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701 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).
702 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.
703 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.
704 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.
705 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.
706 Dahl, WaltherObstlt3/27/1916Lug, Rheinpfalz129Stab II/JG-3 (9/41 S.U.), Kdr III/JG-3 (8/43 Reich Def) & zbV, Stab III/JG-4 (12/43 Bad Wörishofen), Kdr JG-300 (5/44), Insp. of Day Fighters 1/45, EKdo-162Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8310 (20% dam at Hostynne 6/24/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8386 "< + -" (9/41 S .U.), Bf 109G-2 in JG-3, Bf 109G-6 Wk# 18842(45% dam 8/17/43; engine trouble crash at Cipperath/Eifel, pilot injured), Bf 109G-5/U2/R3/R6 Werk # 27112 "Blk <<" (12/43 Bad Wörishofen), Fw 190A-8/R8"Blue 13" w JG-300, He-162, Me 262
RK(3/11/44)
EL(2/1/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/2/42)
EP(12/23/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
36 Bombers, one known, a B-24 N of Halberstadt on 7 July, 1944. On 17 August, 1944, he made a belly landing in his G-6 # 18842 at Capperath, as a result of engine failure. Dahl former IV/JG-3, a special group employed to scatter Allied bombers (Rammjager). In January 1945, Dahl was appointed "Inspecteur der Tagjäger" (Inspector of Day Fighters), after the infamous "Mutiny of the Aces" against RM Göring. Dahl was the most successful Luftwaffe pilot against the Mustang. 600 missions. 77 victories in the East. His 1st victory, an I-18W at Lemberg on 22 June, 1941. His 18th, A Yak-7B NW of Stalingrad on 26 August, 1942. His 20th, a Yak-1 1 km SE of Kotluban on 19 September, 1942. His 30th, a Yak-1 50 km NE of Stalingrad on 17 October, 1942. His 40th, an Il-2 5 km W of Stadt Kotluban on 30 November, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 15 April, 1943. Nos 47, 48 & 49, all P-39s on 16 April, 1943. Nos. 86 & 87, an La-7 on 27 January, 1945, and an Il-2 on 28 January, 1945. His 129th victory, a P-51 near Dilligen on 26 April, 1945. Flew Fw 190A-8/R8 "Blue 13" in JG-300. Deceased 25 Nov., 1985, at age 69. Photo


Dahl (R) congratulates 3 of his pilots

Courtesy Christian Konig


Courtesy Christian König

707 Dahm, Richard2/16/1910Erprobungs Kommando (Testing/Experimental Command)NumerousDeceased 22 August, 1998. Jager Blatt Obit.
708 Dahmen, HansUffz8/18/192452/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/22/44 at Raab Hungary), Bf 109G-10 "Red 8" (lost 2/3/45 at Görlitz)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 February, 1945 due to enemy fire near Görlitz (Magnus & Bf 109 Loss List). Two known victories, a B-24 (HSS) E of Linz and a 2nd B-24 (HSS) 40 km NE of Linz, on 25 July, 1944. Later, same day, another B-24 SW of Steyr. A 4th, a B-17 SE of Steinamanger on 22 August, 1944. He was wounded during this encounter, but bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). A 5th, a B-17 in the area S of Eisenach on 13 September, 1944. Alternate spelling: Dahmann.

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

709 Dahmer, HugoHptm5/7/1918Koblenz57 4/JG-26 (5/40), 6/JG-26 (9/40), 1/JG-77 (2/1/41 S.U.), 6/JG-5 (6/42), JG-26 (12/42), Stfkpt 1/JG-2 (9/43) Bf 109E-3 "White 7" in 40, Bf 109E "Brn 8" w/6/26, Bf 109E-7 Werk# 968 w 6/JG-5, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1171 (lost 9/11/43)
RK(7/30/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
4 four engine Bombers. He was the first RK holder in the far North (Luftflotte V). Shot down with wounds by a Spitfire on 11 September, 1943 in Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1171 near Rouen. On 10 October, 1943, he was seroiusly wounded and served with Training Schools and later specialized in the R 4/M rockets. 307 combat missions. 25 Victories in the East. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 35 km northeast of Tournai, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire I over the Thames Estuary, 28 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Dover on 29 May, 1940. His 4th & 5th, both Hurricanes, believed to be of # 43 Sq., south of Dieppe, 7 June, 1940. Nos.6 & 7, a Hurricane at Brentwood and a Spitfire S of Gravesend, on 31 August, 1940. His 8th, a Hurricane at Southend on 24 September, 1940. A Spitfire at Canterbury on 28 September, 1940 which may have been unconfirmed. His 9th, a Hurricane at Tonbridge on 30 September, 1940. Transferred to 1/JG-77 after an offense with an officer. Serving in 7/JG-2, he downed a B-17 on 8 March, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 57 victories. Deceased 1 August, 2006.
710 Dahms, HelmutOfw2410/NJG-5 (7/43 S.U.), 1/NJG-100 (5/44)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory (i.z.Arb.LN), a Soviet SB on the night of 17-18 July, 1943. A Soviet R-5 the night of 26-27 August, 1943. Two R-5s and a U-2 the night of 7-8 September, 1943. A DB-3F the night of 10-11 October, 1943. A Soviet R-5 the night of 23-24 May, 1944. An R-5 the night of 28-29 May, 1944. A U-2(i.z.Arb.) the night of 13-14 June, 1944. An R-5 (i.z.Arb.) the night of 17-18 June, 1944. A Boston III the night of 25-26 June, 1944. An Il-4 and a Boston at Baranovichi the night of 29-30 June, 1944. An Il-4 the night of 9-10 July, 1944. Two known western victories, both Lancaster over East Prussia (Raribor & Krakow) on 17 August, 1944. A Soviet Li-2 the night of 29-30 October, 1944. Magnus Report.
711 Dähne, Kurt HubertusOblt9/12/1914Breslau21/JG-26 (joins 1/1/40), Adj I/JG-26 (9/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 5813 "< + -" (lost 9/14/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 September, 1940 when his E-1 collided with his 2nd victory, a Hurricane of RAF No. 253 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Dredge, at Beacon Hill, Stone, near Teynham, Kent, SE of Maidstone. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 170 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Spitfire NE of Goodwin Sands on 12 August, 1940. Alternate spelling: Daehne. Added: Correction; there was no collision. the E-1 was sd by Sgt Dredge. The E-1 exploded when Dredge's bullets hit the main fuel tank behind the cockpit (Sgt Dredge's Combat Report via Mark Nelson).
Cannock Chase
712 Dähne, ManfredFw5/ZG-1 (Speyer 6/40), 8/ZG-76 (8/40)Bf 110C-1 Werk # 2831 "2N + GN" (20% dam 6/8/40; interned Switzerland briefly), Bf 110C-2 Werk # 3532 "2N + AN" (lost 8/25/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 25 August, 1940 in Wk# 3532; sd and crashed at Buckland Ripers, Dorset, following combat with fighters over Portland. He and his R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Fritz Müller, were killed when the ac exploded on impact at the Tatton House Farm. Their few remains were buried at the edge of the Tatton House field (BOBT&N via D. Drury). Werk # 2831 crashed at Oberkirch, S of Basel, after combat with a Swiss Bf 109E of the Swiss AF, Fl.Kp.15, piloted by Lt Rudolf Homberger on 8 June, 1940, after entering Swiss airspace. The R/O, Ogefr Herbert Klinke was WIA, pilot OK (Bf 110 Loss List & D.Drury).
Dähne left and Klinke right


713 Dähne, Paul Heinrich 'Sarotti'Hptm7/7/1921Frankfurt Oder99 2/JG-52 (8/41), 10/JG-11 (6/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/JG-52 (5/44), Stfkpt 12/JG-11 (1/45), Kdr II/JG-1 (2/45), II/JG-He 162 (4/45) Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-6 "Black 4" (5/44 Rumania), Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 1/1/45) in JG-1, He 162 (lost 4/45)
RK(4/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/10/44)
EP(9/13/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 24 April, 1945 near Warnemünde in a fatal crash with an He 162. He attempted to eject at low altitude, but his head smashed into the defective canopy, as glass splinters were seen by witnesses, glimmering in the sunlight. He crashed into the marsh at the mouth of the Warne. On 1 January, 1945, he bailed out after engaging American fighters during Operation Bodenplatte, he OK. About 600 combat missions. His 1st western victory, a Blenheim Mk IV of No.82 Sq., S of Juist on 26 August, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, an I-61 on 20 January, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 4 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 19 August, 1942. A Yak-1 and two Il-2s on 22 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 February, 1943. An Il-7 on 7 May, 1943. A P-39 on 2 June, 1943. Two Il-2, a Yak-1 and a LaGG-5 on 5 July, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-2 on 31 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 4 October, 1943. A Yak-1 and four Il-2s on 2 November, 1943. Three P-39s on 10 March, 1944. 20+ victories in the West. One known victory, a Blenheim at Map Quadrant 6569 on 26 August, 1941. His 95th victory, a P-47 near Arnhem on 25 September, 1944. His 96th, a Spitfire on 27 September, 1944, most likely over Holland. A P-38 S of Konz/Hunsrück on 24 December, 1944. Alternate spelling: Däne.


Courtesy Christian König

714 Dalle Nagare, BernardinoCaptRegia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr 65°Sq 31°Grp 43° Stormo (Malta)UnkKIA 7 August, 1941 when his bomber was shot down over Malta by AA fire, no further detail (Italian Losses Over Malta).
715 Damm, WernerLt45/ZG-1 (S.U. 2/42), 6/ZG-1 (8/42)Bf 110F Werk # 4356 "S9 + TN" (lost 10/8/42)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 8 October, 1942 at Anagesigskje, where he crashed and burned, cause not reported (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet R-5 4 km SE of Tarasowa on 27 February, 1942. A 2nd, an I-153 on 25 July, 1942. A 3rd, an I-153 N of Gelenditsche on 25 August, 1942. A 4th, a MiG-3 at Krasnowednetznaya on 30 August, 1942.
716 Damm, WernerLt2/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5825 "9K + CK" (lost 8/8/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 8 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
717 Dammers, HansLt12/8/1913Homberg, Rheinland1137/JG-52 (5/42-7/42 S.U.), 8/JG-52, 9/JG-52 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13435 "White 7" (lost 7/17/42), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20162 "Yellow 9" (lost 3/13/44)
RK(8/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/20/42)
EP(6/29/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Plus 23 Unconfirmed. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 3 km SW of Staryy Saltov on 13 May, 1942. A Pe-2 E of Izyum on 27 May, 1942. Shot down by Soviet Ace & F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin in his G-2 behind Russian lines on 17 July, 1942, but was able to return. A Soviet double, two LaGG-3s on 28 July, 1942. An I-153 and two LaGG-3s on 6 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 15 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 31 August, 1942. Five P-40s on 5 September, 1942. A Yak-1 and two LaGG-3s on 14 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 18 September, 1942. Three Yak-1s on 22 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 24 November, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and an Il-2 on 28 November, 1942. A Pe-2 on 20 March, 1943. A P-39 on 16 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 April, 1943. A LaGG on 27 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 28 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 5 May, 1943. A LaGG on 12 March, 1944. His last victory, a LaGG on 13 March, 1944. WIA this same date, when his "Yellow 9" was rammed by a crashing Russian AC and his parachute became entangled with the tail section. He died four days later, 17 March, 1944 from his injuries. Photo
718 Danders, HelmutUffz8/1/19212(F)/123 (Med) Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430960 "4U + _K" (lost 8/31/43) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Lt Gerhard Wenzke and two other unnamed crew at Cypern (Cyprus) 31 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The two unnamed: Uffz Kaspar Walter and Gefr Erich Drexhage (D.Drury).
719 Daneckers, HermannUffz6/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141229 "??" (lost 8/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost at the Augusta harbor 30 August, 1943, cause unknown, pilot and two other unnamed crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
720 Dankwoth, HeinzLtStab I/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110F-2 Werk # 2706 "S9 + AB" (lost 8/25/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1942 after being hit by ground fire. His R/O, Oblt Gerhard Hoffmann also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
721 Dann, August Hermann, AdamUffz11/5/1916Duisburg3/StG-77Ju 87B-1 "SB + L?" (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Spring Gardens, Cutmill, West Ashling, Sussex. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 6, Row 7, Gr 160. Source: M.Croft. Added: Another source reveals the specific crash site as the White House Farm, West Broyle, Chichester, Sussex. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Erich Kohl (geb 5/25/17, Lüdenscheid), also KIA, buried Cannock Chase, Blk 1, Row 3, Gr 92. Their ac dove straight into the ground (D.Drury).
Dann & Hermann Crash


Cannock Chase
722 Dannich, FranzFw8/16/1912Dromsdorf7/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # unk "U5 + FR" (lost 8/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA (and believed KIA) 13 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission over Eastchurch, cause not reported. Remaining crew (MIA & believed KIA): Fw Kai Schwerdtfeger (geb 7/20/18 Kiel), Obs; Ogefr Erich Nitzsche (geb 9/16/18 Schmiedeberg), R/O and Gefr Alfred Beck (geb 10/1/20), Flt Engr.. Source: Lw Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added: The ac was shot down by fighters and crashed at Birchington, Kent. The entire crew were KIA and buried in CC, Plot 1, Row 11: Dannich in Gr 426, Schwerdtfeger in Gr 424, Nitzsche in Gr 422 and Beck in Gr 420 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
723 Danz, HeinzUffz9/KG-55He 111H-11 Werk # 110082 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/4/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC10 August, 1943 colliding with another H-11. DK-G Awards List
724 Dänzer, HermannHptm8/24/1915Stfkpt 7/KG-76 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8155 "F1 + DR" (lost 8/30/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC with unnamed crew near Klischewskij 30 August, 1942, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
725 Daschlmann, Ofhr1Stab II/SG-1 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 10 August, 1944.
726 Daspelgruber, FranzOblt7/4/1916Austria46 1/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 3/JG-3 (12/42), Stfkpt 10/JG-3 (7/43 Med) Bf 109F in 1 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18275 (lost 7/12/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/15/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 July, 1943; Aerial combat in Werk # 18275, northwest of Taranto Sicily, attacking a B-24 formation. Mombeek MIA List. His first known Soviet victory, his 1st victory, a MiG-1 3 km NW of Salananje on 26 May, 1942. His 2nd victory, a LaGG-3 on 21 June, 1942. His 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 22 June, 1942. His 4th & 5th, LaGG-3s on 27 June, 1942. His 10th, a Hurricane on 10 July, 1942. His 15th, an Il-2 on 18 July, 1942. His 18th, a LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 S of Pauching on 20 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 28 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 September, 1942. A U-2 on 14 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 28 November, 1942. Two Il-2s on 30 November, 1942. His 27th, a Yak-1 on 1 December, 1942. His 28th & 29th, both Il-2s on 2 December, 1942. A 30th, an Il-2 in the Stalingrad area on 11 December, 1942. An La-5 on 29 December, 1942. His 32nd & 33rd, An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 31 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 and a La-5 on 7 January, 1943. Four LaGG-3s and an Il-2 on 10 January, 1943. Three LaGG-3s on 12 January, 1943.


Courtesy Christian König

727 Dassow, Rudolf 'Rudi'Lt1/23/1920Wolgast, Pommern9 7/ZG-1 (4/43), 2/ZG-76 (10/43), 4/ZG-26 (2/44), Stab II/ZG-26 (4/44), Stfkpt 8/JG-6 (8/44) Bf 110, Me 210A-1 Werk # 8169 "2N + GR" (lost 4/10/43), Me 410A-1 Werk # 420509 "3U + MM" (6/21/44), Fw 190D-9, Fw 190A-8/R8 Wk# 171711 "Blue 11" (lost 8/25/44)
RK(9/5/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/3/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(4/10/43)
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 25 August, 1944 when his "Blue 11" was shot down in flames during aerial combat with P-38s of the 367th FG at La Fere, around Travecy (swamps). WIA 10 April, 1943 in Me 210 during aerial combat NW of Bou Thadi, MIA, but ret'd 4/16. Added: His R/O, Uffz Walter Behme, was KIA (Qu.Meister File). WIA 6/21/44 in his Me 410. All victories in the West, including 12 four engine bombers (??). One known victory, a B-17 on 8 October, 1943. Another B-17 S of Nordeney on 11 December, 1943. A B-17 at Bielefeld on 22 February, 1944. Another B-17 into the Ostsee, N of Kolberg, on 11 April, 1944. A 2nd B-17, same day, into the sea N of Kammin. A B-24 SW of Bornholm on 29 May, 1944. A triple victory on 20 June, 1944; all B-24s, one NW of Rügen, the 2nd at Insel Rügen, the 3rd at Wittow/Rügen. Victories may be as high as 22, I found 9 on OKL Claims List.


Courtesy Christian König


728 Datz, HansFw413(Z)/LG-1 Bf 110D Werk # unk "L1 + -X" (lost 8/13/40)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 13 August, 1940; sd with wounds by Hurricanes, crashing into the Channel west of Bournemouth, where he was picked up and taken prisoner. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Georg Lämmel (geb 8/6/1915 Breslau), was KIA. His body was recovered from the sea and is buried At the Portland Royal Navy Cem in C of E Portion, Gr 693 (D.Drury). One known victory, a Morane 406 south of Amiens, 25 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire SW of Portland on 9 July, 1940. Two Spitfires in the Needles area on 8 August, 1940.
729 Dau, ArturOfw71/JG-20 (5/40), 7/JG-51 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1523 "White 14" (lost 8/28/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 28 August, 1940 near Canterbury after aerial combat, possibly by SqLdr Peter Townsend. His E-4 crashed at Garden Wood, Pulton Farm, South Alkham, between Folkstone and Dover. Dau bailed safely and was uninjured. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A at Hoofdplaat, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, same day, another Hawk-75 SE of St Niklaas. His 3rd, a Hurricane northwest of Nieuport, 31 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire 6 km S of Dover on 7 July, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire 5 km S of Dover on 10 July, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane NW of Dover on 14 August, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane S of Canterbury on 18 August, 1940. Magnus.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Dau meets Bobby
730 Dauge,Ofw16/JG-52Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 31 August, 1942.
731 Davier, Heinrich von "Heino"Uffz1/1/1921Neumünster201/JG-52 (5/44 S.U.) (12/44 Hungary)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511889 "White 10" (lost 12/20/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 December, 1944 during aerial combat, location not given. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 14 May, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 7 July, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, both Il-2s (m.H.) on 31 August, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 September, 1944. Magnus. Added: He was sd by Sovit fighters at Vajkovce (?), NE of Kassa Hungary, now called Kosice Slovakia. Heino von Davier is "remembered" at the Hunkovce Cemetery, Slovakia (D.Drury).
732 Dawedeit, HerbertLt5/20/1914Essen8/St.G.-77 (5/40), SG-111, 9/SG-200Ju 87
RK(2/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pend
Total 806 missions as a Stuka pilot. During the Battle of Sevastopol, he flew 120 missions, up to 8 missions a day. Huge successes against ground targets! 34 Tanks, Trains, etc.. Shot down six times, safely parachuted three of those times. Wounded once. Survived the war. Deceased 3 August, 1999.

Courtesy Christian König

733 de Fries, HeinzOfw101/NJG-100 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 110, Ju 88EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet PS-84 the night of 19-20 March, 1944. A 2nd, a U-2 the night of 5-6 April, 1944. A Soviet Il-4 shared with August Fischer the night of 9-10 July, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, an Il-2 S of Brest-Litovsk and an Il-4 N of Shatsk the night of 15-16 July, 1044. A 5th, an Il-4 at Pultuske the night of 26-27 July, 1944. His crew: R/O Spies, Gunner/Mechanic Breme and Wart Ogefr Werner Jonesch. Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: de Vries.

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734 de Heppes, Aladar "der Alte Puma" Obstlt1904Hungary8 Kdr 5/I Fighter Group/2nd Air Brigade (1/43 Ilovskoye S.U.), Kdr 101 Fighter Group "Puma" Re 2000, Bf 109E-4, Bf 109G-2 "VO + 39" (5/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "V3 + 72" (5/44 Budapest), Bf 109G-6 "V8 + 10" (5/44) Hungarian Order of Officers Cross w/Swords

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first two victories were achieved in his G-2. Four Soviet victories and four American victories. Deceased in the USA, 15 August, 1988 (H. Breuer).
735 De La Kamp, HansUffz7/JG-2Fw 190A-5/U8 Werk# 1504 "White 9"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 31 August, 1943; Combat over the sea. Mombeek MIA List. Eric suggests that this surname may be a "Dolakamp".
736 Debrödy, György von DebciHptmHungary255/3 Fighter Sq.(8/42), 5/1 Ftr. Sq.(4/43), 5/2 Ftr. Sq.(9/43), 101st Ftr Grp (5/44 Szolnok, Hungary)C.R.42, R.2000 Heja II, Bf 109F-4/B "V + 03" (7/43), Bf 109G-4 & 6, Bf 109G-14 (11/44)Hungarian Knights Cross w/Swords

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
240 missions (H. Breuer). 17 Soviet victories and 8 American victories.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Born January 1, 1921 in Lajoskomárom. Very young he is interested in aviation and after finishing his studies he joined the Air Force in 1939 and did his classes in Kassa. He obtained his ranks of Sub-Lieutenant on June 18, 1942 and was assigned to 5 / I Squadron 5/5 Squadron. with which he joined the Eastern Front in December of the same year. During the winter, the missions consist mainly of ground attacks and it is only from the spring and summer of 1943, with the Battle of Kursk, that he can begin to garner victories. In the spring, he is based in Uman and flies on Me 109F4 / B. He reached Ace status on August 6, 1943 and won another victory on the 8 by attacking 20 yak 1 with his wingman who shot 2 on his side. During the fight his own plane is hit by the DCA and he has to make a forced landing in Varvasovka. On September 15, 1943, he shot a Yak 9 in a spinning fight as he waited for the 111 He had to escort. After his victory, he himself is touched and has to land on his stomach again. Killed 15 km behind the lines, he manages to regain his base after 2 days of walking through the woods and swimming across the frozen Dnieper. Unfortunately, for lack of witness, the victory will remain unconfirmed. During the winter of 1943/44, still on the Eastern front in the Squadron 5/2, he continues to increase his record, winning his 11th victory on January 5, 1944, the 12th and 13th ( Il2 and La 5) on January 11, then a Yak 1 on the 25th and a La 5 on January 27th. In the month of January 1944 alone, he made 28 sorties, including 25 patrols and engaged the fight 11 times for 6 victories obtained. During this period, he again made a forced landing in German territory. On 1 February, while escorting a Ju 52 to supply the Khorsun-Shevchenkovsk sector, he shot down a La 5 before being hit by another Russian pilot of 5 Gu IAP. After opening his canopy, he realizes that he can not jump and must land in Russian territory. He is then rescued by his winger, Sub Lieutenant Miklos Kenyeres, who lands next to the wreckage of his plane and retrieves it under the nose of the Russian soldiers advancing towards him. Two days later, the roles are reversed and it is Kenyeres who is shot down by the Soviet D.C.A. Unfortunately the nature of the terrain over which the pilot jumps does not allow Debrody to land and he is taken prisoner. February 16, 1944, he won his 17th and 18th wins and became the best As Hungarian of the moment. With the start of the US offensive on Hungary, he was posted to the 101/3 Squadron "Puma" in May 1944 in Veszprem with 18 victories and 173 war missions to his credit. He won his first victory on June 14, 1944 by defeating a P38J piloted by Lieutenant Louis Benne of the 14 Fighter Group, an ace with 5 victories who is taken prisoner after giving up his device. Two days later, he shot another P38J over Lake Balaton, attacking with 27 other "Pumas" a formation of 659 bombers and 290 escort fighters. The American aircraft was flown by Lieutenant George F Loughmiller who was killed. On July 2, 18 "Pumas" and 80 German fighters intercept an American training attacking Budapest. During the fight, Debrody claimed the destruction of a P-51D over Pilisvörösvár. The aircraft was flown by Lieutenant George Stanford, second in command of the 335th FS / 4th FG who won 4 and was taken prisoner. Five days later, he fired a B-17G (2nd BG, 20BS, W. Nr. 42-97351) from Megyercs, in collaboration with Aspirant András Huszár. After several unsuccessful missions, he returned with success on July 27 by shooting a B-24 on the side of Mór. B-24 belonged to the 455th BG. With the arrival of Soviet troops at the country's borders, the air force is again mobilized against the Red Army. On November 1, he was named Lieutenant and on the 4th he took command of Squadron 101/3 after the death of Lieutenant Bejczy. On November 16, 1944, Debrody took off for what would be his last war mission. The 101/3 attacks a formation of the 5 Southeast of Jászberény (5th Soviet Air Army) and Debrody defeats a Lavochkin. Later, he embarked on a frontal attack with a Yak 9 north of Nagykáta. His shots reach the exploding Yak but he himself is hit in the stomach by a shrapnel of 20 mm shells. Despite the seriousness of his injuries, he manages to land in catastrophe on the side of Hatvan and thanks to a fast surgical treatment, he manages to come out alive of this 203rd and last mission of war. He will later receive the Gold Medal of Bravery, one of Hungary's highest honors (Tiszti Arany Vitézségi Érem). When the war ends, he is recovering. After the war he emigrated to Spain with his friend Miklós Kenyeres, then later to Canada, and finally to the USA. In 1967 he was again operated on and the surgeon removed a 12.7 mm bullet that had lodged near the spine, a memory of his last fight. Gyorgy Debrody died on February 2, 1982 in Cortland, USA.


Debrody (L) Pal Iranyi (R)
737 Decker,Ofhr34/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.), 3/SG-1 (late war)Fw 190F-8 & F-9
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 W of Janischken on 24 August, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 23 September, 1944. Also pictured and labeled KIA (possibly 4/45) in a Gerhard Bergmann photo album.
738 Decker, FranzFw167/JG-52 (7/42 S.U.), 8/JG-52 (8/42)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 28 July, 1942. Four victories on 6 August, 1942; two Il-2s and two LaGG-3s. An Il-2 and an I-16 Rata on 16 August, 1942. Four victories on 19 August, 1942; two I-16 Ratas, an I-153 and a LaGG-3. Two Yak-1s on 23 August, 1942. Two I-180s and a LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1942. An I-180 on 26 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 27 August, 1942. Magnus Report, 7 victories.
739 Decker, KarlFw6/JG-1 (6/42 Woensdrecht)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2118 "White 3" (40% dam 8/7/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Woensdrecht airfield on 7 August, 1942 due to engine trouble. Flew wingman for Oblt Detlev Rohwer in June, 1942, operating over Holland.

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740 Decker, Karl OttoOblt11/11/191540 9/JG-52 (5/40), Stab/Kdo.Stalingrad, Stfkpt 8/JG-52 (5/42), Stfkpt Kdo Stalingrad (7/42), Stfkpt 8/JG-52 (8/42) Bf 109F-4 (dam 5/31/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13529 "Black 4 + ^^" (lost 8/27/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/16/42 Post.)
EP (9/7/42)


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 August, 1942; shot down by flak at Stalingrad. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A south of Metz, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire E of Margate on 25 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a Hurricane and a MiG-1 on 2 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata and a MiG-3 on 15 August, 1942. Added: On 8/27/42, he belli-landed @ Novo Nikolskoye, nr Stalingrad. He was injured in an earlier incident, on 31 May, 1941, when he crash landed his F-4 at Maleme (LOCS).
741 Decker, RobertOfwStab III/StG-77 (8/42 S.U.), I/StG-77 (8/43 S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2332 "S2 + DB" (lost 8/23/42), Ju 87D-3 Werk # 0786 (lost 8/29/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/8/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA with unnamed crew 29 August, 1943 when his Wk# 0786 exploded in the air west of Kusemin. His Wk# 2332 was reported lost 23 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3922 after being hit by flak. His unnamed R/O was KIA, pilot returned. Ju 87 Loss List
742 Dedekind, WernerMaj 2/JG-2 (5/42), 7/SKG-10 (8/43), Kdr III/SG-10 (9/43), Stfkpt 7/SG-4 (1/44), Kdr II/SG-4 (11/44), Kdr II/SG-104 (11/44-2/45), Kdr II/SG-111, Kdr I/SG 101 (2/45) Bf 109F& Fw 190A in JG-2; Fi 156C-3/Trop (dam 8/15/43) in 7/SKG-10, Fw 190F & G in SG-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EP
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
Uninjured 15 August, 1943, when he made a forced landing at the Isola di Capo Rizzuto airfield, due to engine trouble (C.König). He survived the war and joined the Bundesluftwaffe, retiring as an Obst.


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743 Dedolf, HelmutUffzII/StG-1 (8/42) Ju 87B-1 Werk # 2557 (lost 8/17/42) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his R/O, Uffz Johann Baumhögger, 17 August, 1942; aerial combat with fighters near Cape Utrisch (Qu.Meister File).
744 Deeth, WalterFw1/NAGr-12 (Lfl.3)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16171 (lost 8/19/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Hohenfeld, by Kitzingen.
745 Degener, HieronymusLt10/27/192447/JG-300 (7/44), Stab/JG-300 Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/23/44 loc.unk.)


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat, no location reported (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 at Gleisdorf on 26 July, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 (o.Z.?) at Wildberg on 9 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 E of Kyllberg on 15 August, 1944. A 4th, a P-51 at Hochschwab on 23 August, 1944, the date his A-8 was lost.
746 Degener, Karl FranzFw126/JG-5 (8/43 S.U.), JG-6, JG-7Bf 109G & Fw 190A in JG-5 & 6, Me 262EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 SW of the Louchi I airfield on 15 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet Hurricane NE of the Louchi I airfield on 19 August, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 15 September, 1943. Nos 4 & 5, both Soviet Hurricanes on 24 September, 1943. A Yak-9 on 18 February, 1944, still in 6/JG-5. Magnus Report.
747 Dehrmann, HerbertFw146/JG-3 (Schiphol) Bf 109G-2 in 42 in the S.U., Bf 109G-5 Wk# 26104 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost 10/18/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 August, 1944. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 15 October, 1942. A Boston III on 21 December, 1942. A MiG-3 on 12 February, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 25 March, 1943. His 8th, a P-40 on 15 April, 1943. A P-39 on 17 April, 1943. A 10th, an Il-2 on 19 April, 1943 (noted as #9 by OKL). A Yak-1 on 20 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 23 April, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 14 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 3 June, 1943. Now in the West, he lost his G-5 at Folsgare Holland, 4 km W of Sneek, on 18 October, 1943, bad weather, pilot injured. One known western victory, his 13th, a P-47 at St. Andre on 25 June, 1944. His 14th, a Spitfire N of Vire on 16 July, 1944. Magnus.
748 Deicke, JoachimOblt184/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-77 (12/42-9/44), Kdr I/JG-77 (1/45)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3508 "White 10 + -" (lost 8/1/41),Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7529 "White 15 + -" (30% dam 4/9/42) in 4 Staffel, Bf 109G (Trop) in 2/43, Mc 205 V (It. Macchi in 2/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "Yellow 5 + -" (dam 6/22/44; emergency landing near Poggio Renatico East after combat with a B-24 and a P-38), Bf 109K-4 in 45EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Uninjured in a force landing in Wk3 3508 in the Grigoriupol area on 1 August, 1941 due to flak. Uninjured in a crash at Ortal on 9 April, 1942 as a result of flak damage. Barbarossa pilot. His first known Soviet victory, his 9th overall, a Pe-2 0n 10 July, 1942. His 10th, a LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1942. His 12th, an Il-2 on 21 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 16 August, 1942. One known Desert victory in 6 Staffel, his 14th, a P-38 40 km west southwest of Gabes on 4 February, 1943. His 15th, a B-24 (HSS) over Italy on 26 June, 1944. His 16th, a Lancaster at Nijmegen on 21 September, 1944. An "Unconfirmed e/a" on 26 January, 1945. 661 combat missions.


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749 Deidlauf, HelmutOfw5/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140101 "L1 + GN" (lost 8/12/42)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost near Sardinia 12 August, 1942; shot down by carrier borne fighters (probably from No. 800 Sq.) during Operation Bellows, Deidlauf and two other unnamed crew returned OK, one KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
750 Deisenroth, PaulFwFl.ü.G.-1Fw 189A-2 Werk # 307 (80% Dam 8/5/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot and unnamed crewman injured 5 August, 1943; crashed at Liegnitz due to engine failure, both bailed safely with injuries.
751 Dekker,Uffz33/JG-11Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Chelles, E of Paris, on 20 August, 1944. A 2nd & 3rd, both B-26s at the Eifel on 23 December, 1944.
752 Deklerk, BernhardUffz 2/JG-1 (8/40 Netherlands), 8/JG-1 (10/42 Norway) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1458 (50% combat dam 8/12/41, pilot OK), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 466 (80% dam 10/9/42) EK 2 (5/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 October, 1942 landing/taxiing accident (overturned) in Wk# 466 at Lista airfield, Norway, after returning from a mission. Forced to belly land his damaged E-7 south of Vlissingen on 12 August, 1941, after being hit by Blenheim defensive fire near the Zoutlande area.
753 Delfs, Rudolf Horst(?) Uffz1/1/1919Krempe25/JG-51 Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3492 (lost 10/9/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 9 October, 1940 at Calais, cause not reported. Added: Burial in the German War Cem at Bourdon, France, Blk 16, Row 9, Gr 328 (D.Drury). His 1st known victory, a Hurricane NW of Etaples on 27 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Themsemündung on 11 August, 1940. Bailed out over a railway siding at Calais France during the Battle of Britain.
754 Delius, EduardFw1/KG-54 (8/44)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 301577 "B3 + GH" (lost 8/26/44) Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 25/26 August, 1944 while on his way to attack transport hubs, and an engine caught fire. He and the crew bailed, but he was killed when he struck the tail assembly. The ac crashed near Rouen. One remaining known crew, the Gunner, Ogefr Dietrich Strebe, was killed by a strafing attack, returning to German troops, on 28 August, 1944 (C.König).
755 Dembeck, FranzOfw1(F)/120 (Sola) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430009 "A6 + DH" (lost 8/27/43) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 27 August, 1943; crashed into the sea during an operational flight at Firth of Tay, near Lista-Vest Agder Norway, believed combat with British fighters. Remaining crew (all MIA); Lt Adolf Meder, Observer; Uffz Eberhard Albers/ R/O and Uffz Heinrich Löbig, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Bembeck.
756 Dembeck, RichardOfhr2III/JG-52 (8/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165319 "1" (dam 8/17/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured when he crashed his G-6 17 August, 1944 after being hit by flak, location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 October, 1944.
757 Demuth, Karl EmilOblt172/JG-1 (10/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (2/44), Stfkpt 2/JG-1 (3/44), Temp.Kdr I/JG-1 (2/45), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (5/45 Leck)Fw 190A-7 Werk # 642558 "Black 11" (lost 3/6/44), Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9, He 162A-2 Wk# 120074 "White11" (Another source suggests this was an Me 262A-2, same Wk# and "Yellow 11")
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2(10/23/43)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 6 March, 1944, he was forced to bail out of "Black 11" with severe burns after scoring two victories; shot down by a P-47 piloted by Lt Joe Icard (KIA 3/8/44) of 56FG, 62FS. "Black 11" crashed near Minden. The number "11" was Demuths favorite number. 13 bombers. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) in the Bonn area on 17 August, 1943. His 2nd, another B-17, 7 km SW of Enschede on 10 October, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943. A B-17 (HSS) on 24 January, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 in the Hannover area on 10 February, 1944. A 6th, same day, a 2nd B-17. His 7th, a B-17 on 20 February, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 on 21 February, 1944. His 10th & 11th, both B-17s; one at Diepholz, the other E of Lingen, on 6 March, 1944. A 12th, a B-17 at Bramsche on 10 March, 1944. A P-47 at Chartres on 7 August, 1944. A Lt. Emil Demuth shot down a P-47 on 23 December, 1944, and a P-51 of the 364th FG on 27 Dec., the same day he was shot down at Todenfeld. Bodenplatte pilot. His 16th (or 17th), and last victory, a Yak 9 on 30 January, 1945. Surrendered to the British forces at Leck in May 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 16 victories.

JG1 await arrival of British May 1944:4 L - Oblt. Demuth


758 Denk, GustavOblt1/24/1915Soest, Westfalen676/JG-52 (7/40), Stab II/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-52 (1/43)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Wk# 14554 "Black 13" (or "Yellow 2"?) (lost 2/13/43)
RK(3/14/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/42)
EP(10/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 13 February, 1943 near Krasnodar (Caucasus) during a low level attack , when his G-2 received a direct hit by Russian AA guns, and exploded in the air. 500+ missions. His 1st victory, a Blenheim into the North See, 13 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 22 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 23 August, 1942. Three LaGG-3s on 9 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 12 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 16 September, 1942. Two I-153s on 18 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 25 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 26 October, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 30 October, 1942. An R-5 and a LaGG-3 on 2 November, 1942. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-3 on 3 November, 1942. An I-16 Rata and an Il-2 on 12 November, 1942. Two Il-2s on 28 November, 1942. Two Yak-1s and an Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. A Yak-1 and an Il-2 on 2 December, 1942. Two Yak-1s and a P-40 on 8 December, 1942. Two Yak-1s and an La-5 on 19 December, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 11 February, 1943. Four I-153s and an R-5 on 12 February, 1943. His last victory, a Boston on 13 February, 1943, the day he lost his life.
759 Denker, HeinzLt2(F)/122 (Frosinone, It.)Me 410A-1 Werk # 140 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 28 August, 1943; lost in the Grottaglie area, no further detail. R/O Fw Walter Klatt also KIA. Wiki Luft data.
760 Denkodert, AugustFw34/JG-54 (3/44 S.U.)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, two Soviet Pe-2s an a LaGG-3 on 7 March, 1944.
761 Denner, KurtFw1(F)/121 (Gütersloh)Ju 88A-1 "7A + CA" (lost 5/12/40)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 12 May, 1940 when his Ju 88 was attacked by a Spitfire of RAF No. 79 Sq. over Brussels. He crashed at Retranchement Holland, west of Vlaanderen. DOW 6 June, 1940 in Brugge. Buried Lommel, Block 63/58. (DeSwart & Rosseels). Remaining crew: Lt Eckard Bruns, Obs (POW); Uffz August Steinbock, R/O (POW) and Gefr Gerhard Damazyn, Gunner (WIA-POW) Wings to Victory


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762 Denner, OttoUffz7/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-3 Werk # Unk "1H + ER" (lost 8/9/40))Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 9 August, 1940 after being shot down while raiding ports at Yorkshire and further north. The victors were three Hurricanes from RAF No. 79 Sq., by pilots F/Lt Rupert Clerke, Sgt John Wright and P/O George Nelson-Edwards. The smoking and heavily damaged AC ditched off Whitburn, County Durham, close enough for spectators to witness the crash. The crew were seen to shake hands while standing on the wing before entering their dingy. Although Karkos and Feinekat were wounded, the crew survived and were picked up by a Navy patrol boat 45 minutes after the incident. Remaining crew: Fw Willi Haertel, Observer (POW), Uffz Fritz Feinekat, wireless operator and Uffz Gustav Karkos, mechanic (POW)
763 Dentzer, HerbertFw42/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5216 "S9 + CK" (lost 5/10/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/7/43)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 10 May, 1943 in the Russky-Brod area, probably due to flak (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet I-153 at Bataisk on 19 July, 1942. A 2nd, an I-16 Rata on 11 August, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 25 March, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-5 on 27 April, 1943.
764 Derf, FriedhelmUffz1/JG-128Fw 190A-5 Werk # 840891 (lost 8/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 11 August, 1943 when he crashed at the Brest-Süd airfield due to engine failure.
765 Deshombes, GüntherOgefr19/JG-26 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165179 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-47 of 368FG E of Avranches. One known victory, a Lancaster N of Paris on 6 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Dehsombes.
766 Dettke, AlfriedFw33 1(Erg)/JG-54 (8/41 S.U.), 8/JG-54 (4/42) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13116 (dam flak 4/28/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk# 13947 "Black ?" (lost 1/5/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/27/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 January, 1943 during aerial combat with a Soviet fighter in Werk# 13947 at Nowosokolniki-Gostilowl, S.U.. His first known Soviet victory, a "Schlacht" on 1 August, 1941. An "unknown AC" on 3 August, 1941. An I-153 on 10 August, 1941. Two I-16s NW of Morja on 8 January, 1942. An I-18 SE of Dralje on 28 January. An I-18 near the Schum airfield on 23 February. An I-18 on 28 March. An I-16 Rata on 6 April. A P-40 on 28 April. An I-16 Rata and two P-40s on 12 May. A MiG-3 on 19 June. A MiG-3 and a Pe-2 on 11 July. A LaGG-3 on 19 July. A LaGG-3 on 10 August. A MiG-3 on 4 September. Another MiG-3 on 5 September. A MiG-2 and an Il-2 on 6 September. A MiG-3 on 13 September. A MiG-3 on 16 September. A MiG-3 on 23 September. A LaGG-3 on 26 September. A LaGG-3 on 28 September. An Il-2 on 29 September. A P-40 on 7 October. A LaGG-3 on 23 October. Two Il-2s on 26 October. An Il-2 on 31 October. An Il-2 1 km NW of Narimorye on 8 December, 1942. An Il-2 at Kotbalowo on 29 December, 1942. Two Il-2s on 4 January, 1943. His last victory, an Il-2 on 5 January, 1943, the date he was KIA. Magnus Report, 45 victories.
767 Dettler, RainerLtErg/JG-Ost (Poland)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3353 (lost 8/28/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 28 August, 1942 when he crashed near Krakau due to engine trouble while on a non-operational flight.
768 Dettmer, Heinrich "Heinz" Fw8/30/1914Dirschau, Danzig33/JG-21 (9/39), 9/JG-54 (8/40)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5284 "Yellow ?" (lost 9/5/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 September, 1940 during aerial combat over the Thames Estuary; crashed south of Benfleet, Kent. He was shot down by F/O Count M.B. Czernin of No. 17 Squadron. He was able to bail, however his chute failed to open and his body was later recovered on Pitsea Marshes on 17 September, 1940, as inscribed on his tombstone; buried Cannorck Chase, Block 1, Gr 456 (M.Croft & Melvin Brownless). One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-24 fighter downed north of Warsaw on 1 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Eastchurch on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Folkestone on 4 September, 1940.
769 Dettmer, Werner3/JGr-Süd, 7/EJG-1, JG-53Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspAugust 1944 in a training unit, then in the above three units. Jager Blatt 6/2003.
770 Deumlich, AugustUffzIII/JG-302 (III/JG-11)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410224 (lost 11/26/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 November, 1943 during aerial combat east of Gardelegen.
771 Deuschle, WilhelmFw3/16/19159/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + ??" (lost 8/20/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew on 20 August, 1940; location "La Jouaudiere", cause unknown. Remaining crew (pos unk, all buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 9): Uffz Adolf Engelbrecht (geb 7/15/11) Gr 1943, Flg Heinz Schönwälder (geb 10/17/19) Gr 69, Prufer Evald Winterlich (geb 12/29/13) Gr 1944 and Flg Hans Mader (geb 3/16/20) Gr 92. Fw Deuschle buried in Gr 70 (absa3945).
772 Dewens, WalterUffz1923Gross Boschany, SlovakiaA/B-114 (3/43), SG-151 (4/45)Fw 190F-8Assault Operational Clasp in BronzeAfter graduating from Blindschule, he became a pilot in Jluy, 1944, but not assigned to a combat unit until April, 1945. The delay was due to limited aircraft and limited fuel. A English POW after the war, he was released in August, 1946. Jager Blatt 2/2004.
773 Dhein, HeinzOblt22/JG-51 (Coquelles) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3745 "Black 6" (lost 11/27/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 November, 1940 after being attacked by fighters of No. 74 and 66 Sqs. while on a Jabo mission, no location reported. His first victory, a Spitfire over England on 20 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Whirlwind in the Folkestone area on 27 October, 1940. Added: The mission took place in the Dover area, and Oblt Dhein is presumed to have crashed in the English Channel; no VDK burial listing. Some sources suggest his rank was Uffz and that RAF No.41 Sq. Spitfires were responsible for the loss (D.Drury).
774 Di Cezare, IonRomania17Fighter unit, USSR & RomaniaBf 109E, F & GEK 1 &2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bowers/Lednicer Fighter Pilot Ace List. 16 to 19 victories, Wings Pallette-Pilots. He is reported to have shot down an He 111 on 26 August, 1944 (H. Breuer).
775 Dibowski, Hermann WilhelmOfw37/ZG-26, 5/ZG-1 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4054 "S9 + EN" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down 13 July, 1942 in his E-1 by a Soviet fighter. One known victory, a Morane in the Ghent/Termonde area, 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, another Morane on 20 May, 1940, no location. A 3rd, his first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 6 August, 1942. The DK-G Awards List states his Given name as Wilhelm.
776 Dickfeld, AdolfObst2/20/1910Breslau136I/JG-52, III/JG-52, Stab II/JG-2 (12/42), Kdr II/JG-2 (1/43), Kdr II/JG-11Bf 109, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 0750 (90% dam 1/18/43; hit obstruction at Kairouan, N.Africa) in II/JG-2, He 162
RK(3/19/42)
EL(5/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/25/42)
EP(12/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Bdg
Fighter Oper.Clasp
12 Bombers. Barbaroosa pilot. 115 of the victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 5 km E of Werch. Storganski on 13 May, 1942. Shot down nine opponents on 14 May 1942! One of many multiple victories, two LaGG-3s, an I-15 and an I-16 Rata on 19 August, 1942. Four LaGG-3s on 30 August, 1942. 8 additional AC destroyed on the ground. Severely injured 8 January, 1943 during a takeoff in Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0750 after his AC struck an obstacle and somersaulted. On 21 April, 1945, he scored the first victory in an He 162, a P-47. The Squadron went unnamed, but was supposed to be called "Hitler Youth". Survived the war. Deceased 17 May, 2009. Photo
777 Dickore, Friedrich KarlHptm3/12/1911Lollar13/ZG-26 (39), Kdr II/ZG-1 (5/40), Kdr III/ZG-76 (8/40 Laval)Bf 110C in ZG-1, Bf 110C "2N + BC" (lost 8/15/40) in ZG-76
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 15 August, 1940; collided with another ac of No. 213 Sq. during combat. Both he and his R/O, Uffz Herbert Templin, bailed, only the R/O survived to be taken prisoner (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his first, a Hampden southeast of Helgoland on 29 September, 1939. Channel pilot. Replaced by Hptm. Kaldrack. Alternate spelling: Dickore'. Added: The ac was reported to have crashed into Weymouth Bay, off Dorset, after colliding with a crippled unidentified ac. The pilot's body washed ashore on the French side of the channel and is buried at Bourdom, Blk 25, Row 2, Gr 67 (D.Drury).
778 Diebl, HelmutUffzStab/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18210 (lost 8/19/43)Fighter Operational ClaspHis G-6 reported lost 19 August, 1943 in a takeoff accident from Feldflugplatz 170, pilot OK.
779 Diebzl, WilhelmFwNAGr-4 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19333 (40% dam 8/10/43)Wound Badge
Night Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at the Ssubotowo airfield on 10 August, 1943 due to engine damage.
780 Diemand, AlexiusOblt311/JG-51 (10/41 S.U.), II/JG-51 (8/42), 12/JG-51 (12/42)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9536 (70% dam 8/15/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 15 August, 1942 at Alexandrina making an emergency landing due to bearing damage. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 27 October, 1941. A 2nd, an I-18 on 17 February, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 1 December, 1942.
781 Diemer, AugustFw8/SG-77Ju 87D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
782 Dienst, WernerFw116/JG-52 (10/42 S.U.), 3/JG-302 (7/43), 9/JG-300 (8/43), 3/JG-302 (9/43 Reich Def; 4/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26026 (lost 9/22/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash south of Bremen on 22 September, 1943, no cause reported. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 26 October, 1942. Nos.2 & 3, an Il-2 and a U-2 on 22 January, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-5 on 25 January, 1943. A 5th Soviet, an Il-5 on 11 June, 1943. One known western victory, the first scored by the newly formed Wild Sau Unit, a Halifax W of Mannheim on 1 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 NW of Berlin on 24 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax W of Munich on 7 September, 1943. Prior to his 4th western victory, he was known to have downed a Soviet DC-3 over Helsinki on 26 February, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 at Wennbostel, N of Hannover, on 29 April, 1944.
783 Diepen, Hans BrunoLt1/2/192488/JG-5 (6/43 S.U.)Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 8 March, 1944 after being shot down. Died in Russian captivity. His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 5 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Hurricane IIc on 15 June, 1943. A P-39 and a Hurricane II on 19 June, 1943. A 4th, a Soviet Hurriacane IIc SE of Eyna on 18 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 September, 1943. A 6th, a P-39 on 4 October, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 6 October, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-5 on 9 October, 1943. Magnus report, 11 victories.

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784 Diepgen, Hans UlrichOfhr113/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Wk #s 10368 "RF+FJ" & 10327 both "Yellow ?" (10327 lost 11/11/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 November, 1942 in Werk# 10327 after enemy fighter attack at Map Quadrant 90462. On 26 September, 1942, in Werk# 10368, this AC was reported totaled, pilot disposition unknown, near the Krasnogwardeisk S.U. airfield. His first known victory, two Soviet Il-2s on 8 July, 1942. A 3rd, a P-40 on 11 July, 1942. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 20 July, 1942. A 5th & 6th, two I-16 Ratas on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. An 8th & 9th, two LaGG-3s on 24 August, 1942. A 10th, a MiG-3 on 25 August, 1942. An 11th, a Hurricane on 1 October, 1942. Another source states his given name as Hans Joachim.

Kulga left, Diepgen middle, Brand

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785 Diergardt, RolfLt1/21/1922Bensberg29Stffüh 10/JG-3 (7/42 S.U.) Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7848 (80% dam 2/10/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13324 "Yellow 10" (20% dam, 8/13/42; hit by another ac on the ground), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10237 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 8/11/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 August, 1942 during aerial combat near Stalingrad; cause, engine damage. Mombeek MIA List. WIC 10 February, 1942 when he crashed at Riga-Spilve due to engine failure. One known victory, his 2nd, a Soviet I-301 on 25 February, 1942. A 3rd, a U-2 on 14 March, 1942. A 4th, an Il-2 5 km SSE of Sytschewo on 1 April, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 on 4 April, 1942. A 6th, a Pe-2 on 6 April, 1942. A 7th, an Il-2 on 20 May, 1942. An 8th, an Su-2 on 21 May, 1942. A 9th, an Il-2 on 22 May, 1942. A 10th, a MiG-1 on 23 May, 1942. An 11th, an R-10 on 29 May, 1942. A 12th, A MiG-1 on 1 July, 1942. A 13th, an Il-2 on 4 July, 1942. A 14th, a MiG-3 at Voronezh on 10 July, 1942. A 15th, a Pe-2 on 16 July, 1942. A 16th, an Il-2 on 22 July, 1942. A 17th, an Il-2 on 24 July, 1942. Four victories on 26 July, 1942; two Il-2s and two MiG-1s. A LaGG-3 at Kalatsch on 27 July, 1942. An Il-2 NE of Kalatsch on 28 July, 1942. A 23rd, a Hurricane SE of Kalatsch on 29 July, 1942. His 24th & 25th, a Hurricane and a LaGG-3 E of Kalatsch on 2 August, 1942. An SU-2 N of Tingula on 5 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 at Stalingrad on 7 August, 1942.

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786 Diestler, KarlUffz4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8582 "3Z + DM" (lost 8/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Comiso-Santa Croce 27 August, 1942 after being attacked by fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
787 Dieter,Lt5/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5363 (lost 8/18/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 18 August, 1943 at Güstrow due to enemy fire. Bf 110 Loss List
788 Dieter, FritzUffz4/LG-1 (Channel) Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk "L1 + FM" (lost 8/15/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 15 August, 1940; shot down over southeast England, crashing at Greatham Farm, Earnley; three other unnamed crew (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: He was sd by a Hurricane of No. 111 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Stanley Connors. Remaining crew: Uffz Wilhelm Rimek (geb 6/7/1914), Obs (KIA); Uffz Otto Rezeppa, R/O (POW) and Gefr Werner Hohbom, Gnr (POW). Uffz Rimek buried Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard, plot E, Row 3, Gr 65 (D.Drury).
789 Dieterle, HansUffz1/18/1922Messkirch1/TG-1Ju 52/3m Werk # 130859 "1Z + FH" (lost 4/17/44)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 17 April, 1944 when his ac was sd by a P-38 of 97FS, 82FG, piloted by Capt James A.Force. The Ju 52 made an emergency landing into the Danube, south of Orsova, in Mehedinti County, Romania. Remaining crew (KIA, desig unk): Fw Walter Müller, Uffz Albert Neiteler and Gefr August Tatzel. The crew names are listed in the VDK, but their graves are believed to exist in Orsova Romania. In addition to the crew, there were twelve military passengers, all believed KIA (D.Drury).
790 Dietrich, GerhardFhjOfw4/30/1917 Baichau, Kreis Glogau, Schlesien Stab/KG-55 (7/41), 12/KG-55 (4/42), 4/KG-55, Stab II/KG-4 (12/43), IV/KG-4 (5/44), II/NJG-102 (6/44), 9/JG-110 (11/44), Stab/JG-2 (3/45)He 111H
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/43)
EP(12/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
425 combat missions. Deceased 10 August, 1982, Peine.
791 Dietrich, KlausFw18 Erg-West "Molders' (12/41), 2/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.- 8/43), Führer Jagerstaffel (Fü.Kü. St. 8/44 S.U.) Fw 190A-3 Werk # Unk "Black 12" (9/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5543 "Black 12" (25% dam 7/3/43 & 8/19/43), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5474 (lost 7/7/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
WIA seriously, 19 August, 1943 by flak over Russia, map quadrant Pl.Qu.50235. Added: aerial combat damage; emergency landing Orel East. Earlier, on 3 July, 1943, aerial combat damaged; emergency landing Orel Sloboda. And 7 July, 1943, flak damage to his engine; emergency landing at Pl.Qu. 35 Ost/46383 (C.König). His first known victory, two Soviet Il-2s on 24 February, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 9 March, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 18 March, 1943. An R-5 on 24 March, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 on 11 May, 1943. A 7th, a P-39 on 2 June, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 8 June, 1943. A 9th, an Il-2 on 10 June, 1943. Two Il-2s on 7 July, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-5 on 8 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 12 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 13 July, 1943. A Pe-2 on 8 August, 1944 (OKL). Survived the war; 206 missions, deceased 15 May, 2011.

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792 Dietz, GerhardGefr18/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7492 "Black 2" (lost 5/12/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 May, 1942 over Wolchow, no cause reported. His one known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 1 August, 1941. Alternate spelling: Diez.
793 Dietz, KarlFw3/24/1917Ansbach9/StG-1 (S.U.) Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6085 "J9 + KL" (lost 7/8/41), Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2144 (dam 4/24/42), Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2226 "J9 + OL" (lost 8/14/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA with unnamed crew 14 August, 1942 at Pochinok, Smolensk Oblast, Russia, due to enemy fire. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Bodo Lonchard (sp), also KIA. Fw Dietz's remains have not yet been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist at Pochinok (Potschinok in Ger)/Smolensk. He is commemorated in the War Cem at Duchowschina, Russia. No VDK burial detail for Gefr Lonchard. His Wk# 6085 was reported lost 8 July, 1941 near Osipowitschi, Belarus, cause unknown; pilot returned wounded, and R/O-Gnr, Gefr Bodo Lonchard (sp) also returned. His werk # 2144 was hit by AA fire and made a forced landing in the area of Tujaschero, Russia, near Lenningrad. Both Fw Dietz and his R/O-Gnr Ogefr Walter Kubi (or Kubitz) were wounded (Ju 87 Loss List & D.Drury).
794 Dietze,Lt7/JG-54Fw 190A-8 "White ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspThe AC was reported lost on 9 August, 1944 at Villacoublay-South France. Pilot disposition unknown.
795 Dietze, HorstLt1/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 140121 "L1 + EH" (Lost 8/28/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near the Bir Hooker airfield 28 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
796 Dietzel, WernerFw3/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3793 "F1 + LL" (lost 8/1/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 1 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 2012 after being attacked by fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
797 Dilley, BrunoMaj8/29/1913Gumbinnen, OstpreussenStfkpt in I/StG-163, Stfkpt 3/StG-1(9/39), Kdr I/StG-2(1/42), Kdr StG-101(10/43), Kdr SG-103(10/43)Ju 87B-1"A5 + AL" (9/39), Ju 87 B-2 Werk # 5789 "(lost 4/7/41 at Veria Greece, retd 10 days later), Ju 87R in 12/41, Ju 87 D-1 Werk # 2070 "T6 + AB" in I/StG-2 (2/42), Ju 87D in StG-101, Ar 96, Fw 190F & Ju 87 in SG-103
RK(6/4/42)
EL(1/8/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/19/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Flew the first Stuka attack of WWII on 1 September, 1939. Shot down twice in Russia and managed to get back to German lines, along with his R/O Ofw Ernst Kather. Deceased 31 August, 1968 following a long and serious illness. 650 missions. Shot down four times, twice behind enemy lines.


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798 Dilling, August GustavOfw516/JG-3 (9/40), Stab II/JG-3 (1/41), 4/JG-3 (4/41 S.U.), 8/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.), 9/JG-1 (6/44 France)Bf 109E, Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411491 "Black < 0" (lost 6/14/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-26 near Caen. No known grave. His first victory, a Spitfire during the Battle of Britain on 13 September, 1940. One more Spitfire and two Huricanes during the BOB. His 1st Soviet, an I-17 at Adeny on 22 June, 1941. A LaGG-3 SE of Stalingrad on 31 August. An Il-2 8 km N of Sarepta on 2 September. A MiG-3 15 km W of Pitomnik on 4 September. A MiG-3 15 km W of Dubovka on 9 September. Two MiG-3s 20 km NW of Stalingrad and an Il-2 W of Stalingrad on 10 September. Two Il-2s on 13 September; one 2 km W of Stalingrad, the 2nd in the center of Stalingrad. A MiG-3 3 km E of Stalingrad on 14 September. An Il-2 and a P-40 over Stalingrad on 16 September. A Yak-1 6 km E of Kotluban on 19 September. A MiG-1 2 km N of Stalingrad on 27 September. An Il-2 N of Stalingrad on 29 September. His 16th Soviet victory, a Pe-2 25 km SE of Saryta on 8 October. A LaGG-3 5 km W of Gumrak on 22 October. A LaGG-3 10 km NE of Darassus on 1 November. An Il-2 N of Dawssna on 18 November. A Yak-1 and an Il-2 on 28 December. A Boston III W of Kamensk on 31 January, 1943. Three Il-2s on 6 March.
799 Dimter, Wilhelm 'Willi'Oblt8Stab I/NJG-1 (8/41), NJG-3, 9/NJG-2 (9/42 Gilze-Rijen)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360027 "R4 + CD" (lost 9/17/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew the night of 16/17 September, 1942 during aerial combat in his C-6 at Dongen Holland, east of Oosterhout (DeSwart). Added: Oblt Dimter buried Ysselsteyn AZ-7-163. Remaining crew (KIA , bur Yssel): Uffz E.Hübner, R/O (bur AZ-7-162) and Ogefr H.G.Franke (bur AZ-7-164) (SGLO). One known victory, a Whitley V 300 m west of Breda on 17 August, 1941. Another Whitley V on 19 August, 1941, no location. His 3rd & 4th victories, a Wellington and a Hampden in Limburg Province, Belgium, on 31 August, 1941, no locations. His 5th & 6th, a Wellington and a Hampden on 1 September, 1941, no location. Nos.7 & 8, a Hampden and a Wellington on 8 November, 1941, no locations. Magnus.
800 Dinger, FritzOblt8/20/1915Ottweiler, Saar67 FlgzFr 4/JG-53 (5/40 Mannheim; Stfkpt 10/41), Stab I/JG-53 (8/42 S.U.), 4/JG-53 (12/42 Gonschtakowka, S.U.), III/JG-53 Bf 109E-3 (5/40), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7187 "White 4" (dam 10/5/41), Bf 109F in 4 Staffel, Bf 109G-2/Trop Werk # 16185 "White 4 + -" in 4/JG-53
RK(12/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/23/42)
EP(10/26/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg(8/16/40)
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend
KIA 27 July, 1943 from bomb fragments during an air raid against his base at Scalea Italy. 600+combat missions. WIA 16 August, 1940 during aerial combat 50 km north of Cherbourg and crashing into the Channel (Prien). 50 victories in the East. Escaped injury on 5 October, 1941 in Wk# 7187 after crash landing near Solugubowka resulting from aerial combat damage. His 1st known western victory, No. 12, a Blenheim 6 km NW of Texel on 27 October, 1941. His 1st known Soviet victory, an Il-2 W of Schintovo on 18 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 E Of Kanazov, a P-2 E of Kuserovo and an Il-2, no location, on 19 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 25 August, 1942. Two Il-2s and an I-180 on 30 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Two I-180s on 13 September, 1942. His 12th victory, a Blenheim of RAF No. 114 Sq. 15 km northwest of Texel on 27 October, 1941. One known Med. victory, a Spitfire 5 km east of Zonker Point Malta on 16 October, 1942. Another known Desert victory, a P-38 2 km south of Ferryville on 4 December, 1942. Several victories in Sicily. Bowers/Lednicer, 67 victories. Deceased.

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