Karl Schweidler (all 23 victories) and his Gunner, Uffz Albert Bär; Reitmeyer deceased 6 November, 1998 in St Leonard Austria (Source: Jorg Helbig). Alternate spelling: Rietmayer.
476 Reschke, Wilhelm 'Willi'Lt2/3/1922Mühlow 26FFS AB 9 (Grottkau '43), 1/JG-302 (6/44), 2/JG-301, 9/JG-301 (9/44), 12/JG-301, Stab/JG-301 (3/45 Neustadt-Glewe Ger.)Bf 109G-6 'White 5' (lost 7/7/44) in 1/JG-302, Bf 109G-6 'White 10' (lost 8/24/44), Bf 109G-6 'White 6' (lost 8/29/44), Fw 190A-8 'White 6' (lost 1/1/45) in 12Stf, Ta152H-1 Wk# 150168 'Grn 9' in Stab/301 RK(4/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/13/45)
EK-1 & 2
Wound Badge in Gold
Fighter Operational Clasp
48 combat missions. Flew "Green 9" 24 April, 1945, on his last mission. The 'Green 9' was captured by the British and put on display in Farnborough. Bailed safely 7 July, 1944 after ramming a B-24 in his 'White 5'. Shot down by B-24 return fire in 'White 10' 8/24/44 over Hradec, Cz., and by another 109 in 'White 6' on 8/29/44, force landing at Banov CZ, near Uhersky Brod. Shot down 1/1/45 in Fw 190A-8 'White 6' by return fire after downing a B-17, his 22nd victory. Bailed successfully.

Above: Ta152H-1 Wk# 150168 "Grn 9" in Stab/301

Interview video One known victory was a Tempest flown by W/O Mitchell of RAF No. 486 Sq. (New Zealand). Known to have downed 2 Yaks over Berlin. 18 heavy bombers. His first two victories were B-24s W of Budapest while in 2/JG-301. A B-17 at Starnberger See on 19 July, 1944. A B-17 SE of Kassel on 16 August, 1944. He scored a double victory on 20 August, 1944; A B-24 and a B-24 (HSS), S of Budapest. A B-24 on 26 November, 1944, opposing the Misburg Raid. His 22nd, a B-17 at Gardelegen, 1/1/45. Nos. 23 & 24, a P-51 and a P-47 over Kyritz, 14 January. 1945. Nos. 25 & 26, both Yak-9s near Erkner on 24 April, 1945. He was shot down and wounded five times. In a History Channel interview, he said that he once rammed a bomber (guns jammed) out of frustration, but vowed never to do that again...'Stupid, and nearly cost me my life!'. Added: Deceased 5 July, 2017 (D.Drury).




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477 Reuter, HeinzOblt4/25/1922127/NJG-2 (3/44), 3/NJG-3 (4/44), 12/NJG-3 (12/44)Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster at Stuttgart on 2 March, 1944. A "4 mot" 50 km S of Berlin on 24 March, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot", same day, 25 km NE of Twente. Two"4 mot" at Nürnberg on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Westerland on 9 April, 1944. A "4 mot" 70 km SW of Paris on 8 June, 1944. A "4 mot" near Abbeville on 13 June, 1944. At "4 mot" at Beacon "Kurfurst" on 17 June, 1944. A 10th, a "4 mot" at Toul-Nancy on 29 July, 1944. An 11th, a "4 mot" on 6 December, 1944, no location. A minelaying Lancaster over the North Sea the night of 18/19 February, 1945. Deceased 3 October, 1997.
478 Rickelt, KurtUffz7/18/19219/JG-26 Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440586 "White 6" (lost 5/12/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 12 May, 1944 during aerial combat at St Vith, buried Berlin Niederschönhausen.
479 Riebicke, KlausFw5/19/1922BerlinII/LG-2, I/Sch.G-1, I/Sch.G-5, 6/Sch.G-1, 4(Pz) & 7,/Sch.G-1, 6/SG-77, 9/SG-10Hs 123, Hs 129, Fw 190F-8 RK(10/6/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 6 June, 1944 in an attack on the Tsalesetsyki railroad station, south of Lemberg, near the Dnyestr bridge, which was defended by 16 flak units, probably receiving a direct hit. 592 missions as an assault pilot.
480 Rieckhoff, HerbertGenLt12/25/1898BerlinKdr KG-30 (8/40), Kdr KG-2 (10/40), Var. Staff Pos.Ju 88A in KG-30, Do 17Z in KG-2 RK(7/5/41 as Col. in KG-2)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Deceased 30 November, 1948 in Esslingen (P. Bastin)..
481 Riedel, RudiEM6/KG-200 (4/45 Berlin-Gatow)Ju 88 etc & Fw 190 combinationBomber Operational ClaspMistel pilot pictured online.
482 Rieger, Joachim "Bulle"Hptm3/9/1914BerlinI/StG-165, III/StG-165, II/StG-165, III/StG-51, II/StG-1, Stfkpt 5/StG-1Ju 87B, Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6208 "6G + NR" (lost 9/2/41) RK(3/19/42 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/41), EP(3/3/41),

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA (and presumed killed) 2 December, 1941 during a diving attack in the area of Navo-Forminsk Russia, when he was rammed by his wingman making an evasive maneuver, both AC crashing and burning on impact. Channel pilot. 257 missions including 138 in Russia. Rieger was one of the first three to receive the new DK. All 3 were Stuka pilots from StG-1, and the award was given in early October 1941 in Russia.
483 Rienth, KarlFw111/JG-301 (11/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175917 "Yellow 7" (lost 12/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA in December, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters near Boitzenburg (W.Reschke/C.König). One known victory, a P-51 N of Berlin on 5 December, 1944. Alternate spelling: Reinth (Perry Claims).
484 Ries, EduardOfw32/JG-302 (1/44), 3/JG-302 (6/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st known victory, a "4 mot" over Berlin on 3 January, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" on 28 January, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 NW of Budapest on 27 June, 1944.
485 Riesen, Horst vonObstlt4/30/1911Berlin- SchönebergI/KG-30 (Westerland 10/39), Kdr II/KG-30, Kdr II/KG-1 (3/43), Kdr KG-1 (6/44 Königsberg)Ju 88 (dam 10/16/39) in KG-30, He 177(Hi-Alt bomber) in KG-1Bomber Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 was damaged by Spitfires of Nos. 602 & 603 Sqs. while attacking shipping in the Firth of Forth. von Riesen replaced Eberhard Roeger (KIA 7/3/41). Led KG-1 the highly successful mission of 87 He 177s against the rail center at Velikye-Luki, 300 miles west of Moscow.
486 Rischke, RolfUffz17/ZG-26Bf 110G Werk # 500001 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down and bailed successfully near Gardelegen on 6 March, 1944 opposing the Berlin Raid northeast of Magdeburg. His R/O was killed. On this date, he scored his one known victory, a B-17 near Gardelegen. Alternate spelling: Riscke (Perry Claims).
487 Rödlich, Hans HubertusLt12/18/1923Dortmund1 Stab/JG-27 (4/44), 6/JG-27 (5/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 14 + -" (lost 3/20/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 March, 1943; sd by fighters at Berlin-Blankenfelde (LOCS & C.König). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) SW of Wiener-Neustadt on 23 April, 1944.
488 Rohden, Dieter vonLt7/10/1917Berlin6/StG-1Ju 87B-1 (lost 7/25/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 25 July, 1940 when his ac was sd over the English Channel by Hurricanes of No. 56 Sq., off Dover, Kent. Another source states he is missing in "mid-Channel, between Folkestone and Cap Gris Nez" His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Willi Heuberger, was killed and is buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk BB, Row 4, Gr 77 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
489 Rohloff, WernerUffz210/JG-3 (5/44), 15/JG-3 (4/45)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 W of Berlin on 24 May, 1944. His 2nd, an Il-2 on 20 April, 1945.
490 Rohrbach, ErichLt17/NJG-5Bf 110G-4 Werk # 740078 (lost 12/2/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2/3 December, 1943 at Zepernik, north of Berlin, shot down by return fire after claiming a bomber kill. Source: T. Boiten.

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491 Röhrich, Kurt WilhelmFw13Sturmstaffel 1 (2/44), 11/JG-3 (4/44 Salzwedel)Fw 190A in Sturm 1, Fw 190A (lost 5/11/44; uninj, bail safely at Willofs, tech diff), Bf 109K & Fw 190D in JG-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 July, 1944 (Magnus). Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both B-17s E of Haselünne on 21 February, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 N of Hadersleben on 6 March, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 S of Hamm on 23 March, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 E of Braunschweig on 8 April, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 (HSS) at Haldersleben on 11 April, 1944. His 7th, a P-47 on 11 April, 1944, same location. His 8th, a B-17 at Nauen, N of Havel Lake, on 18 April, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 at Calvorde, N of Haldensleben, on 29 April, 1944. His 10th & 11th, both B-17s (one HSS) at Nauen, W of Berlin, on 24 May, 1944. His 12th, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 13th, same day, a B-17 (HSS), same area. Alternate spelling: Roehrich.


Sturmstaffel 1: 7 Left Fw. Röhrich
492 Rosarious, Theodor "Ted"Hptm2/13/1913Berlin1(F)/Aufkl. Gr. Ob.d.L. (1/40), Versuchsstelle für Höhenflug (6/42), Stfkpt 2/Versuchsverband Ob.d.L. (2/44)Do 17 Werk # Unk "T5 + FH" (lost 1/13/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 13 January, 1940 after being sd by a French Curtiss H-75 along the Channel coast, force landing in the Calais vicinity, repatriated July 1940. His responsibility in Versuchsverband was to demonstarte the strength & weaknesses of captured Allied ac to Luftwaffe pilots (LOCS).
493 Rosenberg, HerbertUffz7/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk# 440135 "White 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 6 March, 1944, opposing the Berlin Raid, by bomber return fire over Cloppenburg.
494 Roth, Alfred (Anton?)Uffz4/JG-300 (3/44 Deelen) Fw 190A-6 Werk # 551106 "Green 2" (lost 3/6/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 6 March, 1944 opposing the Berlin Raid. Shot down in his A-6, crashing 3 km south of Oldebroek Holland, by a P-47 of 355FG, piloted by Lt. B. Hill. Added: Buried Yssel BN-4-78 (SGLO). Id'd as Anton per II/JG-300 Loss List & denkmalprojekt.org.
495 Roth, FritzUffz1/FluglehrSchl.d.Lw . Fw 190F-8 Werk # 588474 (or 588475) (dam 1/13/45) Pilot Badge KIC 13 January, 1945 when he made an emergency landing near the village of Jenoves, Cz. after running out of fuel during a transfer from Berlin to Vienna (F.Braun).
496 Rüdig, Friedrich "Fritz"Ofw4/17/1916Bonn Legion Condor (1938 Spain), II/KG-1 ('40-'41 Channel) Ju 87B in LC, Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0157 "V4 + JV" (lost 4/9/41) Spanish Cross, EK 2, Bomber Operational Clasp POW with unnamed crew 9 April, 1941, believed shot down by P/O Howitt of No 85 Sq. at Preston Hill, Whitwell (ju 88 Loss List). Added: The precise location Preston Hill Farm, Preston, Hertfordshire, but there is a place called Whitwell. Remaining crew (POW; from a single source): Fw Erich Zimmert, Obs; Uffz Kurt Neumerkel, R/O and Fw Clemens Frehe, Gnr (D.Drury). Added: From his Nephew,Michael Hafen (11/2023), "his Uncle never returned from an enemy flight over the English Channel", thus MIA per WASt-Berlin.
497 Rühl, Wilhelm "Willi"Lt11/1/1912BerlinJG-101 (6/44), 2/JG-76 (10/44), 14/JG-300 (11/44, 1/45 Lüben)Bf 109G-14/AS "Blk 2" (dam 11/19/44, Reinsdorf, gear collapse), Bf 109G-14/AS "Blk 2" (P-51 cmbt dam 11/27/44, vic Braunschweig), Bf 109G-10 "Blk 2" (dam 12/17/44, belly land Sonau, engine fail), Bf 109G-10 "Blk 8" (sd by P-51 12/24/44, vic Rothe, bails)Fighter Operational ClaspHe was uninjured in all four of the above incidents. Opposed Soviet ground troops in the Steinau area 24 January, 1945.


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498 Ruppe, WolfgangOfw5/2/1917Charlottenburg BerlinI/KG-4 (8/41), 3/KG-100 He 111H-5 Werk # 3523 "5J + BB" (lost 8/18/41; AA fire Staraya Russia; WIA), He 177A-3 Werk # 332227 "5J (or 6N) + QL" (lost 2/23/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/18/41)
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 22/23 February, 1944 when he was shot down during a night raid on London by a Mosquito of RAF No. 25 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Bailie. The AC broke up in the air and fell on Wolsey Farm, Yoxford, Suffolk. Remaining crew: Uffz Georg Lobenz (geb 1/14/1922, bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 292), Observer (KIA); Uffz Friedrich Beck (geb 2/17/1921, Würzburg), R/O (KIA, bur Blk 1, Gr 295); Gefr Georg Markgraf (geb 11/12/1923, bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 293) Flt Engr (KIA); Uffz Ernst Werner (geb 1/20/1923), Gunner 1 (KIA, bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 291) and Ogefr Emil Imm (geb 3/26/1922), Gunner 2 (Injured/POW). Added: Ofw Ruppe buried CC, Blk 1, Gr 294 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
499 Sachs, LotharLt10/14/1920Danzig43/JG-300 (Night Fighters) (9/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-300 (3/44)Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 9" in 43, Bf 109G-6 (damaged 3/6/44), Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 9" (lost 3/8/44 at Stolzenau)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-17, and bailing out at Stolzenau, near Weser (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" NE of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" 40 km N of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. He attacked a B-17 of 306BG piloted by Lt. A Adams. The B-17 was an injured straggler, however, Sachs ran out of ammo before he could finish the bomber off. Although severely damaged by B-17 return fire, Sachs was able to land a Twente. His 4th, a B-17 on 8 March, 1944, no location. This just before he was downed, same day. Deceased in 2005.

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500 Sattler, Josef "Sepp"Ofw7/3/1915Waldershof3 2/JG-302 (6/44), 10/JG-301 (9/44), Stab/JG-301 (3/45) Bf 109G in 2 Staffel, Ta 152H-1 Long Nose (lost at Neustadt 4/14/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
KIFA 14 April, 1945, when he lost control of his new AC during an attack on the Ludwiglust railroad, and went into a vertical dive and crashed. Sattler was buried the next day at the Neustadt-Glewe Cemetery, buried next to New Zealand pilot, W/O Owen J.Mitchell, of RNZAF No. 486 Sq., whose Tempest crashed 1 km from Sattlers crashsite. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) at Halfing, S of Wasserbrg, on 9 June, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) by German Wagram on 26 June, 1944. A 3rd, same day, a P-51 same location. Added: In 1947, Ofw Sattler was re-interned in Berlin (K.Youngs).

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