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601 Bündgens, F.Uffz5/KG-2 (8/43 Beauvais) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5585 "U5 + AN" (lost 8/15/43) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on 15 August, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Probably sd by a Mosquito of no.256 Sq.. Pilot Uffz Bündgens (MIA). Remaining crew: Gefr P.Oswald, R/O (MIA); Uffz A.Jordan, Mech (KIA, bur Yssel CL-3-67, washed up at Campeduin) and Gefr R.Hums, Gnr (MIA) (SGLO). Alternate spelling: Buendgens.
602 Bundschuh, FridolinOfhr192413/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170639 "White ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 August, 1944 southwest of Lomscha.
603 Bungert, UdoFw3/JG-52 (S.U.) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15571 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/17/43) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 17 August, 1943 after aerial combat with a Yak-5 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 70764. Added: An interesting YouTube video, entitled "Evacuation of Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 with Pilot" showing the recovery in Russian countryside (Steven Wiezbicki 3/2021).
604 Bunje, HelmutLt5/11/1921Hamburg12 SG-38, JG-101, 4/NJG-6 (3/44), II/JG-26 (11/44), 4/NJG-6 (45) Bf 110, Ju 88G-1 Werk # Unk (9/12/44), Fw 190D-9 in JG-26 EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He flew the Lead Pathfinder AC, the Ju 88G-6 (Wk# unk) on the 1 January, 1945 raid on Brussels-Evere Allied airfield and made an emergency landing at Nordhorn after being hit by flak on outward route. One known victory, a "4 mot" 30 km SW of Echterdingen on 15 March, 1944. A Wellington SW of Rome on 4 June, 1944. A Halifax SW of Russelheim on 26 August, 1944. A "4 mot" 20 km SSW of Darmstadt on 12 September, 1944. A Lancaster 15 km N of Heilbronn on 4 December, 1944. Victories 7,8 & 9 were Lancasters on 23 February, 1945, two near Tubingen and one SW of Freudenstadt, all within minutes. Deceased 8 July, 2000. Added: Bunje's crew on 12 September, 1944: Uffz Wiemann, Obs; Fw Bergmann, R/O and Ogefr Ambs, Gnr (C.König).
605 Buntrock,ObltNAGr-4Fi 156, Fw 189A, Bf 109GObserver Operational ClaspInvolved in a crash with Uffz Günther Schenke on 5 August, 1943, cause unknown. Jager Blatt 3/2004.
606 Bunzek, JohannesLt5/22/1922Gross Strehlitz, Oberschlesien757/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 620644 (?) "White 2" (lost 12/11/43)
RK(4/6/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)
EP(11/8/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 December, 1943 after colliding with a Russian La-5 fighter and exploding over the Nikopol bridgehead. All victories in the East. An additional 30 victories were unconfirmed. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG on 28 May, 1943. Two LaGGs on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2(m.H.) on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG on 12 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 31 July, 1943. A LaGG on 3 August, 1943. Two LaGG-s on 7 August, 1943. A LaGG on 12 August, 1943. A LaGG on 17 August, 1943. Three LaGGs on 19 August, 1943. Four LaGGs and an Il-2 on 21 August, 1943. Two LaGGs and two Il-2s on 22 August, 1943. Three P-39s on 27 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 28 August, 1943. A Boston and a LaGG on 5 September, 1943. Two Boston IIIs on 14 September, 1943. Three Il-2s on 20 September, 1943. Two LaGG-s and an Il-2 on 3 October, 1943. A LaGG on 30 November, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 75 victories. NOTE: Wk # 620644 generall belongs to a Ju 88G-6.
607 Burckhardt, Ludwig Wilhelm "Lutz"Hptm11/5/1919Bremen69 Erg Stf/JG-77 (8/41), 4& 6/JG-77(4/42), Stfkpt 4 & 3/JG-77(1/43), Kdr I/JG-77(8/43), Stfkpt 7/JG-1(3/44 Paderborn), II/JG-7(2/45) Bf 109E Werk # 6167 (Dam crash land 8/25/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7602 "Black <1 + -" (65% dam 4/29/42; Tech prob crash, pilot OK), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13017 "Black <1 + -" (30% dam 6/1/42; flak near Sevastopol), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13172 ""Yellow 3 + -" (dam 7/14/42 one wheel landing aft combat) in JG-77, Bf 109G-6/ASy in"White 14" in JG-1 (4/44), Me 262A
RK(10/15/42)
EP(10/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
245 missions. 53 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata and a MiG-1, his 7th & 8th victories overall, on 8 June, 1942. His 10th, an I-180 on 5 July, 1942. Victories 16 thru 21 scored in the S.U. on 12 July, 1942. Two Il-2s on 23 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-1 on 31 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 8 August, 1942. Four LaGG-3s on 13 August, 1942. A Pe-2 and two LaGG-3s on 18 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 September, 1942. A P-39 on 14 September, 1942. A triple, two LaGG-3s and a P-2 on 15 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 20 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 September, 1942. His 54th victory, a Spitfire 2 km SSE of Buerat on 7 January, 1943. His 58th victory, a P-47 SW of Verviers on 2 March, 1944. His 60th, a P-47 on 9 April, 1944, no location. His 65th, a P-47 on 7 May, 1944, no location. His 67th victory, a P-38 on 22 May, 1944, no location. His 68th, a P-47 in the Tutow-Anklam area on 29 May, 1944. His 69th, a P-51, tentatively identified as Ser.# 43-7153 "Rauk-et", of 352FG/486FS, piloted by 2/Lt Lincoln D.Bundy, over the Normandy Front on 10 June, 1944. The P-51 crashed near La Barre, Crulai, Fr.. At wars end, he was serving in III/EJG-2. Bowers/Lednicer, 58 victories. Deceased 2 January, 1993. Alternate spelling: Burkhardt.
608 Burda, HeinrichFw7 2 & 3/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.), 10/JG-3 (3/44) Bf 109F in 42, Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140031 (lost 3/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 3 October, 1944 during a Test flight near Clenze, where he was identified; burial site unknown (Source: Lothar Wiegels). His first victory, a Soviet MiG-1 on 1 August, 1942. His 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 August, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. A 4th Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 29 September, 1942. His 5th, a Pe-2 on 7 October, 1942. His 7th victory, a B-24D over southern Italy, 3 September, 1943. Magnus.


Courtesy Christian König

609 Bürel, JosefUffzI/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0297 (30% dam 8/24/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 24 August, 1942 making an emergency landing at Tricqueville airfield due to engine failure.
610 Burger, EmilUffz5/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 5125 "V4 + MV" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 30 August, 1940 after being attacked by fighters both to and from the target. Eventually the ac was forced down into the sea off Folkestone, Kent. The crew were all rescued by a small craft and taken prisoner. Remaining crew (POW): Gefr Heinz Hildebrand (or Hildebrandt), Obs; Gefr Walter Feierabend, R/O; Gefr Herbert Roggemann, Flt Engr and Gefr Willi Klappholz, Gnr (D.Drury).
611 Bürger, HorstUffz122/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530340 "Black?" (lost 8/1/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 August, 1943, Map Quadrant 54563. His 1st known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 January, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 22 January, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 15 February, 1943. Nos 4 & 5, a LaGG-5 and a Pe-2 on 19 February, 1943. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, all three Il-2s on 5 July, 1943. A 9th, an Il-2 on 9 July, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1943. Nos. 11 & 12, an LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943.
612 Burgerdat,Oblt12/Aufkl.Gr., Ob.d.L.Bf 109 or Bf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 31 August, 1942.
613 Burk, AlfredOblt4/6/191328JG-2, JG-52, 11/JG-27 (8/43 Kalamaki Gr.), Acting Kdr IV/JG-27 (10/43 Balkans)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140056 (lost 10/31/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44 Post.)
EP(4/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 October, 1943 during aerial combat, no location reported. His first victory, a Morane 406 at Compiegne, 21 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Amiens on 26 May, 1940. His 5th victory was a B-24 downed during the Ploesti raid on 1 August, 1943. His 26th victory, a Beaufighter 60 km off Insel Skarpanto Greece, 7 October, 1943. A B-17 Werk # 42-30446 of 348BS/99BG, piloted by Lt.Gilmore, west of Megara Tunisia on 10 October, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 56 victories.
614 Burk, W.Lt8/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940; sd by a Blenheim of No. 219 Sq. near Middlesbrough during an attack on Dishford; they crashed at sea, 500m from the NE coast of England. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Puschtein, Uffz Klug, Uffz Hofmann and Uffz Lotz (Stankey & DeZeng).
615 Burkel, Hans JoachimUffz58/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 E of Klagenfurt on 19 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 40 km NE of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Connantre on 27 June, 1944. A 4th, a P-51 15 km W of Orne Mündung on 2 July, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 SW of Rambouillet on 16 August, 1944.
616 Burkert, Erich M.Oblt8/30/1909Bismarkhutte, Oberfranken, Germany8Jagerschule (J.Fl.Sch.or JFS) 5, JG-54, 7/JG-26 (6/19/42), 9/JG-26 (Dinant Be 1/44)Fw 190A-3 in 7 Staffel (Gatschina, Russia), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410675 "Blue 6" (lost 1/21/44)EK 1(9/11/43) & 2(3/25/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver(4/5/43)
71 combat missions. Served in Russia 6/43 where he is thought to have six additional victories. His 1st western victory, a "4 mot" victory, a B-17 42-30274 of 95BG, 335BS at Kasterlee, near Eindhoven, Holland on 17 August, 1943, in 7 Staffel. Note: Co DeSwart puts the location at Mol-Dessel Belgium. His 2nd "4 mot" victory, while in 9 Staffel, a B-17F # 42-3439 of 96BG, 413BS on 20 October, 1943, 3 km southest of Utrecht. It was flown by 2/Lt Charles F. Geyer and crashed in the village of De Bilt. Navigator 2/Lt Wm.J.Doherty and TG S/Sgt Frank Killarney evaded capture, after bailing from their crippled AC, with the help of Dutchman Richard van Nunen, at the risk of his own life, by German soldiers already out looking for the two Americans. In 9 Staffel, he was KIA 21 January, 1944 near Chivres-en-Lannois France, NE of Laon, in his G-6 in aerial combat with a P-47 of the 353rd FG, flown by Ace, Walter C. Beckham. Letter and photo from Co DeSwart on file re: Burkert. Buried in Lille-Harboudin, S. Fr., Rw 17, Gr 716. Reinterred Bourdon German Military Cemetery early 1960's
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617 Burkert, HelmuthObltI/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3468 "4D + BL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1941 during an operational flight by Warlamowo, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Werner Molkenthien, Observer; Gefr Arnold Bissinger, R/O and Uffz Karl Franz, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
618 Burkhardt, FriedrichUffz3/SG-2Fw 190F-8 Werk # 582894 "Yellow K" (lost 8/23/44)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 23 August, 1944 when he was shot down during aerial combat with fighters near Comrat, Moldova, ceded to the Soviet Union in WWII. No VDK burial match (D .Drury).
619 Bürmeister, ErichUffz1 I/JG-26 (joins 6/44), 4/JG-26 (8/44), JG-51 (45) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680844 "Blue 10" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 August, 1944 after being shot down by a P-51 of 363FG NE of Le Mans. He finally made his way back to Rambouillet. His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. N of Kleve (at Emmerich) on 27 September, 1944. He was wounded in the same engagement and bailed successfully. He was shot down a 2nd time, also with minor wounds, but branded as a coward, and sent to a ferry unit. However, he soon worked his way back to a front line unit, with the help of the ferry unit commander, JG-51.
620 Burschberg, RudolfUffz11/JG-53 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13486 "White 1" (lost 8/9/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 9 August, 1942 after aerial combat with a MiG-1 in the Kalatsch area (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 NW of Kalatsch on 4 August, 1942.
621 Bürschgens, Josef "Jupp"Hptm1/31/1917102/JG-26 (9/39), 7/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-3 "Red 5" (9/39), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5396 (8/40, showing 8 victories), Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4495 (or 1195?) "Wh 7 + I" (lost 8/11/40), Bf 109E-1 Wk# 3892 "White 11 + I" (lost 9/1/40)EP


EK 1 & 2(9/39)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Scored the first victory for JG-26 in "Red 5" on 28 September, 1939, a French Curtiss Hawk-75A fighter near Tünsdorf/Mettlach while on an escort mission for an Hs 126 on a spotting mission. On this same date, he became the first JG-26 casualty, suffering two bullet wounds, requiring 8 months to recuperate. His 1st, a Hawk 75 on 9/28/39 at Tünsdorf/Mettlach. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Mantes on 9 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Dover on 25 July, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Dover on 14 August, 1940. His 5th & 6th, both Spitfires E of Dover on 15 August, 1940. Nos.7 & 8, both Hurricane NNW of Dover on 18 August, 1940. His 9th, a Hurricane at Littlestone on 25 August, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire at Croydon on 1 September, 1940. Shot down with wounds 11 August, 1940 in his "White 7" by a Spitfire, making an emergency landing in the Calais/Caffiers area. POW 1 September, 1940, after downing his 10th, shot down by the German Bf 110 fighter he had just rescued from his 10th victiim! He crashed his "White 11" AC at Newbridge, near Rye, Sussex, England, suffering head and back injuries. Spent the remainder of the war in a Canadian POW Camp. Released in 1946. Deceased 1 July, 1999.


Courtesy Christian König

622 Büs, Wilhelm HptmStfkpt 5/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7090 "3Z + AN" (lost 8/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 29 August, 1940; crashed at Homisgrinde (or Hornisgrinde) after colliding with another A-1 Wk# 4131, piloted by Fw Heinz Weinkauf (KIFA w/3 crew) during a non-combat flight (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIFA): Ofw Rudolf Baumbach (2/17/1911, buried Rastatt-Alter); Fw Fritz Moser and Fw Josef Wörz (1/15/1914, buried Rastatt-Alter) Lost Aircraft Report.
623 Busch, August ?Uffz110/NJG-1, 9/NJG-5Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
An Uffz August Busch of 9/NJG-5 was KIA 18/19 July, 1944 in a crash 10 km east of Dargnies (Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax 6 km E of Nieuwe Sluss on 26 July, 1943.
624 Busch, FranzOfw35/JG-3 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163818 (8/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 9 August, 1944 at Chartres,; may have died from his wounds the next day. No further detail. One known victory, a B-17 NE of Helmstedt on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd & 3rd, a B-17 (HSS), no location, and a B-17 at Hochtaunus, on 12 May, 1944.
625 Busch, GüntherUffz110/JG-53 (9/44 Paderborn) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165463 "White 17 + I" (lost 9/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 September, 1944 in the Arnheim area, cause unknown. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944.
626 Busch, HansUffz18/JG-51 Bf 109E-4 Werk # Unk (lost 8/24/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 24 August, 1940; collided with another 8/JG-51 Bf 109E-4, piloted by Uffz Walter Harheim (also MIA), during aerial combat over the English Channel off Ramsgate, Kent (D.Drury). His first victory, a Blenheim N of Ostende on 23 July, 1940.
627 Busch, Hans ErwinOblt3/9/19178 9(Jabo)/JG-26 (6/40), 10(Jabo)/JG-26 (3/42), Stfkpt 10(Jabo)/JG-54(3/43, redesg.14/SKG-10), Stfkpt 14/SKG-10 (6/43) Bf 109F-4/R1 in JG-26, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1368 "Black K" (lost 5/23/43), Fw 190A-5 (lost 11/25/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(5/23/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp in Brz
Injured in a collision with Oblt Kurt Eckleben (KIC), 25 November, 1943, near Mielec. His ac was cut in half. WIC 23 May, 1943 when he was in a crash in "Black K, reason unknown. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane S of Dunkirk on 31 May, 1940, an Uffz at the time. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes northwest of Beauvais, 8 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire in the St. Omer area on 4 July, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire near Marquise on 9 August, 1941. His 7th, a Spitfire of RAF No. 92 Sq. at Cape Gris Nez on 24 February, 1942. His 8th, a Hurricane east of Harwich on 25 March, 1942. This infrequent Jabo victory may have gone unconfirmed. He replaced Oblt Paul Keller, KIA 17 February, 1943. He retained command of this unit for the remainder of the war. 14/SKG-10 moved to Italy and then to the Eastern Front. SKG = Schnellkampfgeschwader or Fast Bomber Wing


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628 Busch, JoachimOblt9/24/19203/KG-66Do 217M-1 Werk # 722898 "C6 + IL" (slight dam)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIC 13 November, 1943; while on the night exercise over Köthen, he developed right engine trouble and made a force landing by Piethon, Krs Köthen. Remaining crew (WIC): Ofw August Windisch, geb 4/7/1919, Obs and Uffz Johann Schadt, geb 5/15/1921, Mechanic. Source: B.Bines.
629 Busch, RudolfHptm9/7/191540 3/JG-51 (5/40), Kdr I/JG-51 (3/41-Russia 12/42) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4837 (lost 8/31/40), Bf 109F-2, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0443 "White 7" (lost 1/17/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/27/42)
EP(9/30/41)


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 January, 1943; collided with another Fw 190A-2 Wk# 2156 of Gottfried Nordmann. Added: He died in the crash 12km SE of Velikiye-Luki; no VDK burial detail (D.Drury). Uninjured in a mid-air collision on 31 August, 1940 with Heinz zur Lage. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 at Abbeville on 21 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hudson 80 km NNW of Texel on 4 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim over the English Channel on 8 September, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane 10 km NE of Margate on 11 November, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane 5 km south of Lewes, 18 March, 1941.
630 Busch, RudolfOfw1(F)/123 (Med 8/43), 1(F)/121Ju 88T-1 Werk # 430702 "4U + CH" (lost 8/15/43) & Ju 88A-5
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/11/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (2/9/42), Observer Operational Clasp
His T-1 was reported lost at Algiers 15 August, 1943; his crew, including Observer Lt Heinrich Ballmann and one other unnamed, returned. DK-G Awards List & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: The ac crashed at Es Rafal des Porcs on Majorca, Balearic Islands Spain due to a fuel shortage. Busch, Ballmann and the previous unnamed, Uffz Dietrich Strauss, R/O, were repatriated on 24 September, 1943 (D.Drury).

Courtesy Christian König

631 Buschmann, HerbertUffz57/JG-51 (S.U.) Bf 109F-2 Werk Werk # 9643 "White 10 + I" (lost 8/5/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 5 August, 1941; shot down by enemy fire near Jelnja (Yelyna). Added: No VDK burial match. His victories, all on the Eastern Front, from a Battleships-Cruisers website: His 1st, an SB-2 on 22 June, 1941. A 2nd SB-2 on 25 June, 1941. His 3rd and 4th, both DB-3's on 30 June, 1941. His 5th, an SB-2 on 17 July, 1941 (D.Drury).
632 Buschmann, HubertLt221/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.)Bf 109 F, G & K, Fw 190D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1944. He scored his first victory against the Russians on 26 May, 1942. Another Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 27 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 17 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 1 August, 1942. His 5th, a LaGG-3 on 8 August, 1942. A 6th, a LaGG-3 on 25 August, 1942. His 22nd, a B-17 5 km W of Genk on 17 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 2 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 20 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. Two Il-2s on 28 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. His 16th, an Il-2 on 2 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 8 December, 1942. A Yak-4 on 10 December, 1942. An Il-2 in the Stalingrad area on 11 December, 1942. A Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 18 December, 1942. His 21st victory, a B-17 HSS at Scheidem on 22 June, 1943. His 22nd, a B-17 "NL-3" 5 km west of Genk on 17 August, 1943. Magnus.
633 Buschmeyer, AlfredUffzJG-3, JG-26 & JG-52 all suffered losses this dateBf 109E (lost 8/24/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 24 August, 1940 after aerial combat believed to be a Hurricane of RAF No. 56 Sq., piloted by F/O B.J. Wicks. He bailed safely and his 109 crashed in a deep crater at Canewdon, near Rochford after the encounter. Source: Norman Hewston & Melvin Brownless.
634 Büsgen, GüntherOblt6Stffüh 1/JG-52Bf 109E-3 Werk #1966 "White 11" (lost 10/12/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 12 October, 1940 after being shot down by F/O P.O.Wade of RAF No. 92 Sq. at Beans Hill, Harrietsham, UK. His first victory, a Spitfire over England on 11 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire S of Eastchurch on 2 September, 1940. Nos.3 & 4, an Albacore and a Blenheim on 11 September, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Hurricane near the Thames Estuary on 15 September, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire S of Maidstone on 27 September, 1940. Alternate spelling, Büsgens.
635 Busse, HeinzOblt22Stab III/JG-51 (9/43 S.U.), StabsStaffel/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-7 on 9 September, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) at Vitebsk on 15 October, 1943. Two Yak-7s at Loyev on 20 October, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Yak-7 on 6 December, 1943. A Yak-7 on 28 December, 1943. A Yak-7B on 5 May, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 June, 1944. A Soviet Spitfire on 29 June, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 27 July, 1944. A Yak-7 on 29 July, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 5 August, 1944. Two Yak-9s, a Yak-7 and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 9 August, 1944. An Il-2 and two Yak-9s on 25 August, 1944. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 22 victories.
636 Büsse, WilliUffz1NahAufkl.St. 2(H)/31 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 189A or Bf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 NE of Lenkoff on 28 August, 1943.
637 Bussert, JoachimOfw148/JG-51 (12/43 S.U.), Stab III/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511473 (60% dam 1/16/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 January, 1945 during aerial combat, location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-7 on 15 December, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 1 April, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, both Yak-7s on 12 April, 1944. A 5th, an R-10 on 24 June, 1944. Nos. 6 & 7, a Yak-7 and a Boston III on 25 June, 1944. An 8th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 July, 1944. A 9th, a Boston III on 20 August, 1944. A 10th, a Yak-9 on 26 August, 1944. Nos. 11, 12 & 13, three Pe-2s on 16 September, 1944. Magnus Report.
638 Büssing, AugustUffz2/NAGr-14 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26013 "Black 3" (lost 9/22/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 22 September, 1943 due to flak NE of Potenza.
639 Bussmann, RolfHptm8/30/191324 3/NJG-2(6/41, 8/41 Gilze-Rijen),Erg/NJG-2(6/42),9/NJG-2,1/NJG-1(5/43),10/NJG-5(3/44),Kdr IV/NJG-5 (4/45 to end) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0375 "R4 + ??" (40% dam 8/13/41, taxiing dam, pilot OK), Ju 88G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both Wellingtons northwest of Cromer on 16-17 June, 1941. A "damaged" Wellington 65 km northeast of Great Yarmouth on 6 July, 1941. His 3rd, 4th & 5th, a Wellington and two "2 Motor AC", were downed at Oxford on 13 August, 1941. Another victory, a Halifax on 3 June, 1942. Two victories on 26 July, 1942; a Wellington and a Stirling. Another victory, a Wellington on 29 July, 1942. A Stirling on 25 October, 1942, while in 4/NJG-2. Now in 1/NJG-1, he downed a Halifax on 30 May, 1943. Another Halifax on 26 July, 1943. Two B-17s SW of Genk on 17 August, 1943. A Wellington at Marianstadtfeld on 28 August, 1943. One known Soviet victory, an Il-4 10 km NE of Skirsmenen othe night of 26-27 August, 1944. A "4 mot" W of Cranz and another W of Königsberg, on 30 August, 1944. Three "4 mot" on 15 March, 1944 (Perry Claims); one E of Offenburg, one at Schlettert-Strasbourg, and one in the St. Die area. I previously carried these latter three victories as 1945.
640 Büthe, Alfred Fw4/12/1922Oberhausen53/JG-300 Bf 109G-6 (lost 6/21/44 at Untermembach/ Herzogenaurach; takeoff accident), Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/7/44 at Kobersdorf), Bf 109G-6/AS (lost 9/13/44 at Niederorschel), G-10 lost 3/24/45
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 March, 1945, DOW later. WIA 7 July, 1944 during aerial combat at Kobersdorf; bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). WIA 13 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Niederorschel; bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). Two known victories, both P-51s; one W of Torgau, the 2nd near Rolkersheim, on 7 July, 1944, losing a 2nd G-6 at Kobershaim/Torgau. A 3rd known victory, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. A 3rd G-6/AS lost 13 September, 1944 at Niederorschel/Thüringen. A 4th victory, a P-51 N of Eschwege on 13 September, 1944. A 5th victory, a P-51 E of Prague on 16 October, 1944. His 4th AC loss, the G-10 at Göttingen.
641 Butterweck, FriedrichOblt1/28/1916Breslau11/JG-26Bf 109E-1 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 August, 1940 in aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF No. 610 Sq. at Ellham, Kent, SE of Ashford. His E-1 exploded in mid-air. Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent, German Plot "O", Row 1, Gr 15 (M.Croft). One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 at Peppel, south of Tilburg, 13 May, 1940.
Photo courtesy Margaret Saunders
642 Büttner, ErnstOblt2(H)/23 (8/42 S.U.), NAGr-9 (S.U.)Hs 126 Werk # 4148 (80% dam 8/23/42) in 2(H)/23, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19404 (lost 9/25/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 25 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 7658. WIA 23 August, 1942; made an emergency landing near Witebsk due to enemy fire, no mention of injury to remaining crew (Obs Loss List).
643 Büttner, HerbertUffz77/JG-77 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163217 "White 10" (10% dam 7/28/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW: Shot down with wounds during aerial combat 28 August, 1944 in the Pitesti area, near Persinari. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38in the area near Crete. His 2nd, a B-17 near Ploesti on 18 May, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 (HSS) SW of Bucharest on 28 June, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 W of Bucharest on 3 July, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 at Liegeplatz: Mizil-Rum on 22 July, 1944. His 6th & 7th, Both B-24s over the Balkans, 28 July, 1944. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 8 victories.
644 Bytomski, KarlLt32/JG-54, 3/JG-54 (7/44 to 3/45)Most likely Fw 190A-8 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down wothout wounds on 14 September, 1944 in aerial combat with four Yak-9s over Moisahülle. No further detail. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 NE of Kreutsburg on 7 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 27 October, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 30 October, 1944. Last Flugbuch entry "3/45".
645 Cadenbach, WilhelmLt24/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 727 "White 10 + -" (lost 11/30/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 November, 1942 when he was hit by fire from the HMT Finesse, SW of Portland, and crashed into the Channel 15 miles off Berry Head, Devon. Otto Stammberger led two search missions for Cadenbach & Lt. Roland Prym without results. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire west of Berck-sur-Mer on 31 July, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire southwest of Dieppe on 17 August, 1942.
646 Callsen, EduardFhjFw7/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171699 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944, enemy action at La Fere (JG-6 List).
647 Cantacuzino, Constantin, Prinz "Bazu" Hptm11/11/1905Bucharest, Romania4353rd Ftr Sq, 7th Ftr Grp, Kdr 9th Fighter Group Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166133 (interned at Foggia Italy)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 27 August, 1944, "Bazu" flew L/Col James A.Gunn III, AAC, from Romania to Italy in his Bf 109G-6 Wk# 166133 to arrange evacuation of US and other POW's out of Romania. For the return trip, the 109 was prominately overpainted with an American flag. Hptm Cantacuzino died in Madrid, and his grave is in el Cementerio Civil de Madrid. Deceased 26 May, 1958 (H. Breuer & D.Drury)
648 Capesius, KurtHptm2/12/1919Teplitz Schönau 9/KG-51 (8/40-4/41 Channel), Stfkpt 10/KG-51 (6/41), Kdr III/KG-51 (5/43), Stf 2/VFS KG-101 (6/43-3/44), Kdr III/KG-66 (9/44-11/44), Kdr II/KG-200 (to 3/45), Staff Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5042 (or 5024) "9K + AT" (70% dam 8/12/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2272 "9K + HT" (40% dam 3/15/41), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6293 "9K + ET" (70% dam 4/1/41), Ju 188E
RK(11/30/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/7/42)
EP(10/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
He crashed his A-5 at Schwechat on 1 April, 1941, cause not reported, crew OK (Ju 88 Loss List). His A-1,Wk # 5042 reported damaged by enemy fighters 12 August, 1940. He made and emergency landing at Le Harve. His A-5, Wk# 2271 crashed on landing near Borneville 15 March, 1941, injuring the crew, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Deceased, 22 September, 1958.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hauptmann Kurt Capesius was an Austrian who joined the Luftwaffe in May 1938. He underwent initial training at the Luftwaffe academy at Berlin-Gatow, followed by spells at a training school at Celle and an instrument school at Wien. Initially, he flew as a fighter pilot with I./JG 134 and then II./JG 54, also based at Wien, but in April 1940 he transferred to 9./KG 51. Capesius took part in missions flying the Jun88 over the British Isles, the Balkans and the Soviet Union. Shortly after the invasion of the USSR, however, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 10./KG 51, where he was responsible for training replacement crews. Capesius later returned to 9. Staffel and flew many sorties over the Black Sea and Stalingrad. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross on 30 November 1944

649 Carganico, HorstMaj9/27/1917Breslau60 1/JG-77 (S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-5, Kdr II/JG-5(4/42 Finland), Kdr III/JG-5, Kdr I/JG-5(5/44) Bf 109E-7 "White 7" in 1/JG-77, Bf 109E w 6/JG-5, Bf 109F-4/Trop # 10256 "Black <<" (lost 7/22/42), F-4/Trop Wk# 10132 "Black <<" (8/12/42), Bf 109G-6 w/JG-5 (Polar Sea area), Bf 109G-5/AS Werk # 110087 (lost 5/27/44)
RK(9/25/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 27 May, 1944 in Bf 109G-5/AS Werk # 110087 after combat with bombers and subsequent forced landing at Chevry, France. On approach, he crashed into high tension wires. Buried Berlin-Zehl-Dahlem (Rosseels). Approx 600 combat missions. 54 victories in the East. His first victory, a Hampden west of Hardanger Fjord, 21 June, 1940. His 4th, a Hudson in Norway on 14 October, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim 14 km SE of Morlaix on 30 November, 1940. On 22 July, 1942, force landed #10256 at Murovskij due to engine failure. He was not injured. On 12 August, 1942, force landed #10132 at Motovsk after aerial combat damage. Added: 10132 was found in 1990, restored, and found in Natn'l. Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Can.. One of his last known victories, a Mosquito 35 km SW of Wiener Neustadt on 10 May, 1944. Most victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 and an R-5 on 8 December, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 February, 1944. Joined Luftwaffe in 1937. He was the son a Gen. der Fliegers, Victor Carganico. Said to have been a hard core Nazi. Not well liked (..."unsympathetic, ambitious, stubborn and unjust") by some of his young pilots. Also flew Bf 109E-7 "White 7" in July 1941 as Stfkpt 1/JG-77. Bowers/Lednicer, 60 victories.



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650 Carl, HarryMaj1/19/1903DresdenKdr II/ZG-2 (8/40 Guyancourt) Bf 110C-2 Werk # Unk (lost 8/16/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 16 August, 1940, during a sortie to England, when his ac was shot up by fighters over the English Channel. The 110 crashed south of Beauzeville, Eure, France, attempting to land, killing Maj Carl and his R/O-Gnr Uffz Wilhelm Maier. Both are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Champigny-St.Andre, Blk 17, Row 45; Maj Carl Gr 2345, Uffz Maier, Gr 2346 (D.Drury).
651 Carl, HorstOfhr19/JG-5 (4/44), 8/JG-5 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413845 "Blue 9" (lost 8/9/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 23 April, 1944. Added: Believed KIA 9 August, 1944; sd by a P-51 of 359FG, 368FS, piloted by Lt/Col John P. Randolph near Krumbach, SE of Ulm (F.Braun).
652 Carl, KonradFw49/JG-26Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3891 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30 September, 1940 in aerial combat with Spitfires over Beachy Head, S of London. Carl was injured when he wrecked his E-4 while force landing at Caffiers. His first victory, a Spitfire NE of Dover on 28 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dover-Folkestone on 14 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 25 August, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire N of Ashford on 6 September, 1940.
653 Carstensen, Hans AugustUffz21/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5539 (15% dam 9/6/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2650 (lost 9/8/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 8 September, 1943 at the Conches airfield, no cause reported. WIA 6 September, 1943 by enemy return fire; force landed at the Romilly airfield. One known victory, a Spitfire IX 60 km NE of Caen on 27 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 at Pontoise on 16 August, 1943. His middle name has been referred to as Friedrich also.
654 Cech, Franz Lt1/8/192033 6/JG-3 (5/41; 2/43 S.U.; 9/43 Schiphol; to 2/45), 3/JG-105 (2/45) Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13933 (lost 2/7/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20610 "Yellow 10 + -" (80% dam 9/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP (9/13/43)


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(9/27/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 September, 1943 in Werk # 20610 after downing a B-17. His AC crashed near Groningen Holland. He is believed to have bailed from his Werk # 13933 on 7 February, 1943 and returned after it crashed at Rowenki for unknown reason. His first known Soviet victory, a Boston on 25 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 9 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 22 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 25 March, 1943. A LaGG on 10 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Yak-1 on 17 April, 1943. His 8th & 9th, a LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 19 April, 1943. His 10th, 11th & 12th, a Yak-1, a LaGG-5 and a Boston on 20 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 27 April, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 29 April, 1943. A Spitfire and two P-39s on 8 May, 1943. Two R-5s on 10 May, 1943. A LaGG on 22 May, 1943. A 22nd, 23rd and 24th Soviet, two LaGG-5s and a Yak-1 on 3 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 5 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 19 June, 1943. His 27th to 29th victories, two LaGG-5s and a Yak-1 on 21 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 25 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 June, 1943. One known western victory, his 33rd, a B-17 (HSS) "EO-CP" on 27 September, 1943. The same day as this engagement, his 109 crashed near Groningen Holland. Frost at PilotenBunker says his victories were 60. Bowers/Lednicer, 65 vics. Added: Deceased 3 August, 2005; buried Elstra (LOCS).
655 Celikowsky,Uffz12(F)/Aufkl.Gr., Ob.d.L.Bf 109F or Bf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 SE of Stalingrad on 28 August, 1942.
656 Celtjen-Fritz, KurtOfw545/JG-54Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1241 "Black 11" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 25 August, 1943 in Werk# 1241 southeast of Aleschanak.
657 Cetto, WernerUffz109/JG-3Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Boston III at Voronezh on 10 July, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 E of Kalatsch on 3 August, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 6 km E of Stalingrad on 5 September, 1942. A 4th, an Il-2 1 km SW of Satrov on 8 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 21 km W of Stalingrad on 10 September, 1942. A 6th, a P-40 2 km S of Perlarsoeskaya on 17 December, 1942. A 7th, an Il-2 at Perelasowsky on 18 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 5 km N of Andreyevska on 12 March, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG-3 near Krassny-Liman on 6 May, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG-3 SW of Nato-Tschistjewka on 7 May, 1943.
658 Chamier-Glisczinski, Wolgang von Obstlt4/16/1894HagenKdr Stab/KG-3 (8/40 Le Culot), Kdr KG-3 "Blitz" (9/41), Kdr Central Bomber School (8/43)Do 17Z in Stab, Ju 88 as Kdr., Ju 52 Werk # 7543 "G6 + KS" of 8/TG-4 (lost 8/12/43)
RK(10/6/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 12 August, 1943 during an inspection flight, when his Ju 52 flew into a thunderstorm and crashed near Sisak southeast of Agram. Channel pilot. Promoted to GenLt posthumously. Gen.Maj. Chamier-Glisczinski was Fliegerführer Kroatien at the time of his death. He was aboard a Ju 52 en-route from Sarajevo-Butmir airfield to Zagreb-Borongaj airfield when the plane crashed near Sisak during a severe thunderstorm. It was not due to enemy action and no Partisan activity was involved. His successor was Gen.Maj. Wolfgang Erdmann.
659 Cherubinn, WolframHptmStfkpt 1(F)/122 Catania It.)Ju 88D-1 (Trop) Werk # 430275 (lost 8/8/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 8 August, 1942; crashed and burned near Grottaglie Italy, cause not given. Three remaining crew (unnamed) also killed. Wiki Luft data.
660 Chicharro, LuisLtSpain115(Span)/JG-51Fw 190A-3 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 W of Spas-Demensk on 21 August, 1943. (All OKL)
661 Chodura, GeorgOfhrStab II/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18746 "CN + VW" (lost 8/7/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 7 August, 1943 at the Camigliatello airfield (Feldflugplatz 170), during an Alarmstart, due to a servicing fault.
662 Christ, HermannUffz112/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 at Füssen on 3 August, 1944.
663 Christennecke, HansOblt17/JG-26 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2781 (lost 9/6/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 Sept., 1940 after being shot down in his E-4 by Spitfires of RAF No. 234 Sq. in the Hothfield/Ashford area. His one known victory, a Spitfire N of Seven Oaks England on 31 August, 1940. Alternate spelling: Christinnecke.
664 Christmann, HerbertOblt9/22/1913Bad Kreuznach61/JGr Süd (8/43), Stfkpt 1/JG-11 (8/44)Bf 109T-1 Werk # 7767 "Black 6" (Spring 44 Norway), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173064 "White 4" (lost 8/20/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 August, 1944 during aerial combat over Dammartin. Flew from Lister, Germany (Reich Defense) June, 1944. One known victory, a B-17 S of St. Goar on 17 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 N of Nordeney on 11 December, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 at Hopsten-Bramsche on 22 February, 1944.
665 Christner, KarlUffz11(F)/Aüfkl.Ob.d.LBf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a MiG-3 on 20 July, 1942. A crew member, Gefr Onitzki also shared in the victory. Note: A Karl Christner (WIA) served as R/O in the crew of Uffz Hans Waldner (KIA) in August 1942. Also in the same crew, an Ogefr Peter Osietzki (KIA). Could this be Onitzki with a rank discrepancy? All three served in the same unit both incidents.
666 Christof, ErnstFw91/JG-26 (5/41, 7/43 Woensdrecht) Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-1 in 11/42, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5616 "White 9" (lost 7/30/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 July, 1943 in Wk# 5616 in aerial combat with a P-47 of the 4th FG, 335FS, piloted by 1/Lt Kenneth G. Smith, opposing a Kassel Raid. His A-4 crashed into the North Sea 2 km SW of Haamstede. His 9th and last victim was B-17F # 42-30290 "Lucky Lady II" of 96BG, 338BS, at 0835, flown by 2/Lt Carmelo P.Pelusi, over Flanders. It had two engines knocked out by Flak over Belgium, and exploded, coming down near Tielrode. Five of the crew were killed, while five bailed and were taken prisoner. Christof was killed just two hours later when he was shot down by 1/Lt Kenneth G. Smith of 4FG, 335FS over Schouwen, crashing into the North Sea, 2 km SW of Haamstede. His first victory, a Spitfire west of St. Omer on 4 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire near Dover on 14 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Hurricane 15 km W of Boulogne on 27 November, 1941. His 5nd, a Spitfire 5 km NE of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. One known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 14 May, 1943. A Soviet Pe-2 on 3 June, 1943. Another known western victory, a Spitfire N of Ouddorp on 22 June, 1943. A B-17 (e.V.) at Temse-Londerzeel on 30 July, 1943. Added: Burial Yssel BS-2-40 (SGLO).
667 Chucholowius, Herbert J.Fw111/JG-3 (7/43, 2/44 Venlo)Bf 109G-6 most likely (dam 8/6/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411021 "White 4" (lost 2/22/44) EK 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Crashed his G-6 at Oostrum Holland (gem. Venray) on 22 February, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Slightly injured 9 August, 1943 when he made a belly landing near San Severo due to engine failure (C.König). One known Sicilian campaign victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 20 km west of Augusta on 12 July, 1943. Added: WIA 22 February, 1944, and DOW 24 February; sd by P-47's, crashed at Koepas, ESE of Leunen. Buried Fürstenau, B-6-58 (SGLO).
668 Chudoba, WalterUffz4/JG-53 (8/43 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18594 (90% dam 8/21/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a mid-air collision and emergency landing east of Mandragone on 21 August, 1943. The Bf 109 Loss List identifies this Wk# as 18399.
669 Clade, Josef EmilHptm2/26/1916Hambach bei Neustadt271/JG-1 (5/40), EJG Süd (6/42), 5 & 7/JG-27 (9/42-3/43), 9/JG-27 (10/43 Greece), Kdr III/JG-27 (11/44-4/45)Bf 109E-3 Wk#1809"Wh 2", Bf 109 F&G(Trop.), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 17005 "White 2 + I" (lost 10/3/43), Bf 109K-4 (in I/JG-27)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
A glider pilot in the early 30s, he joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. His 1st victory, a Gladiator over Maastricht and a LeO 45 W of Maastricht, 11 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane at Compiegne on 17 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the Calais area on 26 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire W of Portland on 25 August, 1940. 8 victories in the Desert, including a P-40 south of El Adem N. Africa on 12 June, 1942 and a Spitfie V south southwest of El-Hammam on 2 September, 1942, while in 5/JG-27. Also, a Spitfre 20 km south of Ragusa on 3 March, 1943 in 5/JG-27, as a Ofw. On 3 October, 1943, after downing his 18th AC, a B-24, he was forced to bail from his G-6 due to return fire. Operation Bodenplatte pilot. His 25th, a Typhoon at Wallenbrück on 29 January, 1945, while serving in 12/JG-27. His 26th, a B-26 at Warendorf on 22 February, 1945. His 27th victory, a P-38 at Much on 25 February, 1945. He was a Stfkpt in 7/JG-27.




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670 Classen, A.Ofw7/KG-53 (8/42) He 111H-6 Werk # 7546 "A1 + NR" (lost 8/5/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 5 August, 1942; sd during a bombing raid on Swansea, probably by a Beaufighter of No. 125 Sq.. The ac crashed into the North Sea. Remaining crew: Maj Walter Brautkuhl, Kdr III/KG-53 & Obs (KIA); Uffz Franz Behrens, R/O (POW, died in captivity, 16 October, 1942 at Camperduin, bur Ysselsteyn CL-2-35); Uffz Werner Wilhelm Christian Issleib, Mech (KIA) and Uffz Karl Worms, Gnr (KIA). The three deceased buried in War Cem.. Marigny France, Blk 5, Row 41: Brautkuhl Gr 2031; Issleib Gr 2029 and Worms Gr 2030. Source: SGLO, VDK & D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Clässen.
Ysselstein, Holland
671 Claus, Georg 'Schorsch'Oblt9/15/1915Elze, Lower Saxony17 1/JG-51 (9/39), Stab III/JG-51 (11/39), Stab T.O.III/JG-53 (10/39; 4/40), Stfkpt 1/JG-51 (11/11/40) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 5635 " EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 November, 1940. Added: Presumably shot down by RAF fighters over the Thames Estuary while escorting Ju 87's; No VDK burial detail (D.Drury). One known victory, his 1st, a Morane south of Saarbrücken, 23 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Vouziers, 15 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 at Fort de Compiegne on 25 May, 1940. His 4th, a LeO-451 30 km south of Abbeville, 31 May, 1940. His 5th, a Bloch west of Compiegne, 5 June, 1940. His 6th, a Morane 406 SW of Epernay on 11 June, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire of RAF No.234 Sq, piloted by PO Hardy, on 15 August, 1940, at Cherbourg. His 8th, a Hurricane at Canterbury on 28 August, 1940. His 9th, a Hurricane NE of Folkestone on 31 August, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire on 3 September, 1940, no location. His 11th, a Spitfire in the London area on 7 September, 1940. His 12th, a Spitfire near London on 15 September, 1940. His 13th, a Spitfire S of London on 16 September, 1940. His 14th, a Hurricane S of Dungeness on 12 October, 1940. Nos.15, 16 & 17, all Hurricanes in the Dungeness area on 8 November, 1940. A close personal friend to Werner Mölders, serving as his wingman and Adjutant ocassionally.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Claus (R) with Werner Mölders Photo: Bundesarchiv


Erbenheim 1939

672 Claus, MartinOfwII/SKG-10 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 180953 (lost 8/15/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1943, probably during aerial combat near Hafen Augusta.
673 Claus, RudolfOblt5(Schlacht)/LG-2Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2007 (lost)Assault Operational ClaspHe crashed in his 109 on 13 August, 1940 during an exercise, cause and disposition unknown. Source: D. Stankey.
674 Clausen, Erwin "Caesar"Maj8/5/1911Berlin, Steglitz1323(J)/LG-2 (9/39), 1/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 1/JG-77, Stfkpt 6/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-11 (6/43)Bf 109E Werk # 5804 (75% dam 10/20/40), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6389 "White 4 + x" (7/41 S.U.), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13121 "White 1" (coll loss 7/14/42), Fw 190A-5/U12Y Werk# 7358 "Black <<"(lost 10/4/43)
RK(5/19/42)
EL(7/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)
Rum. Order
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/14/42)
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend.
KIA 4 October, 1943 after attacking U.S. bombers over the North Sea, 115 km NW of Borkum. He left a wife and three children. WIFA 14 July, 1942 when he collided with another F-4, piloted by Fw Ernst Reinert of 4/JG-77. Force landed his Wk# 5804 in France after aerial combat NW of Ashford on 20 October, 1940, pilot OK. 561 combat missions, 114 victories in the East, 14 four engine bombers. His first Soviet victory, a SB-2 SE of Pankenberg on 23 June, 1941, as a Fw. His first WWII victory was a Polish P-24 in the Lubien area, 9 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk on 29 May, 1940. A Blenheim on 30 June, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Spitfire on 9 September, 1940, no location. His 19th & 20th victories were an I-16 of 210 BBAP and a MiG-3 on 16 January, 1942. His 25th, an I-16 Rata on 16 February, 1942. His 35th, an I-180 on 4 March, 1942. His 40th, one of five this date, an I-18 on 9 March, 1942. His 75th, an R-5, along with two other victories, on 10 July, 1942. Four LaGG-3s and a MiG-3 on 12 July, 1942. His 95th, a LaGG-3 on 21 July, 1942. His 102nd, an I-180 on 26 July, 1942. Three Il-2s on 9 September, 1942. Two La-5s and a LaGG-3 on 15 September, 1942. One known bomber, the B-17 at Schweinfurt, "Mizpah-The Bearded Lady", piloted by 2/Lt Everett Kenner of 322BS on 17 August, 1943.

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675 Clausen, HansFw151/JG-54 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E & F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 6 July, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. A 3rd, an I-16 on 10 August, 1941. A 4th, an Il-2 on 3 September, 1941. A DB-3 on 5 September, 1941. A 6th, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1941. A 7th, an I-26 on 13 October, 1941. An 8th, 9th & 10th, an I-18 and two I-26s on 29 October, 1941. An 11th, an I-26 on 6 November, 1941. A 12th & 13th on 21 April, 1942; Both MiG-3s, one 6 km NE of Orelje, the other 9 km WNW of Bol-Wischera. A 14th, a U-2 on 1 June, 1943. A 15th, a P-40 on 5 June, 1943. Magnus Report, 19 victories.
676 Clauser, ErichUffz1/13/1916Rostock8/JG-27, 9/JG-27(9/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2789 (lost 9/20/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 September, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at St Peter & Paul Churchyard, Ospringe, Kent. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Row 5, Gr 176 (M.Croft). One known "Damage" Claim, a Hurricane S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940.
Cannock Chase
677 Clauss, Karl Uffz4/JG-3 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441823 "White 2" (dam 8/8/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 August, 1944 in the Mauzaize/Nogent area, no further detail. This could be Karl Otto Clauss transferred to JG-3.
678 Claussen, ErnstOfhr8/SG-2 Ju 87D-3 Werk # 131126 "T6 + GS" (lost 8/15/44) Ground Assault Operational Clasp MIA 15 August, 1944 after a mid-air collidision with another squadron ac near Karulaane (or Käru in Lääne-Viru County, Estonia). The other ac piloted by Ofhr Joachim Erdmann (MIA). Ofhr Claussen was seen bailing, but went missing. His R/O, Uffz Gerhard Zimdars, also bailed with injuries (D.Drury).
679 Clemens, CurtFw2/17/1923Saarbrücken6 8/JG-3 (Reich Def), redesignated 11/JG-3 on 8/15/44 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464156 (lost 1/27/45) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 January, 1945 by flak NW of Scharnikau. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) on 29 January, 1944. Added: After being hit by fire from the Clemens ac, the B-17, piloted by Darrell C.Sisler (KIA), veered out of formation, and slammed into another B-17, piloted by Louis C.Kandl (KIA). Sisler crashed near Gusenburg; Kandl came down near Hermeskeil (C.König). His 2nd, a P-38 on 23 February, 1944, no location. His 3rd, a B-17 of 381BG, 532BS, piloted by 2/Lt D. Henderson, 15 km SE of Reutlingen on 25 February, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 E of Augsburg on 24 April, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 (HSS) on 12 May, 1944, no location. His 6th, a P-51 opposing the Magdeburg Raid on 5 August, 1944 (Magnus). Added: He has not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist at Czarnkow, Poland. This is the same place as Scharnikau, now completely in Poland, whereas formerly it was on both sides of the German-Polish border. Fw Clemens is commemorated in the German War Cem at Poznan-Milostowo, Poland (D.Drury).

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680 Clerico, MaxLt10/31/191871/JG-21 (10/39), 7/JG-54, 8/JG-54Bf 109D-1 in JG-21, Bf 109F-2
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in his F-2 on 11 May, 1941 over Stolp (Pomerania) Germany. His D-1 sustained 20% damage over Celle on 9 October, 1939. Another source puts the date over Stolp at 17 May, 1941. His 1st victory, a Hawk-75A east of Löwen, 13 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Hawk-75As, one at Douai, the other at Cambrai, 26 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire W of Folkestone on 25 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane in the Dover-Canterbury area on 28 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 7th, a Spitfire in the Folkestone area on 8 October, 1940. Removed from combat operations after his 1941 injuries. Deceased 4 January, 2001.
681 Colberg, WilhelmOfw11/JG-11 (S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732069 (lost 8/20/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 20 August, 1944, overturning on landing at Namasksciai due to landing gear damage.
682 Conrad, KlausLtStab III/KG-26 He 111H-5 Werk # 3592 "1H + JD" (lost 4/10/41) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 10 April, 1941 after his ac was attacked by a Defiant of No.264 Sq., piloted by F/O E.G.Barwell, and crashed on Seaford Golf Course, Blatchington, Sussex. The pilot ordered the crew to bail out and then he remained at the controls until his ac crashed. The Observer was KIA due to parachute failure. Remaining crew: Ofw Hermann Platt, Obs (KIA, parachute failure, bur CC/4/14/187); Uffz Karl Schwarzer, R/O (POW); Gefr Walter Eckhardt, Flt Engr (POW) and Sdf Karl August Richter, War Reporter (POW) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
683 Conti, AugustGefrII/JG-27 (Fels)Bf 109G Werk # Unk (dam 7/29/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 29 July, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
684 Cordes, Karl Heinz 'Heino'Lt4/24/1920Münster621/JG-54 (5/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.), 1/JGr Ost (5/44)Fw 190A-4 Wk# (14)7132 (crashed 7/5/43), Fw 190A-4 Wk# (14)2491 (lost 11/4/43) Both "White ?"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP (3/16/44)


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 1 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 June, 1943. An La-5 on 5 July, 1943. On this same day, his Wk# 7132 received 20% damage, as reported at the Panikowo airfield, S.U.. A LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. An La-5 on 9 July, 1943. A Yak-4 on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 July, 1943, a Fw at the time. Two Il-2s on 2 September, 1943. An La-5 and a Yak-9 on 14 September, 1943. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 4 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 December, 1943. On 4 November, 1943, Werk# 2491 was lost (only 10% damage reported) near the Witebsk airfield (S.U.), however it is not known if it was a result of combat or a flying accident. The disposition of the pilot is also unknown. One known western victory, a B-17 at Merseburg on 29 May, 1944. A 2nd western victory, a B-24 E of Prossnitz on 7 July, 1944. A Soviet Il-2 on 23 August, 1944. Another Il-2 on 25 August, 1944. A P-39 on 28 August, 1944. A Pe-2 on 12 September, 1944. Two Il-2s a P-39 and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. An Il-2, a Pe-2 and a P-39 on 15 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 52 victories.

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685 Corinth, GerhardFw29/JG-26 (8/42)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5620 (lost 9/19/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
A new arrival 7 August, 1942, he was killed in a flying accident on 19 September, 1942. He was transferring an A-4, Werk # 5620, from Wevelghem to Moorsele, when he lost control while banking over Moorsele, and crashed and burned; weather may have been a factor.
686 Corinth, GerhardUffz1I/JG-26 (3/44), 4/JG-26, 5/JG-26 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175106 "Blue 2" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 2" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. at Rheden, W of Arnhem. His one victory, a P-47 of 373FG at Versailles, N of Dreux, on 15 August, 1944.
687 Costache,UffzRomania149th Romanian Jager StaffelBf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on 1 August, 1943. (All OKL)
688 Cöster, WalterUffz11/JGr-200Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 8/7/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7 August, 1944 & DOW 15 August, 1944; Bailed with severe wounds after being attacked by a P-47 of 27FG. The ac crashed NE of Salon-de-Provence (C.König). One known victory, a B-24 at Manosque on 12 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Coster.
689 Cramon-Taubadel, Hans-Jürgen v.Obst11/4/1901Roschkowitz2Stfkpt Flg.Gr. Döbernitz, Kdr I/JG-54 (39), Kdr Stab/JG-53 (1/40 Wiesbaden)Ar 65, Bf 109D, Bf 109E "Black <-+-" (dam 8/16/40)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Flew two fighter sweeps on 16 August, 1940, damaging his E model on the 2nd landing. WWI pilot. Served as one of the 1st Stfkpt in Döbernitz in 1934. Stfkpt 2/JG-70 prior to going to II/JG-54. Channel pilot. Jet Black "Ace of Spades" cowling insignia. One known victory, a Fr. Morane 406 12 km east of Colmar on 21 December, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane 20 km N of Dungeness on 27 September, 1940. See Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries for further detail.


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690 Cramon, Friedrich Franz vonLt5Stab I/JG-3 (5/40), Stab/JG-3 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13299 "Yellow <" (lost 8/1/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 August, 1942 after being hit by flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3933. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane northeast of Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Defiant on 26 August, 1940, no location. His first known Soviet victory, a P2-2 on 6 July, 1941. An Il-2 on 11 October, 1941. His 5th, an Il-2 on 23 July, 1942. Magnus.
691 Crell, H.J.Lt4/KG-76 (840 Creil)Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "F1 + ?M" (lost 8/24/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes of No. 501 Sq., crashed in the Channel off Manston. The three deceased washed up at Haamstede, and are buried at Ysselsteyn. Pilot Lt Crell buried BF-4-88. Remaining crew: Fw M.Thomas, Obs (bur BF-4-93); Uffz A.Hennenberg, R/O (MIA) and Uffz A.Wetzker, Gnr (bur BF-4-92) (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
692 Crinius, WilhelmLt12/2/1920Hohenhausen, Lippe1143/JG-53 (2/42 Med; 7/42 S.U)Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 13" (2/42), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 10243 "Yellow ?" (lost 7/8/42), Bf 109G-2 "Yellow 13" (S.U. 8/42), Bf 109G-2/R-1 Trop Werk# 10805 "Yellow 13" (2/43 Gela)
RK(9/23/42)
EL(9/23/42)
EP(9/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 January,1943 after bailing out of Wk# 10805 in Tunisia after a dogfight with Spitfires, sustaining engine damage. Made a force landing in his F-4 at Woronesh Russia on 8 July, 1942, as a result of enemy fire. He was uninjured in the incident. 400 missions, 100 victories in the East, 1 four engine bomber. His first known Soviet victories, numbers 1 & 2, both Il-2s on 9 June, 1942. His 14th victory, an R-5 on 27 July, 1942. An R-5 and an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. His 23rd & 24th, an Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 8 August, 1942. One of many multiple victories, a triple on 12 August, 1942; Two MiG-3s and an Il-2. A DB-7 and an Il-2 on 19 August, 1942. A U-2, an R-5, an I-180 and a MiG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Two P-40s and two LaGG-3s on 2 September, 1942. Three Yak-1s and a LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Three Yak-1s and a LaGG-3 on 20 September, 1942. He received the RK and the EL the same day. Wolf Tonnes wingman. Deceased 26 April, 1997.
693 Crull, Karl AugustOblt2/JG-26, 1/JG-26 (4/42 Channel)Fw 190A-1 Werk # 023 "Black 8" (Apr.42), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2063 "White ?" (lost 4/15/42))Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 April, 1942 in aerial combat in his A-2 with a Spitfire of RAF No. 121 Sq. at Morninghem/St. Omer. Note: His A-1 was inherited by Lt. Georg Greffenius, and Georg died in Wk# 023 on 29 June, 1942.
694 Crump, PeterLt12/13/1912Prüm-Eifel31 5/JG-26 (6/42, 6/43 Vitry en Artois), 7/JG-26 (4/44), 9/JG-54, Stfkpt 10/JG-54 (Fw 190D-9), Stfkpt 11&13/JG-26 (3/45 Varrelbusch), Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (5/45) Fw 190A-3 "Black 2" & "Black 8" of "Wutz"G., Fw 190A-4 Werk# 5658 "Black 10", Fw 190A-4 Werk # 0793 (20% dam 6/22/43 vs B-17s), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470202 "Black 6" (flown in Feb 44), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340253 "Black 14 and Fw 190A-7 Werk # 642001 "Black 5" in 5/JG-26, Fw 190D-9 Werk # Unk "White 16 + ~" (in 13/JG-26)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
First known victory was a Spitfire 15 km west of Berck-sur-Mer on 27 August, 1942. His 6th, a RCAF No. 403 Sq. Spitfire on 27 February, 1943. A B-17 (e.V.) 5 km S of Reims on 29 April, 1944. While in JG-26, he was wingman for "Wutz" Galland. Shot down 22 June, 1943 near Vlissingen in Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0793 "Black 6", by a P-47 escorting B-17s. He made a forced landing in the Scheldemonding at Vlissingen. His victory this date went unconfirmed. A second known loss, an Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340253 "Black 14", at the hands of a P-47 of 78FG on 22 February, 1944. Crump joined JG-54 in exchange for Emil Lang, who replaced Naumann. He was shot down w/o wounds twice in D-9s; on 11 October, 1944 in "Black 2" at Bissel Germany and 31 December, 1944 at the Achmer Germany airfield. 150 combat missions as of 17 June, 1944. His 15th victory, a P-47 in the Rouen area on 12 June, 1944. A Spitfire NW of Caen on 2 July, 1944. A Spitfire N of Ivry-la-Bataille on 18 July, 1944, while in 9/JG-54. A P-51 S of Bernay on 25 July, 1944, still in 9/JG-54. Added: His last, and 31st victory, was a P-47 NE of Münster on 28 March, 1945 (C.Sundin). Temporarily out of action in April 1945 due to blood poisoning. His last mission, # 202, flown 2 May, 1945. Crump flew another 9 A-6s and 6+ A-4s while in JG-26! Survived the war.

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695 Csukas, KalmanLtColHungaryKdr 2nd Air Brigade (1/43 Ilovskoye S.U.)Re 2000, Bf 109FFighter Operational ClaspKalman came from an old noble family, whose ancestors gained nobility in 1499 in the heroic struggle with Turks for their outstanding courage. His father was a Reformed pastor, a member of the National Assembly. Kálmán Csukás, after completing the four secondary school classes, went to a military education facility, completing the military masterpiece in Budapest-Hűvösvölgy in 1920. He then attended the Ludovika Academy where he received artillery training and was ordained as a lieutenant on August 20, 1924. He did not stay long with his original weaponry - the flight attracted him. It has achieved excellent results as a sportsman. In 1926 he was a trained fighter pilot. Between 1929 and 1932, he was a military school, he became a captain and was transferred to the General Staff. As Major General Staff, he was the immediate supreme leader of the Soviet front, to the deputy governor, István Horthy. On October 29, 1942, on the 2nd of October, beside the Iron Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, it was adorned with swords decorated by warlords, and from November 1, Lieutenant Colonel. On January 19, 1943, he was sent back as commander of the airport of Ilovskopee, working airplanes and airplanes, and remained in the area around the Russians. With all his contacts with the General Staff, his brigade showed an example of his 400 volunteer soldiers trying to break out of the Soviet ring. In an armored vehicle's command he was killed, a grenade slamming his neck, the machine gun closing fire on his chest. Of the four hundred heroes, only a few returned to the brigade. The next day, the brigade had attempted to complete the outbreak, which was successful. His pilots in the mainland knew nothing about it, and the War broke out. The Pesti Hírlap announces the death of his death only on February 9. His final resting place is in an unmarked grave on Russian soil. After his death, he declared Horthy a governor, and he was appointed Colonel, and he was represented by the Knights of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Order of Merit and the Sword of the Sword
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696 Cuno, Horst,Ogefr12/26/19201(Erg)/JG-53 Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4879 (80% damaged 8/41) Pilot Badge KIC 12 August. 1941 making a force landing at Vannes, cause unknown. Source: Jochen Prien. Added: Burial Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2, Grave 36 (absa3945).
697 Czink, KarlUffz6/JG-77Bf 109E-4 Werk# 1799 "Yellow 9 + -" (lost 8/18/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1941; Combat with an Il-2, 165 km south of Lake Brinowka. Mombeek MIA List.
698 Czogalla, PaulFw18/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460603 "Red 4 + -" (lost 10/13/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780772 "Blue 2 + -" (lost 12/3/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Missing 3 December, 1944 in the Naugold area due to bad weather. WIA 13 October, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Enkenbach/Kaiserlautern, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Mantes-la-Jolie on 23 August, 1944.
699 Czwilinski, PaulOfw2Erg/JG-26, 2/JG-26 (7/41 Channel)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0125396 "Black 10" (lost 8/19/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1942 in "Black 10" during aerial combat with a Spitfire over Dieppe harbor. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 6 km southwest of Boulogne on 17 September, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire north of Gravelines on 21 June, 1942. Alternate spelling: Czwilinsky.
700 Dabek, WilhelmUffz1IV/NJG-5 (10 or 11 Staffel)Bf 110G-4 EK 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29/30 August, 1944 during aerial combat over Königsberg, Prussia. Source: T. Boiten.

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