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901 Ebus, GerhardFw3/29/1914Krefeld16/JG-2Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/24/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 August, 1940; AC dived into Well, Shanklin Down, Isle of Wight; pilot bailed into the sea; buried Gosport (Anns Hill) Cem., Plot 188, Gr 40 (M.Croft & D.Drury). One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 at Epernay, 3 June, 1940.
902 Eckardt, AlfonsFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-506Ju 88 Werk # 723 "S4 + LH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 2 August, 1941, failing to return from a mission at the Humber Estuary, having been shot down by two Spitfires of RAF No 129 Sq., 60 miles ESE of Flamborough Head. The two RAF pilots were Flt Lt R.R.McPherson and P/O D.O.Cunliffe. Remaining crew: Lt z.See Ernst Rupp, Observer (MIA), Ogefr Andreas Zanussi, wireless operator (KIA) and Fw Hans Braun, gunner (KIA). McPherson saw the crew in the sea with a dingy that was not inflated.
903 Eckel, WalterOfw3/25/191012/NJG-4, 3/NJG-4 (Langendiebach)Ju 88G-1 (lost 9/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27/28 September, 1944 during aerial combat; shot down by a Mosquito at Sommerkahl, 26 km ESE of Hanau (Boiten). Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Ofw Richard Fetzer (4/3/1920) and Gnr Fw Alwin Schüler (1/19/1917). All three buried At Hauptfriedhof Hanau, Q1, Graves 67, 68 & 69 (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a Lancaster NW of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943.
904 Eckerle, FranzHptm4/24/1912Baden - Baden593/JG-76 (9/39), Stfkpt 6/JG-54 (9/41), Kdr I/JG-54 (1/42 repl Von Selle)Bf 109D or E "Yel 1", Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9588 "Yellow ?" (9/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9728 "CH+OP" "Black <<" (lost 2/14/42)
RK(9/18/41)
EL(3/12/42 Post.)
EP (12/19/40)

EK 1 & 2
Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 February, 1942, in Werk# 9728, brought down by ground fire and forced landed in the Welikije Luki area, 27 km southeast of Schüsselburg, near Woronovo, behind enemy lines. Added: It has been reported by Soviet prisoners, later captured, that enraged Soviet soldiers hung Hptm Eckerle in a nearby forest (C.König). His pilot certificate was awarded to Gefr Franz Eckerle on 4 July, 1935. His 1st victory, a Spitfire 15 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Vlissingen on 30 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim 5 km outside Haamstede on 1 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire 3 km E of Deal on 9 November, 1940. Well known aerobatic pilot before the war. Channel pilot. Barbarossa pilot. Flew Bf 109 "Yellow 3" in 6 Staffel. Most of the 59 victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a triple on 1 January, 1942; two I-16s and an I-153. Two P-40s of 158 IAP on 7 January, 1942. Another triple on 28 January, 1942; an I-18 and two I-180s. Another triple, An I-16, a U-2 and an Il-2 on 7 February, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 59 victories.

Courtesy Christian König


905 Eckert, FritzFw4/27/1911Hattendorf6/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 2782 "A1 + JP" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 30 August, 1940 when his ac was attacked by fighters during a raid on Radlett, Hertfordshire. The Observer, Gefr Albert Klapp (WIA/POW) took over the controls and made a successful belly landing on a farm land near RAF Manston, Kent. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Georg Köhler, R/O (WIA/DOW 9/2/40); Fw Kurt Stockl, Flt Engr (POW) and Gefr Friedrich Glück, Gnr (WIA/POW). Eckert burid at Margate Cem, Sec 50, Gr 15034; Köhler buried at Ramsgate Cem, Sec MA, Gr 92 (D.Drury).
906 Eckert, GeorgOblt3/8/19147/LG-2 (Channel)Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2263 (or 2262) "L2 + DR" (lost 10/2/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 2 October, 1940 when he collided with another Bf 110 of his same unit, Werk # 2188, Ofw Hermann Kroll, the only occupant, surviving. Source: A. Rosseels & Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Both Oblt Eckert & Uffz August Hauss, his R/O, were killed when they bailed from an altitude of 20-30 meters. The body of Oblt Eckert was found by a farmer in the village of Kapelle-op-den-Bos. Both airmen initially buried Leuven, now buried at Lommel (Luft & Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum).
Lommel, Belgium
907 Eckert, HerbertUffz212/JG-51 (8/43 S.U.), 4/JG-302Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 July, 1944 in the Palttensee area/Hungary. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 4 August, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2(m.H.) N of Tsmorosowo on 7 August, 1943.
908 Eckert, HorstUffz15/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1294 "Black 10" (lost 8/10/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 10 August, 1943 during a Ferry Flight, location unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 13 July, 1943.
909 Eckert, WernerUffz2/KG-40Ju 88A-5 Werk # 882429 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 September, 1941, crashing at Beauvais, cause unknown. Remaining crew(KIA): Uffz August Wichert, R/O. Jager Blatt 3/2003.
910 Eckert, WernerUffz3/NAGr-13Bf 109G-8 (lost 8/2/44)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 2 August, 1944; sd during a reconnaissance mission near Evreux France. He was serving as wingman for Alois Landsmann, both MIA (R. Randall).
911 Eckold, HelmutLt4/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6766 "<< + -" (lost 8/14/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1941 after aerial combat with 8 DB-3s and 4 Il-2s at Minjuschi. This is believed to have been Kdr Woitkes aircraft. Alternate spelling: Eckoldt (Magnus). Victories may be as high as 6 (Magnus).
912 Edelhoff, WernerLt2Stab/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600382 "Black <" (lost 1/1/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte. He was shot down by AA fire in the Malmedy-Verviers area, managed to parachute safely and was immediately captured. One known victory, a P-47 E of Paris on 27 August, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 at Hochstenbach on 21 October, 1944.
913 Edelmann, Friedrich "Fritz"Hptm9/24/1918Munich63/JG-2 (12/41), 1/JG-2 (6/42), Stab I/JG-2 (4/42 Channel), Adj JG-2 (1/44)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7055(40% dam 4/17/42), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0275(70% lost 10/31/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 January, 1944 in aerial combat north of Paris. Occassionally flew wingman for Oesau in the Spring of 1942. Wounded 17 April, 1942 in Werk # 7055 of JG-2 by bomber return fire near Beaumont-le-Roger airfield. Injured 31 October, 1942 in Werk # 0275 in a crash landing near Cauverville due to major technical problems. One known victory, a Spitfire on 5 June, 1942. Another, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942. A 3rd, a B-17 15 km north of Pleubian on 16 February, 1943. Another B-17 6 km west of St. Valery on 28 March, 1943. A 3rd B-17 8 km west of Pointe de la Corbiere on 29 May, 1943. A 6th victory, a B-17 (HSS) on 4 July, 1943.

Courtesy Christian König

914 Eder, Georg Peter 'Schorsch'Maj3/8/1921Oberdachstetten Franken78 4/JG-51 (6/41), 5, 7 (Vannes, Fr.), 9 &Stfkpt 12/JG-2 (Channel), Stfkpt 6/JG-1 (2/44), Stfkpt 6/JG-26, Kdr II/JG-26, Kdo Nowotny Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9184 (80% dam 8/10/41; WIC coll w/Ju 52 on ground), Fw 190A-2 Wk# 5257 "Yel 7 + I" w 9/JG-2, Fw 190A-4 Werk # Unk "White 4 + I" in 7/JG-1 (2/13/43), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14988 (70% dam 3/28/43 w/B-17, emergency land near Beaumont le Roger airfield), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20733 (lost 11/5/43), Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # 14988 "Black 1 + -" (dam 3/2843), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430645 "Yel 4" (lost 4/19/44) & Fw 190D-9 "Yellow 4" & Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730386 "Red 24 at Cottbus in JG-1, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170071 "Yellow 4" (5/8/44; Belly land Vechta after combat), Me 262
RK(6/24/44)
EL(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)
EP(6/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
G.Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend.
36 Bombers. He suffered a skull fracture on 22 August, 1941, when he coillided on the ground with a Ju 52 at Ponjatowska in Bf 109F-2 Wk# 9184. He scored his first victory in 190A "Yellow 7" in July 1942. On 28 March, 1943, after downing a B-17, he was hit by return fire and crashed a Bf 109G-4 Wk# 14998, somersaulting on landing at Beaumont. On 5 Nov, 1943, he was forced to bail from Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20733. His A-7, WK# 430645 "Yellow 4" was lost 19 April, 1944 after he was forced to bail after combat with a P-47. Next AC was an A-8 Wk# 170071"Yellow 4". On 29 May 1944, he flew an A-8 Wk# 730386 "Red 24" in JG-1, colliding with Siebel. Eder succeded Emil Lang and remained with JG-26 until October 1944, when he joined "Kommando Nowotny", 9/JG-7, the first jet fighter unit. 10 victories in the East, including his first known Soviet victories, an I-16 and a SB-2 on 22 June, 1944. . 4 victories while serving in JG-26. 12 victories in the Me 262. Plus 3 Sherman Tanks and 18 unconfirmed victories. 572 combat missions, 150 in Me 262. Shot down 17 times, wounded 12 on these occasions! Deceased 11 March, 1986 in Wiesbaden. Bailed 9 times.

Courtesy Christian König

915 Eder, HansHptm7/19/19131Stab I/JG-4 (8/43)Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
A JG-4 report claims he bailed but was reported killed during aerial combat over Rome on 13 January, 1944. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 on 1 August, 1943.
916 Edrich, August R.UffzII/JG-77Bf 109EFighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 November, 1939 after a scramble. Buried at the Kriegsgräberstätte in Noyers-Pont-Maugis, France, Grave location: Block 4, Grave 2817, per A. Brekken.
917 Effmert, WilliFw7/KG-3 (8/40 St Trond Be.) Do 17Z-2 Werk # 1160 "5K + AR" (lost 8/26/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA/POW 26 August, 1940 when, after being separated from the others, was attacked by Defiants of RAF No. 264 Sq. as they were headed toward the Medway airfield. Both engines were shot out and not running, and the cockpit had been hit. The ac ditched in the Goodwin Sands at low tide. Remaining crew: Uffz Richard Ritzel, Obs (POW); Uffz Helmut Reinhardt, R/O, age 27, (KIA, buried Ysselsteyn Block BQ, Row 6, Gr 136) and Gefr Heinz Huhn, Mech, age 21, (KIA, geb 12/2/1918, buried Cannack Chase, Gr 405-1). Both Essmert and Ritzel were interned in Canada. Source: RAF Combat Report # 313/1940. The ac was recovered in June 2013. Alternate spelling: Essmert.
Ysselstein, Holland
918 Effner, OttoUffz10/JG-53 (8/44 Kirrlach)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 510647 "White 9 + I" (lost 8/24/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460407 "White 1 + I" (lost 12/27/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Kirrlach, bailed safely. WIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat with bombers, colliision, near Lüneberg, bailed safely.
919 Egerer, Ernst MaxUffz3 6/JG-54 (7/44 Russia), 16/JG-54 (8/44 S.U., 9/44 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-8 Werk# 732128 "Blue 5" (lost 9/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 September, 1944; sd during aerial combat west of Emmerich. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 6 August, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a Yak-11 on 5 September, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 near Nijmegen on 21 September, 1944.
920 Eggebrecht, GünterLt5/4/19201Schwarmführer 4/JGr "Drontheim" (Oerlandet af Norway, 41), 5/JG-51, 6/JG-51(Tunis 12/42 Africa), JG-4(6/44)Bf 109Es "White 5", "White 16" and "White 2" in 41, Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10721 "Wh 4"(60% dam 12/28/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 December, 1942 during aerial combat with an enemy fighter (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 29 August, 1942. Deceased 10 May, 1996
921 Eggers, AugustLt1/31/1920Tangendorf9/JG-11 (10/43 Reich Def) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15956 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 10/22/43) Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp WIA 22 October, 1943 in the Hamburg area, cause unknown. DOW 24 October, 1943 in Höxter; buried Neuer Friedhof, Hamburg-Harburg (LOCS).
922 Eggers, HerbertOfw9/16/1915PlönSeenotflugkdo-2 (or 5)He 59 Werk # 935 "DA + WU" (lost 8/27/40)Air Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 27 August, 1940 when his ac was sd by a Spitfire of No.602 Sq., piloted by F/O Paul Webb, at sea off Cherbourg. Remaining crew: Lt.z.S. Klaus Mietling, Obs (KIA); Fw Albert Bossert, R/O (MIA) and Fw Wilhelm Boettger, Flt Engr (MIA). The deceased are buried in the German War Cem., Bourdon, Fr.. Ofw Eggers in Blk 6, Row 5, Gr 175 and Lt.z.S. Mietling in Blk 32, Row5, Gr 193 (.Drury).
923 Eggert,Gefr18/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 13 August, 1944.
924 Eggert, KarlLt11/19/1915Augsburg7/KG-3Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2646 "5K + ER" (lost 8/26/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 26 August, 1940 (DOW 28 August, 1940); sd by RAF fighters and crashed onto the rocks at Foreness Point, Kent. Remaining crew: Uffz Rudolf Haupt, Obs (POW); Ogefr Kurt Ramm, R/O (WIA/POW) and Ogefr Walter Knochenmuss,Flt Engr (KIA). The two deceased are buried at Margate Cem. Section 50: Eggeret Gr 15033; Knochenmuss Gr 15032 (D.Drury).
925 Eh, HerbertLt31/JG-1, 3/JG-1 (8/43)Fw 190A-4 & 5, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170097 "Yellow 2" (lost 4/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 April, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters near Oostbevern; bailed safely. One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) on 12 August, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 E of Dümmer on 10 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 in the Münster area on 22 April, 1944.
926 Ehle, WalterMaj4/28/1913Windhuk, Südafrika36Legion Condor (3/JGr-88), Stfkpt 3/ZG-1, Kdr II/NJG-1 (10/40-11/43)Bf 110C "G9 + AC" (10/40), Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3768 "G9 + AC" (60% dam 4/9/41; belly land at Deelen, crew OK), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5575 "G9 + AC" (lost 11/18/43)
RK(8/29/43)

Spanish Cross in Gold

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/9/42)
EK 1
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 18 November, 1943 while attempting to land his G-4 after a mission near St. Trond, when the landing lights went out during his landing maueuver. Buried Lommel Belgium, Block 21, Grave 42 (Rosseels). Second pilot to score a Night victory. His first may have been a Wellington on the night of 9-10 February, 1941, no location. His 6th, a Wellington at Westhever/Schleswig-Holstein on 11 May, 1941. A Wellington and a Stirling the night of 29-30 June, 1941. Another victory, a Wellington north of Charolle on 28 August, 1942. Another Wellington north of Gross Doireau on 29 August, 1942. A Stirling I of RAF No. 218 Sq. at Sterrebeek (Brabant), 9 km ENE of Brussels, the night of 1-2 September, 1942. On the night of 25-26 May, 1943, he downed five AC; a Wellington, a Halifax and 3 Stirlings. Ehle was a founding member of the Night Fighter Arm. His R/O was Ofw Weng. 3 of his victories were Day victories as a destroyer pilot. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories.


Hans Autenrieth and Wlter Ehle with others of NJG-1
Courtesy Oleg Marin




Lommel, Belgium

KTY Added grave image
927 Ehlers, HansMaj7/15/1914Kellinghusen Holstein552/JG-3, 3/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.), 6/JG-1 (6/42), 2/JG-1 (10/43 Deelen), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (4/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-1, Kdr I/JG-1Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5708 (lost 6/30/41; Injured, hit obstruction), Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0581 "Wht 20", Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530715 "Black 5" (lost 10/8/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170046 "Yellow 5" (dam 4/13/44 belly land after combat with B-17s), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739363 "White 20" (lost 12/27/44)
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/24/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1944 during aerial combat in Wk# 739363 "White 20" with P-51s of 364FG while providing cover for Panzers in the Dinant-Rochefort area, over the Eifel Mountains. His "White 20" went down near Berresborn, west of Mayen.While in 2 Staffel, on 8 October, 1943, in A-6, Werk # 530715, He was wounded 8 October, 1943 when he collided with a B-17 from the 100th BG; bailed safely. His 1st & 2nd known victories, both Spitfires southeast of Valenciennes, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Calais on 26 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the London area on 5 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire northwest of St. Omer, 5 Feb., 1941. His 1st Soviet victory, his 6th victory, an I-16 on 22 June, 1941. His Wk# 530715 crashed at Welsum Holland on 8 October, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). His 35th, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. Channel pilot. 23 bombers. Shot down 12 times. He was nominated for the EL. His 20th victory, a Spitfire southeast of Lamswaarde on 4 May, 1943, while in 6/JG-1. His 40th, a P-38 on 15 March, 1944, no location, while in 3/JG-1. His 50th, a B-24 S of Verden on 19 May, 1944.

Courtesy Christian Konig

928 Ehmke,Fw14/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 24 August, 1944.
929 Ehrenberger, RudolfOfw8/25/1915Erbesthal, Austria49Flugzeugführer 6/JG-53 (9/40), 4/JG-53 (41 S.U.), 6/JG-53 (4/42 Cosimo; 8/43 Sicily; 3/44 reich Def), JG-77Bf 109F-2 (3/41), Bf 109F-4 "White 8" (11/41 Holland), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7440 (3/42/Sicily), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 440111 (lost 3/8/44)
RK(4/5/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/21/42)
EP(11/3/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 March, 1944 in his G-6 after aerial combat near Wittenberg with US bombers, when he was shot while parachuting down, near Jütterbog. Most victories in the West (Med. in JG-53). His 1st western victory, a Spitfire S of Dover on 27 September, 1940. 12 Soviet victories in 1941. During the Sicilian Campaign (3/42), he flew Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7440 "Yellow 4" (Prien). A Spitfire on 10 June, 1942. Four 4-engine bombers. One known victory, a P-38 2 km southeast of Insel Ventotene, southern Italy, on 12 August, 1943. Another, a B-17 15 km southeast of Salerno, 19 August, 1943. His 43rd, a P-38 on 7 January, 1944. A triple victory, his 46th, 47th & 48th, all 3 B-24s on 25 February, 1944, no location. Bowers/Lednicer, 49 victories.
930 Ehrhardt, Peter PaulOblt10/28/1921Frankfurt am Main23 6/NJG-1, 5/NJG-5 (4/43), 2/NJG-1 (11/43), 8 & 9/NJG-5 (2/44-3/45), NJG-11 Bf 110G-4 in 9/NJG-5 (5/44-8/44 Athies-Laon Fr.)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster 2 km east of Rerik on 21 April, 1943. Another, same day, a Wellington at Schwerin/Herneberg. Four victories on 17 August, 1943; 3 Lancasters and a "bomber" all in the Peenemünde area. A 7th known victory, a Halifax NE of Düsseldorf on 19 November, 1943. A Lancaster the night of 20/21 January, 1944, no location. His 10th, a B-17 on 20 February, 1944. A B-17 "TE-7" north of Rostock on 24 February, 1944. Two Lancasters at Düsseldorf on 23 April, 1944. A "4 mot" into the sea off Ouddrop on 25 May, 1944. A Lancaster LL690 IJ which crashed in the French village of Iwuy (Source: Michel Lespagnol of Iwuy), in the Cambrai-Lille-Valeenciennes area on 16 June, 1944. A Lancaster S of Königsberg on 30 August, 1944. Two Lancasters N of Gotenhafen the night of 18-19 December, 1944. A DB-3F at Libau the night of 22-23 December, 1944. Deceased 5 May, 1983 in Düsseldorf. Alternate spelling: Erhardt KTY Image
931 Ehrich, S.Ofw3(F)/122 (8/41) Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0835 (lost 8/22/41) Observer Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea, 45km west of Den Helder, on 22 August, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: Lt Ludwig Blankenhahn, Obs; Gefr Siegfried Turowski, R/O and Ofw Richard Lossack, Gnr. All survived except Gefr Turowski, whose body washed ashore the following month. He is now buried at Ysselsteyn, CL/1/21 (D.Drury). NOTE: Surname confusion; may be same person as S. Ehrig, and include incident at Schiphol, 4/20/41.
Ysselstein, Holland
932 Ehrig, Hans JürgenOblt11.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 1/JG-77 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5105 "White 13" (lost 8/31/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940, shot down during aerial combat with a Hurricane, piloted by Flt/Lt Michael Robinson of RAF No. 601 Sq, (D.Drury) and belly landed at Gates Farm, High Halden while on an escort mission over Kent and Essex. One victory in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 north of Valenciennes, 18 May, 1940.
933 Ehrig, ManfredUffz12/20/1921Erfurt2/JG-4 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410847 "VP + GN" (dam 1/11/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413688 "Black 5" (lost 8/19/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 19 August, 1944; crashed at Ziegenhain during a transfer flight (JG-4 List). Added: He is buried in the Weimar Hauptfriedhof, Blk 2, Gr 20 (D.Drury). Ehrig injured in an emergency landing on 11 January, 1944, at Osa Italy, cause unknown.
934 Ehrler, HeinrichMaj9/14/1907Oberbalbach Baden2084/JG-77(5/40), 4/JG-5(2/41; 4/42 Finland), Stfkpt 6/JG-5(8/42), Kdr II/JG-5(6/43), Kdr JG-5(8/44), Kdr JG-7(2/45)Bf 109E-7 Werk # Unk "White 2" (4/42/Finland), Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 12" (7/42 Petsamo), Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13605 (lost 6/43 Alakurtti Fin. & G-6 Wk# 19810 (Fin.), both "Yel 12" w/ 6/JG-5, Me 262A-1a "Grn 2" (lost4/45)
RK(9/4/42)
EL(8/2/43)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/18/43)
EP(7/20/42)
Wnd Bdg

EK 1 & 2
Ftr. Oper.Clasp
7 Bombers. 400+ combat missions. 5 victories in the Me 262. He served in an Army Flak unit in Spain. Two Soviet Typhoons on 8 June, 1943, while in 6/JG-5. An I-153, a P-40 and a LaGG-5 NE of the Louchi I airfield on 18 August, 1943. Two P-40s and two Il-2s SE of the Petsamo airfield on 25 November, 1943. Seven victories on 17 March, 1944. Five Soviet victories on 17 July, 1944. His 100th victory was a Hawker Typhoon, not usually seen that far North. He was one of JG-5s leading aces. Courtmartialed in November 1944 for the sinking of the battleship "Tirpitz" and deprived of his command of JG-5. His 201st victory, a B-17 NW of Dresden on 21 March, 1945. His 202nd, a B-17 in the Cottbus area on 22 March, 1945. Nos. 203 & 204, both B-24s over Chemnitz on 23 March, 1945. His 205th, a B-17 in the Dessau area on 24 March, 1945. No. 206, a P-51 of 361FG on 31 March, 1945. KIA 4 April, 1945, when out of ammunition, he rammed a B-17 (one of two B-17s this date) in "Green 2" near Schaarlippe by Stendal, his 208th and last victim! Nominated for the Swords. He is buried in Stendal.

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935 Eichborn, MartinUffz5/Bordflieger Gr-196 (Hommelvik See)Ar 196A-2 Werk # 0053 (lost 8/19/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 19 August, 1940 when his ac struck a power cable over the mountains between Skar and Dryna in the Otröy vicinity. His Observer, Lt.z.See, Alois Hirschberger, was also KIC (Flyvrak Norway).
936 Eichel-Streiber, Diethelm vonMaj8/10/1914Oppershausen Thüringen96JG-52,Stab III/JG-77 (Crete 4/41), Stfkpt 10/JG-1 (1/42), JG-5, Stab/JG-51 (3/43), Kdr III/JG-51, I/JG-27, Kdr JG-27, JV-44Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6435 "Black <<" (65% dam 4/14/41, flak), Bf 109F & G "White 1", Bf 109G-6/R6 "<<+" in I/JG-27, Fw 190A-6 (Jabo) Werk # 330 (10% dam, tech fault force landing 9/11/43) in JG-51, Me 262A-1a
RK(4/5/44)

Spanish Cross

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

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Received the Spanish Cross in Gold with Swords for service in Spain as a bomber pilot. 94 victories in the East. 158 Fighter-Bomber and Close Support missions. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 4 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 28 May, 1943. A MiG-3 and a P-39 on 30 May, 1943. Two LaGG-3s, a LaGG-5 and a Yak-1 on 8 June, 1943. An Il-2 on 28 June, 1943. An Il-4 on 8 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 10 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 12 July, 1943. Two P-39s SE of Novossil on 13 July, 1943. Two MiG-3s on 20 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and a Yak-1 on 4 August, 1943. Four Il-2s on 11 August, 1943. Five Il-2s (all m.H.) and a Yak-9 on 15 December, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 3 April, 1944. Four Yak-9s and an Il-2 on 30 July, 1944. His 96th victory, a P-47 at Linnich-Aachen on 28 November, 1944 (perry Claims).Prior to his assignment as Kdr Stab/JG-51, he served in 6/JG-51 in autumn 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 96 victories. Deceased 13 May, 1996, as an American citizen in Modesto, CA.. Photo
937 Eicher, TheobaldLt54/JG-2 (6/41)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4(lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed by a bomb blast 28 November, 1942 at the Bizerta airfield. Since the A-4 was a loss, it is not certain if the airfield was being bombed or perhaps a bomb he may have carried exploded. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 22 June, 1941, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire near Calais on 21 August, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 29 August, 1941, no location. His 4th, a Wellington at Le Touquet on 15 October, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942.
938 Eichhorn, Gerhard10/8/1925JG-27Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspDeceased 20 August, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit.
939 Eichhorn, Karl Joachim "Lutz"Oblt14(Z)/LG-1 (Channel)Bf 110 Werk # 3617 "L1 + ?K" (lost 8/31/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW 31 August, 1940; sd by a Hurricane of No.601 Sq., piloted by P/O Humphrey Gilbert. Eichhorn managed to ditch at sea off Foreness Point, Kent, and managed to escape in his dinghy, after which he was captured. His R/O, Uffz Richard Growe is MIA, believed drowned (D.Drury). Survived the war; lived in Hainburg in 1998. Jager Blatt 2/1998. Note: The German Graves Registry (VDK) suggests that Growe is buried in CC as an "unknown". Alternate spelling: Eichorn.
940 Eichmann, HerbertLt2./Kü.Fl.Gr-506Ju-88 D-1 "S4+LK" (lost)MIA with crew on 30/05/42 ) for unknown reasons, had taken off from airfield Leeuwarden. R/O Fw Thiele, Herbert, Obs Fw Töpert, Siegfried, Gnr Fw Grabowski, AugustCKönig
941 Eickhoff, ChristianOblt6 2/JG-26 (6/41), Stfkpt 2/JG-26 (10/41), Stfkpt 2/JG-2 (3/42, 1/43 Tricqueville) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 0736 "Black 1" (lost 1/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 January, 1943 during aerial combat in his Wk# 0736 with Spitfires. Shot down into the Channel, 30km W of Le Touquet. His first victory, a Spitfire northwest of Cape Gris Nez on 17 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire 10 km southwest of St. Omer on 9 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Stirling southeast of Bergues on 19 July, 1941. His 4th, a Blenheim at Scheldemündung on 12 August, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire near Bethune on 21 September, 1941. Added: Another source, Netherland Loss Registry, indicates the crash site as the Het Canal near Hardelot. Added: Buried Yssel BQ-6-141 (SGLO).
942 Eickhoff, HeinrichFw69/JG-27 (5/44), 12/JG-27 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413722 "Blue 1 + I" (lost 8/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1944 south of Forvy, cause unknown. One known victory, his 2nd, a B-24 50 km N of Brück-a.d.-Mür on 24 May, 1944. His 3rd & 4th, both B-17s, 45 km S of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944. His 5th, a Spitfire at the Bernay airfield on 15 June, 1944. A 6th, a P-47 at Meulan-les-Mureaux on 19 August, 1944.
943 Eickhoff, HeinzOblt14JGr-Ost, Stab I/JG-2 (6/44), 2/JG-2 (8/44), Act Kdr I/JG-2 (3/45 to end)Fw 190A-5 Werk # Unk "Black 5" ('43)
EK 1 & 2 Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 in the Bernay area on 6 June, 1944. A 2nd, a Typhoon at Port-en-Bessin on 9 June, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Conches on 29 June, 1944. A 4th, a P-47 in the Conches area on 30 June, 1944. A 5th, another P-47 same day, at Mangy-en-Vexin. A 6th, a P-47 at Chartres on 14 August, 1944. A 7th, a P-51 at Senlis on 17 August, 1944. His 8th & 9th, both P-51s; one 2 km N of Senlis, the other N of Meru, on 18 August, 1944. A 10th, a Spitfire at Sarcelles on 23 August, 1944. An 11th, a P-47 SW of Giessen on 9 September, 1944. A 12th, a P-47 at Aachen on 4 October, 1944. A 13th, a P-38 in the Aachen area on 12 October, 1944. A 14th, possibly Jim Edmondson, a P-38 E of Köln-Bonn on 20 October, 1944. Replaced Hrdlicka as Acting Kdr I/JG-2. This does not appear to be Christian Eickhoff, next record. His victories are in 1944, and Christian appears KIA in 1943. Shows up with an unknown given name in the Magnus Report also. Alternate spelling: Eichhoff.

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944 Eickmeier, BrunoOfw109/NJG-4 (9/42), 2/NJG-1 (5/43, 9/43 Gilze-Rijen) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5548 "G9 + BK" (lost 9/4/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA the night of 3/4 September, 1943 in his G-4, crashing at Brummen, SW of Zutphen due to instrument failure in the clouds (DeSwart & Boiten). Added: He is buried at Ysselsteyn M-3-53; his R/O, Uffz H.Fischer was injured (SGLO). A former tank commander, he scored two known victories in Sept & October of 1942. Magnus. Another source says Eickmeier was KIA on 24 August, 1943 in aerial combat over Berlin. His R/O this date was said to be Ofw Helmut Fischer (WIA) who served with Knacke & Streib also. (4 September seems correct...from two different sources) One known victory, a Wellington 8 km east of St. Jüst on 3 September, 1942. Another, a Halifax on 16 October, 1942. Another, a Halifax on 13 May, 1943. A Wellington 2 km southwest of Vechtel on 12 June, 1943. A Lancaster on 23 June, 1943. Alternate spelling: Eikmeier. Boiten, 6 victories & alternate spelling: Eikmeier.
Ysselstein, Holland
945 Eimers, SiegfriedGefr12/12/19194/JG-2 (Channel) Fw 190A-2 Werk # (2)0226 "White 12 + -" (lost 8/19/42) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 19 August, 1942; aerial combat with Spitfires and failed to return after opposing the British Raid on Dieppe. Per Co DeSwart, his 190 crashed into the Het Canal ( Dutch for English Channel). Added: He is buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk CL, Row 2, Gr 34 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Eimer.
Ysselstein, Holland
946 Einecke, HelmutLt10/8/1919 (?)1/KG-27 (8/40), 7/KG-27 (Orleans-Bricy) He 111P-2 Werk # Unk (lost 8/16/40), He 111P-2 Werk # 1419 "1G + CR" (lost 5/29/41) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 29 May, 1941; sd by a Beaufighter of No.604 Sq., piloted by W/C C.H.Appleton, pilot bailed safely. Remaining crew: Obs Hans Georg Hartwich (or Hartig)(POW, bailed); R/O Uffz Hans Mühlhahn (POW, bailed) and Engr Gefr Konrad Baron (POW, bailed). The crash location was Buckley, Flintshire, Wales (D.Drury & W.Helmreich). Uninjured 16 August, 1940 when he was sd by a Beaufighter of No.615 Sq., and crashed SE of Bognor Regis (LOCS). Alternate spelling: Einicke.
947 Eineder, FranzFw9/19/19178/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732081 "Blue 8" (lost 8/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944, enemy action around Travecy, near La Fere (JG-6 List). Alternate spelling: Einder.
948 Einsiedel, Heinrich Graf vonHptm7/26/1921Potsdam35 6/JG-2 (11/41), 4/JG-2 (2/42), Stab III/JG-3 (6/42), Grp Adj III/JG-3 (9/42) Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk # 13314 (dam 8/25/42) and (lost 8/30/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/25/42)
EP(9/10/42),


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1942 after being sd by an I-16 in the vicinity of Safeta, near Stalingrad. Shot down with wounds 25 August, 1942 in the vicinity of Stalingrad. Both events in Werk # 13314. He was the Great-Grandson of the former German Chancellor, Otto von Bismark. While a Soviet POW, he founded a Communist Federation of POWs and German Communists in Soviet exile. One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 29 June, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 3 July, 1942. A Pe-2 on 4 July, 1942. Two Il-2s at Voronezh on 9 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 16 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 22 July, 1942. A MiG-1 on 24 July, 1942. A MiG-1 NE of Kalatsch on 27 July, 1942. A MiG-1 at Kalatsch on 28 July, 1942. A quad on 6 August, 1942; two Pe-2s N of Aksaj, an R-5 same location, and another Pe-2 SW of Stalingrad. Two MiG-3s E of Kalatsch on 9 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s in the Stalingrad area on 12 August, 1942. A MiG-1 at Stalingrad on 16 August, 1942. An I-180 N of Stalingrad on 23 August, 1942. Deceased September, 2007.
949 Eisenach, FranzMaj8/11/1918Retz, Neumark129 II/ZG-76(40), 1(Erg)/JG-51, IV/JG-1(4/42), 9/JG-54(10/42), Stfkpt 3/JG-54, Kdr I/JG-54(Kurland) Bf 109G-2s; "Yellow 1,4,5,6,& 9" in 9/JG-54, Bf 109G-4 Wk# 16099 "Yel 11 + ^^" in 9/JG-54, Fw 190A "Yellow 6", Fw 190A-6 Wk# 530391"Yellow 3" (lost 12/18/43)
RK(10/10/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)
EP(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Took six months to recuperate from serious wounds of 18 December, 1943, flying Werk# 530391 shot down by Flak in Map Quad 96492. 319 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a P-40 on 8 November, 1942. An Il-2 in the Navierow area on 9 December, 1942. A MiG-3 and an Il-2 on 30 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 8 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 12 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 14 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 24 May, 1943. A P-40 and a LaGG-3 on 17 June, 1943. Two La-5s and a LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 30 September, 1943. Five Soviet victories on 30 July, 1944. Scored nine victories in one day, 14, September, 1944. Nos. 118 to 120, two Il-2s and a Yak-9 on 6 January, 1945. Nos. 122 & 123, both Il-2s on 23 February, 1945. Nos. 124 to 126, two Il-2s and a Yak-3 on 5 March, 1945. Nos. 128 & 129, both Pe-2s on 19 March, 1945. Shot down at least three times. English POW, summer 1945. Also flew Fw 190A-8 in Nov. 1944. Retired Bundeswehr officer in 1974. Deceased 21 August, 1998. Photo
950 Eisener,Ofw1III/NJG-2Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot"at Wiesbaden on 26 August, 1944.
951 Eisenhauer, Friedrich M.Uffz4/8/1923Langstadt1/NJG-2 (12/44 Twente) Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714092 (lost 8/3/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620575 "4R + OH" (lost 12/28/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA the night of 27/28 December, 1944; Crashed his G-6 at Grathem, west of Roermond Holland as a result of AA fire. His gunner was Ogefr Karl Stoll (geb 4/17/1923, KIA). Only the R/O, Gefr Hubert Zimmermann survived by bailing, becoming POW. Alternate spelling: Eisen-Hauer. Jager Blatt mention. A. Rosseels notes the crashsite as Molenbeersel, Belgium. Added: Uffz Eisenhauer is buried at Lommel Belgium, Blk 25, Gr 268. Ogefr Stoll is buried at Ysselsteyn Netherlands, Blk BR, Row 11, Gr 253. In an earlier incident, Uffz Eienhauer's ac was sd by AA fire on 3 August, 1944, in his G-1 near Flers, Orne, France. He bailed and returned; two others bailed, Ogefr Georg Pfauter, R/O (MIA) and Gefr Hubert Zimmermann, Gnr (Returned) (D.Drury).
Lommel, Belgium
952 Eisold, Helmut Fw12/25/1919Gross Harthau5/StG-2Ju 87B Werk # 5676 (lost 8/13/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 13 August, 1940, probably sd by a Spitfire of No. 609 Sq., piloted by F/O Harry M.Goodwin, crashing at Rodden, Portesham, Dorset, buried Cannock Chase, Plot 7, Row 5, Gr 129. Source: M.Croft & D.Drury. His Gnr, Uffz Otto Lindenschmid (geb 3/25/1915), also KIA, buried in CC, Plot 6, Row 1, Grave 24 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
953 Eisseler, HelmutOfw3/16/1916Hamburg45/JG-77, 2(Erg)/JG-77 (9/41) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4896 (lost 9/4/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 4 September, 1941 due to a servicing fault, crashed 5km NW of Chirnogi; burial GWC Bucharest, B/4/69 (M.Krebbers). His first known victory, a Blenheim W of Stavanger on 25 June, 1940. Two Blenheims in the Aalborg area on 13 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hudson in Norway on 24 October, 1940. Alternate spelling: Eissler.
954 Eitelbach, RudolfOblt11/15/1915Magdeburg (?)1/NAGr-2 (S.U.) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15687 "White 4" (lost 8/12/43) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 12 August, 1943 in the Belgorod-Bogoduchoff area due to enemy return fire.
955 Elbinger, JohannUffz33/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), 10/JG-54 (4/4/44), II/JG-54 (4/16/44)Fw 190A, Ju 52(4/16/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 April, 1944 west of Orsowo. Not known if he was a passenger in the Ju 52 or the pilot of such a transport belonging to JG-54. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 22 August, 1943. A 2nd Il-2 on 1 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 4 April, 1944.
956 Elflein, HermannFw32/JG-2Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550175 (lost 8/27/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 August, 1943 during aerial combat over Epreville (Boiten). One known victory, a Spitfire 65 km northwest of Fecamp on 28 March, 1943. A 2nd, a Spitfire 7 km southwest of Berck-sur-Mer on 18 April, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 6 km SE of Chartes on 15 August, 1943.
957 Elger, HerbertFw4/8/1920Oberhainichen10/JG-2Fw 190A (lost 8/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1944; sd at La Croix-en-Brie by an RCAF Spitfire IX fighter, piloted by F/L J.C. Lee of No. 401 Sq.. He is buried in the War Cemetery at Fort de Malmaison France, Blk 4, Row 35, Gr 1393. (RCAF Claims List & D.Drury).
958 Ellendt, HansLt3/20/1921Aurich624/JG-52 (S.U.)2/JGr.-Ost (4/44) Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14556 (lost 1/15/43; emergency landing, engine fault, Gigant), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 1362_ "White 2 + --" (lost 1/10/43; enemy fire, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20149 (lost 7/23/43; sd by Soviet Ace & F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140261 "White 7 + -" (dam 12/28/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160382 "Black 11" (4/26/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 December, 1943 during aerial combat, emergency landing, location not reported. (Magnus & Bf 109 Loss List). Magnus Report, 64 victories. His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 27 September, 1942, an Uffz at the time. A LaGG-3 on 17 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 25 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 December, 1942. A Yak-1 on 18 December, 1942. A Yak-1 and a LaGG-5 on 10 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 14 February, 1943. An R-5 on 6 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 25 June, 1943. An Il-5 on 16 July, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-2(m.H.) on 8 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 12 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 6 September, 1943. A P-2 on 7 September, 1943. An Il-2 on 25 September, 1943. A Yak-1 on 7 October, 1943. A P-39 on 8 October, 1943. A Yak-1 on 12 October, 1943. A P-39 on 5 November, 1943. Three Yak-1s on 14 November, 1943. Three P-39s on 19 November, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 November, 1943. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 30 November, 1943. Five Il-2s and a P-39 in the Eltigen area on 5 December, 1943. Two Il-2s in the Katerles-Jurakovareas on 8 December, 1943.
959 Ellenrieder, XaverLt12I/JG-26, 7/JG-26 (7/42), 8/JG-26 (7/43), 3/JG-26 (2/44), 4/JG-26 (9/44), Stfkpt 1/ JG-26 (4/45)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-1, Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 211006 "Blue 6" (dam 1/23/45), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 401357 "White 3" (dam. 4/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 16 April, 1945 in his "White 3" during a test flight. Removed from flight status after this last accident. WIA 23 January, 1945 during aerial combat at Ostbeuem in "Blue 6". 175 combat missions. His 1st combat mission, on the Kanalfront on 15 July, 1942. Flew during the Dieppe Raid on 19 August, 1942. Scored III Gruppes 500th victory. Most of his flights were escort flights for Hs 126 recon AC, and Bf 110, Ju 87 and Ju 88 bombers. His first aerial victory was a Russian LaGG 3 on 26 March, 1943, while in 7 Staffel. A second victory was recorded by 4/JG-26, a Typhoon of RAF No. 137 Squadron. Another, a Typhoon at Neuzen, E of Ghent on 11 July, 1943 while in 8/JG-26. A P-47 at Thieracho-Laon on 8 February, 1944. His 8th, a P-51 at Paris on 14 June, 1944. His 9th, a P-47 at Trappes on 24 June, 1944. A 10th, a P-51 at St Anne on 26 July, 1944. An 11th, a Typhoon at Goch on 24 September, 1944. A Spitfire at Arnhem on 25 September, 1944. Flugbuch (6/41 to 4/45). Alternate spelling: Ellenreider
960 Elsässer, SiegfriedOblt2 Erg/NJG-2, III/NJG-2 (8/43), Stab II/NJG-2 (8/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5590 "R4 + BA" (dam 8/17/43), Ju 88R-2 Werk # 751123 "R4 + CC" (lost 8/7/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6/7 August, 1944; shot down by a Mosquito between Feugeres and Carentan. The Mosquito was probably of RAF No. 410 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr James D. Sommerville (Boiten). WIA with unnamed crew 17 August, 1943 near Geissen, cause unknown (Bf 110 Loss List). Two known victories, both "4 mots" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. Added: Remaining crew 8/7/44 (both POW): Lt Peter Raupach and Uffz Josef Kugler (absa3945).
961 Elsner, HeinzFhjFw1/NJG-2Ju 88G-1 Werk # 720103 (lost 8/7/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1944 at "La Roulandiere, Landivy", cause not reported. Remaining crew (MIA): Gefr Michael Schenk, Obs and Ogefr Werner Dörfel, W/T (desig unk). One of the airmen was found at La Pinsonniere in a swamp, his parachute failed to open (absa3945).
962 Elsner, WalterUffz4/27/1923Kassel1/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300237 "B3 + JH" (lost 6/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 June, 1944 when his ac failed to return from an operation while attacking shipping at the Orne estuary in France. Crew designations unknown; Uffz Elsner was my choice as pilot. He is believed buried in the Ger War Cem at Champigny-Staint-Andre, Blk 16, Row 13, Gr 697. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz August Gilt, Fw Bruno Klos and Uffz Wilhelm Poppen (D.Drury).
963 Elstermann, WilliHptm12/19/1917Zeundorf9 3/JGr 152 (9/39), 2/ZG-52 (5/40), Stfkpt 6/NJG-3 (9/41), Kdr II/ZG-26 (6/44), Kdr II/JG-6 (8/44 Herpy Fr.), Kdr I/JG-6 (11/44) Bf 110 in NJG-3, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739380 "<<" (lost 2/2/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 February, 1945; shot down by flak at Kalenzig (JG-6 List). Led the first major action of the newly formed II/JG-6 on 25 August, 1944 against P-38s of the 394FS, 367FG, strafing the airfield at Clastres. 16 Fw 190s were lost in this action when attacked by the other two 367FG P-38 squadrons. Boiten, approx 6 victories.
964 Emanuel, HeinzUffz5/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8621 (lost 8/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac was destroyed 27 August, 1942 making an emergency landing at Pachino due to engine trouble, the three unnamed crew were injured, pilot disposition unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).

Emanuel-Hölzer-Laubenheimer

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965 Emmerich, FelixUffz1920Markdorf412/JG-1 (8/42), 1/JG-1, 3/JG-1 (10/43 Deelen) Bf 109F, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2207 (60% dam 8/1/42), Fw 190A-4 in 12/JG-1, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 150937 "Yellow 4" (lost 10/10/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 October, 1943, in aerial combat, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids, crashing his A-5 2 km NW of Haaksbergen Holland. No known grave. He was uninjured in an emergency landing near Viersen on 1 August, 1942 due to engine trouble. His first known victory, a B-17 50 km NW of Texel, near Emden, on 4 February, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 5 May, 1943. His 3rd & 4th, another Spitfire and a P-47 west of Walcheren on 14 May, 1943. Added: Buried Lörrach Hauptfriedhof, Baden-Württemberg, U-9-21 (M.deWolf).
966 Emmerling, HansUffzWestfalen Stabstaffel/JG-51, IV/JG-51 (2/45 Heiligenbeil, E.Prussia) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165029 (lost 8/7/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspJager Blatt 6/1997. Added: Bailed with wounds 7 August, 1944 after combat with Soviet fighters, location not reported (C.König).
967 Ender, Klaus HeinzFw23/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire at Ecardenville-le-Campagne on 22 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 5 km S of Troyes on 6 September, 1943. I believe this may be Fritz Ender.
968 Enderle, HansOfw4/JG-5 (Finland) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10195 "White 11" (lost 5/20/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10844 (lost 8/22/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 August, 1943; shot down with wounds during aerial combat southwest of Petsamo (Source: SIG Norway). His F-4 was written off as "Lost" during an operation on 28 May, 1942, location and cause unknown. He was reported to have returned unhurt after the incident. Added: He belly landed at Alakurtl after being hit by Russian flak (C.König 1/2023).
969 Engel, AugustOblt4/2/19138/JG-11 (1/45 Zellhausen) Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784958 "Blue 14" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 1 January, 1945 by Allied fighters of 366FG as he was strafing the airfield at Asch Belgium. He crashed his G-14 at Niel-bij-As Holland (DeSwart). Buried Ysselsteyn, Block I-2-41 (Rosseels).
Ysselstein, Holland
970 Engel, Johann GottliebLt9/24/1921Berlin-Friedenau19/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8229 (lost 8/3/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 August, 1942; overturned while attempting a force landing at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 47822 after being hit by enemy fire. Added: Buried in a Family Grave, Berlin-Schmargendorf (J.Mückler 1/2023). One known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 3 August, 1942.
971 Engel, WolfgangUffz411/JG-3Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. A double victory on 18 July, 1944, both B-17s SE of Kempten. His 4th, a B-17 at Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944.
972 Engelhardt, RichardFwStab/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670265 "Green B" (lost 8/5/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 5 August, 1943, cause and location over Russia unknown.
973 Engels, JohannesOblt10/24/19201 10/NJG-4, NJG-1, 1/NJG-6, 4/NJG-6, 2/NJG-6 (8/43) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5433 (lost 8/17/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 August, 1943; made emergency landing at Grundschwalheim following daytime aerial combat with B-17. His R/O, Uffz Fritz Janisch (geb 12/11/1920 Obercunnersdorf), was KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Halifax, Werk # JD408 of RAF No. 102 Sq., piloted by Maj. Pestridge , at Vollmersbach on 10 August, 1943. Boiten, 6 victories.
974 Engfer, KurtUffz29/JG-77 (4/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161071 "Yellow 3" (lost 4/16/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731066 "White 6" (lost 8/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 August, 1944 after being shot down by P-47s in the Avranches/Mortain area. WIA 16 April, 1944; emergency landing south of Ploiesti after engine damage during combat (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 E of Targoviste, in the Balkans, on 5 April, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 over Romania on 15 April, 1944.
975 Engfer, SiegfriedOblt4/27/1915Neuhof Pommern589/JG-3 (3/42 S.U.), JGr-Ost (5/43 France), 12/JG-1Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8247 (lost 6/4/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8968 35% dam 5/28/43; Tech prob La Leu FP, pilot injured), Fw 190A-6
RK(10/2/42)
EP(9/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Severely injured in a crash on 4 June, 1941 at Norrent-Fentes. Returned to duty June, 1942. Survived the war, but missing since April 1946 during a trip from Vienna to Munich. 348 combat missions. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on 12 March, 1942. A double Soviet victory on 1 April, 1942; both Il-2s. An Il-2 on 20 May, 1942. An R-10 on 29 May, 1942. A MiG-1 at Voronezh on 10 July, 1942. An R-5 on 16 July, 1942. A MiG-1 on 17 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 24 July, 1942. Three victories on 26 July, 1942; two Il-2s and a MiG-1. An Il-2 NW of Kalatsch on 28 July, 1942. An Su-2 SE of Kalatsch and two LaGG-3s NW of Stalingrad on 9 August, 1942. Another LaGG-3 SW of Stalingrad on 11 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 N of Pajoro on 17 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 E of Akalovo on 18 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 31 August, 1942; one at Tinguta, the other SE of Sarepta. Two MiG-1s 15 km NE of Stalingrad on 10 September, 1942. Three Il-2s in the Stalingrad area on 13 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 28 January, 1943. A Boston NE of Kramatorskaya on 9 February, 1943. A Boston 4 km E of Dobrovolye on 27 February, 1943. An Il-2 3 km E of Brezezinski on 2 March, 1943.
976 Engleder, RudolfHptm251/JG-1 (6/43), 2/JG-1 (12/43), III/EJG-2 (3/45), Stfkpt 10/JG-7 (4/45)Fw 190A-4 & 5, Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430177 "Black 7" (dam 12/16/43; wounded, bomber return fire near Twente) and Bf 109G-6 in JG-1, Me 262 in JG-7
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (12/16/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
19+ bombers. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) on 22 June, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire V 25 km W of Rotterdam on 2 July, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 at Westerholt on 26 July, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) on 30 July, 1943. His 5th and 6th, both B-17s (HSS), one in the Breda area, on 17 August, 1943. His 7th, a B-17 at Oud Gastel on 19 August, 1943. His 8th & 9th, both B-17s, one 5 km N of Hanau, the other no location, on 4 October, 1943. His 10th, a B-17 on 8 October, 1943. His 11th, a B-17 (HSS) on 9 October, 1943. His 12th, a B-17 on 10 October, 1943. His 13th, a B-17 at Sittard on 14 October, 1943. His 14th, same day, a B-17 (HSS). His 15th, a P-38 in the Münsterland area on 11 November, 1943. His 16th, a B-24 at Ahlhorn on 13 November, 1943. His 17th, a B-17 (HSS) on 1 December, 1943. His 18th, a B-17 on 11 December, 1943. His 19th, a B-17 5 km W of Texel on 16 December, 1943. Temporarily blinded this date by return fire, he was guided to a safe landing at Twente by Ofw Piffer. His 20th, same day at Texel. OKL reports his 20th as a B-24 on 11 April, 1944, no location. A B-26 on 3/9/45 (said to be #25). Magnus Report.
977 Engling, EgonFw2/11/1923Güldenboden128/NJG-2 (6/44), 11/NJG-3 (1/45)Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621349 "D5 + UW" (lost 1/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 26 March, 1945 after making an unsuccessful belly landing at Jever, no further detail (Boiten). Buried Jever, Block 4A/3/3 (Rosseels). No detail on the loss of Wk# 621349 in Jan, 1945 at Varel-Obenstrohe. Remaining crew this date: Uffz Richard Marx, R/O and Uffz Hauber, Mechanic (Rosseels). One known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Paris on 11 June, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" 10 km WNW of Amiens on 13 June, 1944. A "4 mot" in the Turnhout area on 22 June, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" at Vosges du Nord on 29 July, 1944. A 5th, another "4 mot" same day at Pförzheim-Calw. A 6th & 7th "4 mot" at Darmstadt and one 30 km E of Darmstadt, on 26 August, 1944. Magnus.
978 Englisch, IringOblt3/4/1920Haag Austria9 3/JG-77 (2/42 S.U. & 8/42 Malta), 2/JG-77 (2/43), Stafkpt 2/JG-77 (12/44 Reich Def) Bf 109F & G (Trop) in 3 Staffel, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512356 "Red 2" (lost 12/24/44) in 2 Staffel EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 after being shot down by Allied fighters, most likely the Spitfires that also shot down my friend, Johannes Wiese. Englisch plunged to his death at Flamersheim, near Euskirchen. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata on 23 February, 1942. An R-5 on 16 May, 1942. A U-2 on 12 June, 1942. One known victory, his 4th, a P-40 in N. Africa on 14 December, 1942. A second P-40, his 5th victory, in the Desert on 26 February, 1943. His 6th, a P-38 over the Ischia area, 30 August, 1943. His 7th, a B-24D over southern Italy, 3 September, 1943. An 8th, a B-17 (e.V.) over Italy on 18 March, 1944. His 8th per OKL, a P-47 over Italy on 28 March, 1944. His 9th, a P-47 at Westerwald on 7 October, 1944.
979 Engst, HubertOfw11/10/1921Krauschwitz15JG-110, Stabstaffel II/JG Hermann (7/43), 6/JG-300 (7/43), 5/JG-300 (6/44), 6/JG-300 (8/44 Seyring)Fw 190A-8 Wk# 681361 "Yellow 7" (lost 8/44), Fw 190A-8/R2 Wk# 682181 "Yellow 2" (lost 12/24/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/24/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
10+ bombers. On 24 August, 1944, after downing a B-24 at Neuhaus (Jindrichuv Hradec Bohemia), he was shot down with wounds by return fire, in his A-8 "Yellow 7". Lost a 2nd A-8, Werk # 681181 "Yellow 2", at Hersfeld on 24 December, 1944. Pilot severely wounded a 2nd time. One known victory, his 1st, a Stirling SE of Wüppertal on 31 July, 1943, only hours after being assigned to Stabsstaffel/JG Hermann. Another, a Lancaster S of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. A B-17 S of Schönewalde and a B-24 at Luckenwalde on 21 June, 1944. A B-24 SW of Tulln on 26 June, 1944. A B-24 S of Magdeburg on 7 July, 1944. A B-24 (im Zus. - with flak) at Neuhaus/Böhmen on 24 August, 1944. A B-24 SE of Eschwege on 27 September, 1944. A 2nd B-24, same day, in the Treffurt area. A 9th, a B-24 at Prossnitz (Olomouc) on 17 December, 1944. Shot down four times. Survived the war. His victories may be as high as 21; 20 bombers and one Mosquito, per his son Wolfgang Engst.


Engst in his Fw 190A-8/R2 of 6./JG 300

Engst (L) Garziadel (R)
980 Enneccerus, WalterObstlt11/21/1911Trier MoselI/StG-1, III/StG-3, Kdr II/StG-2 (5/40 Siegburg, 8/40 Lannion), Kdr StG-77 (2/43)Ju 87B-2 & Ju 87R "T6 + AC" in StG-2, Ju 87D in StG-77
RK(7/21/40)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Channel pilot. One of the first Stuka pilots to receive the RK. Known as the "Ship Killer", he flew more than 200 missions mostly against the enemy in the West. Deceased 3 August, 1971 in Wahn.
981 Enser, WalterUffz59/JG-54 (France)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172675 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/9/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 9 August, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-51 east of Chartres. One known victory, a B-17 into the Baltic off Kolberg on 29 May, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 at St. Andre-de-lEure on 14 June, 1944. A 3rd, a Spitfire in the town of Caen on 23 June, 1944. A 4th & 5th, both B-24s N of Paris on 6 August, 1944.
982 Eppen, Heinrich 'Hein'Hptm3/29/1915Winsen LuheAdj. I/StG-76, I/StG-3, Stfkpt 1/StG-3, Kdr I/StG-3 (6/42 after Sigel)Ju 87R-2 Trop Werk # 6146 "S7 + AB" (lost 6/4/42)
RK(7/5/41)

EK 1 & 2
Black Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 4 June, 1942 when he was shot down by South African fighters of Nos. 4 and 5 Squadron over Bir Hacheim No. Africa. 200+ missions. His R/O, Ofw Adalbert Betzler, believed KIA, no known graves for either. Added: WIA 16 August, 1940 by AA fire over Gosport, Hampshire, hospitalized in France, his R/O-Gnr, Lt Heinz Heyder, also a pilot, was also WIA this date. Injured in a takeoff collision at Argos Greece on 22 May, 1941 (D.Drury)

Courtesy Christian König

983 Epphardt, HerbertOblt73/JG-51 (2/42 S.U.), Stab I/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet I-61 on 3 February, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 May, 1943. Two Il-2s on 7 May, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 August, 1943. A 6th, a Yak-7B on 28 May, 1944. A 7th, another Yak-7B on 29 May, 1944.


Courtesy Christian König

984 Epsiger, KurtUffz21/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 137015 "White 4"(lost 8/19/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 August, 1942; Aerial combat, collided with a Spitfire, crashed into the sea off Worthing Pier, 2 km south of Dover, Map Quadrant 7/8. On this same date, he downed a Hampden and a Spitfire before he became MIA. Mombeek MIA List.
985 Erdmann, JoachimOfhr8/SG-2 Ju 87D-3 Werk # 141589 "T6 + JS" (lost 8/15/44) Ground Assault Operational Clasp MIA 15 August, 1944 after a mid-air collision with another squadron ac, piloted by Ofhr Ernst Claussen (MIA), at Karulaane (or Käru in Lääne-Viru County, Estonia. His R/O, Uffz Johann Leineweber also missing (D.Drury).
986 Erhard, MaxUffz7/31/1921Oberigling, Upper Bavaria14(Sturm)/JG-3 (8/44 Schongau, Bav)Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 August, 1944 during aerial combat near Chalons sur Marne/Champagne, France. He managed to bail, but was shot on the ground, assailants unknown. He is buried in the German War Cem. at Noyers Pont Maugis, Blk 4, Gr 2240 (C.König).
987 Erhard, WilfriedLt5/SKG-210 (S.U.)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3765 "S9 +FN" (lost 8/20/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 20 August, 1941 ay Babino, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
988 Erlenkämper, Friedrich FritzOfw11/16/1918137/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4/R1 Wk# 13042 "White 5", Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20317 (lost 12/20/43), Bf 108D-1 Werk# 5106 (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 February, 1944, in Werk# 5106, northeast of Iborska/Plersakau. On 6 April, 1942 his F-4 sustained 25% damage near Tschudowo. WIA 20 December, 1943 during aerial combat north of Delmenhorst. One known victory, two Soviet P-40s on 19 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 21 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. A P-40 on 3 September, 1942. A 6th Soviet, a Yak-1 on 20 September, 1942. A 7th Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 22 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. A 9th Soviet, a Yak-1 on 29 September, 1942. A 10th & 11th Soviet, a Yak-1 and an Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. A 12th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 30 December, 1942. A western victory, a B-17 3 km south of Holzhausen on 17 April, 1943. On 20 December, 1943 he was shot down with wounds in Bf 109G-6 Werk# 20317 "White 4" (lost) north of Delmenhorst/Moorweide.
989 Erler, HelmutOfhr1/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171462 "White 4" (lost 8/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 5 August, 1944 when he crashed at Bönninghardt during a training flight, cause not given. Source: L. Wiegels.
990 Ermecke, HeinzLt9/13/1919Schmallenberg2/KG-2Do 17Z-3 Werk # Unk "U5 + FK" (lost 8/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 21 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes of No. 242 Sq., piloted by F/Lt George Powell-Shedden, Sub Lt Richard Gardner (RN) and P/O John Latta. The ac crashed in the vicinity of Conifer Hill, Starston, Norfolk. Remaining crew (WIA/POW): Uffz Gotz Dieter Wolf, Obs, Uffz Heinz Hermsen, R/O and Lt Kurt Rasche, War Correspondent. Ermecke buried at CC, Blk 5, Row 14, Gr 317 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
991 Ermisch, Heinz FritzUffz218/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), 6/JG-300 (8/43)Bf 109F in 42, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410224 (lost 8/24/43) in JG-300
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 27 August, 1943 near Liebenwalde-Berlin, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 24 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 8 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 18 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 19 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 12 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 15 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 13 December, 1942. A Yak-1 near Velikiye Luki on 16 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 20 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 March, 1943. An I-153 on 3 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 4 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 May, 1943. A LaGG on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG on 26 May, 1943. Two LaGGs on 27 May, 1943.
992 Ernst, GeorgUffz8/8/1917Rossbach2/KGr-806Ju 88A-1 Werk # 3116 (lost 8/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew at Guillas, 29 August, 1940, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 1): Ofw Wilhelm Siepen (geb 4/16/1913 Wuppertal-Elberfeld, bur Gr 98), Obs; Ogefr Richard Härtel (geb 1/12/1916 Buchenhang, bur Gr 96), R/O and Fw Georg Orth (geb 8/11/1913 Ludwigshafen, bur Gr 99), Mech. Pilot Uffz Ernst buried Grave 97 (absa3945).
993 Ernst, WolfgangHptm5/1/1922Paderborn36 8 & 9/JG-77 (9/42 S.U.), Stab III/JG-77 (8/43 Tunisia), Stfkpt 9/JG-77 (4/44 Romania), I/JG-1 (5/44), Acting Kdr I/JG-53 (1/45) Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk # 13250 (force-land @ Petroskaja 5/22/42, 20% dam; radiator hit), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10712 30% dam 2/26/43 WIA Matmata Tunisia), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160826 "Yellow 1" (10% dam WIA 4/5/44: combat, emergency land Ploiesti area), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350151 "White 231" (lost 7/6/44) in JG-77, Fw 190A-8 in JG-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, two LaGG-3s on 10 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 12 September, 1942. One known Desert victory, a Kittyhawk on 25 February, 1943. His 23rd victory, in Sicily, was a B-25 on 18 June, 1943. His 25th, a P 40E over Sardinia on 30 July, 1943. Another, a P-40 29 km east of Iolesias, 28 August, 1943. A 27th & 28th, both B-24s in the Balkan Campaign, on 4 April, 1944. Wounded in aerial combat over Romania. Shot down and bailed successfully (with a broken arm) by a P-38J-10 of 429FS, flown by Lt Robert C. Milliken, over the Mamers area. His 29th, a P-38 in the Argentan area on 6 July, 1944. Shot down, and bailed with wounds, in "White 231" shortly after this encounter. He was the last commander (briefly) of III/JG-53, from 4/45 to 2 May, 1945. Deceased January, 1993.
994 Erren, HeinzUffz84/JG-51 (Med), 7/JG-51 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18083 (lost 7/12/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 August, 1944 near Mizi Romania (H. Breuer). One known victory, a B-24 90 km NE of Craiova on 5 April, 1944. Injured in a crash at Sardinien-Sizilien on 12 July, 1943 due to engine trouble. Victory count of 8 is approximate (Magnus).
995 Ertel, OttoOblt8/13/1914Ebersheide11 5/JG-77 (4/40), 6/JG-77 (6/40), 5/JG-77 (2/41), Stab II/JG-300 ("Kdo Herrmann" 7/43), 5/JG-300 (8/43) Bf 109E (4/12/40 lost), F & G, Fw 190A, Fi 156C-3 (lost 11/26/43 at Jünkerath) EP(9/1/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1943 when he crashed in his Fi 156 at Jünkerath during a transit flight (Boiten). Probably buried as "unknown" at Siemianowice/Sammelfriedhof, Poland (Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a Hampden southwest of Kristiansand, 12 April, 1940. As a result of this combat, he crashed his Bf 109E west of Kristiansand Norway, his E model was 100% destroyed. His disposition unknown. Source: SIG Norway. His 2nd, a Hudson on 24 April, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Blenheim west of Stavanger, 24 June, 1940. His 4th, a Beaufort of No. 217 Sq. at Lannilis on 15 Feb., 1941, no location. Two Lancasters at Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. A "4 mot" at Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. Boiten, 4 victories.
996 Escalante, GerardoObltSpain115(Span)/JG-51 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-3 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 S of Krassilina on 12 August, 1943. (All OKL)
997 Esche, Wilhelm "Willi"Oblt52/JG-301 (7/44), 1/JG-301 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412237 (lost 8/8/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat at St Pol-sur-Mer (Boiten). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 15 km N of Steinamanger on 12 April, 1944. Nos. 2 and 3, two Lancasters, one in the Abbeville area, the other at Cayeux-sur-Mer, on 5 July, 1944. His 4th, a "4 mot" 10 km NE of Dieppe on 6 July, 1944. His 5th, a Lancaster off Cayeux on 8 July, 1944.

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998 Eschler, RudolfUffz9/JG-27 (8/42Africa), 8/JG-27 (4/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 7182 (60% dam 8/23/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140151 (lost 4/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 April, 1944 during aerial combat with bombers NW of Plattensee, near Tapolca. This F-4 ac was reported damaged 23 August, 1942 in a crash landing at El Qasaba, asa result of a servicing error.
999 Escude-Gilbert, RamonObltSpain115(Span)/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12746 (35% dam 9/15/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 September, 1942 due to enemy fire and made an emergency landing in his F-2 at Musatschewka (Stankey). His one known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 August, 1943. (All OKL)
1000 Eske, KarlOfw2/KGr-806 (Finland)JU 88A-4 Werk # 1232 "M7 + HK" (lost 8/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 20 August, 1941, cause unknown.

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