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901 Henkett, HansLt1III/JG-53Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st victory, a P-47 on 9 January, 1945.
902 Hennig, Hans GüntherOblt3/JG-53 (Sicily)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18064 "Yellow 6" (35% dam 6/4/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 June, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, made an emergency landing at Comiso where his ac was found by the Brits on 13 July, 1943 (Bf 109 Loss List).
903 Hensel, HansOblt1/KG-100He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
904 Hentschel, ErwinOfw10/29/1917 Niederthalheim, Krs. Rochlitz (Sachsen) 7 2/KG-51, 8/StG-2, I/StG-2, III/SG-2 Ju 87 RK(12/9/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pend
All 7 victories were Soviet fighters. R/O-Gnr for Hans Rudel, he and Rudel were awarded the RK by Hitler at the same time. 1490 missions, the highest number flown by any Luftwaffe personnel. He drowned on 20 March, 1944 attempting to swim the Dnyestr River near Yampol. He and Rudel had landed behind enemy lines to rescue another crew, but were unable to take off due to mud. They fled on foot and attempted to escape by swimming across the river.

L-R: Rudel - Hentschel
905 Hepe, Hans JürgenHptm10/30/191211 1.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 1/JG-2(3/40), Stfkpt 5 & 4/JG-2(5/40-4/41), Stfkpt 1/JG-2(8/42),Kdr I/JG-105(9/43) Ar 96, Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5768 or 6758 (lost 7/2/41 in JG-2), Fw 190A-3 in 42, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5675 (lost 5/29/43), Fw 190A in JG-105
Spanish Cross
EP (6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shotdown with wounds 2 July, 1941 during aerial combat 1 km southwest of Cassel. Bailed successfully. Shot down a second time on 29 May, 1943, at "La Martiniere, Langan Fr., and did not return to combat. One victory in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Mons, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane over Antwerp, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim 6 km north of Plouestat, 6 April, 1941. His 4th & 5th, both Spitfires at Boulogne/Hardelot on 21 June, 1941. A Blenheim and a Spitfire on 23 June, 1941, no locations. his 8th, a Spitfire in the Lille area on 2 July, 1941. A Spitfire near Boulogne on 13 October, 1941. His 9th, a Spitfire 2 km west of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. His 10th, a Spitfire on 8 September, 1942. His 11th, a B-17 near St. Nazaire on 1 May, 1943. Alternate spelling: Heppe. Magnus, 14 victories.
906 Herbst, OttoOgefr1/26/1921FFS C 12 He 111B Werk # 1120 "DA + AZ" (lost 7/15/41) Pilot Badge KIC 15 July, 1941 when his ac crashed at Hostivice-Jenecek, CZ., cause unknown. His student, Ogefr Hans Marahrens, was also killed (F.Braun). Added: Ogefr Herbst buried in the Ger War Cem. at Magdeburg Westfriedhof, Blk A, Gr 76 (D.Drury).
907 Herdy, HansUffz7/9/1923WerderSG-101, JG-108, JGr-Süd & Ost, 2/JG-3 (4/44 Magdeburg Ger.)Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 440703 "Black 4"Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 May, 1944 in aerial combat with P-51 bomber escorts west of Dreileben, 20 km west of Magdeburg. He was buried on D-Day, June 6, 1944 in the Werder Cemetery.
908 Hergenhan, KarlLt8/KG-4Ju 188E, Ju 88A-12, He 111H-20 Werk # 701132 "5J + GS" (lost 1/20/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: Pilot & crew MIA 20 January, 1945 when their ac crashed at Budaörs, SW of Budapest Hungary during a Budapest airlift, cause unknown, however, a Russian AA regiment made a corresponding claim. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Wilfried Wenzel, Obs; Uffz Kurt Schwarz, R/O; Fw Kurt Loers, Flt Engr and Ogefr Hans Heinrich Dreyer, Gnr. No known graves (D.Drury).
909 Hergt, O.Fw4(F)/14Ju 88A Werk # 0707 (dam 8/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspHis disposition unknown when his ac made a force landing on 18 August, 1941 at or near the Smolensk airfield, Russia. The ac sustained engine damage causing the landing, resulting in significant damage. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Joachim Brösicke, Obs (Inj; later served in KG-55) and Uffz W.Bülow, R/O (disp unk). No mention of a Flt Engr (D.Drury).
910 Herhudt, Hans Detlev von Rohden GenMaj9/23/1899Liegnitz Kdr II/JG-334 (6/37 Mannheim-Sandhofen), II/LG-1, Stab/ IV Flg.Kps, Stab/IX Flg Kps, Stab/ Lft-1 Ar 68E & Bf 109B & D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/20/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
First pre-war commander of II/JG-334, containing two Staffeln.
911 Herling, WilfriedHptm6/7/1920Hörde (now Dortmund-Hörde)7/StG-2, Stfkpt 7/StG-2Ju 87D

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 28 November, 1943 near the Bolsh-Kostromka-Nord airfield, when the returning unit was jumped by enemy fighters, and the Ju 87 of RK Holder Lt Hans Krumminga was hit by German flak and rammed Herlings AC. Both AC crashed and burned, killing both crews. 700 missions; destroying 26 tanks, 10 AA guns, 21 Field guns, 6 supply and 2 armored trains plus additional shipping damage.
912 Hermann, HansUffzI/JG-1, 7/JG-51 (8/44 France)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172739 "Blue 5" (lost 8/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires, crashing near Mortain (Mombeeck MIA List. MIA briefly 20 June, 1944; Combat with a P-38 of 370FG, crashed near Flers. He was shot down but managed to eventually return to his base, and later KIA on 7 August, 1944.
913 Hermann, HansFw1111/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost) Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332399 (lost 1/31/45), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332787 (lost 3/11/45) EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 March, 1945 during aerial combat at Greifenhagen. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 SE of Bonn on 17 December, 1944. His final victory count may be higher, Magnus. Added: Fw Hermann was uninjured on 31 January, 1945, when he crashed at Breites Bruch while making a low level attack (D.Drury).
914 Hermann, HansOfw2/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3435 "4D + IK" (lost 3/13/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 March, 1942 during a mission off the coast of Murmansk, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ofw Walter Mans, Observer; Uffz Werner Pfülle, R/O and Fw Heinrich Schlüter, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
915 Hermann, HansFw11/JG-5Fw 58 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspCrashed into the North Sea on 26 March, 1944 after colliding with electrical wires, pilot disposition unknown. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling Herrmann.
916 Herrmann, HansFw10/5/191712 8/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), 7/JG-54, 8/JG-54 (6/43), III/JG-54 (12/43 Reich Def) Bf 109G-4 Wk# 14971 "Wh 5"(lost 7/30/43), Bf 109G-5 "Black 3 + I" (lost 2/20/44?)), G-6s: WK#s 20135 (30% dam 7/27/43) & 411476, G-6 Wk# 15670 (lost) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, a P-40 on 13 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 November, 1942. Shot down 4X: 30 July, 1943 with wounds in 7 Staffel, # 14971 "White 5" 70% near Amerongen Holland. With 8 Staffel, 27 July, 1943, he clipped # 20130 while landing at Schiphol airfield, pilot OK. Sustained 30% damage, landing at Schiphol AF. On 20 Dec., 1943 downed and wounded in # 15670 "Black 9" by B-17 return fire south of Wesermünde. On 20 Feb., 1944 downed w/o wounds in # 411476 "Black 3" over Bernberg. One known western victory, a B-24D on 21 May, 1943. A B-17 E of Kappeln on 13 June, 1943. A Double victory on 14 October, 1943, both B-17s SW of Würzburg. After his last wound on 20 December, 1943, he served in training units. Final victory count may be higher, Magnus. Alternate spelling: Hermann.
917 Herrmann, HansUffz4/KG-54Ju 88 Werk# 2428 "B3 + BM"Bomber Operational ClaspHerrmann defected 25 June, 1941, along with his crew, by landing in Kiev. They said they did not wish to fight against the Soviets. Navigator: Uffz. Hans Kratz; Ogefr. Adolf Appel; RO Uffz Wilhelm Schmid.
918 Herrmann, Hans Joachim 'Hajo'Obstlt8/1/1913Kiel9 III/KG-4 (9/39 Poland), Stfkpt 7/KG-4 (7/40 Schiphol), Stfkpt 7/KG-30 (4/41), Kdr III/KG-30 (7/42), 9th Flieger Div., Kdr JG-300 (6/43), Insp.of Air Def. Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5128 "5J + AR" (gear collapsed 10/19/40) in KG-4, Ju 88A-4 "4D + AD" & "4D + AR" (11/41 in KG-30), Bf 109G, Bf 109T-1 (lost 8/20/43), Fi 156C-3, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550445 "Green 1" (lost 8/24/43) & Fw 190A-4 (lost 9/5/43)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber & Ftr Oper.Clasps
All 9 were RAF Bombers. One such bomber believed to be a Short Stirling III BK718 "WP-M" of No.90 Sq., lost the night of 3/4 July, 1943, target Köln. It's Flt Engr, Sgt Hugh Murray, of Fife Scotland, was KIA, and buried Overloon War cem Noord Brabant, Neth,. location III.A.I..The inventor of the "Wilde Sau" System, 26 June, 1943. EL 8/2/43. The use of single-engine fighters for night operations. Very costly in terms of pilots and AC. Herrmann came to fighters from bombers. The Bf 109T-1 (questionable) was the type destined for use on the carrier Graff Zepplin, however this project was cancelled by order of Hitler. In January, 1944, he was appointed Kdr of Jagddivision 30, over all three of the Wilde Sau units, 300, 301 & 302. In March 1945, he commanded Sonderkommando-Elbe, a Bf 109 unit whose purpose was to ram Allied bombers. Only about 24 successful attacks were recorded. About 370 combat missions, serving in Spain, Poland, Norway, France Malta and Greece, before founding the Wilde Sau Units. Sank 12 Soviet convoy ships, about 65,000BRT. Also known to have flown Fw 190A-5 "Black 1" as Kdr JG-300. Spent ten long years in Russian captivity. Released with Hartmann, Graf, Wiese and Hans Baur. Deceased 11/5/2010 Düsseldorf.
919 Hertel, HansLt8/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87R-4 Werk # unk "J9 + DK" (lost 11/13/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 November, 1941cause unknown, location not reported. LW Loss Report & Ju 87 Los
920 Hertz, HansFw8/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8606 "M7 + GS" (60% dam 10/12/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with unnamed crew near St Croce 12 October, 1942 after being attacked by an enemy fighter (Ju 88 Loss List).
921 Hess, KurtOfw4(F)/121 (S.U.)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430231 "7A + WM" (lost 8/23/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Hans Werner Burizn and two other unnamed crew in Map Quadrant 8474, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
922 Hesse, GünterFw2/27/1917Nordhausen3/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 2838 "7T + GL" (lost 8/30/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 30 August, 1940; following an operation over England, they experienced a problem with the navigational equipment. They flew on until they made contact with the ground, in a fog at Güenes, about 9 miles SW of Balboa Spain. Remaining crew (KIC): Lt.z.S Helmut Hanschke, Obs; Uffz Hans Marschener (aka Marschner), R/O and Uffz Hans Meinicke, Flt Engr. Their bodies were taken across the border, into France for burial. Hesse in the War Cem at Berneuil, 3/14/756. Hanschke in the same cem, 3/16/838. Meinicke, same cem, 3/15/802. No known location for Marschener or Marschner (D.Drury).
923 Hesse, Hans ErichOblt2/SKG-210 (S.U.), I/ZG-1 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4049 "S9 + CK" (lost 8/12/41), Bf 109F, Bf 110G-2 Werk # 4604 "S9 + DL" (lost 5/16/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 16 May, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported. WIA 12 August, 1941 at Chtownja; pilot returned WIA, his unnamed R/O was listed as MIA. Bf 110 Loss List & DK-G Awards List
924 Hesse, HeinrichLt12/21/191927/JG-53 (6/42 Med), I/SG-10 (10/43), Stfkpt 9/SG-4 (3/44), Stab III/SG-4 (8/44)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 10163 "White 6 + I" (lost 6/14/42), Fw 190F-8 in SG EK 2
, Wound Badge (8/18/44), Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a Soviet fighter, possibly the Il-2 (mh). Shot down 14 June, 1942 during aerial combat north of Tobruk with a Beaufighter of either RAF No. 252 or 272. He was seen hitting the water and inflating a dingy. Pilot returned per Bf 109 Loss List. One known victory, a P-40 30 km NW of Bir Hacheim on 1 June, 1942. His 2nd, a Yak-9 on 13 August, 1944. An Il-2 (mh) on 18 August, 1944. Added: Hesse and unnamed crew were picked up by a Do 24 (CM + IO) seaplane of Seenotstaffel 7, piloted by Ofw Hans Sost, however, rough seas prevented the seaplane from taking off. Both crews were eventually rescued by the U-83 (D.Drury & LOCS). NOTE: Another source suggests his Bf 109 was sd by a P-40, 100km N. of Derna.
925 Hett, Hans GeorgUffz6/JG-301 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163590 "Yellow 9 + -" (lost 6/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 June, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s and B-24s near Casarea Romania, Bucharest area. Mombeek.
926 Hetzler, HansLt112/JG-27 (11/43 Aegean), 11/JG-27 (7/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140xxx (lost 11/17/43), Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/27/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational clasp
MIA 27 July, 1944 after a collision in flight, E of Granville, 25 km NNW of Avranches. Mombeek. WIA 17 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Aegina. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 1 km west southwest Of Insel Kos Greece, 19 September, 1943.
927 Heuveldop, JohannesOblt2/Kü.Fl.Gr-106 Do 18D Werk # 0881 "M2 + EK" (lost 9/25/40) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 25 September, 1940: sd by a Blenheim of No.236 Sq., piloted by P/O Graham Russell, with Obs Sgt Dennis Pearson and Gnr Sgt John Goldsmith. The ac crashed into the sea off Ushant France. Remaining crew: Oblt.z.S. Hans Dietrich Stelle, Obs (geb 3/5/1919, KIA); Uffz Werner Kahlfeld, R/O (MIA) and Fw Ewald Brasch, Flt Engr , (MIA). The body of Oblt Stelle washed ashore at Church Cove, Cornwall on 26 October, 1940, and he is buried at CC/5/11/262 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Heudeldop.
Cannock Chase
928 Heydrich, HansFw6/ZG-2 (S.U.)Bf 110E Werk # 3562 "2S + NP" (lost 6/29/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 29 June, 1942 by flak in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 7232, his unnamed gunner returned. Bf 110 Loss List
929 Heyer, Hans-JoachimLt4/20/1922Rehungen, Ostpreussen53 8/JG-54 (6/41), Kdr III/JG-54 (9/42) Bf 109F-4/R1 Wk#13104 "Blk ?" (dam 4/23/42), Bf 109G-2 Wk#13809 "Blk 6" (both lost)
RK(11/25/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 November, 1942 after colliding with an Soviet fighter (or perhaps his wingman) in "Black 6" near Gorodok (Leningrad Front). His 1st known Soviet victory, an I-15 Rata on 22 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 14 July, 1941. Two I-16s on 8 September, 1941. An I-18 on 18 October, 1941. A double victory on 6 November, 1941; an I-18 and an I-153. An I-18 on 1 April, 1942. On 23 April, 1942, he was shot down with wounds in Werk# 13104 near Ramtzmy. Three P-40s on 12 May, 1942. Two R-5s on 8 June, 1942. Two P-40s on 1 September, 1942. A MiG-3 on 4 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 14 September, 1942. A MiG-3 on 16 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 22 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 28 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 23 October, 1942. Two Il-2s on 26 October, 1942. He scored JG-54s 3000th victory on 4 November, 1942 (killed 5 days later). His last three victories, a LaGG-3 and two P-40s on 7 November, 1942. Six Night victories. His military career began in 1939. Added: Lt Heyer is still listed as MIA, and is commemorated at Sologubowka, Russia (D.Drury).
930 Hick, HansUffz11/NJG-100Ju 88C-6 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten.
931 Hieke, Hans JoachimOfw18/JG-300Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681350 "Black 4" (lost 12/31/44 at Rotenburg)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds at Rotenburg/Wümme on 31 December, 1944 in "Black 4". His one known victory, this same day, a B-17.
932 Hiendmayr, Johann "Hans"Oblt511/NJG-3 Ju 88A, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360283 "D5 + KW" (lost 12/4/43) EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4/5 December, 1943; Crashed NE of Veddel, near Hamburg, south of Oschenwerder due to engine failure (loss of oil pressure) after aerial combat with an RAF Lancaster (Boiten). Remaining unnamed crew OK. One known victory, a Halifax SE of Aurich on 16 September, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax SE of Aarhaus on 17 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax in the Kassel area on 22 October, 1943. A double victory on 4 November, 1943, both Stirlings, the night he crashed in a Ju 88C. Alternate spelling: Hiendlmayr (Crash info in Jager Blatt 6/2003). All OKL victories recorded as Hiendmayr. Magnus, 8 victories.
933 Hiess, HansUffz6/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2440 "Brown 5" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 April, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire flown by W/C Johnson. Hiess bailed out but his chute did not open.
934 Hilbers, HansOfhr11/19/1923Efferen7/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 26083 "Black 10 + I" (lost 3/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1944 during aerial combat; crashed his 109 in the Aachen area, near Romsee Belgium. Buried Lommel, Block 21/131. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
935 Hilberts, HansOfhr7/JG-1Bf 109G-5 Werk # 26083 "White 10" (lost 3/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 march, 1944 during aerial combat at Romsee, near Liege. Source: J. Geensen.
936 Hilbig, GerhardUffz7(F)/LG-2 (S.U.)Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2226 "L2 + ZR" (lost 12/1/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 1 December, 1941 at Kagalilo, cause unknown. His Obs, Lt Hans Riggers, was also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
937 Hildebrandt, KurtFw1/31/1913HamburgSturzkampffliegerschule 1 (Regensburg-Obertraubling, Dive Bomber Training Unit, 4/41)Ju 87 (lost 4/18/41)Student Pilot?KIFA 18 April, 1941: Mid-air collision with a Fw Stocker during a training flight, crashing in the Stadlhof wasteland between Schierling and Bad Abbach. He was able to bail from his ac, but his chute was ripped by the propeller and he fell to his death. He is buried in the Hamburg-Ohlsdorf Cemetery. More information to come from Hans Dieter Zemke.
938 Hildenbrand, NikolausUffz8/7/19214/KG-40 (10/42 Soesterberg) Do 217E-4 Werk # 4385 "F8 + CM" (lost 10/16/42) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed near Soesterberg Holland on 16 October, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: His ac crashed near the Soesterberg airfield. The report states he was killed, and the cause was "aufschlagbrand" (impact fire) suggesting he struck something and caught fire. Uffz Hildenbrand and crew buried initially at Nieuwe Osterbegraafplaats, Amsterdam; reburied Ysselsteyn. Remaining crew (KIC, buried Ysselsteyn): Ogefr Wilhelm Fingerhutt, Obs (geb 6/16/21, bur CW-4-84); Uffz Hans Mahlke, R/O (geb 2/5/18, bur CW-4-85) and Uffz Oskar Strittmatter, Gnr (geb 3/23/1919, bur CW-4-86). Uffz Hildenbrand buried CW-4-83 (Find-A-Grave).
Ysselstein, Holland
939 Hilgenfeldt, HansLt6/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100003 (lost 6/2/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 2 June, 1943 at Charkow West due to engine damage. Ju 87 Loss List
940 Hilk, S.Fw3(F)/33Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1313 "8H + OL" (lost 8/19/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew on 19 August, 1941; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission covering Chernihiv to Pryluky to Poltava, Ukraine, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Mühlen-Schulte, Obs; Uffz J.Feldschur, R/O and Gefr S.Dickhauser, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
941 Hill, Hans JoachimUffz5/14/1920Frankfut a.M. FFS A/B 2 (1/43), 3/SG-111 (11/43 Stubendorf), 2/SG-151 (1/44 Pancevo), 2/SG-2 (2/44 Nikolayev), 8/SG-2 (3/44 Rauchowka), 2/SG-104 (7/44 Tutow), 8/SG-2 (4/45 Prag-Kletzau) Ju 87A, B, R & D-5 EK 2(4/19/44), EK 1(5/15/44), EP(12/20/44), Ground Attack Operational Clasp in Gold (5/20/44) "Immelmann" Dive Bomber Pilot Grouping from the George Petersen collection, found on Time Traveler Militaria 10/2020. Promoted to Lt in January, 1945. 110+ combat missions.
942 Hille, HermannFw11/24/1918Nienburg Saale1/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332507 "Dw + CK" (lost 4/30/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 30 April, 1944, crashing at Ettenheimweiler while on a non-operational flight, cause not given. Remaining crew (KIC): Ogefr Johannes Kesseler, geb 10/30/1922, Gunner and Ogefr Hans Pangerl, geb 1/13/1923, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
943 Hiltscher, FritzFw3(F)/33 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430079 "8L + EL" (lost 4/20/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Lt Hans Weissgerber and two other unnamed crew 20 April, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
944 Hinrichs, Hans JoachimLt3(F)/33 (6/41 Borisov, Belarus) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0739 "8H + EL" (lost) EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp in Bronze
MIA 19 July, 1941, lost on a transfer flight between Shippenbeil and Borisov. Remaining Crew (MIA): Fw Adolf Klose, Observer; Uffz Heinrich Klein, R/O and Ogefr Walter Bigalke, Gunner (Ju 88 Loss List & D.Drury).
945 Hintermayer, JosefLt3/13/19221/KG-26 (Petsamo)He 111H-6 Werk # 4251 "1H + AH" (lost 2/1/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 February, 1942; failed to return from a mission west of Murmansk. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Ludvig Leinweber, Observer; Gefr Hans Mayer, R/O and Ogefr Willi Wachowitz, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Hintemeier & Hintermeyer.
946 Hinz, HansFw4/SKG-10 (Channel) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 47184 (or 57184) "White H" (lost 3/8/43) Assault Operational Clasp MIA 8 March, 1943 in the vicinity of Rennes Fr., cause unknown.
947 Hissbach, Heinz HorstHptm1/30/1916Dessau3411/KG-40 (9/42), 2/ZG-1 (9/42), I/NJG-1, Stfkpt 5/NJG-2 (2/44), Kdr II/NJG-2 (11/44; 4/45 Pocking)Bf 110 escort in KG-40 & ZG-1, Ju 88C-6 "R4 + GN" in 5/NJG-2, Ju 88G-6 "4R + AM" (lost 4/14/45) in II/NJG-2
RK(4/15/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 April, 1945 during a nocturnal low level attack on U.S. vehicles near Gelnhausen, when he was hit by AA fire. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O StbsFw Hubert Warzeche and Gnr Uffz Max Mayer. Pilot & R/O buried at Gelnhausen. 200+ missions, all victories were Night victories. One known victory shared with Hptm Hans Reicke, a Sunderland at Map Quadrant 14 West N/7512 on 1 September, 1942. Another shared victory, a Whitley V with Hermann Flothmann at the Bay of Biscay on 30 September, 1942. Another, a Beaufighter 15 km north of Ameland on 23 October, 1942, while in 14/KG-40. Another shared victory, AC type unknown, with Thies on 30 November, 1942. A "4 mot" at Stuttgart on 20 February, 1944. A Lancaster at St. Dizier on 28 April, 1944. A "4 mot" on 23 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" in the Etrepagny area on 10 June, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Abbeville on 25 June, 1944. A double on 1 July, 1944; both "4 mots", one at Blois-Vendome, the other at Chateaudun. A "4 mot" S of Abbeville on 5 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Dieppe on 8 July, 1944. Three "4 mots" over northern France on 29 July, 1944. A "4 mot" WNW of Mönchen-Gladbach on 19 September, 1944. His 29th & 30th, both "4 mots" over England the night of 3/4 March, 1945 during Operation Gisela.


948 Hitter, Hans Karl Uffz9/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160719 "Yellow 12" (lost 2/10/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 10 February, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters, crashing near Ahaus, Krs Münster-Westfalen (L/Wiegels). No known grave.
949 Hoben, HeinrichFwII/KG-1Ju 88A-1 Werk # 6255 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 16/17 March, 1941; Returning from the Bristol bombing raid, he crashed between Beaumont and Cherbourg due to fuel shortage. Remaining crew (all KIC): Uffz Helmut Wetzel, Observer; Uffz Hans Kugelsetter, R/o and Fw Heinrich Brunstein, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
950 Hobuk, HansUffz3/KG-30Ju 88A-2 Werk # Unk "4D + ?H" (70% dam 5/10/40)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA with his entire crew, 10 May, 1940 during a bombing raid on Ockenburg and Rotterdam. Their damaged ac set down in Münster. Remaining crew (pos unk): Ogefr Fritz Baumgarten (WIA), Uffz Siegfried Rudolf Schreiber (sevr WIA) and Gefr Erwin Schroder (sevr WIA/DOW 5/20/40) (DVL Loss List). I selected the pilot name since positions were not noted.
951 Höfer, HansUffz11(Z)/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 960263 "Yellow 19" (lost 3/22/45)Fighter (or Destroyer?) Operational ClaspKIA 22 March, 1945 east of Strausberg due to enemy fire.
952 Hofer, Hans HeinrichLt12/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142199 (lost 3/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspPilot and unnamed crew KIC 1 March, 1943; the ac crashed at Grottaglio due to engine trouble caused by a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List).
953 Hoferichter, HansLt7/28/1922 4(F)/122 (4/43 S.U., 9/44 Italy; 11/44 Bergamo, It.) Ju 88, Ju 188D-2 Werk # Unk, "F6 + AM" (lost 11/5/44)Wound Badge, Observer Operational ClaspInjured in a crash 5 November, 1944 in the vicinity of Frankfurt am Main while on a transfer flight, no further detail (D.Drury). Photos & Maps found on Ebay. Remainder of his April '44 crew: Fw Seiter, Uffz Beck and Ogefr Piper. Hoferichter was known to have served in France prior to his service over Russia and ultimately, over the Italian coastline.
954 Hoffmann, HansFw7/JG-54Bf 109G "White 7"Fighter Operational Clasp
955 Hoffmann, HansNJG-1Bf 110Night Fighter Operational ClaspSurvived the war. Jager Blatt mention October 1998 with Falck and Greiner.
956 Hoffmann, HansHptm1(H)/23Hs 126 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 6 April, 1941; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission in the Skopje area in Macedonia. Source: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
957 Hoffmann, HansUffz2/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1423 (lost 7/9/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 9 July, 1943 when their ac exploded in flight in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 61212. Ju 87 Loss List
958 Hoffmann, Hans GeorgLt8/7/19215/JG-52 (S.U.) Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13659 "Black 10 + -" (lost 11/15/42) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 15 November, 1942 at Gunaikatal, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List).
959 Hoffmann, Hans UlrichHptm(H)/12 (39), (H)/11, Stfkpt 11/AGr-11(5/45)Hs 126, Fw 189AObserver Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
960 Hoffmann, Karl LudwigOfw10/27/19212/KG-66 (1/44 Montidier) Ju 88S-1 Werk # 140598 "Z6 + CL" (lost 1/29/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 29 January, 1944 while heading outbound on a mission to London, he crashed for an unknown reason at Krabbendijke Holland. Hoffmann buried Yssel BS/3/60. Remaining crew (KIA, all buried Ysselsteyn): Uffz Erich Hege, geb 5/27/1920, buried BS/3/59; Uffz Hans Platzer, geb 11/9/1919, buried BS/3/61 and Fw Werner Courtoin, geb 4/1/1923, buried BS/3/62. Wings to Victory
Ysselstein, Holland
961 Höfft, OttoFw1(F)/121 (Stavanger Norway)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 2086 "7A + KH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 11 August, 1940 during a photo recon mission over Helmsley, when attacked by 3 Spitfires of RAF No. 41 Sq.. The AC crashed on Newton Moor, near the Calais House Farm, Scaling. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Marzusch, Observer (POW), Fw Karl Heinz Hacker, wireless operator (POW) and Lt Heinrich Meier, communications specialist listening to british Radio traffic (KIA). Alternate spelling: Hoefft.
962 Hofmann, HansMajKdr III/KG-76 (2/40)Do 17ZBomber Operational Clasp
963 Hofmockel, HansFw11 & 3/Schl.G-1Bf 109F-3 Werk # 670266 (lost 8/2/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 2 August, 1943 T Kromy, cause unknown (DK-G Awards List). One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 E of Nishne-Ossiwroskiy on 30 November, 1942.
964 Hofockel, HansFw3/Schl.G-1Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670266 (lost 8/1/43)Assault Operational ClaspReported lost in Russia, 1 August, 1943, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.5342, cause unknown; may have returned later.
965 Höger, HansUffz66/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13194 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost 8/17/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 17 August, 1942 after aerial combat; bailed northeast of Priwalowka. One known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 31 July, 1942. Another known, his 4th per OKL, an unnamed Soviet AC on 4 August, 1942.
966 Hohenburger, HansFw12/NAGr-2 (4/44 S.U.)Fw 189A-3 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 8 April, 1944.
967 Holle, LudwigUffz2/KGr.z.b.V.-108Ju 52/3mTransport Operational ClaspKIC in Werk # 6755 on 27 June, 1941, flown by Oblt Hans Leibe, when he accidentally hit the ground near Trondheim, on a non-operational flight. Holle was the co-pilot.
968 Hollenleben, Hans vonHptmStfkpt 2/NAG-14 (4/44 Bacau)Bf 109G-6/R2 Night Observer Operationl Clasp Killed in an accident, replaced by Oblt Hermann Westdickenberg. Source: Online photo & text submitted by F. Braun.
969 Höllige, HansLt8/KG-40He 177A-1 Werk # 15270 (lost 9/26/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 26 September, 1943 when acting as Co-pilot for Oblt Walter Dietrich, their ac crashed near Dolni' Hermanice, Cz., due to an engine fire. See Oblt Walter Dietrich for additional detail (F.Braun).
970 Holstein, Hermann HansFw92/JG-53 (2/43 Med; 4/43 Tunisia); 4/44 Italy)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 15135 "Black 2" (lost 4/4/43; combat, Pl.Qu. 0849, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # 15313 (lost 7/12/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162470 "Black 2" (lost 4/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 April, 1944 after aerial combat with P-47s at Rimini. WIA 12 July, 1943 during aerial combat north of Comiso. One known Desert victory, his first, a Boston at Map Quadrant 1852 in N. Africa on 18 February, 1943. His 2nd & 3rd, both B-25s in the Maknassy area on 4 April, 1943. His 4th, a Spitfire 5 km east of Sidi Mahdi on 12 April, 1943. His 5th, in Sicily, a Spitfire 15 km east of Erice on 10 July, 1943. His 6th, a P-40 20 km southwest of Licata on 11 July, 1943. His 7th, a B-24 over Italy on 24 March, 1944. His 8th, a P-51 at Udine Italy on 18 April, 1944. His 9th, a B-24 at Rovigno Italy on 20 April, 1944.
971 Holtkamp, HansOfhr112 & 15/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172733 "Black ?" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1944 south of Borek. His first known victory, a Yak-9 on 19 August, 1944.
972 Hölzle, Johann HansOfw1(H)/21Fw 189A-1 Werk # 2221 (20% dam 10/4/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 4 October, 1942 after being hit by flak at Cbrebtowoje Russia. His Observer, Oblt Gerhard Maluk, also WIA. A 3rd unnamed crewman was KIA. Obs Loss List & DK-G Awards List
973 Holzwarth, HansObltI/KG-51Me 262A-2Bomber Operational ClaspShot down 22 January, 1945 by Spitfires from RAF No. 401 Squadron near Hopsten.
974 Homfeld, Hans HassoUffz5/27/19206/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk # 431004 "Yellow 8" (lost 4/29/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 April, 1944 opposing American bombers in the Braunschweig region. Buried in Alfeld (Leine), Grave 25.
975 Hönning, LudwigOfwFlugbereitschaft Luftflotte 2 Do 217 Werk # 4481 "F5 + LH" (lost 2/20/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew 20 February, 1943, when their ac was lost flying from Rome-Ciampino, Italy to Gabes Tunisia, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Kurt Petsch, R/O and Ofw Heinz Niemann, Flt Engr. Passengers (MIA): Oberst Hans Grenev, Obstlt Rudolf Rebrecht and Maj Josef Stefan (D.Drury).
976 Hönninger, Hans PaulOgefr12/14/1921Regensburg3Erg/KG-3, 12/KG-26, 7/KG-26, 4/KG-100 (7/42)Do 17Z, He 111HBomber Operational ClaspPOW 8 July, 1942. Flugbuch. Added: He was imprisoned in Siberia, released in 1949. He spent most of his life in Peru, and passed away 16 December, 2011. His personal information and photo provided by his Grandson, Juan Pablo Hönninger.
977 Hopfer, Hans WalterOfw412/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), SonderKdo. OKL (1/44)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430182 "Vp + AA" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 January, 1944 after being shot down over Oschersleben. His special unit, Sonderkommando OKL, attacked industrial targets. Magnus. One known victory, his first Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 28 June, 1941. A 2nd & 3rd, an I-18 and a Pe-2 on 8 August, 1941. A 4th, a SB-3 on 9 August, 1941.
978 Hopp, HansLt6/23/192012/JG-51 (S.U.) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9230 "Black 2" (lost 11/15/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 November, 1941 near Talzy (Taljcy?), cause not reported. Added: The VDK shows the place of death, and that of Lt Walter Schick, as in the area of Lake Ilmen (Ilmensee), Novgorod Oblast, Russia. They are both commemorated in the German War Cem. at Korpowo, Russia (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on 23 October, 1941.
979 Hoppe, Hans UlrichMaj14/ZG-26 (10/40 Channel), 4/ZG-76 (41), III/NJG-4Bf 110C Werk # 3429 (dam 10/28/40), Bf 110F-4 EK 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash on 28 October, 1940 due to a technical failure, location not reported (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Blenheim over England on 8 April, 1941.
980 Höring, ErnstLt7/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161028 "White 11 + I" (lost 1/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 January, 1944 after colliding with Lt Hans Lunow in Bf 109G-6 Wk# 161013 during combat with a B-24, 20km west of Pirano.
981 Hormann, HansOfw12/11/1913Hamburg1/KG-100 (12/41), 1/KG-4 (12/43)He 111H & Do 217

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Flew as Observer for Hans Georg Bätcher over England and the Soviet Union. His 645 mission total puts him near the top of all bomber crewmen. Deceased 9 December, 2004, Hamburg.
982 Horn, Hans JoachimLt6/7/1915Russ Heydekrug2(H)/31Hs 126 (lost)Observer Operational Clasp KIA 16 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing near Chimay, buried Noyers-Pont-Maugis, Block 8/1/121. Source: A. Rosseels
983 Hornfeck, HansUffz3(F)/123 (Schiphol)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430645 "F6 + NL" (lost 7/3/43)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 3 July, 1943; failed to return from a night reconnaissance mission in the area between Eastbourne and the Isle of Wight. Remaining crew (POW): Oblt Artur Assmuss, Obs; Uffz Josef Kaus, R/O and Gefr Walter Denk, Mech. Wiki Luft data & Ju 88 Loss List.
984 Hornkohl, Hans WilhelmLt zur See2/Kü.Fl.Gr. 506 (Hörnum)Do 18D Werk # 0737 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspShot down over the North Sea on 8 October, 1939 by three Hudsons of Coastal Command RAF No.224 Sq.. Hornkohl ditched the AC and all four crewmen took to their liferaft and were picked up by a Danish steamship, "Teddy". They were then turned over to the Danish authorities ashore on 13 October, 1939. Remaining crew: Fw Willy Erich Nasz, Uffz Hermann Alfred Pluntke and Uffz Alforn Fait. All the crew were permitted to return to Germany on 19 October, 1939. Source: Air War over Denmark.
985 Horny, Heinz "Hans"Uffz9/18/1920Beuthen8/JG-2 (Channel) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9683 (lost 4/30/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 April, 1942; Failed to return from a mission, crashing 20 km south of Dinan (Caulnes), reason unknown. Update: First buried in the Cemetery at Rennes, Tomb 644. Later interned at Friedhof Northeim, Allemagne (D.Dahiot).
986 Horsche, Hans PeterOfhr11/29/1923Wildau (?)Pilot Badge His Grave Marker indicates he was killed 29 September, 1943; buried in the Wildauer Friedhof in Wildau. Believed killed in some sort of accident, as the marker uses the word "Fliegertod" rather than "Heldentod" (KIA). Seeking additional information. Source: Sebastian Boreck.
987 Hosche, GustavOfw3/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2897 "7T + EL" (lost 12/21/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 21 December, 1940; failed to return from a mission to Liverpool, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Oblt z.S. Hans Herbert Schneider, Obs; Fw Gerhard Taulien, R/O and Fw Josef Butz, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
988 Hoster, HansLt27/JG-4Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 682227 "Yellow 3" (lost 11/2/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Köthen, bailed safely (JG-4 List). One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) S of Chemnitz on 11 September, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 at Dessau on 2 November, 1944.
989 Hrachowina, FritzFwCzechoslovakia.NJG-1 Bf 110G-4/R3/R8 Werk # 140655 "G9 + AA" (interned in Swden) Night Fighter Operational Clasp This was the ac assigned to NF Ace, Obstlt Hans Joachim Jabs at the material time.
990 Hruby, Hans4/JG-54Bf 109G-2 "White ?" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 13 August, 1942 over Orel S.U..
991 Hübenthal, GüntherUffzHalle4/KG-2 (Eindhoven)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5428 "U5 + FM" (lost 2/16/43) Class ? Glider Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 16 February, 1943; sd and crashed in flames at sea, at Port Eynon, by Beaufighter Night Fighter of RAF No.125 Sq., piloted by W/Cmdr Clerke or pilots F/Lt Bill Jameson & P/O Harold Newton. Remaining crew: Obs Ogefr Kurt Brand (KIA, bur Cannock Chase, Block 7, Row 8, Grave 198); R/O Uffz Karl Hochmuth (MIA) and Engr Gefr Hans Krause (MIA).
Cannock Chase
992 Huber, HansUffz3/StG-5 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110039 "L1 + LL" (lost 6/21/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 21 June, 1943 SW of Wolchowstroy due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
993 Huber, HermannObltStfkpt 6/LG-1 (1/45 Reich Def) Ju 88S-3 Werk # 331294 "L1 + NP" (lost 1/23/45) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 23 January, 1945 during a mine-laying operation, when he was attacked by Mosquitos of RAF No. 409 Sq., and/or AA fire of the 105th AA Brigade. His Ju 88 crashed at Scheldemonding Holland, along with two others. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Leopold Schedl, Obs; Uffz Werner Rittgen, R/O and Lt Hans Gross, Gunner. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
994 Hübner, HansOblt11/KG-3 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4227 "5K + BV" (lost 5/1/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 May, 1942, failing to return from a mission against the northeast sector of England. RAF Beuafighters of No. 406 Sq. were known to be operating in this area at this time.
995 Hübner, Hans UlrichOfhrStab I/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511865 "Black Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-38s and P-47s in the Luxenburg area (Bf 109 Loss List).
996 Huck, HansHptmWeAsST-Madrid, Wekusta 1/Lfl.1, Wekusta 1/OB.d.L, Wekusta 3Ju 88D-1, Ju 188F, Me 410A & B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Meteorological Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
997 Huderz,Ofw16/NJG-101Bf 110G-4/F3
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
A Wellington, Werk # LN925, of RAF No. 105 Sq., missing at sea, by Dunapentele Hungary, 20 km S of Budapest on 4 April, 1944. His comrade, Hptm Hans Krause got another Wellington this night. Alternate spelling: Hunderz.
998 Hufnagel, HansLt19/ZG-26 (11/41 N.Africa; 3/42 Med)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3728 "3U + FT" (lost 3/21/42) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 21 March, 1942, probably shot down by RAF fighters over Malta (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a P-40 in the desert on 25 November, 1941.
999 Hufnagel, HansUffz7/22/19237/JG-300 (Löbnitz)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739441 "White 6" (lost 12/24/44 at Görzhain)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Görzhain/Kassel (JG-300 Loss List). SD by Lt William T Gilbert in a P-51 (Lost Aircraft Report). Pilot bailed with insufficient altitude.
1000 Hugger, ErnstOfw4/13/1916SchwenningenKGr.z.b.V.-105 Ju 52/3m Werk # 6365 (lost 4/28/42) Transport Operational Clasp KIA with his entire crew 28 April, 1942, when their ac was attacked by fighters 10km north of Duchowschtschina, Smolensk Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew: Fw Bernhard Büsgen, Obs; Uffz Heinz Vierheller, R/O and Fw Hans Herkenrath, Gnr. The four crew are buried among the unknowns in the German War Cem at Duchowschtschina, Russia (D.Drury).

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