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501 Scharfenberg, Rudolf (Karl ?)Hptm7Kdo "Hermann", 5/JG-300 (7/43) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172612 "Red 10" (lost 7/18/44 at Kempten) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 July, 1944 during aerial combat over Kempten where his remains were found in 1994 (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster N of Wüppertal on 31 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster NNW of Berlin on 1 September, 1943. A 3rd, B-24 NW of Jüterbog on 21 June, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 (HSS) in the Tulln area on 26 June, 1944. Another B-24, same day, at Tulln/St. Pölten. A 6th, a B-24 W of Stassfürt on 7 July, 1944. A 7th, a B-17 S of Memmingen on 18 July, 1944. Boiten 9 victories, 4 Night and 5 Day victories.
502 Schaumeyer, PeterOfhrJG-300Bf 109G-10 & G-14, Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational ClaspHe appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost in March, 1945 at Berlin, pilot disposition unknown.
503 Scheefers, Günter PeterUffz2/NAGr-15Bf 109G-8Assault Operational ClaspTook part in an assault on Soviet troops advancing on Berlin on 8 April, 1945, where numerous of his Staffel comrades were shot down and lost. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
504 Scherfling, Karl HeinzLt9/6/1918Gelsenkirchen Ruhrgebiet33 7/NJG-1 (40), 4/NJG-2 (42), 10/NJG-1 (end 42, 7/43), 12/NJG-1 (43) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 4856 (lost 7/31/43 at Alkmaardermeer), Bf 110G-4 Werk# 730218 "G9 + EZ (lost 7/21/44)
RK (4/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (9/6/43)
EP (8/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
EK2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 20/21 July, 1944; sd by a British Night fighter Mosquito NT113 north of Mol. Remaining crew: Fw Scholz, R/O (WIA) and Fw Winkler, Gnr (KIA). Source: Obermaier RK Publication. Added: He crashed his Wk# 4856 31 July, 1943 due to engine failure. Both he and R/O-Gnr, Ofw H.Scholz were uninjured (SGLO). His first known victory, a Wellington near Groningen the night of 31Mar/1 Apr, 1941. Downed the first Short Sterling in the war on 10 April, 1941. His 5th, a Wellington, 26 July, 1942, no location. His 10th, a Stirling, 24 May, 1943, N of Texel. His 20th, a Lancaster, 14 July, 1943 4km SE of Utrecht. His 25th, another Lancaster, 24 December, 1943, NE of Berlin. His 30th, a Lancaster 31 March, 1944, NE of Venlo. His 32nd, a "4 Mot", "LV905" of RAF No.78 Sq (per Gr Nephew Paul Kadwill), 15km N of Breda on 25 May, 1944 (Luftwaffe.CZ).



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505 Scheurich, KasparHptm5/20/1912Berlin3(F)/121 (10/40 Channel)He 111P Werk # Unk (lost 5/10/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 10 May, 1940; sd while on a reconnaissance mission by a Spitfire of No.73 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr J.W.C.More. The ac crashed near Chambley-Bussieres, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (desig unk): Oblt Erich Horn, Fw Heinrich Klein and Uffz Herbert Baur. They are buried in the German War Cem. at Niederbronn-les-Bains, France, in Block 33. Hptm Scheurich Row 13, Gr 409; Oblt Horn Row 13, Gr 410; Fw Klein Row12, Gr 408 and Uffz Bauer Row 13, Gr 411 (D.Drury).
506 Schiller, HorstMaj9/6/1917BerlinI/StG-160, I/StG-1, Adj I/StG-3, Stfkpt in I/StG-3, Kdr I/StG-3 (6/43 S.U.)Hs 123 in I/StG-160, Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1070 "S7 + AB" (lost 6/2/43) RK(6/9/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/22/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 2 June, 1943 when his AC was shot down by flak 3 km north west of Krymskaya, burning on impact. A successful bail out by the crew was seen, but they never reappeared. 466 missions destroying a destroyer, 2 supply ships 17 tanks, one armored train and one coastal battery. Participated in the Sept. 1939 campaign against Poland with Dilley.
507 Schindel,Hptm14/NJG-5Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" SW of Berlin on 20 February, 1944.
508 Schindler,Lt14/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" SW of Berlin on 24 March, 1944.
509 Schleifenheimer, MaxFw1/JG-301 (2/45) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175918 (lost 2/3/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 February, 1945 during aerial combat over Bärwalde, opposing Berlin Raid. Flew again, a short time later. KIA 3 April, 1945 attacking tank formations near Eisenach/Gotha (C.König).
510 Schmid, MaxUffz110/JG-300Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed, no firther detail (Boiten). One known victory, a Mosquito over Berlin on 6 October, 1944. Alternate spelling: Schmidt (Boiten).
511 Schmidt, Karl HeinzFw71/JG-77 (11/43), 11(Sturm)/JG-3 (5/44)Bf 109 in JG-77, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 670777
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 August, 1944; Combat with a four engine bomber, Lechtaler/Alpen. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire south southeast of Lavariano Italy, 30 November, 1943. A P-40 over northern Italy, 15 December, 1943. These victories over Italy may be attributed to a different Karl Schmidt. His 1st per the Perry Claims, a B-17 NE of Mannheim on 13 April, 1944. His 2nd per OKL, a B-24 in the area of Peine-Wolfsburg on 8 May, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) at Nidda on 12 May, 1944. His 4th & 5th, a P-38 and a B-17 at Nauen, W of Berlin, on 24 May, 1944. A 6th, a B-17 (e.V.) at Stendal on 29 May, 1944. A B-17 (HSS) at Brandenburg on 30 May, 1944, referred to as his 6th by OKL. His 7th, per OKL, a B-24 at Lechtaler Alpen on 3 August, 1944, the date of his death.
512 Schmitt, GeorgLt1/4/19233 4/JG-300 (8/44), 8/JG-300, Stfkpt 6/JG-300 (12/44) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739421 "Yellow 7" (lost 12/24/44 at Asterode)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 357FG at Asterode (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 SW of Berlin on 6 August, 1944. A 2nd & 3rd, both B-17s in the Wildberg area on 9 August, 1944. Added: He bailed from his A-8 in the vicinity of Neukirchen/Asterode, 22km W of Bad Hershfeld. He was killed when his chute failed. He was uninjured in two earlier combat actions on 14 & 23 August, 1944 (LOCS).
513 Schmitt, WalterHptm4/4/1911BerlinStfkpt 2/KG-66 Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260310 "Z6 + EK" (lost)
DK-G (10/1/44), EP (9/13/43), EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 19 March, 1944 when it is believed that he was shot down by AA fire during a raid on Hull, and crashed into the sea near the Humber Lightship, Hull. The entire crew perished at sea, and are still MIA. Remaining crew: Lt Josef Antwerpen, geb 3/25/1917, Observer; Uffz Walter Krum, geb 4/21/1920, R/O 1; Uffz Gunther Struve, geb 8/26/1922, R/O 2 and Fw Otto Sumus, geb 3/1/1915, Gunner.
514 Schmutzler, KarlHptm1/27/1914Oelsnitz1(F)/129BV 222C-10 (aka V-10) Werk # 310010 "TB + QN" (lost 2/8/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 8 February, 1944 when their ac was sd during a night test flight, by a Mosquito of No.157 Sq., piloted by S/L herbert E.Tappin. The ac crashed near Lake Biscarrosse, Landes, France. Remaining crew (KIA, all bur Ger War Cem., Berneuil, Fr., Blk4): Oblt Erich Todt, Co-Pilot 1 (geb 3/24/1913 Böblingen, bur Row 17/Gr778); Ofw Heinz Josko, Co-Pilot 2 (geb 8/17/1913 Berlin, bur Row 18/Gr832); Lt.z.S Karlheinz Strahlke, Obs (bur R19/G887); StbsFw Hans Erbarth, Flt/Engr 1 (bur R17/G798); Ofw Johann Waskowiak, Flt/Engr 2 (no burial info); Fw Walter Möckel, R/O 1 (bur R9/G350); Uffz Rudolf Hagenguth, R/O 2 (bur R18/G858); Uffz Ernst Zöllner, Gnr 1 (bur R19/G901); Ogefr Robert Kremser, Gnr 2 (bur R9/G353); Ogefr Hans Blinken, Gnr 3 (bur R19/G889); Ogefr Helmuth Ritter, Gnr 4 (bur R17/G785) and Uffz Gerhard Schult, Gnr 5 (bur R17/G795). Source: D.Drury
515 Schneider, Uffz12/JG-302 (9/43)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known "dubious" victory (per Tony Woods), a "4 mot" over Berlin on 1 September, 1943. This may be one of the many Schneiders in Wild Sau units.
516 Schneider, GottfriedLt18 NJG-2, Stffüh 3/NJG-3 (3/44), 1/NJG-3 (8/44) Bf 110, Ju 88
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st known victory, a Lancaster in mid Berlin on 24 March, 1944 (Magnus). A 2nd, a "4 mot" near Duisburg on 22 May, 1944. A double victory on 22 June, 1944, both "4 mots"; one N of Aachen, the other at Mönchen-Gladbach. Two "4 mots" SW of Dieppe on 25 June, 1944. A 7th, 8th and 9th, all "4 mots" N of Paris on 29 June, 1944. A 10th, a "4 mot" over northern France on 5 July, 1944. Another "4 mot" at Blanc Nez on 6 July, 1944. A "4 mot" off Dieppe on 19 July, 1944. A 13th, a "4 mot" opposing the Brunswick Raid on 13 August, 1944. Nos.14 & 15, both "4 mots" N of Schleswig on 26 August, 1944. A 16th, another "4 mot", same day, at Bredstedt. Nos.17 & 18, two more "4 mots" in the Königsberg area on 30 August, 1944.
517 Schneider, HeinzFw25/ZG-26Me 410A (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 6 March, 1944 opposing the Berlin Raid by a P-51 of 4FG, piloted by Lt Archie Chatterley. Both crew bailed successfully and the AC crashed near Brandenburg. His one known victory, this same date, a B-17 in the Brandenburg-Jüterbog area. A 2nd, a B-24 W of Rügen on 20 June, 1944.
518 Schnoor, Emil RudolfMaj8/17/19142315(Z)/LG-1(5/40), Stfkpt 8/JG-1(3/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-11(4/43), Kdr I/JG-1(10/43), Kdr III/EJG-1(2/45)Bf 110 in LG-1, Fw 190A-4 Wk# 431 "Blk 8" in 8/JG-1, A-7 Wk# 340035 "White 20" (lost 4/16/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A northwest of Pont Taverger, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 13 August, 1940. A 3rd, a Hurricane in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. His 6th, a B-17 on 4 March, 1943. His 7th, a B-17 of 306BG 10 km southwest of Oldenburg on 17 April, 1943. Burath was his wingman this date. An 8th, a B-17 S of Dollart on 25 June, 1943. A 9th, a B-17 "Spook III of 95BG, 336BS, flown by 2/Lt. Francis J. Reagan , S of Hamburg on 28 July, 1943. It crashed into the North Sea, there were no survivors. His 10th, a B-17 in the Koblenz area on 12 August, 1943. His 11th & 12th, both B-17s on 9 October, 1943. His 13th, a B-17 8 km SSW of Aachen on 14 October, 1943. A 14th (Woods says #10), a B-17 at Echten, E of Meppel on 11 November, 1943. His 15th, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. His 18th, a B-17 on 23 March, 1944, no location. Nos. 21 & 22 on 11 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 23rd, a B-17 on 13 April, 1944, no location. WIFA on 16 April, 1944 when he crashed his A-7 Werk # 340035 "White 20" hit a tree during a low-level flight.

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519 Schnorr, Eberhard von Carolsfeld Hptm9/7/1907MetzStfkpt 4/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-3 Werk # Unk (lost 4/28/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 28 April, 1940; sd by Shuas of No. 800 & 803 Sqdns, made a force landing in the Molde fjord. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Karl Babkuhl (geb 9/14/14 Berlin) Observer; Ofw Walter Cramer (geb 1/30/16 Hamburg) R/O and Ofw Heinz Vogel (geb 5/6/11 Radebeul) Flt Engr.. All were eventually interned in Canada. (Source: Luftwaffe Loss Report per Fritz Braun)
520 Schob, HerbertHptm5/12/1915Leipzig282.J/88 Legion Condor, I/ZG-76 (9/39), I/ZG-26, 2/NJG-4, II/ZG-76, I/ZG-76 (3/44), Stfkpt Erg/ZG-76 (6/44), JG-300Bf 109D-1 "Black 6x91 (Spain), Bf 110C Werk # 3901 "3U + _K" in 2/ZG-26; Me 410 in Erg/ZG-76m Bf 110G Werk # 120036 (lost 3/6/44)
RK(6/9/44)

Spanish Cross
Bulgarian Pilot Badge

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/27/42)

EP(11/27/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Oper.Clasp
10 bombers. Over 500 combat missions. 6 victories in Spain. His 1st WWII victory, a Polish PZL-24 on 1 September, 1939, while serving in 1(Z)/LG-1. A 2nd P-24 at Minsk/Mazowiecki on 5 September, 1939. A Skua near Trondheim on 13 June, 1940 (Rosseels). Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid while serving in I/ZG-76and was victorious over 2 B-17s at Gardelegen. On this date, he was shot down with wounds in Werk # 120036 by P-51s northeast of Magdeburg. He and his R/O, Johann Horning, both wounded, bailed successfully in the small village of Letzlingen, west of Tangerhuette. One victory in the East. Bowers/Lednicer, 34 victories. Deceased 5 April, 1981 Frankfurt am Main (P. Bastin).

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521 Schölta, ErichLt11/JG-302Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Stirling NW of Berlin on 2 December, 1943.
522 Schölz,Ofw11/NJG-6Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster SW of Berlin on 24 August, 1943. This could very well be Ofw Scholz reported to be in 1 NJG-5, in error. The rank and timing are right on!
523 Schönert, RudolfMaj7/27/1911Glogau Schlesien654/NJG-1 (6/41 Bergen), Stafkpt 4/NJG-2 (42), Stafkpt 5/NJG-3, Kdr II/NJG-5 (42), Kdr NJG-100(8/43 S.U.), Kdr NJG-5 (3/45 to end)Bf 110C-7 Werk # 2075 (15% dam 6/30/41, emer lnd trng exer Bergen), Do 17 in NJG-2(42), Do 217 in 3/NJG-3, Ju 88G-6 "C9 + AC" & Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620788 "C9 + AA" in NJG-5, Do 217 in II/NJG-5 RK(7/25/42)-EL(4/11/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)
EP(1/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
All victories were Night victories, 35 in Russia. 376 combat missions. His R/O-Gnr was Ofw Johannes Richter. He also served as Kdr I/NJG-100 in Russia; Kdr Erpro (Test Unit)/NJGr-10 (1/44) flying the Bf 109G, Fw 190A, Bf 110, Ju 88, He 219 & the Ta 154; and Kdr NJG-5 until wars end. His first western victory, two Whitleys the night of 8-9 July, 1941, no locations. A Wellington 5 km W of Lemmer the night of 16-17 July, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, a TB-7 and two R-5s on the night of 16-17 August, 1943. A TB-7 the night of 27-28 August, 1943. Four Soviet B-25s on the night of 31 August, 1943. Two DB-3s and two PS-84s the night of 7-8 September, 1943. Two DB-3s near Smolensk on the night of 20-21 September, 1943. Three PS-84s in the Charkovo-Alexeyevo areas onthe night of 11-12 October, 1943. Four DB-3s near Demenino (near Kursk) the night of 14-15 October, 1943. One of his many western victories, a Halifax NW of Berlin on 15 February, 1944. Five victories, 61 to 65, all "E/as on the Eastern Front" on 24 April, 1945. Bowers /Lednicer, 64 victories. Schönert and his armorer, Ofw Paul Mahle, developed the upward-firing armament for night fighters. Deceased 30 November, 1985 in Canada. Alternate spelling: Schoenert.<


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524 Schönfelder, HorstUffz3/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512376 "Yellow 17" (lost 11/27/44)KIC 27 November, 1944; crashed west of Henningsdorf, near Berlin, during a training mission, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
525 Schroth, Hans JoachimLtErg/JGr.-Ost, 11/JG-3 (Med 9/43; Venlo 2/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18733 "Black 10 + ~" (lost 9/6/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411234 (lost 2/10/44) Fighter Operational Clasp His Wk# 18733 was reported lost 6 September, 1943 near Capua, cause unknown, pilot returned OK. Added: Cause reported as aerial combat with a P-38 (C.König). His Wk# 411234 crashed at Vroomshoop (Veenlanden) Holland on 10 February, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Lt Schroth was killed during aerial combat with P-47's, and crashed at Veenlanden Vroomshoop. He is buried at Berlin-Gatow, B-12-7 (SGLO).
526 Schubert, HorstOgefr6/11/1923BerlinFFS A/B 9 (Grotkau/Oberschliesen)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-14, Bf 109KFighter Operational Clasp in BronzeShot down and severely wounded on his first mission in the Autumn of 1944, he spent 7 months in the hospital. Jager Blatt 5/2003.
527 Schuhmacher, LeoLt11/13/1913Wiesental Baden232/ZG-76 (Aalborg 1943), NJG-1, 6/JG-1 (3/43), 4/JG-1 (4/44), Stab/JG-3 (12/44), JV-44Bf 110C Werk# 3170 "M8+HK", Fw 190A-7 "Red 22" in 6/JG-1, Me 262 RK(3/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer & Fighter Operational Clasp
10 bombers. 250 missions. Entered the Luftwaffe in 1934. 23 victories in the West. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 mission to Berlin. Was hit by bomber return fire near Zwolle Holland, but was able to land at Rheine. One known victory, his 5th, a B-17 (HSS) on 14 October, 1943. His 6th, a P-47 on 11November, 1943. His 7th, a P-38 on 13 November, 1943. His 9th, a P-51 on 3 March, 1944, no location. His 10th, a B-17 at Alhorn-Lorup on 6 March, 1944. His 15th, a P-47 in the Osnabrück area on 19 May, 1944. A P-47 in the Ardennes area on 17 December, 1944. His last victory was in an Me 262. While in JG-1, he served as wingman for Heinz Bär. Deceased 13 February, 1997. Photo. Alternate spelling: Schumacher.
528 Schulte, HelmuthHptm2/23/1915Hiessen Hessen253(H)/21, II/NJG-5 T/O, 4/NJG-5 (2/44), Stafkpt 7/NJG-5, 7/NJG-6(5/44), Kdr II/NJG-5, Kdr II/NJG-6 (7/44 to end)Bf 110, Ju 88G Werk # 620139 "2Z + CC" (lost 11/30/44 in NJG-6, sd at Altenkirhen) RK(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/44)
EP(7/29/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(2/3/45)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2/3 February, 1945; hit by bomber return fire over Heilbronn (Balss). 180+ combat missions. All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a "4 mot" NNW of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. His 21st victory, a B-17 in the Magdeburg-Fallersleben area on 11 January, 1944. He scored a triple victory on 15 February, 1944; three Lancasters, two near Berlin, the other NE of Fehmarn Is. A triple victory on 20 February, 1944; a Lancaster at Stendal and two other "4 mot" near Braunschweig and Leipzig. A double victory on 31 March, 1944, both "4 mots"; one, a Lanc III of 101 Sq., piloted by P/O John Batten-Smith (KIA w/entire crew), 40 km NW of Nürnberg, the other between Stuttgart and Augsburg. A "4 mot" at Strasbourg on 27 April, 1944. Two "4 mots" 20 km E of Aachen on 25 May, 1944, while in 7/NJG-6. A Wellington at Mariazell on 30 June, 1944, while in 7/NJG-6. A Wellington at St Polten on 7 July, 1944. Two "4 mots"; one at Chateauneuf, the other at St Sauveur, on 26 July, 1944. A Lancaster 70 km W of Russelheim on 26 August, 1944. His crew: Lt Boehme, Obs; Ofw Herbert Meyer, RO and Ofw Friedrich Fischer, Gunner. Deceased 9 July, 1982. Added: This last claim (8/26/44) believed to be a No.100 Lancaster ND995 "HW-K" which crashed at Ellern, Hunsrück, 25 miles S. of Koblenz (J.Jones).
529 Schulz, Egon Georg Ofhr1/25/1924 (or 5/9/1918 in Leverkusen/C.König)Jägersburg6 11/JG-3 (9/43), 13/JG-3, 15/JG-3 (12/44) Fw 190A-8 Werk# 960526 "Yellow 11" (lost 12/24/44) in 15/JG-3
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 or 25 December, 1944 (in JG-54?) in high altitude aerial combat with P-51s while intercepting B-17s over Liege. One of these B-17s carried Brig. Gen. Castle, who was killed in the skirmish. Schulz crashed in the Lüttich area. One account says Schulz was killed on the 24th of Dec. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 over southern Italy, 2 September, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 over Volturno Estuary, 6 September, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) 5 km NE of Hamm on 23 March, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 S of Gardelegen on 11 April, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 (HSS) near Aschaffenburg on 13 April, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 in the Nauen area, W of Berlin, on 18 April, 1944. Buried Rheinbach, Grave 224 (Rosseels).
530 Schülze-Dickow, FritzMaj11/17/1913Berlin-Charlottenburg4Stafkpt 8/ZG-26 (1/41), Kdr III/ZG-26 (7/43), Kdr I/ZG-101 (3/43) & II/ZG-101 (8/44)Bf 110C, Bf 110D "3U + DS" (lost 11/15/41 when wounded/rescued), Ju 88 in ZG-101 RK(3/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp w/Pendant
500 missions including numerous low level and escort missions. 1 bomber. All victories in the West. One known victory, a B-17 NW of Bremen on 8 October, 1943. Wounded in the face in N. Africa on 15 November, 1941, and was rescued by Swoboda of III/ZG-26. Deceased 19 August, 1993 Köln (P. Bastin).
531 Schumacher, ErichUffzII/JG-26 (joins 1/45), 7/JG-26Fw 190D-9 (lost 4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 April, 1945 during a 2nd Jabo raid on the roads in the Berlin area (Soltau or Sittensen). Mombeek. On 29 March, 1945, Schumacher ferried the last flyable Fw 190D-9 from Nordhorn to Bissel.
532 Schumacher, LeoOfw232/ZG-76 (Stavanger Norway), 6/JG-1 (1/44), JV-44 (4/45)Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3170 "M8 + HK" in Norway, Fw 190A-3 (damaged), Fw 190A-4 "Yellow 8" (7/43), Fw 190A-7 "Red 22" & "Red 23" (Störmede 4/44), Bf 109G, Me 262A-1aEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Raid on Berlin, when his Fw 190A-3 was damaged by bomber return fire near Zwolle at approximately 3PM, and made a normal landing at Rheine AF. Flew wingman for Heinz Bär on 22 April, 1944 when Bär downed the B-24 of 458BG, 753BS "Flak Magnet", his 200th victory. One known victory, his 6th, a P-47 on 11 November, 1943, no location (Perry Claims). His 7, a P-38 on 13 November, 1943, no location (Perry Claims). His 8th, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. His last victory, his 23rd, was an "e/a" during the last days of April, 1945. Flew with Galland in JV-44. Alternate spelling: Schuhmacher.

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533 Schumann, Heinz BernhardMaj11/29/1914Leipzig21Stfkpt 1/JG-71 (redesig. 4/JG-52 in 9/39), Stab I/JG-51 (5/41), Kdr 10(Jabo)/JG-2 (11/42), Kdr II/SKG-10 (1/43), Kdr IV/SG-10(10/43), Kdr SKG-210 (11/43)Bf 109D & E, Bf 109F-2/B "Red 1" in JG-51, He-51 in 39, Fw 190G-3 Wk# 160336 (lost 11/43) in SKG-10 in 43
RK(3/18/43)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/25/42)
EP(9/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter & Assault Operational Clasps
KIA 8 November, 1943 in aerial combat in his G-3 with Spitfires near Charleroi. Obermaier suggests that he crashed as a result of bad weather and engine trouble on a return flight from Berlin. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 6/9/787 (Rosseels). His first victory, a Fesselballon near Weissenburg, 7 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Battle in the Sedan area, 14 May, 1940. One source states victories at 21. 6 victories in the West. His 6th, a Hurricane at Folkestone on 15 May, 1941. Magnus, 21 victories, and judging by his awards, this is probably correct. Bowers/Lednicer, 18 victories.

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534 Schünemann, KurtLt7/10/1918BerlinStab II/ZG-2 Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3334 "A2 + NH" (lost 9/7/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 7 September, 1940, sd during aerial combat; crashed at Park Corner Farm, Hacton Ln, Hornchurch, Essex; bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 366 (CC Graves Registration Report). Added: His unnamed gunner, Uffz Hans Mescheder (geb 3/28/1920) KIA, bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 367 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
535 Schuss, WernerUffz8/15/1923II/JG-300 (3/45)Bf 109G-10 & G-14, Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational Clasp Schuss appears on an AC Lost List: AC lost in March, 1945 at Berlin, Pilot MIA.
536 Schwalb, HeinzUffzStab III/NJG-5Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5680 "C9 + CD"Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 6 March, 1944 by Sprehenhagen/Berlin.
537 Schwarz, JoachimOblt5/31/1915BerlinStab III/KG-4 (Soesterberg) He 111H-5 Werk # 3839 "5J + CD" (lost 6/25/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 25 June, 1941 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.25 Sq., piloted by P/O D.W.Thompson & P/O L.D.Britain. The ac crashed at Lullington, Staffordshire. All crew members bailed safely, and were taken prisoner. Remaining crew (POW): StabsFw Hubert Glkowski, Obs; Gefr Friedrich Ertzinger, R/O and Fw Waldemar Koller, Flt Engr. Oblt Schwarz was killed when his chute failed to fully deploy due to insufficient altitude. His grave, is the only German grave at Fradley St Stephen Churchyard, Staffordshire, Row 1, Grave 2. He was the Navigations Officer for Stab III/KG-4 at the time (D.Drury). Added: After Laying mines in the River Mersey in Liverpool, his ac was attacked by the Beaufighter, and badly damaged on the return flight. The remaining crew were taken prisoner on farmland owned by two brothers, in Lullington (Staffs). The ac exploded on impact, scattering debris over a wide area (John Knifton via Kevin Price 12/2022).
538 Schwemke, WernerFwFlugbereitschaft Luftflotte-5Ju 52/3mg4e Werk # 5760 "TF + AB" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspMIA 7 November, 1942: an operational flight between Nautsi and Berlin Staaken, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Josef Schatz, R/O; Ogefr Ludwig Zeller, Gunner and Ogefr Heinrich Müller, Mech. In addition, 15 passengers from III/KG-30 also went MIA, and presumed killed in a crash. Source: SIG Norway.
539 Seegert, Joachim DrMaj11/6/1901Berlin2/JG-2 (9/39), Actg Kdr I/JG-2 (9/40), Stfkpt 3 & 4/JFS-3 (4/41-6/41), Kdr I/JG-77 (6/41), Kdr I/JG-5 (1/42), Jafü NorwegenBf 109E & F Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 January, 1940; shot up by three French Curtiss fighters over Ixheim and force landed near Zweibrücken (D.Stankey & L.DeZeng). Hospitalized for six weeks, he ceased combat flying (Andreas Rothhaar).
540 Seidel, Heinz Oblt3/10/1915123/JG-302 (9/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-302 (11/43), I/JG-301 (3/44), 3/JG-301 (4/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-302 (6/44), Stfkpt 1(Erg)/JG-2 (12/44) Fw 190A, Bf 1-9G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 1" (lost 6/16/44), Bf 109G-14/AS EP (9/13/43),


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 June, 1944 during aerial combat ove Györ; hospitalized at Raab after suffering head injuries (LOCS). 10 bombers. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 4 March, 1944, no location. His 2nd, a B-17 on 9 April, 1944, no location. His 3rd, a B-17 on 19 April, 1944, no location. His 4th & 5th, a P-51 and a B-17 on 29 April, 1944, opposing a Berlin raid. His 6th, a B-17 on 7 May, 1944, no location (Perry Claims). His 7th, another B-17 on 8 May, 1944, no location (Perry Claims). His 8th, a B-24 S of Sankt-Pölten on 24 May, 1944. His 9th, a B-24 (HSS) S of Landshut on 9 June, 1944. His 10th, same day, a B-24 8 km S of Landshut. His 11th, a B-24 5 km N of Weidenbach on 13 June, 1944. A 12th, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. His victories may be as high as 20; Bowers/Lednicer. This Oblt Seidel, may be the one referred to in the Mörl Interrogation Report, who was temp I/JG-3 commander in 12/44 after the death of Hptm Haase.
541 Seifert, HerbertOfw28/JG-301 (1/44), 3/JG-301 (11/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster at Berlin on 28 January, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 SE of Hannover on 26 November, 1944.
542 Semrau, PaulMaj11/12/1915Deutsch-Eylau Ostpreussen46 Destroyer pilot, Stfkpt 3/NJG-2 (6/41, 7/41 Gilze-Rijen), Kdr III & II/NJG-2 (2/44), Kdr NJG-2 (11/44, 2/45 Twente) Bf 110C-2, Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0636 "R4 + ??" (dam 7/14/41, enemy fie, pilot OK), Ju 88G-1 "4R + AC" (4/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk# 620562 (lost 2/8/45) RK(10/7/42)-EL(4/17/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 7/8 February, 1945 when shot down by an RCAF Spitfire, piloted by F/L K.S. Sleep of 402 Sqd RCAF., during his landing approach at Twente airfield, near Enschede Holland. Remaining crew (dispositions not given): Ofw Hantusch and Ofw Behrens (Rosseels & RCAF Claims List). WIA 12 July, 1941 during aerial combat, no further detail (Balss). One of the most successful long range night fighters. As a destroyer pilot, he destroyed 6 AC on the ground. His aerial victories were all at night. 5 victories in the Desert. His 1st and 2nd victories, both Blenheims at Feltwell on the night of 10-11 February, 1941. His 3rd, a Wellington 5 km S of Grantham on 7-8 May, 1941. His 4th, a Blenheim 5 km S of Grantham the night of 17-18 May, 1941. His 5th victory,a Halifax at Finningley on 12-13 June, 1941. Another of his many victories, a Lancaster in the Berlin District on 15 February, 1944. A Lancaster in the Würzburg-Nürnberg area on 31 March, 1944. Kdr V/NJG-6 in June, 1943. A "4 mot" 20 km S of Dreux on 11 June, 1944. Maj Semrau burial: Ysselsteyn, Block Q, Row 2, Grave 38. Added: Remaining crew (2/45 KIA): Ofw J.Hantusch, R/O (bur Yssel Q-2-39) and FhjOfw R.Behrens, Gnr (bur Yssel Q-2-37 (SGLO). NOTE: Lt Babinek perished in Wk# 0636 in December, 1941.

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543 Sens, GustavUffz5/JG-2 (8/43; Droiselles 7/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15385 (lost 8/19/43), Bf 109G Werk # 27033 (lost 3/6/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440537 (lost 4/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Neufchatel. WIA 12 April, 1944 when he crashed his Wk # 440537, no cause given (Rosseels). Gerd Shaedles wingman on 6 March, 1944, opposing the Berlin Raid. Sens was shot down this date near Lingen by a P-47 of 355FG, piloted by Capt. Walter Koraleski. He bailed successfully with wounds just before his AC struck the ground, digging its left wing into the ground and cartwheeling into destruction.
544 Seyfarth, KurtHptm2/2/1916Berlin, CharlottenburgKGzbV-9, Stffüh 11(Erg)/KG-2, Stfkpt 11/KG-2, Stfkpt 12(J)/EKGJu 52, Do 217E & K & Ju 188, Me 262
RK(9/5/44)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)
EP(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
American POW, released 31 March, 1946. 532 combat missions, 117 in Spain. Deceased 1 October, 1979, Braunschweig (P. Bastin).
545 Sidow, KurtLt4/11/1916Berlin109/ZG-26 Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3283 "3U + BT" (or "DT") (lost 10/7/40) EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 7 October, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Hart Hill, Stoborough, near Wareham. His gunner, Gefr Josef Ripik, also KIA (Magnus & Bf 110 Loss List). Both are buried in Brookwood Mil Cem, Blk 15, Row B, Gr 3 (Sidow) & Blk 15, Row A, Gr 8 (Ripik). Two known victories, a Morane and a Bloch 131 on 14 May, 1940, no location on either. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 26 May, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Hurricane on 14 June, 1940, no location. His 5th & 6th, a Spitfire and a Hurricane on 18 August, 1940, no location. A 7th, a Spitfire over England on 31 August, 1940. Nos.8 & 9, a Hurricane and a Spitfire over England 3 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire on 27 September, 1940, no location.
546 Sieg, HeinzFw1/28/1921Berlin13 1/JG-53 (5/41 Channel; 6/42 S.U.; 7/43 Italy; 6/44 Romania) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5430 (dam 5/28/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13552 "White 2" (lost 8/24/42; WIA, combat eng damage 1km west of Jelampieskyi), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18317 (10% dam 7/3/43; dam landing gear on takeoff from Vibo-Valentia), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163650 "White 3" (lost 6/23/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a p-51 at Targsorul, Romania. Added: Burial GWC Bucharest, D/4/86 (M.Krebbers). Shot down with wounds in Wk# 5430 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, making a force landing at Berck-sur-Mer, no AC damage estimate given (Prien). His first victory, a Soviet R-5 on 25 June, 1942. His 2nd Soviet, a MiG-1 on 26 July, 1942. His 3rd, a Soviet R-5 3 km S of the Salsk airfield on 30 July, 1942. His 4th, an Il-2 on 31 July, 1942. An I-15 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 W of Tundobov on 7 August, 1942. His 7th, an R-5 on 8 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and a MiG-1 on 9 August, 1942. An Il-2 at Panschino on 17 August, 1942. A MiG-3 E of Rulev on 18 August, 1942. An I-153 at Gorodischche on 23 August, 1942. One known western victory, in Sicily, his 12th, a B-17 near Florida on 5 July, 1943. His 13th, a B-24D 50 km east of Catania on 8 July, 1943. Magnus, 15 victories.
547 Siegel, ArthurHptm2/28/1912Stfkpt 2/NAGr-15 (4/45)Bf 109G-8Assault Operational ClaspLed an assault on Soviet troops advancing on Berlin on 8 April, 1945. His Staffel suffered heavy losses this date. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
548 Siegel, GüntherUffz7/JG-27 (1/45)Bf 109G-14Fighter Operational ClaspBeginning in January, 1945, Siegel flew as wingman for Rudolf Nebgen. In early April, 1945, Siegel made a force landing at an airfield west of Berlin as a result of engine damage from a Russian fighter. Jager Blatt 5/2002.
549 Sievert, GeorgOfw12/29/1916Berlin-Schöneberg1 1/SAGr.-128 (6/43 Brest Süd) Fw 190A-5/U8 Werk # 181523 (lost 8/15/43) EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 15 August, 1943 during aerial combat with No.266 Typhoons N of Landernau, in the vicinity of Folgoet-Ploudaniel. Burial Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 13, Row 1, Gr 20 (absa3945). Added: One known victory, a Spitfire (or a Typhoon) on 15 August, 1943, Map Quad Pl.Qu.14West N/5947 (airwarpublications.com).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
550 Siewert, Bernhard (aka Alfred?) Ofw2 2/NJG-2 (7/42), 11/NJG-6, 4/NJG-6 (2/45) Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621422 "2Z + DM" (lost 2/2/45) EK 1 &
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2/3 February, 1945 in Wk# 621422 at Düren, by Eschelbroon, near Sinsheim, in a Mosquito attack (Boiten). Remaining crew: Ofw Heinz Fischer (WIA); Ofw D. Burkhard; Fw Bernhard Mlotek (geb 3/21/1921 Berlin) (KIA); and Flg Albert Schach (WIA). One known Desert victory, a Wellington on 27 July, 1942. A 2nd, a P-61 Night Fighter over Luxembourg on 25 December, 1944.
551 Simmer, JosephUffzII/JG-26 (joins 12/44), 7/JG-26Fw 190D-9 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 April, 1945 during a Jabo raid and aerial combat with a Tempest in the Berlin area (Soltau or Sittensen). Mombeek. Caldwell states he was damaged by ground fire and disappeared into the growing darkness. Still MIA in 1998.
552 Single, KarlOfw6/KG-55 (3/41 Avord Fr.)He 111P-4A Werk # 2989 "G1 + CP" (lost 3/12/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 12 March, 1941; sd by a Hurricane of No. 96 Sq, piloted by Sgt Robert John McNair during a mission at Liverpool, after releasing their bombs at Birkenhead. The attack killed the Flt Engr & Gunner and disabled both engines. The remaining crew bailed safely and the ac crashed in a field at Widnes. Remaining crew: Hptm Wolfgang Berlin, Obs & Stfkpt (POW); Uffz Xavier Diem, R/O (POW); Fw Leonard Kuznik, Flt Engr (KIA, bur Cannock Chase Blk 3, Gr 153) and Fw Heinrich Ludwinski, Gnr (KIA, bur CC Blk 3, Gr 152). Source: Lancaster Aircraft Investigation Team via D. Drury.
Cannock Chase
553 Sinner, RudolfMaj12/31/1915Austria39JG-3, 2/JG-27(7/41), Stfkpt 6/JG-27(6/42 & 9/42 Libya), Kdr IV/JG-27(6/43 Greece), Kdr IV/JG-54(7/43), III/JG-7, Kdr JG-7(2/45 to end)BF 109F-4 "Yellow 1 + -" (6/42 Africa) in 6/JG-27, Bf 109F "Red 11" (Trop.), Bf 109G-2 Werk # Unk "Yellow 1 + -" (9/42) in 6/JG-27, Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 16328 (35% dam 3/24/43: WIA overturn on landing), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 410557(lost 3/6/44), Me 262A-1b "Red 3" in JG-7, Me 262A-1b "Green 1 <" (lost 4/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (9/7/42), Wound Badge in Silver
Fighter Operational Clasp
32 victories in the Desert. His first known Soviet victory, while Kdr of IV/JG-54, a LaGG-3 NE of Ussvyati on 11 October, 1943. 3 victories in the Me 262. 305 combat missions. Shot down with serious wounds by B-17 return fire, and bailed successfully, 6 March, 1944 in Werk# 410557 (bore the number "2", most likely Yellow or White) over Bassum, south of Bremen. At this time, he was Kdr III/JG-54. He led III/JG-54 against U.S. bombers on 6 March, 1944, the day Ralph Kracker was shot down, and was himself shot down with wounds. Commanded III/JG-54 in March, 1944. Returned to JG-27 to command I Gruppe in June, 1944. His last command was III/JG-7 in January, 1945. On 4 April, 1945, Rudi was shot down by Capt.Kirke B.Everson of 339th FG and bailed, but was too low for his chute to fully deploy, and was severely injured. Known to have also flown Me 262A-1a "Blue 1" in March 1945. His 38th victory, flying the Me 262, a B-24 near Rathenow on 3 March, 1945. His 39th, and last victory, a P-51 SW of Berlin on 7 March, 1945. Shot down 12 times, bailing three times. Wounded five times.


L-R: Major Gustav Rödel (Kommodore JG 27) - Hptm. Werner Schroer (Kommandeur ll./JG 27) - Major Rudolf Sinner (Kommandeur lV./JG 27)

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554 Skorczewski, WolfgangMaj7/3/1913Berlin-Schöneberg 3/KG-27 (5/39), Stfkpt 3/KG-27 (6/40), 11/KG-76 (France 6/43) He 111H-5 Werk # 3687 "1G + AL" (dam 4/6/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5823 "F1 + ??" (lost 6/21/43) RK(9/27/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
Injured in a crash at Emplumailot 21 June, 1943 after hitting an obstruction, his three unnamed crew KIC (Ju 88 Loss List). His H-5 was damaged by convoy return fire, killing his Flt Engr, Ofw Ludwig Jäger, causing them to crash at the Dinard airfield. Remaining crew (this 4/6/41 incident): Rudolf Gringel, Obs and Otto Skroblin, Gnr151 combat missions. Alternate spelling: Skoreczewski (Ju 88 Loss List). Deceased 30 November, 2005 Auckland NZ (P. Bastin).
555 Slany, HeinrichOfw8/4/1918BerlinIII/JG-53 (Malta)Bf 109F (lost 11/2/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 November, 1942; sd during aerial combat over Malta, no further detail. Pilot buried in the St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta).
556 Sommer, JoachimHptm4/14/1916Berlin - HermsdorfStfkpt 4(H)/31Fw 189A-3, Fw 190A and bombers RK(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/2/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Deceased 9 June, 2009 Troisdorf (P. Bastin).
557 Sorger, HansUffz4/10/1917ChemnitzJG-104, 4/SG-104Fw 190FAssault Operational ClaspReportedly KIA during the lat stages of the war, "Am Dönhoffplatz in Berlin". Jager Blatt 6/2004.
558 Sorko, ViktorOblt4 II/NJG-3, 1/NJG-1 (6/43), 4/NJG-5 (3/44) Bf 110G Werk # 5444 (lost 3/6/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters,opposing the Berlin Raid, at Ladeburg, near Berlin. Both crew killed. The AC crashed just north of Bernau. One known victory, a Stirling 12 km south of Karlshult on 21 April, 1943. Two victories on 23 June, 1943; a Stirling and a Halifax. A 4th, a Lancaster on 29 June, 1943.
559 Specht, GüntherObstlt11/13/1914Frankenstein Schlesien343/ZG-26 (9/39), Kdr III/NJSchule-1 (10/41), 10/JG-1 (2/43), Kdr II/JG-11 (2/43 Wunstorf, 5/43), Kdr JG-11 (5/44 Eschborn)Bf 110C, Bf 109G-5/AS Werk # 110064 "Black << + -" in II/JG-11, Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Black << + -" (2/44), Fw 190A-9 Wk# 205033 'Black 4' (lost 1/1/45) RK(4/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)
EP(8/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. Spechts personal marking was a 'winged pencil'. A Luftwaffe vet since 1939. His 1st victory, two Hampdens SE of Helgoland on 29 September, 1939. Lost his left eye in combat on 3 December, 1939 while downing a Wellington NW of Helgoland, over the North Sea. Due to his injury, he was forced to ditch into the North Sea also. KIA 1 January, 1945 in 'Black 4' during the attack on the Asch airfield. (Mombeek lists Specht as MIA.) He was shot down by a P-47, piloted by F/O Dave Johnson of the 366th FG. Johnson had to bail from his stricken AC and went to Specht's crashsite gathering papers and his pistol. Nominated for the EL. At least 32 victories in the West, including 15 four-engine bombers. One source states the victories at 35. Per Heinz Knoke, 'he was one of the bravest men I had ever known.' One known victory, his 20th, a P-38 at Fürstenau on 13 November, 1943. His 25th, a P-38 on 5 January, 1944. His 31st, a P-51 on 11 September, 1944, over northern Germany. Nos. 32 & 33 were Typhoons at Deventer on 26 September, 1944. A 34th, a P-51 at Stadthagen on 5 December, 1944.

L-R: Specht - Hauptmann Gerhard Sommer (RK Holder) - Kurt Tank (Fw 190 designer)


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560 Speck, Hans JürgenOblt12/20/1916Freia5/KG-26 (Westerland/Sylt)He 111H-3 Werk # Unk "1H + HN" (lost 11/27/39)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC27 November, 1939 when his ac crashed on takeoff at Westerland/Sylt. Crew positions unknown; pilot selected based on Oblt rank. Remaining crew: Uffz Johann Obele, Fw Horst Wilhelm Schneider (KIC) and Gefr Johannes Schmidt. Only two known graves; Speck in Hamburg-Harburg 1892 to 1992 Cem. Gr 249. Schneider in Berlin-Steg, Lichterfeldr II Parkfriedhof, Gr 398 (D.Drury)49
561 Spenst, KarlLt4/3/1919Berlin27/JG-3 (5/44), 10/JG-3 (9/44), Stfkpt 8/JG-300 (10/44), Stfkpt 8(Sturm)/JG-300 (1/45 Löbnitz)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 5/3/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk "Black 10" (1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 May, 1944; sd by P-51's at Zörbig (LOCS). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 5 km SSE of Kritwitz on 30 May, 1944. A 2nd, another B-17 on 14 January, 1945.

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562 Stade, Heinrich vonOfw8/12/1912Altkosterl12/JG-300, 10/JG-300, II/NJG-11Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 April, 1945, no further detail (Boiten). One known victory, a Mosquito at Weddin, 12 km NE of Wittenberg, on 2 September, 1944. Added: The Mosquito was from No.544 Sq., piloted by F/O Harry Woods and Flt/Sgt Philip Bullimore. They are buried in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cem., Blk VII, Row L: Woods in Gr 27, Bullimore in Gr 26. Ofw von Stade is buried in a single grave at Dallgow-Döberitz Heeresstandortfriedhof, Germany (D.Drury).
563 Stadelhoff, HermannOfw3/6/1908Berlin1 Fl.ü.G, -1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 801419 "DF + JU" (lost)Pilot BadgeKIA 9 April, 1944 at Lutlommel, near Diest Belgium; attacked by Allied fighters while on a delivery flight. Buried Lommel, Block 21/41. Source: A. Rosseels. Remaining crew (KIA): Johann Freidhager (1/21/1916) and Philipp Kaiser (4/3/1921). All three buried Lommel. no detail.
Lommel, Belgium
564 Stahl, HermannOblt3/21/1918Aschaffenburg8 3(J)/LG-2, (10/41 S.U.) 3/JG-77 (4/42 S.U.), 12/JG-51, I(Hohenstaffel)/JG-302 (6/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-301 (11/44), 9/JG-301 (4/45) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3291 (35% dam 12/28/41), Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk # 13194 (lost 5/7/42), Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440061 (lost 8/7/44), Fw 190A-8 "Red 19" (lost 12/31/44) & Ta 152 (lost) in Wilde Sau EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 24 April, 1945 during aerial combat with a Yak-9 east of Berlin (Mombeek). (His wingman this day was Willi Reschke). Shot down 7 May, 1942 at Ak-Manaj/Stary Osko after sustaining radiator damage in combat. WIA 28 December, 1941 by flak at Taganrog. His G-6 reported lost 7 August, 1944; aerial combat w/P-51's, no further detail. WIA 31 December, 1944 in Red 9 during aerial combat over Rotenburg. His first known Soviet victory, an I-15 on 24 April, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an I-180 on 16 May, 1942. His 3rd, a Spitfire in N. Africa on 13 December, 1942. His 4th, a P-40E on 14 January, 1943. During the Sicilian campaign, his 5th victory, a Boston on 3 July, 1943. His 6th, a B-24 on 30 January, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 on 25 February, 1944. An 8th, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. Magnus, 11 victories.

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565 Standt, sicOfw111/NJG-5Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Berlin on 29 December, 1943.
566 Stangenberg, WernerLt8/10/1915Berlin1/Fl.Erg.Gr. (See) Kopenhagen Bv 138 Werk # 0059 "BD + EU" (lost) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIC 14 March, 1943 when for an unknown reason, the AC crashed into the Oresund, 3 km off Skovshoved Harbor, stayed afloat for five minutes, and then sank in seven meters of water. The entire crew were killed. Stangenberg was recovered the same day and buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery. Remaining crew: Lt Anton Land, Co-Pilot, washed ashore in Halvike Bay Sweden on 21 May, 1943, and was buried in the Trelleborg Cemetery. The bodies of Mechanics Fw Georg Keller and Uffz Hans Joachim Neuman were retrieved from the sea and buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery. Source: Air War over Denmark.
567 Stärke, HermannLt4/1/19201/KG-4 (7/43-5/45 Tutow)He 177A-1, He 111H-20 Werk # Unk "5J + KP" (4/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Deceased 4 July, 2012 (P. Bastin). Added: he is believed to have flown the last KG-4 re-supply mission to Berlin on 1 May, 1945.
568 Starke, Klaus (Claus"?)Oblt8/11/1910Berlin19/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 13231 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 8/17/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 August, 1942; Aerial combat, west of Kachalinskaya, 55 km northwest of Stalingrad. Mombeek MIA List. His first known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942.

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569 Stedtfeld, GuntherOblt11/6/1921Dortmund32 Flight Instr at Berlin, 4/JG-51 (10/43 Neubiberg), 5/JG-51 (6/44), 7/JG-51 (10/44 S.U.), JG-7 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18843 "Black 1" (lost 10/14/43) & Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (Treviso 8/44), in JG-51, Me 262 in JG-7
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
237 combat missions. Opposed the Schweinfurt Raid, his first combat, on 14 October, 1943. Flew wingman for Stfkpt Rubell. Shot down one B-17 on this raid , but was shot down in Wk# 18843 and wounded in the face and right hand. He parachuted from his stricken AC and received medical attention at a hospital in Frankfurt, before being returned to Munich by train. One known victory, a B-17 18 km NE of Mühlenbau on 14 October, 1943. Another, a Spitfire W of Marta on 19 February, 1944. A P-38 at Lupnitza Romania on 11 June, 1944. A B-17 at Berkovitsa (Balkans) on 23 June, 1944. A Soviet Yak-9 on 13 October, 1944. An Il-2 on 8 December, 1944. A Yak-9 on 21 December, 1944. An Il-2 on 22 December, 1944. Survived the war. Magnus, 25 victories or higher. 32 victories, all in JG-51, John Weal. Bowers/Lednicer, 25 victories.
570 Stege, Heinz GüntherOblt48/NJG-3 (7/43), 7/NJG-3Bf 110, Bf 410EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 January, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s of 55FG; bailed with wounds west of Kiel (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster 30 km NE of Helgoland on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Zossen (Berlin) on 24 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax 30 km SSW of Berlin on 1 September, 1943. A 4th, a Stirling W of Munich on 7 September, 1943. Flugbuch (3/41 to 7/44).<

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571 Stehle, Friedrich "Fritz"Oblt10/26/1921Rotweil26 ZG-76, 8/ZG-1 (10/43), 5/ZG-26 (2/44), Kdr II/ZG-26 (3/44), 6/JG-6 (9/44), Stfkpt 2/JG-7 (4/45), Act.Kdr I/JG-7 (4/45 Fassberg) Bf 110, Me 210, Me 410A-1/U4 Werk # 429263 "Blk 3U + Red E, Blk N" (3/6/44) in II/ZG-26, ZG-1 & ZG-76; Fw 190 in JG-6, Me 262A-1a Werk # 111690 "White 5" (5/8/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP(4/17/44)


EK 1 & 2
Class "C" Glider Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid, downing a B-17 at Gardelegen-Burg. His Gunner was Fw Alois Slaby. One known victory, a B-17 at Sülzheim on 14 October, 1943. Another, a B-17 S of Dachau on 22 February, 1944. Another, a B-17 W of Hoya on 24 February, 1944. A B-24 near Hollenstein on 25 February, 1944. A B-24 W of Rügen on 20 June, 1944. A 2nd B-24, same day, at Sassnitz/Rügen. A P-38 W of Altenkirchen on 12 September, 1944. Two P-51s at Xanten-Rheinburg on 18 September, 1944. A P-47 at the Wahn airfield, SE of Köln, on 7 October, 1944. At least 9 bombers. 11 victories in the Me 262, mostly while serving as Stfkpt 2/JG-7. One known Me 262 victory, Nos. 16 & 17, a B-17 and a P-51 in the Stendal area on 28 March, 1945. Nos. 18, 19 & 20, Three Lancasters near Osnabrück on 31 March, 1945, while in 2/JG-7. His 24th, a B-17 on 10 April, 1945. His 25th, a B-17 in the Dresden area on 17 April, 1945. His 26th and last victory, a Soviet P-39 at Erzgebirge on 8 May, 1945 at 1600 hours, believed to be the last German victory of WWII. Surrendered to the Western Allies, 8 May, 1945 at Fassberg in his "White 5".

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572 Steiner, FranzOfwCzechoslovakia12JG-27 (8/40), 8/JG-1 (4/42), 2/JG-11 (5/43), JV-44 (3/45)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5713 "Black 1" (lost 5/21/43), Fw 190A-4 "Blk 3" (JG-1), Fw 190A Wk# 642523 "Blk 5" in JG-11, Me 262A-1a "White 5" in JV-44EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 306th BG on 21 May, 1943, suffering severe return fire from the B-17s to cause an emergency landing in Wk# 5713. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 8 October, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 9 October, 1943. His 4th, a B-24 E of Husum on 13 November, 1943. His 5th and 6th, both B-17s on 5 January, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 (HSS) on 11 January, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 at Salzgitter on 20 February, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 SW of Siegen on 22 February, 1944. His 10th, a B-24 near Gotha on 24 February, 1944. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid out of Rotenburg. On this date he was shot down in Fw 190A-7/R6-4 Wk# 642523 near Haseluenne/Quackenbrück by a P-47 of the 56FG, piloted by Maj. James Stewart. He bailed successfully after his cockpit filled with smoke, but fractured his knee hitting the tail assembly. Of his 12 victories, 10 were bombers.
573 Stiersdorfer,II/JG-1 (4/45 Berlin-Gatow airfield)Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspOne of the last to abandon this airfield. Jager Blatt article.
574 Straub, WalterUffz19218/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk# 440118 "Black 5" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 March, 1944, opposing the Berlin Raid, by bomber return fire over Oldenburg.
575 Strauss, HeinzLt19204/JG-300Fw 190A-5/U2 Werk # 57372 (lost 7/21/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKilled in a searchlight practice training flight 21 July, 1943, near Staaken, Berlin. He was the first casualty of the Wilde Sau Units.
576 Strelow, HansLt3/26/1922Berlin68II/JG-51 (2/42), Stafkpt 5/JG-51 (3/42 Szolzy, S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8239 "Black 10" (lost 5/22/42) RK(3/18/42)-EL(3/24/42)
EP(10/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 May 1942 in "Blacl 10" by Uspenskoje, southwest of Tula, after shooting down his last victim, a Russian Pe 2. As the Pe 2 was falling, the tail gunner shot down Strelow's aircraft (Blk 10) and he parachuted, landing east of Mszensh, 9 km behind the front lines. Surrounded by Russian soldiers, he shot himself. Added: Still reported as MIA by the VDK, he is commemorated in the German War Cem. at Sologubowka, Russia (D.Drury). This was his first mission after returning from a leave after receiving the RK. This happened often to other pilots after returning from leave. On 18 March, 1942, he shot down seven aircraft! At age 20 in March of 1942, he was the youngest EL holder in the entire Wehrmacht! 200+ missions, all victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Martin B-26 on 25 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A Vultee-11 on 16 July, 1941. Two Pe-2s and an I-18 on 30 August, 1941. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories.

Adolf Galland left,Hans Strelow with Bekh right

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577 Student, Hans DietrichLt4/28/1924Berlin-Pankow2/JG-77 (Reich Def) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413900 "Red 7" (lost 9/28/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 28 September, 1944 in the Brünnen/Wesel area, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List). Added: Sole child of Gen Kurt Student, died of wounds in hospital in Dorsten, buried in Berlin-Wilhelm Stahsdorf (LOCS).
578 Stumpe, HerrmannLt33/JG-300 (10/43 Reich Def) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20660 (lost 10/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 20 October, 1943; crashed at Werl, near Hamm following an engine fire (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Berlin on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd "4 mot" at Nürnberg on 28 August, 1943. A 3rd, a "4 mot" E of Hannover on 22 September, 1943.
579 Stumpf, Werner "Stumpfen"Ofw3/15/1917Berlin477/JG-53 (6/40; 12/40 Le Touquet), 9/JG-53 (9/41 S.U.; 3/42 Malta & 5/42 N. Africa)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6694 "White 3 + I" (41 7/JG-53 S.U.), Bf 109F-4(Trop.) Werk # 10175 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 10/13/42) RK(8/13/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 October, 1942 in "Yellow 7" during aerial combat with RAF fighters. The ensuing chase came to ground level, where he was his by AA fire, caught fire, and hit the ground at a shallow angle, killing Stumpf instantly. 400 missions, 23 victories in the East. 15 victories in the Desert. His first victory was a Hurricane at Themsemündung during the Battle of Briatin on 1 September, 1940 during the Tilbury Raid. His 2nd, a Spitfire near Dungeness on 2 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an I-15 on 22 June, 1941 (Prien). Two Hurricane victories over Malta on 9 March, 1942 (Prien). One known Desert victory, a P-40 in the SidiRezegh vicinity on 30 May, 1942. Another, a P-40 in the Hammam area on 6 September, 1942. Three P-40s of SAAF No. 4 Sq. were his last victims on 13 October, 1942. Barbarossa pilot. Served under Gruppe Kdr. Wolf Wilcke. Bowers/Lednicer, 47 victories.
580 Sturm, GustavOblt11/10/1921Linz212/JG-2(8/43), 1/JG-27(10/43), 2/JG-27(2/44), Stab/JG-51(9/44), JG-3, I/JG-7(3/45), 9/JG-7(3/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (dam 6/12/44) in 2/JG-27, Fw 190, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 June, 1944 in an area around Laval, no further detail (absa3945). Nearly all of Stabs Staffel pilots killed! 130 combat missions. His 2nd victory, a B-17 (HSS) on 12 August, 1943. One known "unconfirmed" victory, a B-24 south southwest of Wiener Neustadt, 1 October, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) W of Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943. His 4th, a B-24 (HSS) WNW of Weiner Neustadt on 22 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-25 S of Wels on 23 February, 1944. A double victory on 25 February, 1944; Nos. 7 & 8, both B-17s at St Viet and Niedere-Tauren. His 10th, a B-24 in the Jüdenburg area on 2 April, 1944. His 11th, a B-17 (HSS) E of Munich on 24 April, 1944. His 13th, a Spitfire S of Laval on 12 June, 1944. His 14th, a Spitfire 15 km NE of Caen on 15 June, 1944. His 15th, a Spitfire 15 km SE of Caen on 16 June, 1944. A Soviet Boston III on 14 September, 1944, in Stabstaffel/JG-51. 5 victories in the Me 262. One known, a B-17 near Rathenow on 18 March, 1945. A B-17 NW of Hamburg on 20 March, 1945. A B-17 S of Berlin on 24 March, 1945. A Lancaster on 31 March, 1945, now in 9/JG-7.

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581 Stutterheim, Wolfgang vonGenMaj1/17/1893KönigsbergKdr IV/KG-152 (1/39), Kdr II/KG-255 (2/39), Kdr III/KG-77 (5/39), Kdr KG-77 (9/39), Kdr of Luftflotte IV (3/40 & 6/40), Kdr KG-55 (7/40)Do 17Z "3Z + AA" (lost 6/15/40) RK(7/4/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
An Observer, WIA 15 June, 1940 when he was shot down by French fighters west of Neufchateau, and crashed near Leurville. Remaining crew: Oblt Georg Esch, Pilot (Inj); Lt Rudolf Gaude, 2nd Obs (Inj); Fw Otto Jelinek, R/O (KIA) and Fw Heinz Herrig, Flt Engr (KIA). Stutterheim was treated at a St Dizier hospital, and then air-lifted to Berlin (Kaiser RK book & D.Stankey & L.DeZeng). Died of injuries in Berlin 3 December, 1940. He led the Do 17 unit on the raid on the Krakow airfield in Poland on 1 September, 1939.
582 Suckrow, GünterOgefrBerlinFFS AB 9 (Grottkau '43), 9/JG-26 (7/44), Rammkdo-Elbe (4/45) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162509 "White 10" (lost 7/2/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 2 July, 1944 when he bailed fom his "White 10" 7 km N of Evreux when its engine failed. Added: Ogefr Suckrow may be the person Willi Reschke refers to as the pilot of Rammkdo he met in Berlin, to whom he spoke of his ramming experience (C.König).
583 Suhr, HelmutHptmIngoltadt12 7/JG-302 (10/43), 7/JG-301 (1/44), 1/JG-301 (3/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-301 (7/44), 8/JG-301 (1/45) Bf 109G-6 & Fw 190A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Stirling at Mannheim on 4 October, 1943. His 2nd, a Lancaster over Berlin on 20 January, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 25 km S of Steyr on 29 March, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Schweinfurt area on 31 March, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 25 km S of Steyr on 2 April, 1944. His 6th, a Wellington on 12 June, 1944, no location given (Perry Claims). His 7th, a Wellington on 13 June, 1944, no location. An 8th, a B-26 at St. Quentin on 8 July, 1944. A 9th, a Wellington on 1 August, 1944, no location. A 10th, a P-61 on 26 August, 1944, no location. His 11th, a B-17 at Mecklenburg on 14 January, 1945. His 12th, a B-17 over northern Germany on 15 March, 1945. Added: This 15 March claim reported as the last "4 mot" claim of JG-301 (C.König). Magnus, 13 victories.
584 Taubert, OttoUffz2/JG-301 (3/45 Salzwedel)Fw 190A-9 Werk # 980548 (lost 3/27/45)Fighter Operational Clasp Believed sd over Berlin by P-47s on 3 February, 1945, his disposition not reported (J.Schadskaje). Added: KIA 27 March, 1945; sd by fighterbombers over the Salzwedel airfield (C.König).
585 Techel, Karl HeinzFhjFw8/10/1921Berlin7/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175157 "Yellow 3" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944; enemy action with P-51s near Sembzin, in the Waren area. No known grave. Alternate spelling: Teckel. Added: Buried in the War Grave Cem, Rechlin-Retzow (M.deWolf).
586 Telge, WilhelmHptm3/11/1918Braunschweig12 3(F)/22, 4/NJG-1 (10/42), 5/NJG-1 (5/43), 4/NJG-1 (6/43) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5364 "G9 + AN" (lost 9/1/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
EP, Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 September, 1943 shortly after downing a bomber southwest of Berlin. Buried Völpke-Badeleben, Block D/1/5 (Rosseels). His R/O-Gunner, Fw Walter Telsing (23 victories: 12 w/Telge & 11 w/Breves), and Signal Officer Oblt. Freimann, survived by parachuting. The Bf 110 crashed between Juchendorf and Beuthen. One known victory, a Wellington III of RAF No. 12 at Wintershoven (Limburg), 9 km NNW of Tongeren Belgium, the night of 15-16 October, 1942. Two others, a Halifax and a Wellington during the Düsseldorf night raid on 26 May, 1943. Another Halifax on 30 May, 1943. A Stirling on 12 June, 1943. A Lancaster 4 km SW of Neeuwen on 15 June, 1943. A Halifax 5 km W of Mechelen on 23 June, 1943. A double victory on 4 July, 1943; both Lancasters, one by Gesves near Namur, the other by Grauge between Walhein (Brabant) and Emage (Namur). Believed to be the 10th, a Halifax at Rotem and an 11th, another Halifax at Weissweiler on 14 July, 1943. Most likely his last, a Stirling at Wollershausen on 1 September, 1943. Jager Blatt article. Added: The 2nd Lancaster on 4 July, 1943, was a Lanc III, ED820 "PH-A", piloted by F/O Arnold R.Herron and 5 others were killed, one POW. It has been reported that Telge collided with a Halifax believed to be of No.419 Sq, JD270 "VR-P" (medalsofengland.com via S.Youngs).
587 Ter-Steegen, HerbertFw23rd August 1919 in Rheydt, Mönchengladbach71/NJG-5, 10/NJG-5, 11/NJG-5Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24 May, 1944; crashed at Erfurt-Bindersleben during a non-operational flight (Boiten). One known victory, a double on 2 December, 1943, both "unidentified" AC; one 20 km SSW of Berlin, the other 30 km SSW of Berlin. Magnus, 8 victories. Boiten 7 victories and alternate spelling: Ter-Stegen.

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588 Teske, ErwinOblt3Signal Offz EJG-1 (12/39 Jever), 2/ERG-1 (2/45 Berlin-Gatow), 8/JG-4 (4/45)Bf 109D & E in JG-1, Fw 190A & FW 190D in ERG-1 at Gatow, Fw 190A in JG-4
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, both Yak-9s in the Schönewald area on 29 April, 1945. His 3rd and last victory, a Yak-9 on 1 May, 1945. Flugbuch (11/43 to 5/45).
589 Tetzner, HorstUffz8/28/1925BerlinI/JG-51Bf 109G-14 (lost 4/45)Fighter Operational Clasp In April 1945, he is shot down and KIA near Pillau. He claimed one victory per J.Schadskaje, but I never found such victory in the OKL Claims List (surname spelling error?). Added: Uffz Tetzner's remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist inBaltiysk (formerly Pillau), Russia. He is commemorated in the German War Cem there (D.Drury).
590 Tham, GustavHptm14 II/NJG-3(2/42), 8/NJG-3 (7/43), 11/NJG-5 (10/43), Kdr II/NJG-5 (3/45), 3/NJGr-10 (12/44) Bf 110C-7 Wk# 3513 (lost 2/42), Ju 88G-6 in NJG-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
EP, Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Lt Tham suffered Vertigo during a flight the night of 26/27 February, 1942 in Wk# 3513. He and R/O Uffz Pastor bailed safely, landing near Skodborg Denmark. The AC crashed at Skudstrup Mark, 25 km northwest of Haderslev (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, a Halifax in the Tarterfeld region on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster 10 km W of Hannover on 9 October, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax at Kassel on 22 October, 1943. A 4th, a "4 mot" at Frankfurt /Main on 26 November, 1943. A Halifax at Berlin the night of 20/21 January, 1944. A "4 mot" in the Tladingen District on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" near Königsberg on 30 August, 1944. A Lancaster at Essen on 12 December, 1944. Magnus, 14 victories. Boiten 15 victories. Alternate spelling: Thamm.
591 Thieme, HilmarUffz9/25/1923BerlinII/EJG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732178 (lost 2/3/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 3 February, 1945, hitting an obstruction northwest of Werneuchen. Buried Neuen Friedhof, Werneuchen. Birth and burial information, Martin Kuban.
592 Thierfelder, WernerHptm12/24/1915Berlin275/ZG-2, Kdr III/ZG-26 (6/43), Kdr. EKdo 262 (12/43 later Kdo Nowotny at Lechfeld)Bf 110 & Me 410 in ZG-26, Me 262V5 Werk # 000005 "PC + UE" (lost 2/1/44), Me 262S-6 Werk # 130011 "VI + AK" (lost 7/18/44) RK(10/10/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 July, 1944 during one of the first Operational sorties of the unit. He was engaged in aerial combat in his Me 262 near Landsberg/Lech. and failed to bale out. His V5 was written off after a crashed landing, during testing, due to a collapsed nose wheel. Thierfelder was the first commander of EKdo 262. Nowotny took command of the unit after Thierfelders death.

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593 Thun, Rudolf E.Oblt76/NJG-5 (3/44), Stab III/NJG-5, Stab III/NJG-6 (7/44), 9/NJG-6 (8/44), 9/NJG-5Bf 110F (3/6/44), Ju 88EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 2 May, 1945; shot down by US tanks during a low level flight (Boiten). Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid, reporting the bombers return flight information to the headquarters of 1st Fighter Division at Doeberitz. One known victory, a B-24 8 km E of Taterburg on 8 March, 1944. Two "4 mots" S of St Polten on 7 July, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot", same day, E of Graz. A 4th, a Wellington 15 km W of Szekesfehervar on 8 August, 1944. A 5th, his first known Soviet, a B-25 NE of Debrecen, the night of 20-21 September, 1944. Magnus Report.
594 Tietz, EberhardUffz312/JG-27 (4/44), 6/JG-27 (4/45)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 20 km NW of Plattensee on 13 April, 1944. His 2nd & 3rd victories, both Yak-9s NE of Berlin/Lichtenberg on 23 April, 1945.
595 Tischtau, Manfred G.A.Oblt8/11/1920Lötzen6 2/NJG-5 (2/44). Stab I/NJG-5, 8/NJG-5, 14/NJG-6 Bf 110 EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20/21 April, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito, probably from RAF No. 169 Sq., piloted by F/Lt G.D. Cremer at Altenkirchen/Westerwald (Boiten). One known victory, a Stirling 30 km N of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Berlin on 2 December, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster on 4 December, 1943. A Lancaster the night of 20/21 January, 1944 while in 8 Staffel. Another, a Lancaster SW of Leipzig on 20 February, 1944. Magnus, approximately 9 victories. Boiten 6 victories. Buried in Königsberg.
596 Todt, HansOfw129, 2 & 1/JG-301 (3/44-11/44), 8/JG-301 (11/44), 9/JG-7 (3/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A, Me 262EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Lancaster SW of Berlin on 24 March, 1944. His 2nd, a "4 mot" on 24 March, 1944, no location. A 3rd (with help), a B-24 S of Budapest on 13 April, 1944. His 3rd, a Lancaster at Amiens on 14 July, 1944. His 4th, a Halifax on 9 August, 1944, no location given. A 5th, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. His 6th, a P-47 at Kassel on 17 December, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 7th, a B-17 at Gardelegen on 1 January, 1945. His 8th, a U-2 over northern Germany on 1 February, 1945. His 9th, a P-51 at Reichsgebiet on 25 February, 1945. His 10th, a B-17 at Mecklenburg on 2 March, 1945. Two Lancasters on 31 March, 1945.
597 Tornier, KurtOfhr2/13/1924Berlin1/KG-53 (Alhorn)He 111H-16 Werk # 161442 (lost at sea)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 December, 1944 after launching a V-1 against London, when he crashed into the sea off the coast of Sweden, near Grebbestad, where his body was found on 1 March, 1945. He was buried at Gothenburg-Kviberg on 6 March, 1945. Remaining crew: Fhr Fritz Brugger (born 4/30/1920 Pforzheim) MIA, Uffz Günter Lis (born 2/21/1922 Berlin, Buried in Denmark 2/27/45), Uffz Waldemar Vahle (born 5/7/1923 Mosgau) MIA and Fw Fritz Knop (born 10/5/1920 Brenkenhofstal/Stolp) MIA. The pilot and co-pilot were not positively identified by the author. The selection was mine . Source: B.Widfeldt
598 Trabert, WilliLt6 JG-27, 9/JG-300 (3/44), 8/JG-300, 11/JG-300 (7/44) Bf 109F in JG-27, Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/7/44) in JG-300, Bf 109G-14/AS "Red 3" EP


EK 1 & 2
Glider Badge Class "C"
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7 July, 1944 during aerial combat over the Harz mountains (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" S of Stuttgart on 15 March, 1944. A "4 mot" near Berlin on 24 March, 1944. A 3rd, P-51 over Austria on 22 August, 1944. Magnus Report, 6 victories. His "Red 3" in 11/JG-300 seem to be the incorrect color since most 11 Staffel AC were numbered in Green. Boiten 6 victories; 4 Night and 2 Day, one victory with JG-27 (H. Breuer).
599 Treusch, WernerLt4 6/JG "Herrmann" (7/43), 5/JG-300 (9/43), 6/JG-300 (10/43 - 1/44) Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550468 (l60% dam 9/27/43 at Briest/Brandenburg), Fw 190A-6 most likely (lost 1/6/44)


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC the night of 5/6 January, 1944; crashed at Reppen, near Frankfurt, due to icing (Boiten). Injured in a crash on 9/27/43 due to icing. One known victory, a Halifax S of Essen on 26 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster W of Berlin on 1 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Stirling S of Kassel on 3 October, 1943. A 4th, a Lancaster SW of Hannover on 9 October, 1943.
600 Tscheuke, Karl HeinzLt3/25/1920Berlin/BrandenburgI/KG-4He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/2/42)
EP(7/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List, Vermeer EP Awards List & LOCS

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