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601 Aumüller, KarlFw8/ZG-26 (Africa)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2537 (lost 8/22/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew in a crash on 22 August, 1942 near Derna, while on a non-combat flight, cause not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
602 Aurass, AlfredMost likely an FFS Training unitAr 68Source: Wings Palette-Pilots
603 Aurich, HansOfw3/Seenot Gr. OostendeHe 59 Werk # 1515 (lost)Wound Badge
Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp
WIC 10 April, 1941 when he crashed in the North Sea of De Panne. Source: A. Rosseels.
604 Auschner, HansUffz11/24/1920KattowitzWettererkundungsstaffeln 2 (Wekusta-2) (Atlantic)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430030 "D7 + DK" (lost 7/23/43)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIC 23 July, 1943 during a reconnaissance mission over northwest Ireland when he crashed in fog at Ballinacarriga Hill, Crow Head, Dursey, West of Cork, killing the entire crew. Buried Glencree Cemetery, Ireland, Graves 44 to 47 (M.Croft & D.Drury). Remaining crew (KIC): Reg.Rat. Bruno Noth, Meteorologist; Gefr Gerhard Dümmler, R/O and Ogefr Johannes Kuschidlo, Gunner.
Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
605 Aussen,Oblt115(Z)/LG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Morane 15 km east of Nancy, 3 April, 1940.
606 Ausserhofer, EgonGefr7/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 737430 "Yellow 8" (dam 12/16/44)Wound badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a belly landing at Pritzier on 16 December, 1944, no further detail (JG-6 List).
607 Austel, JohannesUffz1/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171685Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1944; Combat with a Spitfire and a P-47 south of Rouen. Mombeek MIA List.
608 Auster GüntherFwSG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130924 "S2 + MK" (lost 11/30/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 30 November, 1943 near Tscherkassy due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
609 Auster, WilliLt5/Schl.G-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 5908 (lost 5/27/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 27 May, 1943 by enemy fire at Krymskaya Russia.
610 Autenrieth, HansHptm3/15/1921Weiler22 6/NJG-1 (8/41), Stab II/NJG-1 (8/42), 4/NJG-4 (3/43), 6/NJG-4 (6/43), Kdr II/NJG-4 (2/44) Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712343 (lost 8/4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 August, 1944 after being shot down by a Mosquito NE of Rennes on 4 August, 1944. WIA 20/21 January, 1944; shot down by a Lancaster, crashing at Spreenhagel near Berlin. One known victory, possibly his 1st, a Halifax on 13 August, 1941, in the Groningen area. Another victory, two Wellingtons south of Burg on 1 August - Wellington X9917 was one, 1942. Another Wellington 100 m southwest of Venlo on 12 August, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 101 Sq. near Liege on 24-25 August, 1942. A Halifax II #1216 "PM-Q" near Marquillies, crashing at Rosmeer-Bilzen (Be) on 5 October, 1942 (Surviving RAF Nav, F/Sgt Gordon Mellor & Jozef Simons, Secy Hemology Soc.,Rosmeer). A Stirling 6 km northeast of Souilly on 8 March, 1943. Another Stirling 3 km southwest of Chalons-sur-Marne on 12 March, 1943. A Halifax, same location, on 17 April, 1943. Two victories on 23 June, 1943; a Stirling and a Wellington. A Stirling 5 km WSW of Diest, Be. on 25 June, 1943. A Halifax E of Dinant on 26 November, 1943, while in 1/NJG-4. A Lancaster on 10 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" at Trappes on 2 June, 1944. A Lancaster 5 km E of Dreux on 10 June, 1944. A Lancaster at St Leo on 8 July, 1944. His only known R/O/Gunner, Uffz Adam was killed by the French Resistance when they were both captured after crashing at Fougeres France. The French turned Autenrieth over to the Americans. American POW, released in 1946. Autenrieth died 8 June, 1996. Added: His 8/4/44 Remaining crew: Fw Adam Rudolf (geb 7/21/1919 Schwemlingen), R/O (MIA) and Uffz Georg Helbig (6/29/1920 Steinfeld), Mech (POW) (absa3945).
611 Auth, AloisUffz8/4/192155/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350180 "Red 17" (lost 10/7/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 October, 1944 in aerial combat with B-17s at Leipzig. One known victory, a B-17 at Wildberg on 9 August, 1944. A 2nd & 3rd, both B-17s at Hildesheim-Salzgitter on 28 September, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 (HSS) at Rathenow on 6 October, 1944. Magnus.
612 Auth, ErichLt3/JG-11Fw 190A-5y Werk # 2637 "Yellow 5" (lost 6/13/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 13 June, 1943 in aerial combat north of Helgoland. Mombeek MIA List.
613 Avdic, ZdenkoLt8/13/1922Omis, Croatia10JG-104 (3/43), 15(Kroat)/JG-52 (joins 10/43 Nikolayev S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109G-2 & G-4, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18497 "White 13" (dam 11/21/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 was damaged on 21 November, 1943 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 66592, cause not reported, pilot OK (Bf 109 Loss List). Alternate spelling: Avdiz, Zwenko.
614 Avikainen, Onni IlmariUffzFinland6LeLv-24, LeLv-6, LeLv-30B-239, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
615 Awater, Gustav AdolfHptm19081(F)/122He 111H Werk # 3156 "F6 + DH" (lost 10/22/39)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 22 October, 1939 when he was shot down over the sea off St Abbs Head by a fighter of RAF No. 603 Sq.. One of the crew was killed, the remaining were picked up by the HMS Ghurka. Wiki Luft data. Added: Remaining crew: Oblt Arndt Fischer (POW), Uffz Wilhelm Unger (POW) and Uffz Endorf (MIA). Their He 111 is believed sd by Spitfires, piloted by F/Lt Gifford, P/O Morton and P/O Robertson. There is some speculation that Oblt Fischer may have been the pilot. (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Awarter.
616 Axmacher, FriedrichJG-26Bf 109G, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspButler Pilot List
617 Axterer, KarlLtI/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120026 (lost 12/11/43)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Injured with unnamed crew 11 December, 1943, crashed west of Därpen after an engine fire. Bf 110 Loss List
618 Axthammer, Erich Michael 'Spezi'Ofw12/3/1920 Pichlschloss bei Neumarkt Osterreich 4Courier Pilot, 7/Sch.G-1, I/SG-152, 5/StG-77, 7/SG-1, 8/SG-10 (10/44 S.U.)Hs 123, Fw 190 w/SG-77
RK(4/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 14 October, 1944. Served as wingman for SG-10 Kdr. Georg Jakob. 530 missions including 305 in his Hs 123.
619 Axthelm, ErwinOblt22/JG-27, 3/JG-27 (5/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6270 "Yellow 6" (lost 8/30/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1940 after aerial combat southeast of London, crashing at Park House, Westwell, N of Ashford, Kent (Prien & D.Drury). One known victory, his 1st, a Gladiator southeast of Tirlemont. 10 May, 1940 in 3 Staffel. His 2nd, a Wellington west of Calais, 25 May, 1940 in 2 Staffel.
620 Ayerle, HermannUffz212/JG-26 (9/44 Mönchen Gladbach) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165170 "Blue 9" (lost 9/25/44) EK 2
Wound Badge in Silver
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 September, 1944, he was shot down in his G-6 by Spitfires of Second Tac. Air Force No. 83 Group (Canadians). He was able to bail out, but was seriously injured when he landed. This was his fourth wound of the war. His AC crashed north of Deelen Holland (DeSwart). One known confirmed victory, a Mosquito of RAF No. 540 Sq. on 10 April, 1944 N of Verdun. One P-51 of 355FG on 24 April, 1944 NNE of Munich.
621 Ayerle, LudwigFw9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2418 (lost 2/21/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. WIA 21 February, 1943 during aerial combat at Stschatstliwka, crew WIA. Ju 87 Loss List
622 Azakonyi, IstvanObltHungary4/III Bomber Group (6/41 Operation Barbarossa)Ca 135Bomber Operational ClaspNeulen
623 Aznares, Jose RipollesObltSpain15(Span)/JG-51Bf 109F-2 (dam. 6/18/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 18 June, 1942, an accident at Vilnius, no further detail.
624 Azqueta-Brunet, LuisObltSpain615(Span)/JG-51(2/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
625 Azzarone, E.SgtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana8 Gruppo (Libya)Cr. 32 (lost 6/14/40)Believed sd by RCAF P/O Woodward of No. 33 Sq., 14 June, 1940 at Capuzzo-Amseat Libya,pilot disposition unknown (RCAF Claims List).
626 Baack, Heinz GüntherLt9/11/1924Magdeburg114/KG-2Me 410A-1 Werk # 420085 "U5 + HE" (lost 12/20/43) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 19/20 December, 1943; shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 488 Sq., piloted by P/O Robinson. He crashed while attempting to land on Boonshill Farm, at Iden Rye, Sussex (Boiten). Buried Cannock Chase, Block 4, Gr 213 (M.Croft). One known victory, a "2 mot" S of Lincoln, northern England, on 4 September, 1943.
Cannock Chase
627 Baade, WalterUffz9/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18865 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 11/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 November, 1943 during aerial combat south of Schweinfurt.
628 Baader,Uffz19/NJG-5Bf 110C, D & E
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax at Geiminen on 17 August, 1943. Boiten, 2 victories.
629 Baader, ErnstFw24/NJG-3 (3/43 Schleswig) Do 217E-4 Werk # 1259 "D5 + BM" (lost 3/10/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 10 March, 1943 when his Do 217 crashed into the Waddenzee, 3 km east of Kampen/Sylt after a combat operation (DeSwart & Boiten). Added: The three man crew were never recovered. Remaining crew: Uffz W.Winterhoff, R/O and Uffz E.Cuurts (SGLO).
630 Baader, Karl HeinzLt1916-02-25Munich2/NAGr-5Bf 109G-6/U3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hauptmann Heinz Baader (March 25, 1916 - February 18, 1966) was a pilot of aufklärer (scout) who was born and raised in Munich (later he also died there). He was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on April 26, 1945 as Hauptmann in Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5 (led by Major Hermann Schmidt) for the extraordinary effort he displayed at Cirava (Kurland), although I did not get information about what his business was like. One type of aircraft he had piloted was Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 / U3. Baader was promoted to Oberfeldwebel on January 25, 1943, Leutnant on April 16, 1944, and Hauptmann on April 26, 1945 (together with his gift of the Ritterkreuz). Other medals and awards he received: Flugzeugführerabzeichen; Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse and I.Klasse; Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht III.Klasse; Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42 (1942); Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (January 25, 1943); Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold; and the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (April 16, 1944)

631 Baagoe, SophusOblt3/4/1915Flensburg148/ZG-26 (5/40), 5/ZG-26 (5/41)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 4290 (lost 5/14/41)
RK(6/14/41 Post)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
95 combat missions. KIA 14 May, 1941 taking a direct hit during a low level attack on AA positions at Heraklion on the Island of Crete. His D-3 crashed into the sea off Cretes north coast. His R/O, Ofw Bäcker was also killed. One known victory, a Morane in the Ghent/Termonde area, 12 May, 1940. Another two, both Hurricanes on 27 May, 1940, no location. A 4th, a Curtis on 3 June, 1940, no location. A 5th & 6th, both Spitfires over England on 10 July, 1940. A 7th, a Hurricane on 29 July, 1940, no location. His 8th & 9th, two Spitfires over England on 18 August, 1940. A 10th, a Spitfire over England on 31 August, 1940. An 11th & 12th, both Spitfires over England on 3 September, 1940. A 13th, a Spitfire over England on 26 September, 1940. Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories.
632 Baake, WernerHptm11/1/1918Nordhausen, Harz43 1/NJG-1(6/43), 3/NJG-1(9/43), 2/NJG-1(4/44), Stfkpt 3/NJG-1(5/44), Kdr I/NJG-1(10/44 to end) Bf 110F, Bf 110-G-4 Wk# 740062 "G9 + ML" (lost 1/28/44),He 219A-2 in 3/NJG-1 (5/44)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP(9/6/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 27/28 January, 1944 when his Bf 110G-4 collided with an English bomber, crashing at Uftalsperre, near Gemünd. 195 combat missions. All Night victories. His R/O was Fw Bettaque, after Uffz Waldbauer (KIA1/28/44). Two known victories, a Wellington 1 km northeast of Neerschoten and a Halifax II 5 km northwest of Gorinchem on 12 June, 1943. A Lancaster at Neerpelt, Krs Limburg, on 17 June, 1943. A Wellington and a Halifax the night of 22 June, 1943. He scored three victories the next day, two Lancasters and a Halifax in the Utrecht region. A Stirling III of RAF No. 620 Sq., EE942 "QS-R", piloted by F/Sgt J.F.Nichols, the night of 28 August, 1943, by Halbersdorf, west of Mains. A double victory on 25 April, 1944; a Lancaster at Loop op Zand-Tilburth and a Halifax near Werkendam. A B-17 50 km W of Venlo on 4 May, 1944. A double victory on 7 May, 1944; a Mosquito 1 km NE of Herkendorf (which only his He 219 could catch) and a B-17 W of Venlo. Another double, two "4 mots" at Aachen on 22 June, 1944. A "4 mot" opposing the Bochum-Dortmund Raid on 4 November, 1944. He died piloting a Lufthansa B-720-030 "D-ABOP", when it crashed on 15 July, 1964.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Halifax LV962 1944-04-25
633 Baartz, KurtFw11/20/1917Kleinsilber13/JG-300 (Reinsdorf) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464906 (or 462906) "White 3" (lost 12/17/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Milawatz, CZ. Source: JG-300 Loss List. Buried Valaaske Mezirici Cem, Czech Rep, Block 1, Row 25, Grave 1183. Added: The ac crashed near Usti, Prerov Dist, now Czech Rep. (D.Drury).
634 Baasch, DieterUffz1IV/JG-5 (2/45)Fw 190A, Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, an "e/a" in the Alesund area on 16 February, 1945.
635 Baasch, Heinrich J.Fw 3/Kü.Fl.Gr. 806 (Holtenau 4/40), 1/Kü.Fl.Gr. 806 (Channel 9/40) He 111J-1 "M7 + CH" (lost 4/3/40), Ju 88 Werk # 3079 "M7 + CH" (lost 9/21/40) Observer Operational Clasp Interned 3 April, 1940 by the Danish authorities after his AC experienced engine problems which resulted in a fire. The AC was ditched at sea, 2 miles south of the "Hatter rev" between the islands of Samso and Sejro. The crew were unharmed and entered the aircrafts dinghy. Several Danish craft offered assistance, but was refused. Many hours later, their dinghy drifted ashore at Lilleballe, on the eastside of the Island Samso. The crew were held in the Flinchs Hotel until the German occupation on 9 April, 1940. Remaining crew: Oblt z.S. Adam Werner Beck (MIA 5/2/41 w/Fw Heinrich Baasch crew), Fw Georg F. Juchelko and an unnamed Uffz. Source: Air War over Denmark. Added: Baasch and crew were rescued after being sd on 21 Sepember, 1940 by AA fire on a sortie to Midlands, crash location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (9/2/40) incident: Lt.z.S. Günther Grunwald, Obs; Fw Strube (Pos Unk) and Fw Kruger (Pos Unk) (D.Drury).
636 Baasner, HansHptm11/1/1916Gross Orsichau3(F)/121 (3/43), Kdr III/KG(J)-6 (11/44), Kdr I/KG(J)-54 (3/45 to end)Do 17P & F, He 111H in Aufkl Gr.; Bf 109G & K, Fw 190A-8, Me 262A/1a
RK(3/14/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/14/42)
EP(12/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Observer & Fighter Operational Clasp
POW May, 1945, released 24 August, 1945. More than 300 reconnaissance and bomber missions. Jager Blatt article.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hans Baasner joined Flak Regt 2 at Szczecin, 01.10.1936. In 1938/1939, he went on to become a reserve officer in the anti-aircraft artillery regiment in Greifswald. In August 1939, he was appointed to the Department of the flak-teaching regiment in Hamburg. At the beginning of the war, he was transferred to East Frisia as adjutant to the Headlamp (Searchlamp?) Regiment 1. In May 1940, he began his training as an observer at Großenhain. In June 1941, he was deployed to the eastern front. After being promoted to first lieutenant, he was awarded the Knight's Cross on 14.03.1943, after operations in France, England, the Balkans and Russia. From Mid-1943 he received a training at the pilots school A/B 41 in Frankfurt / Oder and at the pilots school (C) 6 in Kolberg. In 1944 he attended the blind flying school in Copenhagen. After being retrained in IV/KG 6 on the Ju 88 and Ju188, he joined Stab/KG-6. On 02.06.1944 to be assigned as an ia (?) officer. On 12.08.1944, he was given command of the III./ KG 6, which was at that time to be a booster in Ahlhorn and flew against the invasion front. On 19.10.1944, the order for the reclassification of KG-6 was ordered and Baasner sent to Breslau-Rosen to train as a fighter pilot. The III/KG-6 was then in Prague-Rusin and was refitted sparingly on the Fw 190. On 31.01.1945, the III group was named " Schwanen Gruppe", the first Me 262 element of the squadron. But the new deliveries of the Me 262 did not come until March 1945. In March / April Baasner left the III. Group, which is now III/KG(J)-6, and took over the leadership of I/KG (J) 54, which was also in Prague-Rusin. At the end of the war, he was captured with the remains of his group in Graz, from which he was released. Baasner flew over 300 reconnaissance missions. Deceased 21.3.1983, Lüdenscheid (Source, Facebook)
637 Baate, RudolfUffz5/NJG-101Bf 110D-2 Werk # 3139 "SE + ZW" (lost 1/12/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 12 January, 1944 at Schömberg; believed to have been sd by another German Night Fighter. His R/O Geff Heinz Lommerzheim also killed.
638 Babekuhl, OttoObstltIII/KGzbV-172, Stab KGzbV-106, Kdr BFS 3, 5 & 7Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold 2/4/42)
EK ! & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
639 Babenz, EmilFhjOfw1/1/1919243/JG-26 (4/41), 11/JG-26 (Hi Altitude, 11/42), 3/JG-53 (3/43), 2/JG-26Bf 109F & G in 11/JG-26, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470046 "Black 1" (lost 4/8/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (10/15/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 April, 1944 in his "Black 1" in the same action as Willius, by P-47s of the American 361st FG. He crashed at Bentheim. Buried Lingen Neurfriedhof, Grave 7 (Rosseels). 335 missions. One known victory, His 1st, a Beaufort into the Channel, N of Brest, 17 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire west of Lille on 28 June, 1941: (P8346 Józef Bondar 303 Sqd Polish). His 3rd, a Spitfire 10 km NW of Gravelines on 11 July, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire 3 km SW of Insel Goeree on 12 August, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire SE of Dunkirk on 21 August, 1941. Another, a P-38 20 km west of Mateur on 28 November, 1942. His 20th, a Spitfire NE of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. Another, his 23rd, while in 3/JG-53, a P-38 10 km northwest of Bizerta on 22 March, 1943. Fhj-Ofw = Fahnenjunker-Sr. Officer Candidate
640 Babinek, WilfriedLt11/27/1921Feuerbach3/NJG-2 (Med)Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0636 "R4 + CL" (lost 12/28/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew over Malta 28 December, 1941, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Shot down by AA fire, first buried in Malta and then re-buried in the St Michele Cem., Cagliari Sardinia (German Losses over Malta).
641 Bach,Ofw1Stab I/JG-1 (8/43)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 1 km S of Metternich on 12 August, 1943. This is most likely, Otto.
642 Bach,Lt1Stab II/NJG-101Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster on the night of 21-22 August, 1944, no location.
643 Bach, AugustUffz9/24/19191Stabsstaffel/JG-51 (9/44 S.U.) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732220 "Black 15" (lost 12/14/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 December, 1944 southwest of Memel (today Klaipeda), Lithuania, cause unknown. VDK confirms his MIA status. He is commemorated in the Kaliningrad-Sammelfriedhof, Russia (D.Drury). His one known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 16 September, 1944.
644 Bach, GünterHptm8/15/19178/KG-3, Stffüh 3/NJG-7 (8/44), Stfkpt 12/NJG-2 (10/44)Ju 88, Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/7/42)
EP (8/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(12/4/42), Bomber or Night Fighter Operational Clasp both in Gold
DK-G Awards List & LOCS. He was reported to have been awarded both the Bulgarian & Hungarian pilot badges.
645 Bach, OttoLt6/18/1919Bochum25Erg/JG-2 (7/41), 12/JG-1 (2/43), 5/JG-1 (7/43), 4/JG-1 (5/44), Stfkpt 7/JG-1 (9/44)Bf 109F in JG-2, Fw 190A-4 & 5 in JG-1, Fw 190A-6 Wk# 530101 "Black 5" (12/43), Fw 190A-9 Werk # 205186 "Yellow 15" (lost 11/26/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat in "Yellow 15" with P-51 escorts over the Ruhr area, by Rochau, near Stendal. Buried Stendal Friedhof, Gr 101 (A. Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Cherbourg on 10 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Cherbourg on 17 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire N of Cape de la Hague on 6 August, 1941. Nos 4 & 5, both Spitfires N of Cape de la Hague on 30 September, 1941. Another, his 6th, a B-17 "Lucy Belle" of 303BG 100 km northwest of Terschelling, flown by 1/Lt Lloyd Driffin on 26 February, 1943. Another, his 7th, was a B-17 # 42-3115 of 95BG flown by Lt J.E. Mc Kinley, on 14 May, 1943. The B-17 crashed on North Beveland Island, near Katz village. All the crew perished. His 8th, a B-17 1 km SW of Metternich on 12 August, 1943. His 10th, a B-17 at Dollart, SW of Emden on 11 December, 1943. His 11th, a B-17 S of Delmenhorst on 6 March, 1944. His 13th, a B-17 north of Braunschweig on 11 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 15th, a B-17 NE of Berlin on 24 May, 1944. Known to have flown Fw 190A-7 Wk# 643948 "Black 2" (4/44) in 5/JG-1 also. Another A-7, Werk # 643949 "White 2" in 4/JG-1


Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine: 8 from L - Obfw. Bach

646 Bach, TheoLt9/KG-2 (2/43)Do 217M-1 Werk # Unk "U5 + ET" (lost 8/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 15/16/August, 1943 when he crashed at Horndean Broadway Farm after being blinded by searchlights (LOCS).
647 Bach, WilliUffz16/JG-54 (9/44 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (dam 9/29/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960517 "Blue 3" (lost 12/23/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 23 December, 1944. His friends saw his AC take numerous hits about the cockpit, either wounding or killing him, since he made no effort to bail out, and crashed near Rottingen. He was shot down by a P-47 from the 56th FG. Added: He was uninjured in a belly landing in the Arnhem-Nijmegen area 29 September, 1944 after combat; returned to his unit (SGLO).
648 Bach, WilliUffz3/7/1912Sonnenberg4/SKG-210 Bf 110D-3 Werk # 4291 "S9 + LM" (lost 6/22/41) Assault Operational Clasp KIA 22 June, 1941 at Zambrow Poland after being hit by flak. His unnamed gunner also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Gerhard Kretschmann, was also KIA. Both men are listed on the VDK database, believed buried at Dmochy-Wochy, Poland (D.Drury).
649 Bacher, AlfonsFw2A/88 (Spain), 3/JG-52 (5/40), 2/JG-52 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1 "Red 2" (lost 8/26/40)
Spanish Cross
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 August, 1940 after being shot down over Ramsgate by fighters of RAF No. 54 Sq. shortly after his 2nd victory. He was not injured in the crash landing at Sandwich Golf Club. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A at Chantilly, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dover on 26 August, 1940.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Bacher's 109 being towed to wrecker's yard
650 Bacher, GerhardUffz9/11/1921GammelbergFFS A/B 9 (Grottkau) Fw 58C-2 Werk # 1253 "NG + LF" (lost 1/15/44) Pilot Badge (Instructor) KIC with four student pilots, 15 January, 1944 during a training flight, crashing at Heidelberg bei Bad Landeck, Lower Silesia (now Voivodeship, Poland), after accidental ground contact. The four students (KIC): Gefr Walter Brecht (geb 10/13/23 Speyer), Uffz Walter Christ (geb 12/13/23 Olbersdorf), Uffz Gerhard Friese (geb 9/24/23 Aussig) and Flg Kurt Thurau (geb 10/22/24 Lindenau). Pilot Uffz Bacher, Gefr Brecht, and Uffz Christ are believed buried in Grodkow Poland. Uffz Friese is commemorated in the collective cemetery at Marianske Lanze. Flg Thurau is beleived buried at Wrzosowka, Poland (D.Drury).
651 Bachfelden, Alfred Prank vonLt3/KG-53He 111H-4 Werk # 3235 "A1 + LL" (lost 5/4/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 4 May, 1941 after his ac was damaged by a night fighter, and made a forced landing at Sharrington, Norfolk. Remaining crew: Gefr Blasius Regnat, Obs (POW); Gefr Bruno Kauhardt, R/O (KIA, bur CC/5/10/228) and Uffz Walter Richter, Flt Engr (POW) (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: von Bachselten.
Cannock Chase
652 Bachhofer, HansFw5(H)/32Hs 126B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
653 Bachhuber, FridolinFw7/3/1922Winden1112/JG-54 (7/44 S.U.), 15/JG-54 (1/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 750093 "Yellow 15" (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 January, 1945 (Operation Bodenplatte) in Werk# 093 over Brüssel-Melsbruck, Belgium, sd by a Spitfire of No.403 Sq., no known grave. His first known victory, two Soviet Boston IIIs on 21 July, 1944. A 3rd Soviet, a Yak-9 on 30 July, 1944. A 4th Soviet, a Yak-9 on 6 August, 1944. A 5th Soviet, a P-39 on 9 August, 1944. A 6th Soviet, an La-5 on 10 August, 1944. A 7th Soviet, a Boston III on 27 August, 1944. His 8th & 9th Soviets, both Yak-9s on 4 September, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 near Nijmegen on 21 September, 1944.
654 Bachmann,Ofw21 & 3/SG-4Fw 190A EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire N of Rome on 24 May, 1944. A 2nd, a Spitfire 10 km NE of Tarquinia Italy on 25 May, 1944.
655 Bachmann,Fw5A/B-124 (Metz), JG-104 (Nürnberg), 9/JG-52 (Görlitz-Landeskrone 8/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Soviet POW at wars end, released in September 1949. Known for his coverings of Hs 129s and Ju 88s attacking Soviet tanks near Berlin in the last days of the war. Jager Blatt 5/2003.
656 Bachmann, Friedrich KarlLt43/JG-52, Stfkpt 1/JG-52 (/42 S.U.)Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13545 "White 1" (lost 9/4/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 September, 1942 during aerial combat near Nikitskoje, Pl.Qu. 35 East/5682 (Prien). His first victory, a Blenheim 5 km S of Vlissingen on 14 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim 120 km NNW of Ameland on 7 June, 1941. His 3rd, a Blenheim 60 km NW of Vlieland on 1 July, 1941. One known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 in the vicinity of Chuguyev on 27 May, 1942, acting as Bennemanns wingman.
657 Bachmann, Friedrich Wilhelm FritzLt12/16/1919311/JG-2 (5/42 S.U.), 9/JG-2 (12/43), 3/JG-2 (8/44), 1/JG-2 (12/44)Bf 109F& G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173833 "Yellow 6" (lost 9/5/44; aerial combat w/P-51, bailed w/injuries)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, two Pe-2s on 27 May, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 21 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. An R-5 on 28 August, 1942. One known western victory, a P-47 10 km E of Chartres on 14 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Auster III at Acquigny, N of Evreux, on 26 August, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 W of Köln on 8 December, 1944.
658 Bachmann, GerhardUffz9/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163796 "Yellow 15 + I" (lost 6/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 4 June, 1944; crashed from a high altitude at Hameln without enemy contact, cause unknown. No known grave.
659 Bachmann, HeinzOfw4/NJG-4Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710891 "3C + HM" (lost 12/23/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA the night of 23/24 December, 1944, Bachmann and crew failing to return from a mission over the western front. (Ardennes) Jager Blatt 3/2003. Remaining crew (MIA): R/O Uffz Wilhelm Schröder and Engr Ofw Georg Ertl (Lost Aircraft Report).
660 Bachmann, HugoUffz6/KG-54 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140143 "B3 + HP" (lost 10/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Oblt Willi Groth and two unnamed crew at Ssablago 4 October, 1942; crashed after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
661 Bachmann, JosefOgefr3/8/19198/ZG-26 Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3564 "3U + JT" (lost 10/7/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 7 October, 1940 after combat; emergency landing at Corfe Castle. He is buried in CC, Plot 6, Row 1, Gr 16 (D.Drury). His Gunner, Gefr Bernhardt Demmig, POW. Bf 110 Loss List
Cannock Chase
662 Bachmann, OswaldOblt25/NJG-3Ju 88C-6 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10/11 January, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Vechelde. Source: T. Boiten.
663 Bachmann, WernerOblt7/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88C Werk # unk "4D + DR" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 during the attack on the Driffield airfield by a Spitfire of RAF No. 616 Sq., piloted by Sgt James Hopewell. The AC crashed alongside the Bridlington waterworks reservoir on Scarborough Road. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Evers, Observer (POW), Fw Georg Henneske, wireless operator (KIA) and Flg Robert Wakther, gunner (POW). The body of Georg Henneske was buried in Bridlington Cemetery on 19 August, 1940; it has since been re-interned in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase.
Cannock Chase
664 Bachner,Lt11/KG-200 (Mistel unit)Fw 190F-8Assault Operational ClaspPer Stormbirds.com, Andreas Brekken.
665 Bachnick, HerbertLt2/9/1920Mannheim809/JG-52 (12/42), 2/JGr Ost (4/44), 9/JG-52 (7/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27013 "Black 33" (lost 7/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166065 "Yellow 4" (lost 8/7/44)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/44)
EP(12/13/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1944 in "Yellow 4"; shot down by a P-51 after flying a mission against American bombers, where he achieved his last victory. He tried to force land his damaged AC, when he lost control and crashed into a railway embankment in the vicinity of Birkental, near Myslowitz Upper Silesia. He was shot down with wounds in "Black 33" on 7 July, 1944 and made an emergency landing at Moran. 373 missions, 79 victories in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2, an Il-5 and aLaGG on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A LaGG on 5 August, 1943. A LaGG on 19 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 20 August, 1943. Three Il-2s on 21 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 September, 1943. An Il-2 and a P-39 on 20 September, 1943. Two LaGGs and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 27 November, 1943. A LaGG and three Il-2s (m.H.) on 28 November, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 on 19 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) N of Kamenka on 25 December, 1943. Five Il-2s on 7 January, 1944. Four LaGGs and an Il-2 on 13 March, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 80 victories. Died 1944-08-07 Olesnow, Poland
666 Bäcker, WalterOfw12/JG-301Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682005 "Black 9" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat, no location. Mombeek.
667 Backhaus, Hans JürgenLt6/KG-4He 111H Werk # unk "5J + FP" (lost 6/19/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 19 June, 1940; sd by a Spitfire of No. 19 Sq., piloted by F/O George Ball, and crashed into the sea off Margate, Kent. Remaining crew: Fw Alfred Reitzig, Obs (KIA); Uffz Theodor Kühn, R/O (POW) and Uffz Fritz Boeck, Flt Engr (POW). Reitzig buried in Margate Cem., Sec 50, Gr 15030 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling Bachhaus.
668 Backhaus, Hans TheodoreOblt7/KG-3He 111, Ju 88
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
669 Backhaus, RudolfUffz18/JG-3 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19708 "Black 10 + I" (lost 8/1/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 August, 1943; Combat with an Il-2 over Marinowka. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, an Il-2 on 7 July, 1943.
670 Backmeister, DieterFhr2/JG-27Bf 109G or K (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 April, 1945 near Göttingen/Muhlhausen, reason unknown. Mombeek.
671 Backmeyer,Uffz110/JG-52 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 25 August, 1944.
672 Bacsilla, ErwinObstlt1/27/1910Budapest, Hungary34 Stfkpt 10(N)/JG-2 (5/39), Stfkpt 11(N)/LG-2 (9/39), Stab JG-101 (39-40), Kdr II/ZG-1, 10(N)/JG-2 (3/40), Stfkpt 7/JG-52 (1/41), Sturmstaffel 1 (12/43), I/JG-400, JG-301, Kdr IV/JG-3 (1/45 Prenzlau. Ger.) Bf 109E & Bf 110 in ZG-1, Fw 190A in JG-3, Fw 190A-6 in Sturmstaffel 1(1/44), Me 163 in I/JG-400, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 211143 "Black 1" (2/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Served in the Austrian Air Force in the 1930s. Polish Campaign. The Fw 190A-6 bore "White 7". Served also in JG-77 in N. Africa (11/42), EKdo 16, JG-301, and JG-400. Sources say his victories number anywhere from 2 to 34. One known victory, his 13th, a P-40 in N. Africa on 9 November, 1942. His 14th, a Spitfire in N. Africa on 13 December, 1942. His arm wound was severe enough, that he was removed from combat operations. Deceased 3 March, 1982. Magnus suggests he was also in JG-301. Alternate spelling: Bacsila or Bascilla.
673 Bädeker, EwaldFwIII/SG-3Fw 190F-8 Werk # 584204 (lost 2/16/45)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 16 February, 1945 by enemy fighters.
674 Baden, SiegfriedLt7/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 4087 "1H + FR" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW the night of 4/5 July, 1941 when he was shot down during the Filton airfield raid by F/Lt Patten and Sgt Moody in a Beaufighter of RAF No.604 Sq.. The AC crashed at Vallis Farm, Great Elm, Murdercombe Bottom, near Frome, Somerset at 01:25 hours. Baden suffered a broken leg. Remaining crew: Fw Ernst Witt, Observer (POW); Gefr Ludwig Kügel, R/O (POW) and Ogefr Eduard Köppl, Gunner (KIA, buried CC, Block 8, Row 3, Gr 57). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
675 Bäder, Alfred Albrecht?Uffz9/JG-26 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140019 "Yellow 12" (lost 9/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire at the Beauvais airfield. Alternate spelling: Baeder (109 Loss List).
676 Bader, AugustFhr8/JG-301Fw 190A-9 Werk # 207888 "Blue 6" (lost 2/4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 February, 1945 in aerial combat on the East Front.
677 Bader, EdwinOblt1915-09-192(H)/16 (Observer)Do 17P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D
RK(3/26/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 12 July, 1944.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Oberleutnant Edwin Bader (19 September 1915 - 12 July 1944) was an Austrian pilot who automatically became a member of the Luftwaffe at Anschluss (unification) with Germany in 1938. After being promoted to Leutnant, Bader was stationed at Aufklärungsgruppe 12 as a pilot using Hs 126 Henschel and participated in the Battle of Britain. In the campaign in Russia he served as a strategic scout for XIII.Armeekorps / Heeresgruppe Mitte. In the summer of 1942 the unit was renamed Nahaufklärungsgruppe 16 and the aircraft was upgraded to Focke-Wulf Fw 189. Bader was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on 26 March 1944 as Oberleutnant and Beobachter in 2. Staffel / Nahaufklärungsgruppe 16 / Luftflotte 4 after successfully completing 345 feindflug (combat mission). Its mission is somewhat dangerous and risky because the threat of enemy aircraft is always looming, not to mention the shots released by anti-aircraft guns. During his career he was recorded three times injured due to shots of Flak and enemy aircraft. In the summer of 1944 Bader moved units again to Nahaufklärungsgruppe 2, which used Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft. The whiz spy died in an accident while training using his new aircraft over Finkenheerd, Brandenburg (Germany), in July 1944. Other medals and awards were recorded received: Flugzeugführerabzeichen; Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse and I.Klasse; Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber; Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold mit Anhänger; and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (February 19, 1943)
678 Bader, Heinz14/JG-300Fw 190A, Bf 109G (lost 4/16/45 at Plattling)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 April, 1945 near Plattling. Jager Blatt mention.
679 Bader, PaulUnk5/25/19097/Erg. TGr (6/44 Rechlin)Ar 232B-010 Werk # 0110032 (6/13/44)Transport Operational ClaspPhoto online. The following day, 14 June, 1944, this Ar232 crashed at Rechlin killing the crew of six (falkeeins-blogspot). An experienced jet pilot assigned to Erprobungsstelle Rechlin (LOCS).
680 Bader, WalterUffzI/JG-2Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4063 (80% dam 10/29/40)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Crash landed with wounds 29 October, 1940 at Theville airfield as a result of friendly flak fire.
681 Bading, HansLtI/KG-4He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
682 Badorrek, EmilMaj5/6/1910FlammenbergStfkpt 4(F)/11 (11/44), Kdr Aufkl.Gr. 3 (12/44)Ju 188D-2, Ju 188F-1
RK(11/22/43)
EL(11/18/44)

EK 1 & 2
EP (12/29/41), Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 26 December, 1944. One of two known Recon pilots to be awarded the Oak Leaves to the RK. The other was Hptm. Erwin Fischer.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Major Emil Badorrek (6 May 1910 - 26 December 1944) had participated in World War II from the invasion of Poland to Russia as a scout pilot using the Junkers Ju 88 aircraft. In September 1943 his plane was converted to Junkers Ju 188. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes # 947 dated 22 November 1943 as Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän 4. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 11 / Stab Fernaufklärungsgruppe 2 / Luftflotte 6, and Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes # 652 dated 18 November 1944 as Major and Staffelkapitän 4. ( Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 11 / Stab Fernaufklärungsgruppe 2 / Luftflotte 6. These prestigious medals were received for their extraordinary dedication as scout pilots who always displayed courage in any difficult situation so they were able to carry out their duties well and bring valuable enemy position reports. Not only that, he also added a record of his achievements by destroying a number of vehicles and the position of land defense using his aircraft. The Junkers Ju 188D-2 "T5 + LK" (Werknummer 150492) which he piloted was shot down along with his crew (Leutnant Josef Reinardy, Oberfeldwebel Gerhard Siller and Oberfeldwebel Franz Felician) at 12:54 a.m. above Tomaszowice near Krakow (Poland) at the end in 1944. No one survived the incident. During his career Badorrek was noted to have participated in 580 combat missions. Other medals and awards he received: Flugzeugführerabzeichen; Eisernes Kreuz II. Class (May 4, 1941) and I. Classe (July 18, 1941); Frontflugspange für Aufklärer; Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (December 22, 1941); and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold 14/46 (April 14, 1942)

683 Badow, FriedemannUffz14/JG-4 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462802 "Black 8" (lost 10/16/44) EK 2, Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Komotau, bailed safely (JG-4 List). Added: Uffz Badow was sd after downing a P-51, and then falling another P-51 of 31FG. His ac fell into a forest south of the village of Markvarec, Cz. He bailed safely despite minor wounds, landing near the village of Zemechy, Cz. He returned to action two weeks later (F.Braun).
684 Badstubuer,Flg13/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 22 August, 1943.
685 Badum, Johannes "Hans"Lt3/2/1921Ruthweiler, Saar54Erg/JG-27, 6/JG-77 (6/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-77 (12/42 Med)Bf 109F-4 (5/42), Bf 109G2 Werk # 10727 "Yellow 7" (lost 1/12/43)
RK(10/15/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42)
EP(9/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 January, 1943 in his "Yellow 7" in aerial combat with P-38s SW of Giordani, near Tripoli. 300+ combat missions. 51 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, his 8th overall, a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1942. His 9th, an I-153 on 5 June, 1942. A 10th, an I-16 Rata on 6 June, 1942. His 22nd & 23rd, both Il-2s on 26 July, 1942. Three Il-2 on 28 July, 1942. A 27th, a Pe-2 on 29 July, 1942. A 28th & 29th, a Pe-2 and a DB-7 on 6 August, 1942. Two Soviet P-40s on 12 August, 1942. Six LaGG-3s on 13 August, 1942! Two LaGG-3s on 18 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 25 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 3 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 5 September, 1942. A P-39 on 14 September, 1942. His earlier victories were probably scored over Malta. Two known Desert victories, both P-40s in N. Africa on 20 December,1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 54 victories.
686 Baeker, GerhardHptm11/23/1915TO III/KG-1 "Hindenburg", Kdr II/JG-3, Kdr I/JG-7 (8/44)Ju 88, He 177, Me 262A
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Operation Barbarossa, Russia, 1941. Flew his Bf 109 Taifun to Ju 88 crashsites to retrieve spare parts. Severely injured 19 August, 1941 in a crash due to engine failure on his 132nd mission. Returned to duty in 1944 with KG-1 flying the four-engine He 177. His gunner was Fw Hein Bruns. R/O Uffz Hans Jäger. Observer Fw Zens. He survived the war, and was interviewed for a History Channel program seen in 2002. Retired LW-Bundeswehr Oberst. Deceased 10 April, 2004.
687 Baer, FritzUffz89/JG-51 (2/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5782 (40% dam 8/2/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 August, 1942 due to enemy fire in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 47742. His first known Soviet victory, an R-Z on 15 November, 1941. A 2nd, an Il-2 W of Mosskrapanskaya on 21 February, 1942. A 3rd, an I-61 on 27 February, 1942. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 6 April, 1942. A 5th, a Pe-2 on 30 May, 1942. A 6th, a MiG-3 on 8 July, 1942. A 7th, a Pe-2 on 25 July, 1942. The spelling Baer came from the OKL Claims List. Alternate spelling: Bär (Bf 109 Loss List).
688 Baer, HansHptm10/29/1915Metz12Stfkpt 12(N)/JG-2 (4/40-6/40), Stfkpt 4/NJG-3 (4/43), Stfkpt 5/NJG-5, Kdr II/NJG-5 (9/43)Bf 110C, D, E, F & G; Do 217J & NEP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 20/21 December, 1943 at Garwitz, near Parchim, due to engine exploding on takeoff (Boiten). Injured in a non-operational crash, as Hptm in 4/NJG-3, 4 km south of Rantum/Sylt. One known victory, a Lancaster on 20 April, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster on 21 April, 1943. A 3rd, same day, and a 4th Lancaster into the sea, all three Lancasters the night of 20/21 April, 1943. A 5th, a Stirling on 28/29 April, 1943. A 6th, a Wellington 2 km N of Jaschen on 4 July, 1943. A 7th, a "4 mot" NW of Kassel on 3 October, 1943. Magnus & R.Randall: victories may be as high as 12; alternate spelling: Bär. The spelling Baer came from the OKL Claims List.
689 Baer, Karl GustavOfw7/19/1917Boddin 3 (or 9)/KGr-126 (Kampfgruppe-126*) (8/40) He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "IT + ?L" (lost 8/16/40) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA in the North Sea the night of 15/16 August, 1940 after being shot down by flak over Immingham docks in Lincolnshire on a mission to Hull England. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Folkmer, Obs 1 (KIA, bur Yssel BQ/6/134); Fw H.Kresz, Obs 2 (MIA); Uffz W.Frestl, R/O (MIA) and Uffz E.Wandhoff, Flt Engr (MIA). *KGr-126 was previously a coastal reconnaissance unit but was absorbed into the Luftwaffe's strategic bombing force in mid-1940. Added: Another source suggests that three were KIA and one crew MIA (D.Drury).
690 Baer, PeterOfhr11/10/1924Marburg, LahnStab III/JG-53 (9/44 Mörtitz)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 442001 "< 4 + 1" (lost 9/11/44) Fighter Operational Clasp in bronze KIA 11 September, 1944 when he collided with a P-51 of 358FS, 355FG, piloted by Capt Walter L. Morgan. Baers 109 crashed near Hattenhausen, while Capt Morgan was also killed when his P-51 crashed nearby. This was Baers first combat mission. He was buried at Höchen-Schwand.
691 Baerwald, PaulUffz7/StG-3 (Tunisia) Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2048 "S7 + GR" (lost 4/3/43) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 3 April, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported. LW Loss Report & Ju 87 Loss List. Added: Uffz Baerwald was sd by USAAF Spitfires of 2FS, 52FG, crashing 60km ESE of Gafsa (Mark Reardon, 5/2021).
692 Bahl, FritzOfw 2/JG-1 (3/41 Münster-Loddenheide), 1/JG-1 (10/43 Deelen) Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410055 (65% dam 10/19/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 19 October, 1943 when he overturned on landing at Deelen Holland airfield. The A-5 was the usual AC of Bernard Kunze.
693 Bahlke, HelmutFhjOfw22/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730438 "White 1" (dam 6/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 June, 1944 during aerial combat in the Le Mans area. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, a B-24 and another B-24 (HSS), both SE of Bremen on 19 May, 1944.
694 Bahnemann, Horst GüntherUffz1/15/1922Rastatt9/KG-54 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + DT" (lost 6/12/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 12 June, 1944 at Grainville-sur-Odon, Calvados, Fr., in the Seine Bay area, when attacked by a night fighter. Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Kurt Gohl and Uffz Karl Schoffers. The deceased are buried in the german War Cem. at La Cambe Fr., Blk 9, Row 9 as follows: Uffz Bahnemann, Gr 345; Gefr Gohk, Gr 347 and Uffz Schoffers, Gr 343. In an earlier incident, in the same ac, on 20 April, 1944, during an operation over the North Sea, they were attacked by a night fighter. They escaped the attacker by evasive action, however, the gunner, Gefr Hans Schiebeck bailed, and the others returned home without him. The gunners body was recovered, but there is no listing for him in the VDK (D.Drury).
695 Bähner, HelmutUffz12/7/1912Niedersessmar4/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen/Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0335 "R4 + AM" (possibly DM) (lost 6/14/41) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 June, 1941 during a night intruder mission near Lincolnshire, when he was attacked by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 25 Sq., piloted by P/O D.W. Thompson and P/O L.D. Britain. The AC was hit some 36 times by cannon fire and the starboard engine was set on fire. The AC crashed at Wingland Marsh, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, before the crew had time to bail. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Jakob Ried, R/O and Uffz Heinz (Hans) Schulz (geb 10/23/1915), Gunner. Alternate spelling: Baehner. Added: Uffz Ried buried Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard, War Graves Plot 2, Row 2, Gr 6. Uffz Schulz buried Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard, Sec Q, Gr 40. No known grave for pilot Bähner (D.Drury).
696 Bähnsch, HelmutLt5/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 5718 "A1 + LN" (lost 9/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 September, 1940 after his ac was hit by fighters, possibly Spitfires of No.92 Sq. during a reconnaissance flight. The ac crashed at Benenden, Kent. Remaining crew: Uffz Siegfried Bauer, Obs (POW); Uffz Ernst Butler, R/O (WIA/POW); Fw Ottmar Maier, Flt Engr (KIA, bur CC/1/3/79) and Gefr Alfred Hoffmann, Gnr (KIA, bur CC/1/3/81) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
697 Bahnsen, HelmutOblt14/JG-51Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 escort over Romania on 15 April, 1944.
698 Bahnsen, JensFw188/JG-53 (11/41 Comiso; 10/42 N.Afrika; 6/43 Sicily)Bf 109 F-4 "Black 3" & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 15031 "Black 6 + I" (lost 6/7/43; WIA, combat with a B-17 20km S of Pantelleria), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18565 "Black 6 + I" (lost 8/19/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1943 in Werk # 18565, by B-17 return fire north of Bagnoli Italy. 120 + combat missions. 7 victories in the Desert, including a P-40, piloted by Sgt ONeil, who survived, 4 km north of El Ruweisat, near El Alamein on 1 July, 1942. A Beaufighter 8 km north of Ras el Barrani on 23 August, 1942. Four P-40s of RAF No. 250 Sq. near Tarfa on 9 October, 1942. Two more British fighters on 10 October, 1942; one a PRU AC, the other a Spitfire of RAF No. 92 Sq, both over the sea. A P-40 15 km south southwest of Fuka N. Africa on 20 October, 1942 and another P-40 south southeast of Quotifiya N. Africa on 22 October, 1942. Downed a P-38, his 7th victory, 10 km southwest of Pont du Fahs on 29 November, 1942. His 9th Desert victory, a Spitfire 10 km east of Mateur on 19 April, 1943. His 10th, a P-38 on 29 April, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 8 victories.
699 Bähr, AntonLt2/11/1923Stadtsteinach4/JG-27 (1/44 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160086 "White 13" (lost 1/30/44) Fighter Operational Clasp His G-6 crashed on Migaweg, at Lemelerveld Holland on 30 January, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The pilot was killed during aerial combat and initially buried at Enschede, re-buried at Ysselsteyn Q-10-231 in 1948 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
700 Bahr, GüntherOfw7/18/1921Neu Leegden, E. Prussia37 6/SKG-210, 6/ZG-1, I/NJG-1, 4,8 & 12/NJG-4, 7/NJG-3 (8/43), 3/NJG-6 (8/43), 1 & 7/NJG-6 Bf 110C, He 219
RK(3/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/44)
EP(5/15/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
36 four-engine bombers at night and one day victory in Russia. About 90 Night combat missions. One known victory, a B-17 20 km SE of Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd B-17 same day at Sulzbach, 30 km N of Heilbronn. A Lancaster 35 km N of Hameln on 18 October, 1943. Another Lancaster SSW of Hochspeyer on 17 November, 1943. A "4 mot" in the Berlin area on 2 December, 1943. A Lancaster "JB122" of No.625 Sq. 10km NW of Oranienburg. A "4 mot" on 27 April, 1944, no location (most likely near Schweinfurt). A Lancaster 50 km W of Stuttgart on 29 July, 1944. A Halifax W of Russelheim on 26 August, 1944. A B-17 NW of Mannheim on 12 September, 1944. Nos. 21 to 24, 4 B-24s in the Munich area on 8 January, 1945. Nos. 25 to 28, four Lancasters, two near Stuttgart, one N of Ludwigsburg, and one the eastern end of Mannheim, all on 28 January, 1945. Nos. 29 to 35, all Lancasters WSW of Mannheim/Worms 2/21/45. His 36th, a Lancaster NE of Pforzheim on 23 February, 1945. His 37th victory, a Lancaster W of Nürnberg on 16 March, 1945. Deceased 29 April, 2009. Photo

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