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601 Uchdorf, Heinz JuliusUffz416/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 681851 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 November, 1944; Aerial combat in his A-8 by Oberrissdorf. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, a B-17 in the Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944. His 2nd, another B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 N of Berlin on 12 September, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 W of Halberstädt on 28 September, 1944.
602 Unger, WilliLt3/27/1920Warstein Westfalen24 I/JG-104 (5/43), 11, 12 & 15(Sturm)/JG-3 (2/44 to 2/45), Stffüh 14/JG-3 (2/45), JG-7 (4/45) Bf 109G6 Werk # Unk "Black 12" ((dam cmbt 5/8/44) in 11/JG-3, Fw 190A "Yellow 17" & Fw 190A-8 "Yellow 7 + ~"(lost 8/44), Fw 190A-8/R8 "Black 8 + ~", Fw 190A-8/R8 "Red 12" in 12/JG-3, Me 262 in JG-7 RK(10/23/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/44)
EP(6/21/44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
Started pilot training in late 1942, after two years as an AC Technician. One of the most successful Sturmjager (Ram Fighters) in the Home Defense. Shot down three times, the 3rd being on 3 August, 1944 after downing a B-24. He was hit by the bombers return fire over the Lechtal Alps in "Yellow 7", bailing safely. 59 combat missions. 19 bombers. 3 victories in the East. His 1st victory, a B-17 at Warnemünde on 11 April, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 35 km E of Kassel on 19 April, 1944. His 10th & 11th, both B-24s in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. His 12th, a B-17 30 km SE of Memmingen on 18 July, 1944. His 13th, a B-17 at Zeitz-Groitsch on 29 July, 1944. His 14th & 15th, both B-24s at Füssen on 3 August, 1944. His 16th & 17th, both B-17s at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. His 18th, a B-17 at Hettstedt on 11 September, 1944. His 19th, a B-17 N of Berlin on 12 September, 1944. His 20th, a B-17 NE of Kölleda on 7 October, 1944. His 22nd, a P-39 7 km SE of Stargard on 19 February, 1945. Nos. 23 & 24, both Pe-2s in the Griefenberg area on 15 March, 1945. No victories in the Me 262. Flugbuch (2/44 to 3/45). Deceased 31 December, 1981.

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603 Vater, RudolfUffz5/30/1919Berlin- Lichtenberg2/StG-1 (Malta)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5453 "A5 + EK" (lost 1/19/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 January, 1941 at Valletta due to enemy fire, his unnamed R/O was KIA. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: Pilot KIA, buried in the St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta)
604 Veh, UllrichOfw43/JG-300 (9/43), 2/JG-300 (1/44), 3 & 1/NJGr-10Bf 109G-6 (lost 1/2/44; flak at Königsberg), a 2nd lost 1/29/44; enemy action at Tresdorf/Berlin, both w/woundsEP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 8 March, 1944 at Treuenbrietzen, cause unknown (Boiten). Two known victories, both "4 mot" in the Mannheim area on 6 September, 1943. Another, a "4 mot" at Hannover on 22 September, 1943. A 4th, a 4 mot" S of Mannheim on 23 September, 1943. Magnus, 11 victories. Boiten 6 victories.
605 Viedebantt, HelmutMaj12/23/1918Bonn23 III/ZG-76 (4/41), 5 & 6/ZG-1 (8/42 S.U.), Stfkpt II/ZG-1, Stfkpt in II/SKG-210, Kdr I/SKG-210 & II/SKG-10 (8/43) Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3330 "2N + EM (?), Fw 190A in SKG-10 in July, 1943, Fw 190F-8 in III/KG-200 RK(12/30/42)
EP(10/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer & Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 1 May, 1945 near Wusterhausen during a supply mission to Berlin, when the parachute of a supply container opened prematurely, and the AC crashed. Prior to his death, he briefly commanded III/KG-200, flying the Fw 190F-8. Began his career in ZG-1. He claimed a Blenheim on 18 April, 1941 (Rosseels). His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata on 6 August, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an I-153 on 23 August, 1942. Exact number of victories unknown, at least 3 in Norway. Magnus Report, 23 victories. Added: Re the 4/18/41 incident, his R/O, Uffz Helmut Kind, bailed over the sea, and is commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial. Then Lt Viedebantt made an emergency landing at Mandal airfield, Norway in his damaged ac. Maj Viedebantt is understood to be buried at Wusterhausen/Dosse (D.Drury).
606 Vogel, GeorgUffz4/1/1915Gold Kronach7/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # unk "U5 + ER" (lost 8/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 13 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission over Eastchurch, cause not reported. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Herbert Arndt (geb 6/15/15 Löwenberg), Obs; Uffz Willy Mähringer (8/14/18 Wüstenselbitz), R/O and Gefr Helmut Bahr (geb 4/21/20 Berlin), Flt Engr.. All four crew eventually interned in Canada. Source: Lw Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added: The ac was sd by fighters and crashed at Stodmarsh, near Canterbury, Kent (D.Drury).
607 Voight, Ernst5/23/1911Berlin - SpandauAC Test pilot, Erprobung-Rechlin, 1940-1944All, including Me 262Deceased 11 April, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit.
608 Voigt, HelmuthLt7/15/1922Ballenstedt12/NJG-6 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 110130 "2Z + CW" (dam 12/6/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot uninjured 6 December, 1944 during aerial combat near Bad Brückenau. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Karl Brudik WIA and Gnr Ogefr Günter Michel (geb 9/17/1921 Berlin) KIA.
609 Voit, ErichUffzII/JG-300 (8/44 Holzkirchen)Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 8/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51's and B-17's southwest of Berlin (folkeeins-blogspot).
610 Vollmer, Götz PeterMaj11/9/1915Berlin - SteglitzI/StG-2, Stfkpt 1/StG-2, Stukaschule InstrJu 87, Fw 190F & G RK(6/24/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Treated for exhaustion in 1941, he became a flight instructor before volunteering for Fw 190 transition training. KIFA 19 December, 1944 when his Fw 190 collided with another student pilot over Königsberg/Neumark airfield and crashed. 150 to 200 missions in the Ju 87.
611 Voss, FritzLt12/16/1922Berlin38/JG-3 (9/42), 11/JG-3 (Med) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18285 (lost 7/12/43) EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 12 July, 1943 at Augusta-Syrakus, cause unknown. Added: Credited with three victories (C.König).


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612 Waechter, E.UffzLuft Test Unit, RechlinBf 110G Werk # 210010 (lost 3/6/44)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA opposing the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. The R/O, although wounded, bailed successfully. Thought to have been downed by P-51s of either 354FG or 357FG. The AC crashed near Pritzwalk. Alternate spelling: Wächter.
613 Wagner, HerbertLtLufttransportstaffel 290 (3/43), FAGr-5 (4/45/Berlin-Gatow)Ju 290A-2 Werk # Unk "9V + BK"Transport Operational ClaspOn 21 April, 1945, he flew 48 passengers from Berlin to Salzburg to flee the Soviet offensive on Berlin (Falkeeins-blogspot).
614 Waldmann, Hans Peter "Dackel" "Waldi"Oblt9/24/1922Braunschweig1346/JG-52 (9/42 Gonschtakowka S.U.), 4/JG-52 (8/44), 8/JG-3 (6/44), Stffüh 3/JG-7 (11/44-3/45)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13566 "Black<2 + -" (tail flak Dam 9/18/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13650 "PJ + CU" (crash land-Ftr 9/25/42), Bf 109G-4 "Yellow 3 + -" at Anapa, Bf 109G-6 in JG-52, Me 262A-1a Wk# 170097 "Yellow 3" in JG-7 RK(2/5/44)-EL(3/1/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)
EP(3/10/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold (2/1/43)
2 Bombers in an Me 262. KIFA 18 March, 1945 when his Me 262A-1a Wk# 170097 "Yellow 3" collided with another Me 262, piloted by Lt Hans Dieter Weihs of 3/JG-7 in dense fog near Kaltenkirchen/Holstein, and crashed near Schwarzenbek, E of Hamburg. 527 combat missions. 121 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 9 September, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. An I-153 on 18 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 September, 1942. An I-153 on 22 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 December, 1942. An I-16 on 11 February, 1943. Four I-153s on 12 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-39 on 30 April, 1943. Seven Soviet victories on 7 May, 1944. His 126th victory, a B-24 at Taverny France on 6 August, 1944. His 128th & 129th, both P-47s SW of Thymerais on 14 August, 1944. His 130th & 131st, both P-47s; one 8 km E of Dreux, and the other 4 km E of Dreux, on 18 August, 1944. His 132nd, a P-47 2 km E of Falaise on 19 August, 1944. His last two victories, Nos. 133 & 134, both P-51s, one 30 km W of Berlin, the other 25 km NE of Brocken on 22 February, 1945. He was buried in Kaltenkirchen. Added: In September 1/942 he served often as the wingman for Johannes Steinhoff (C.Sundin).

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615 Wallrath, Karl HeinzUffz10/6/1919Berlin68/JG-3 (5/41)Bf 109F-4 Werk #8634 (lost 2/13/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 February, 1942 in aerial combat with a Pe 2 in the Demjansk area. It is possible he crashed into the sea near Malta earlier. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane on 25 May, 1941, west of Calais. Magnus, 6 victories. Jager Blatt article.

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616 Walter, Hans GeorgUffz1924Berlin1I/JG-26 (joins 1/44), 5/JG-26Fw 190A-6, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210246 "White 1" (lost 12/24/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 in his "White 1" in aerial combat with a P-47 of 36FG, 53FS, piloted by 1/Lt Roger T. Lane, E of Malmedy. Mortally wounded, he was able to bail coming to rest at Schwirzheim, Dist Sellacker, where he was buried in the Soldatenfriedhof Gondelsheim years after his body was found in 1986. This appeared to be his first mission, over the Ardennes. His one victory, a P-51 at Eindhoven on 6 October, 1944. Carried as MIA by Eric Mombeek. Alternate spelling: Walther.
617 Wegener, KurtOfw14/JG-300Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 inside the city of Berlin on 21 June, 1944.
618 Weichardt, HansUffz6/1/1924Berlin-Friedrichsfelde5/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173917 "White 11" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944; aerial combat with a P-51 near Nettkau, south of Salzwedel. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen. Added: Buried in the War Grave Cem, Rechlin-Retzow (M.deWolf).
619 Weigel, Heinz "Heini"Fw5/2/1917II/JG-300 (4/45)Bf 109G-10 & G-14, Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational Clasp Weigel appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost in April 1945 at Berlin, Pilot MIA.
620 Weigel, Kurt HeinzHptm10/29/1916Stettin2 Junkerswerke 1 (10/44), IV/NJG-6, Stfkpt 11/NJG-6 (3/45) Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621077 "2Z + BV" (lost 3/5/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5/6 March, 1945 during aerial combat with an RAF Mosquito of No. 406 Sq., piloted by F/Lt McFadyen at Brünnstadt, near Gerolzhofen (Bolten). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Herbert Milord (geb 1/6/20, Berlin), R/O; Fw Johannes Antoni (geb 7/27/21, Aue/Erzgebirge), Flt Engr., and Uffz Johann Graf (geb 5/23/22, Kleinserheim), Gnr.. The entire crew originally buried in the Evgl. Friedhof, Gerolzhofen (C.König). One known victory, a "4 mot" SW of Bingen on 22 December, 1944. A 2nd, a Lancaster in the Stuttgart area on 2 January, 1945. Bolten 4 victories.
621 Weigel, Rudolf Brunhold?Hptm5/10/1913Ludwigshafen Rhein5/StG-77, 7/StG-77, Stab/III/StG-77, Stfkpt 5/SG-102JU 87D, Fw 190F-8 RK(4/27/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 16 April, 1945 when his Fw 190 was shot down during an attack on Soviet tanks in the area of Wriezen, near Berlin. Channel pilot. Approximately 500 missions in the Ju 87, sinking 1 destroyer and 1 transport ship near Dunkirk. .
622 Weihs, Hans Dieter "Hadi"Lt9/4/1918Goldberg, Schlesischen9JG-105, EJG-2, 3/JG-7 (3/45), Stfkpt 3/JG-7 (4/45 replacing Waldmann)Me 262A-1a (lost 3/18/45 coll)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Collided with Oblt Hans Waldmann (KIFA) 18 March, 1945, surviving the crash. Joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. 8 victories in the Me 262. His 1st known victory, a B-17 on 21 March, 1945. A 2nd, a P-38 in the Neumeister area on 24 March, 1945. A Lancaster and a Catalina on 31 March, 1945. A P-47 and a P-51 S of Bremen on 4 April, 1945. A 7th, a P-38F/5E of 363TRG, flown by a Capt. Austin, on 8 April, 1945. A 9th, a P-51 over Berlin on 9 April, 1945. Magnus Report. Deceased 28 January, 2000.
623 Weik, HansHptm7/6/1922Heilbronn Neckar36 9, 10 & Stab I/JG-3 (2/43), 4/JGr-Ost (5/43), 9/JG-3 (11/43), Stfkpt 13/JG-3 (2/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-3 (3/44 Klottingen), III/EJG-2 (4/45) Fw 190A-8/R2 Wk# 680747"White 7" in 13/JG-3, Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "White 4" (cmbt dam 5/8/44) in 10/JG-3, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # Unk "White 1" (7/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "White 7", Me 262 Trng, Lechfeld RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/10/44)
EP(5/15/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
100 missions, 85 combat. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 9 March, 1943, while in Stab I/JG-3. A LaGG-3 on 23 March, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 27 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 31 March, 1943. An I-16 and a LaGG-3 on 11 April, 1943. His 8th, a P-39 on 16 April, 1943. Two Il-2s on 21 April, 1943. 22 four engine bombers, 21 while in 9/JG-3, before being severely wounded in "White 7" in combat after shooting down a B-17 for his 36th victory, 30 km SE of Memmingen on 18 July, 1944. Another known bomber victory, his 13th, a B-17 70 km southeast of Innsbruck, 19 December, 1943. 24 victories in the West. His 14th victory, a P-47 on 20 February, 1944. His 15th, a B-17 in the Holzminden area on 21 February, 1944. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. His 20th, a B-17 (HSS) on 8 March, 1944, no location. His 25th, a B-17 S of Landshut on 24 April, 1944. Two B-17s on 29 April, 1944; one at Helmstedt, the other at Burg, 15 minutes apart. His 30th, a B-24 NW of Braunschweig on 8 May, 1944. His 35th, a B-24 in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. Flugbuch (12/42 to 10/44). Deceased 5 June, 2001 in Heidenheim.

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624 Weinitschke, Dietrich DieterFw185/JG-5 (6/42 Norway), 9/JG-5, 5/JG-5 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 "Red 14" (Polar Bear marking) or Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13924 (lost 3/12/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 12 March, 1943 after being shot down by a Soviet P-39 at Murmaschi. One known victory, a Soviet P-40E, piloted by Lt A.V.Pshenyov, west of Murmansk on 1 June, 1942. Cousin of Horst Sorbeck of I/JG-4. He was a good friend of Wulf Wodowitz. Magnus, 18 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 18 victories. Survived the war, residing at Theodor Loos Weg 16, 12353 Berlin.

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625 Welter, KurtMaj2/25/1916Köln - Lindenthal63Flt Instr to 43, 3/JG-301(9/43), 5/JG-302(1/44), Stab/JG-302, 1/NJG-10, 5(N)/JG-300(7/44), 10/JG-300(9/44), Stfkpt 10/NJG-11 (12/44, Stamps repl), NJ Kdo 262Bf 110C, Ju 88C-6, Fw 190A-5/U1 Wk# 150145, Fw 190A-6, Me 262A-1a & B, Me 262B-1a/U1 Werk# 110635 "Red 10" (5/45) RK(10/18/44)-EL(3/9/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/10/44)
EP(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Day & Night Fighter Oper.Clasps
Achieved 33 victories in only 40 combat missions, 25 with the Me 262, the highest of all 262 pilots!. 51 Night victories. 21 bombers. 7 Mosquitoes. One known double victory on 22 September, 1943; both B-24s, at Hannover. He downed 4 Lancasters in the Königsberg area on the night of 30 August, 1944. Two mosquitos in the Berlin area on 16 September, 1944. A Mosquito N of Wittenberg on 18 September, 1944. A Mosquito over Berlin on 6 October, 1944. A Mosquito N of Berlin on 28 October, 1944. In December 1944, he organized NJ Kdo262 (the only Night Fighter unit to fly the 262) and scored 20 victories in the Berlin area. His 39th victory, a Mosquito of RAF No. 139 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Howard, on 2 January, 1945. On the night of March 30, 1945, Welter scored the largest individual victory against the fast Mosquito bomber, by shooting down four of RAF No. 692 Sq., one flown by F/Sgt Camprey. He was the highest individual scorer in the "Wilde Sau" units. Flew "Red 10" in Burg, Germany, April, 1945. Some controvery over his Mosquito claims. Died in an auto/train accident 7 March, 1949 at Leck. The JG-300 units most likely belong to Ofw Kurt Welter, next record (most likely my error).

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626 Wendorff, KurtMajStab/KGr.z.b.V. 105 ('41), Kdr KGr.z.b.V. 300 ('43), Kdr Erg TGr. (Berlin-Schönwalde 5/43)Ju 52, Ar 232A-03 Werk # 0100005 "VD + YC" (lost 8/15/43)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 15 August, 1943 at Schönwalde on an introductory flight piloted by Hptm Walter Maltzer (LOCS). See Hptm Meltzer profile for further detail
627 Wenk, HelmutLt7/3/1923Saltaire, NYLKS-5(5/42 Breslau), SG-101(12/42 Reims), Erg/SKG-10(5/43 Cognac), II/SKG-10(6/43), NSGr-4, III/SG-1 (4/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 5381 (White 7 + O" (5/43 Channel), Fw 190F-9/R4(45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(10/43)
Assault Operational Clasp
English POW at wars end in Flensburg. Flew over 300 combat missions. Although born in NY, in his youth, he made his home in Friedrichshafen, in southern Germany. His first mission was over southern England in June, 1943. In July, 1943, the Group transferred to Sicily. Injured in a crash in October, 1943. After recuperating, he was assigned to NSG-4 in November, 1943, at Kiew, where he flew night and day missions. Wounded a 2nd time in March, 1944. After recuperating, assigned to SG-104 at Tutow-Aalborg. October 1944, assigned to I/SG-151 and later to III/SG-1(4/45) in defense of the Reich (Berlin). One known victory in SG-1, a Soviet La-5 on 27 April, 1945. Alternate spelling: Wenke (OKL 4/45 victory). Living in Lindau on the Bodensee in 2003. Jager Blatt 4/2003. Added: Deceased 26 November, 2020 (Georg Heete).
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628 Wennekers, Hans-GerdFw242/JGr-1 (aka Kdo Losigkeit, 6/41-5/43), 5/JG-11 (5/43 Reich Def), I/JG-11 (4/45)Bf 109E-3 Wk#3520 "Wh 2"(6/41), Bf 109F "Blk 7"(1/42), Bf 109E-7 "Blk 16" (dam 3/6/42; crashed on frozen Lake Hallingdalselva, near Nesbyen Norway due to fuel shortage), Bf 109G-1 Wk# 14082 (eng dam 10/2/42, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18216 "Black 10" (flown 6/43-7/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410133 "Black 10" (20% dam 12/1/43; belly land, fuel shortage), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 410222 "Black 5" (lost 3/6/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Raid on Berlin, the raid R. Kracker was shot down during. Very experienced pilot with 100+ missions. 10 bombers. On 5 March, 1942, he is reported to have downed a PRU Spitfire "AA-810. His 3rd victory, a B-17 on 21 May, 1943 over Wilhelmshaven. His 2nd victim, a B-17, came on 17 April, 1943, and another, unconfirmed on 14 May, 1943. A double victory, his 5th & 6th, both B-24s NW of Helgoland on 4 October, 1943. His 10th, a P-47 on 22 December, 1943. His 15th, a P-47 in the Qackenbrück area on 6 March, 1944. Shortly after he saved the life of H. Knoke, on 6 March, 1944, he was shot down near Quakenbrück by a P-47 of 78FG, piloted by Lt Walter Tonkin. Badly wounded in the left forearm, he bailed successfully, and later returned to action. His 16th victory, an La-5 in the Küstrin area on 15 February, 1945. His 17th, a Yak-9 in the Küstrin area on 21 March, 1945. His 20th, a Pe-2 on 16 April, 1945. His 21st, a Yak-9 on 18 April, 1945. His 22nd, a Yak-9 on 20 April, 1945. His 23rd, a Yak-9 on 24 April, 1945. His 24th, and last victory, a Yak-9 on 25 April, 1945. Flugbuch (8/40 to 4/45). See note re: Wk # 3520 on "Johnen" record. On 3/6/42 he made an Emer landing on frozen Lake Nesbyen, low fuel. OKL spelling = Wennekers; alternates: Wenneker and Wenneckers.

L-R: Erich Dobrick : Gerd Steiger : Helmut Maul : Hans-Gerd Wenneckers. May/June 1942 Husum
629 Werner, Hans JoachimFhr192513/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600168 "Yellow 8" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
One known victory, a B-26 on 23 December, 1944, the same day he was shot down for the first time. Flew a total of 7 missions. POW 1 January, 1945 after being hit in "Yellow 8" by AA fire on his second pass over Grimbergen airfield. He pulled up for altitude and bailed into captivity. After the war, resided in Berlin.
630 Wernicke, Heinz "Piepl"Lt10/17/1920Berlin117 I/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (3/43), Stfkpt 5/JG-54 (6/44), Stafkpt 1/JG-54 (9/44) Bf 109G-6 in 6 Staffel, and an Fw 190A-8 "White 1" as Stfkpt 1/JG-54 RK(9/30/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/44)
EP(4/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 27 December, 1944 in a mid-air collision with his wingman, Uffz.Wollien, over Schrunden (Winniza/Wunterkunft) near Doblen (Kurland) when accidentally rammed during aerial combat. According to the Klein Report, he was poisoned by CO2 gases on 22 February, 1944 while in 6 Staffel. All his victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 7 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 March, 1943. A Yak-4 on 20 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-40 on 27 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 June, 1943. A P-40 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 18 June, 1943. A Yak-9 SE of Glebovka on 20 October, 1943. Two Pe-2s and three Il-2s on 5 November, 1943. Three Il-2s on 28 November, 1943. Three Il-2s on 29 November, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 15 December, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 9 January, 1944. Three Il-2s on 15 January, 1944. An Il-2 and a LaGG-5 on 4 February, 1944. Another of his many multiples, a LaGG-5, an Il-2 and five U-2s on 16 February, 1944. Two Pe-2s and an La-5 on 23 July, 1944. An Il-2 and three Pe-2s on 26 July, 1944. Photo
631 Wesener, Hans-JoachimOfhr5/30/1925Berlin Wilmersdorf24/JG-11 (9/44), I/JG-11 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173848 "Green 2" (lost 9/12/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 176043 "Green 3" (lost 12/23/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 December, 1944 by American fighters at Kaiseresch, 2 km S of Kaiserslautern while attempting to intercept heavy bombers over the Moselle River. Buried at Kruft/Rheinland. WIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Wiesbaden area. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 NW of Wiesbaden on 12 September, 1944. A 2nd P-51, same day, at Lahnstein.
632 Wessling, OttoOblt9/23/1913Bad Harzburg83 9/JG-3 (6/40), 9/JG-3 (3/42 SU), 10/JG-3 (7/43), Stafkpt 11/JG-3 (3/44), Stfkpt 6/JG-3 (4/44) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10222 (MIA-flak 6/29/42-retd) in Russia, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 10222 (WIA; shot down-flak 7/21/42), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 412052 (lost 4/19/44) RK(9/4/42)-EL(7/20/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
KIA 19 April, 1944 in aerial combat with American P-51s near Eschwege. Over 350 missions. His first known victory, a Hurricane W of St Omer on 30 June, 1940. A 2nd western victory, a Spitfire on 27 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane W of Calais on 5 February, 1941. A Blenheim N of St Pol on 21 May, 1941. Several bombers. 70 victories in the East. One early Soviet victory, an I-61 on 4 March, 1942. Another, an I-61 20 km SE of Staraya Russia on 8 March, 1942. A Soviet double, both Il-2s on 22 March, 1942. His 40th victory, an Il-2 on 29 June, 1942. His 50th, an Il-2 at Stalino on 21 July, 1942. On 21 July,1942, while serving in Russia, he was wounded and had to force land his F-4 behind enemy territory. He was able to avoid capture and returned several days later. Added: On 23 July, 1943, he was wounded in a bombing raid on Leverano airfield while still in his ac (C.König). One known victory while in 9/JG-3, a Spitfire on 30 June, 1940, no location. His 72nd victory, a P-38 5 km NW of Ahlen on 23 March, 1944. His 75th & 76th, both B-17s NW of Braunschweig on 8 April, 1944. His 80th, a B-17 at Rostock on 11 April, 1944. His 82nd and 83rd, both B-17s in the Nauen area, W of Berlin, on 18 April, 1944. Photo
633 Westen, HelmutOblt11/21/1913Kiel 6/KG-51 (12/40 Channel; 4/41 Greece) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4151 "??" (80% dam 12/12/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8201 "9K + LP" (lost 4/12/41) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA in Wk# 8201 with his Observer Hptm Jürgen Berlin and one other unnamed crew 12 April, 1941 in the Banja-Luka area; sd by a Hurricane, one other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). He and his unnamed crew were injured in Wk# 4151 12 December, 1940 making an emergency landing near Dieppe due to bad weather (Ju 88 Loss List).
634 Westphal, WolframOfw10/20/1917Berlin9/NJG-5Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730201 "C9 + HT" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat with Allied fighters 8 km NE of Damgarten Germany. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Karl Seidt, R/O and Gefr Helmut Steppich, Gunner.
635 Wetterer, WolfgangMaj6/22/1913TO I/KG-4 (3/40), Stfkpt 10/KG-4 (6/41), Kdr I/KG-4 (9/42), LKS-Berlin (8/43), Stab/KG-100 (10/43), Staff Pos.He 111HDK-G (12/3/42), EP (7/16/42), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational ClaspDK-G Awards List & LOCS.
636 Wettstein, HelmutHptm8/25/1913Berlin33 1/JG-54 (2/43 S.U.), 5/JG-54, Stfkpt 1/JG-54 (9/43), Stafkpt 6/JG-54 (2/45Libau-Nord) Fw 190A-4 Werk # Unk "White 4" (dam 2/18/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk # Unk (dam 3/19/43), both in 1/JG-54, Fw 190A-5 White 12" in 5/JG-54, Fw 190A-6 "White 1 & 12" w/ 1/JG-54, Fw 190A-9 "Yellow 1" w/ 6/JG-54
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Kurland Sleeve band
POW at wars end, he flew with Uffz Asche from Libau, across the Baltic, into Denmark with two rear passengers, and surrendered to the British. At the time of his surrender, he was not wearing the RK. Not sure he was a recipient. Added: On 18 February, 1943, he made an emergency landing in "White 4" NE of Lubjan due to motor damage. On 9 March, 1943, he lost a second A-4 making a belly landing near Krasnogvardeisk due to ground fire (C.König). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 14 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 17 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 23 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 8 April, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 9 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1943. A Yak-9 on 4 April, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 15 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 20 September, 1944. An La-5 on 21 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 23 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 25 September, 1944. Scored the 9000th victory of JG-54 on 15 October, 1944. A Yak-9 and two Pe-2s on 15 December, 1944. He succeded Nowotny as Stfkpt 1/JG-54. Bowers/Lednicer, 34 victories.
637 Wichmann, HelmutFw512/JG-3 (4/44), 15/JG-3 (9/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163398 (lost 5/8/44), Bf 109K-4 (lost 12/23/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 December, 1944 while attacking B-26s of the 322nd BG near the rail bridges at Euskirchen. Added: WIA 8 May, 1944; attacked by a US fighter while hanging in his chute. His G-6 crashed NW of Brunswick (C.König). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) at Gardelegen on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 S of Sülze-Südheide on 8 May, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 30 km SE of Memmingen on 18 July, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 SW of Papa on 22 August, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 N oof Berlin on 12 September, 1944.
638 Wick, Ernst EugenOfw33/JG-300 (8/43), 1/JG-302 (7/44)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 July 1944 in aerial combat with US fighters near Hannover. One known victory, a Halifax NW of Berlin on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 at Berlin on 29 December, 1943. A 3rd, a B-24 on 9 April, 1944, no location given (Perry Claims).
639 Widnmann, WilloOgefr15/JG-1 (2/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a P-47 in the Berlin area on 3 February, 1945.
640 Wienholtz, JoachimMaj12/22/1904Berlin Stfkpt in 2 & 8/KG-53 (40's), Kdr IV/KG-53 (3/41, Kdr I/KG-53 (12/41 to 3/42 S.U.) He 111H-6 Werk # 2274 "A1 + AB" (lost 3/30/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 30 March, 1942 when his ac was believed hit by AA fire over Volkhov, and crashed in a Leningrad forest*. He was the observer for pilot Oblt Siegfried Meyer. Remaining crew, also MIA, Ofw Saunus Karl Schlosser (LOCS & StalingradFront.com Excavation Report). Added: The crash location may be Malinovka, the place where it says he died (StalingradFront).
641 Wieprich,II/JG-1 (4/45 Berlin-Gatow airfield)Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspOne of the last to depart from this airfield. Jager Blatt article.
642 Winter, Rudolf "Rudi"Lt10/6/1919Berlin179/JG-300, 10/JG-300, II/JG-300, 12/JG-300 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Night Fighter at Wiesbaden in 43, Bf 109G-6/R6 "Black 8" (lost 8/25/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944 in "Black 8" during aerial combat with US fighters at Steffenshagen, near Bad Doberan (Bolten). Rudi may have served in 11/JG-300, as he was best friends with Lts. Trabert and Gäbler of 11/JG-300. Magnus Report, 17 victories. Strange that I found no victories, much less 17! Bolten 3 victories.
643 Winterfeldt, Alexander vonObstlt12/11/1898Berlin53/JG-2, Stfkpt 8/JG-2, Kdr III/JG-52 (Coquelles/Zerbst, 8/40), Kdr III/JG-77 (10/40)Bf 109E in 8/JG-2, Bf 109F-4 "<< +" in June 1941, Bf 109E-3 Werk # 2458 (lost 5/16/42) RK(7/5/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 16 May, 1942 in a crash in Wk# 2458 at Vienna-Schwechat, cause unknown. Channel pilot. 3 victories in the East plus 15 ground targets destroyed. 170 combat missions. An additional 4 victories in WWI. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim at Landrecies, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 west of Valenciennes, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a LeO-451 at Cambrai-St Quentin on 20 May, 1940. His 4th, a Bloch 151 at Compiegne, 6 June, 1940. His 5th, a Potez 63 at Meaux, 10 June, 1940. His 6th, a Gladiator at Malemes on 14 may, 1941. Magnus, 9 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 9 victories.

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644 Wirth, JosefOfw8/JG-300 (III/JG-11)Fw 190A-4 (lost 5/14/43 Berlin), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15446 (lost 8/17/43 at Oldenburg)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 17 August, 1943 at Oldenburg, cause not reported. (Bf 109 Loss List)
645 Witschel, KurtFw4/10/1920Berlin10/JG-301 (5/44 Romania) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162126 "Black 2" (lost 5/31/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 31 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 near Cirianesti (Bf 109 Loss List). Added: Burial German War Cem. Bucharest, D/2/33 (M.Krebbers).
646 Witt, Hans GeorgLt3/29/1919Berlin4/LG-1 (Malta)JU 88A-4 Werk # 5717 "L1 + GM" (lost 4/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew 27 April, 1942 over Malta, due to flak, one other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Pilot KIA, buried in the St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta).
647 Witte, KarlFw 8/JG-11 (3/44 Oldenburg), 11/JG-11 (7/44) Fw 190A-7 Werk # unk "<2" (lost 3/8/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171063 "Yellow 12" (60% dam 7/9/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 737952 "Yellow 1 + I" (lost 1/5/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 January, 1945 during aerial combat at Kirchheimbolanden; bailed safely. Shot down by flak in "Yellow 12" on 9 July, 1944, 20 km W of Wilna. He was injured when he made a forced landing. Jager Blatt article. Added: Shot down during aerial combat near Pollhagen while opposing the March 8, 1944 raid on Berlin (falkeeins-blogspot).
648 Wittmann,Uffz11/NJGr-10Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Mosquito at Gardelegen-Berlin on 19 July, 1944.
649 Wöhlecke, HeinzOfw7/14/19097 1/JG-300 (JG "Herrmann" 7/43), 3/JG-300 (9/43), 1/JG-300 (6/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 110083 "White 10" (lost 3/16/44 at Stockach, Bav.), 109G-6 Werk # 412252 "White 4" (lost 6/21/44 near Burg)
EK 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, 2 km south of Burg, near Berlin (Boiten). Added: The night of 15/16 March, 1944, in Wk# 110083, he saved himself by bailing with injuries, after being attacked by his own flak (C.König). One known victory, a Lancaster SW of Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Remscheid on 31 July, 1943. A 3rd, a "4 mot" W of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. Added: Additional victories; A Lancaster at Bremen (?) on 16 December, 1943. Two B-17's over Holland on 6 March, 1944 and a "4 mot" in the Nürnberg area on 31 March, 1944 (C.König).

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650 Wöhlermann, EberhardMaj2/20/1913 Berlin-NeukollnI/GKFS-2, I/KG-76Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
651 Woick, RichardOblt9/3/1915Lübbenau im Spreewald, S.E of Berlin10II/JG-105, 2/ZG-142, 2/JG-21, 8/JG-54 (8/40), 7/JG-54 (Schiphol, Holland), I/NAGr-102Ar 68 & Ju 52 in ZG-142, Bf 109D-1, Bf 110, Bf 109E, Bf 109G-1, Bf 410EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge in Silver
Fighter Operational Clasp
Soviet POW until 1949. 110+ missions. Claimed a Brit. Blenheim IV downed on Zuiderweg, southeast of Beemster Holland. Bomber code, "R3892 VE", from RAF Sq. 114, 19 Aug. 1940 at 7:55 AM, his 1st victory per OKL records, and 2nd per Christian Kirsch). Mission; Holland airfield and sea sweep. Blenheim Crash Report from Just Kroon on file. His 2nd, per OKL, a Blenheim at Katwijk-aan-Zee on 3 November, 1940. Nickname: "Gurkenwoick". NAG = Nahaufklärungsgruppe or School for Recon pilots. Deceased 21 April, 1996.
652 Woischke, GüntherGefr9/5/1924Berlin-Neukölln9/JG-51 (3/45 Pillau-Neutief)UnkPilot Badge The VDK reports this pilot killed 15 March, 1945 during an air raid on the Pillau-Neutie airfield. Another source suggests 9 March. It is not clear whether he was on the ground or airborne at the time. He is buried in the German War Cem at Baltiysk (present day Pillau), Russia, Block 1A, among the unknowns (D.Drury).
653 Wolf, Friedrich FritzOblt10/25/1918Berlin-Neukolln 3/KG-76 (7/42), 1/KG-76 7/43 (Med) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5775 "F1 + HH" (lost 7/10/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (12/8/41), Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA with unnamed crew at Gela 10 July, 1943, probably due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
654 Wolf, GüntherLt12/6/1923Wurgwitz43/NJG-101 ('43), 9/NJG-5 (3/44), 7/NJG-5, 3/NJG-5 (9/44), 9/NJG-5 (3/45)Bf 110G (8/23/43 damaged), Ju 88G-4 Werk # 621546 "C9 + CT" (dam 3/6/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. With R/O Uffz Hein Hafemeier, he was shot down near Berlin by a P-51 of 357FG, flown by Lt. Leroy Ruder, but he managed a wheels up landing in a field near Albertshof, near Bernau, northeast of Berlin. Two known victories: a Lancaster of RAF No. 44 Sq. on 3 March, 1945 at Hull (this referred to as his 4th); the 2nd, another Lancaster of RAF No. 197 Sq. on 7 March, 1945. On 23 August, 1943, he was shot down by friendly flak. His R/O this date was Gefr Heinz Schmitz. In Jan, 1945, his R/O was Ofw Engelhardt. Bolten 4 victories.
655 Wolf, Robert H.E.Lt3/18/1923Beuchte/Goslar2112/NJG-5 (7/43), 3/NJG-5 (9/43), 2/NJG-5 (2/44), 3/NJG-5 (3/44), 2NJG-5 (4/44)Bf 110G-4 Werk # Unk "C9 + AK" (lost 4/24/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 23/24 April, 1944 during aerial combat at Achim, near Börssum (Bolten). One known victory, a "4 mot" at Heading on 20 February, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot" same day SW of Frankfut am Oder. Another "4 mot" in the Berlin District on 24 March, 1944. Another, same day, a Lancaster in the Berlin area. A "4 mot" in the vicinity of Fulda on 31 March, 1944. A B-26 at Amiens on 8 July, 1944. Magnus, 21 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 21 victories. Bolten, 15 to 21 victories.This may be the Lt. Wolf previously in 3/NJG-5. Buried in Beuchte (LOCS).

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656 Wollensah, AlbertUffz46/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/23/44 at Wiener Neustadt)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters at Wiener Neustadt. One known victory, a B-17 in the Graz area on 26 July, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 20 km S of Berlin on 6 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 at Calw-Herrenberg on 9 August, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 in the Braunschweig area on 16 August, 1944.
657 Wörndl,LudwigOblt5/26/1922Salzburg, AustriaKG-3 (7/43), 3/NJG-5 (2/45)Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620189 "C9 + BB" (lost 2/14/45) Wound Badge
Bomber and/or Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Severely injured with two other unnamed crew 14 February, 1945, crashing at Berlin-Staaken airfield due to poor visibility, he died the next day, buried Döbernitz. Source: A. Rosseels, LOCS & Ju 88 Loss List)..
658 Wörner, ErnstOblt10/29/1916Köln1 2/ZG-26 (7/41 Bziszna, S.U.), 1/NJG-1 (3/42), Stfkpt 2/ZG-101 (3/43 to 1944), Ep.Kdo.262 (5/44), Stfkpt 10(Erg)/JG-2 (11/44 - 1/45), 9/JG-7 (1/45 - 3/45) Bf 110C, Bf 110E-1 Werk # Unk "3U + GK" (lost 7/7/41), Bf 110E-3 Werk # 4335 "3U + CM" (lost 7/8/41) in 2/ZG-26, Me 262 V5 Werk # Unk "VI + AB" (lost 5/19/44), Me 262A-1a Werk # Unk "Yellow ??" (lost 3/24/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer
Night & Day Fighter Operational Clasps
Uninjured 7 July, 1941 when he crashed his E-1 in the Bziszna vicinity. Uninjured 8 July, 1941 when he went MIA briefly with unnamed crew after aerial combat at Volyniec in his E-3, pilot returned (Bf 110 Loss List). He was injured when his Me 262 V5 crashed at Lechfeld due to engine trouble. He bailed with wounds from his Me 262A-1a over Northheim after combat with American fighters in the Dessau vicinity (LOCS & C.Sundin). Two other experienced pilots from JG-7 were sd this same day; Oblt Kelp and Lt Amos. One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) S of Berlin on 24 March, 1945. Wörner was one of three Messerschmidt Experimental Test pilots (with Oblt Ernst Tesch and Uffz Hans Flachs).
659 Wortmann, Heinrich W.Fw15/NJG-3, 2 Luft Beo. Staffel/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 April, 1944 during aerial combat with 3 P-51s of 487FG, crashing south of Dollern/Stade (Bolten). One known victory, a Stirling WNW of Berlin on 1 September, 1943. Bolten 3 victories.
660 Wübbena, JohannesFhjUffz7/17/1924Neustadt - GödensFFS-Berlin-Gatow (9/43), 5/SG-102 (6/44 Deutsch-Brod), 4/SG-103 (7/44 Metz)Ju 87, Fw 190A Werk # Unk (lost 8/29/44)Pilot BadgeKIFA 29 August, 1944; crashed on the return from a training flight, his 375th school flight, at the Metz-Freskaty airfield (C.König).

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661 Wulff, UlrichOblt11/11/1920Stralsund8ZG-26, NJG-4, 1/NJG-5 (3/43), Flugfüh 8/NJG-5 (12/43)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720008 "C9 + IS" (lost 12/16/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 16/17 December, 1943; crashed 3 km SE of Köningsberg-Neumark immediately after takeoff for a NF sortie, possibly due to icing (Bolten). His Remaining Crew (KIC): Ofw Heinz Leyk, Bf and Fw Anton Kurz, Bs. One known victory, a Halifax south of Karburg on 27 March, 1943. Another, an "unidentified" AC at Berlin Tempelhof on 2 December, 1943. A 3rd, a Stirling at Leipzig on 4 December, 1943. Magnus and Bolten, 8 victories.
662 Wulfhorst, GerhardLt3/15/1924Berlin - Karlshorst9/KG-2Do 217K-1 Wrrk # 4509 "U5 + GT" (lost 11/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 6 November, 1943; sd by ground AA fire, crashing at Gillingham, Norfolk. Remaining crew: Geffr Wolfgang Geyer, Obs (KIA); Uffz Alwin Körk, R/O (POW) and Ogefr Nikolaus Komp, Gnr (MIA, believed KIA). The two deceased are buried At CC, Blk 5, Row 14: Wulfhorst Gr 314, Geyer Gr 313. Ogefr Komp, although label MIA at sea, is immortalized on the Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
663 Wurmheller, Josef "Sepp"Maj5/4/1917Hausham Oberbayern102 2/JG-53(9/39), 5/JG-53(6/40), Stabstf/JG-2(7/41), 1/JG-2(5/42), Stafkpt 9/JG-2(4/43; 7/43 Vannes), Kdr III/JG-2(6/44) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6239 (lost-combat 9/30/40), Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5212 (lost 11/23/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5434 "Black 3 + -" (5/41), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2648 "Yellow 3 + I' (7/4/43 Vannes, Fr.), Fw 190A-5 Werk# 7334 Yel 2 + I" (lost 7/29/43; rammed by another A-5), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 130479 (lost Spit-WIA 8/19/42), Fw 190A-6 Wk # 550314 "Yel 2+I" (WIA bomb Splinters 9/23/43) in 9/JG-2, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171053 (lost 6/22/44) RK(9/4/41)-EL(11/13/42)-S(10/24/44 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (8/30/41), Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clsp w/"300"
KIA 22 June, 1944 when he collided with his wingman in Fw 190A-8 Wk# 171053 during a dogfight, over Alencon France, with an RCAF fighter piloted by F/O J.O. Fleming of No. 441 Sq.. Ditched in the Channel, with wounds, after aerial combat in Wk# 5212 on 23 November, 1940. Flew Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5434 "Black 3" in the S.U. in July, 1941. Flew Wk# 550314 as Stfkpt in 9/JG-2, making an emergency landing after aerial combat on 17 May, 1943, at Vannes-Meucon France. 15 Bombers, 56 Spitfires. 9 victories in the East. His first victory, a Battle west of Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 28 September, 1940. A 3rd & 4th, a Spitfire and a Hurricane 20 km N of Portland on 30 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire 60 km N of Brest on 12 October, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires at Deal on 7 May, 1941. One of the top fighter pilots on the Channel Coast. Shot down twice over the Channel. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 N of Tauraggan on 22 June, 1941. On 19 August, 1942, near Dieppe, he achieved seven victories despite a broken leg and a brain concussion. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid when he was Kdr III/JG-2. Added: Burial in the Ger War Cem., Champigny-St.Andre, France, Blk 9, Row 25, Gr 1704 (D.DRury).

664 Wurzer, Heinrich HeinzHptm4/5/191526 1/JG-302 (11/43), Stfkpt 1/JG-302 (1/44), Kdr I/JG-302 (3/44), III/JG-301 (9/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk# 441613 "White 1" (dam 7/44), Fw 190A-8 in IIIJG-301
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. Scored two victories this date, his 8th & 9th, both B-17s, one over Berlin, the other, no location. WIA 8 July, 1944 most likely from B-24s he was opposing on this date. Despite his wounds, he made an emergency landing in Wk# 441613 near Götzendorf airfield. One known victory, a Halifax W of Berlin on 20 January, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 on 10 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 at Seesen on 20 February, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 on 22 February, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 north of Quackenbrück on 6 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 11th & 12th, both B-24s on 8 March, 1944, no locations. A P-51 over Romania on 5 April, 1944. Two B-17s on 9 April, 1944, no location. His 15th & 16th, both B-24s at Neuseidler See on 10 May, 1944. His 20th, a B-24 (HSS) SSW of Sankt-Pölten on 29 May, 1944. A double on 16 June, 1944; both B-24s at Mor, SE of Raab. Nos. 25 & 26, another double, a B-24 and a B-24 (HSS) at Essling/Wien on 8 July, 1944. Alternate spellings: Wurzer and Wuerzer. Magnus. Deceased 8 November, 1998.
665 Yung, FritzLt9/16/1920Torgau111/JG-301 (10/43), 8/JG-301 (4/44), St.Offz of 4/JG-301 (11/44)Bf 109G-6 in '43, Fw 190A-8/R6 in '44


EK 1 & 2
Silver Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 April, 1944 during aerial combat over Markt Schwaben. He bailed safely, but his foot had to be amputated (C.König 3/2023). One known victory, his 1st, a Lancaster on 18 October, 1943, no location given (Perry Claims). His 2nd, a "4 mot" 10 km NW of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. His 3rd, a "4 mot" same day E of Kassel. His 4th, a Lancaster on 18 November, 1943 (Perry Claims). A Halifax near Berlin on 20 January, 1944 (OKL). His 5th, another Lancaster on 21 February, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 6th, a "Viermot" on 24 February, 1944, no location (Perry Claims). His 7th, a Halifax on 26 February, 1944, no location given (Perry Claims). His 8th, a Spitfire on 3 March, 1944, no location (OKL). Added : His 9th & 10th, both P-38's, 18 March, 1944, in the Munich vicinity (W.Reschke text via C.König, 3/2023). His 11th, a P-51 S of Ulm on 13 April, 1944(Perry Claims). Magnus Report and Bolten, 10 or 11 victories.

Courtesy Christian König

666 Ziegenhagen, HelmutLt10/10/1922II/ZG-76, 13(Zerst)/JG-5 (1/43 Finland)Bf 110F-2 (Trop) Werk # 5052 "LN + NR" (lost 1/12/43) Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 12 January, 1943; hit by Flak over Murmansk-Leningrad railway line, southeast of Pinsavaara, he force landed on the frozen Lake Pyavozero in Russia. His R/O, Uffz Franz Kirchmayer, was also wounded. Crew rescued. The plane was salvaged and brought to the UK in 1991. Six years later, it wound up in the Deutsches Technik Museum in Berlin (Source: AC Wrecks, Norway). Deceased 14 December, 1995. Jager Blatt article.
667 Zierke, Günther UffzBerlinLufttorpedostaffel 8/KG-26 (Bardufoss Norway)Ju 188A-3 Werk # 190349 "1H + GS" (lost 2/23/45)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Ofhr Albert Ziessler and two other unnamed crew 23 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported . Source: SIG Norway & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: While searching for a convoy over the Norwegian Sea, one engine suddenly stopped due to technical problems. They aborted their mission and headed back to Bardufoss, but all four decided to bail once over land. They landed safely and were promptly taken into custody by Swedish authorities. The ac continued on and eventually crashed at Lurudalen. Remaining crew: Ofhr Albert Ziessler, Obs; Uffz Josef Mache, R/O and Uffz Kurt Becker, Mech.. (Flyvrak Norway).
668 Zihmann, DietrichLt11/13/1920BerlinIV/KG-1 ('41), 10/KG-1 ('42), 4/KG-2 (10/42), Stfkpt 11/KG-1 (6/43), Stfkpt 12/KG-1 (9/43), 5/NJG-3 (4/44), 9/NJG-2Do 217E-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (6/15/42), Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS
669 Zink, DieterOblt8/11/192212 9/JG-3, Stab IV/JG-3 (2/44 Venlo), Stfkpt 9/JG-3 Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 13 + I" (lost 2/10/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 in absentia)



EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 11 July, 1944 (Magnus). His G-6 crashed near Almelo Holland on 10 February, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: He bailed safely from his G-6 after aerial combat with a P-47 (SGLO). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 N of Rügen on 9 April, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 SE of Braunschweig on 11 April, 1944. His 3rd, another B-17 south of Rostock, also on 11 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 4th, a B-17 in the Nauen area, W of Berlin, on 18 April, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 at Westerwald, SE of Bonn, on 22 April, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 N of Munich on 24 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 at Helmstedt on 29 April, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 on 8 May, 1944, no location (C.König). His 11th, a B-17 at Dessau, N of Berlin, on 28 May, 1944. His 12th, a Spitfire at St Laurent-de-Condel on 7 July, 1944. Deceased 19 November, 2000.
670 Zipper, WolfOblt2/26/1909Berlin/SpandauStfkpt in 1/Schl.G-2 (10/42)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 7584 (lost 10/25/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # Unk (lost 11/24/42) Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
KIC 24 November, 1942 at the Marble Arch, detail unknown. WIA 25 October, 1942 during aerial combat south of El Daba, ac destroyed when he made a force landing. Added: KIC 24 November, 1942 when he collided with an Italian S.79 on takeoff from Arco Philaenorum area in Libya; buried in Tobruk (LOCS).

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