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901 Keim, Heinz Ofhr7/7/19243/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 9/27/44 at Herleshausen)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1944 opposing the Kassel Raid, near Erfurt/Bindersleben.
902 Keller, HeinzUffz38/JG-27 (9/42), 11/JG-27 (9/43)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-40 of SAAF No. 4 Sq., 8 km southwest of El Alamein on 20 September, 1942. His 2nd & 3rd, both Spitfires, 6 km north northwest of Insel Kos Greece, 18 September, 1943.
903 Keller, HeinzUffz1/Schl.G.-1 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19554 (lost 6/3/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 June, 1943 at Mowossejowka due to engine damage (Bf 109 Loss List).
904 Kellmeier, AntonUffz 7/JG-52 (1/45 Babolnapuszta, Hungary), 6/JG-52 (5/45 Munich-Neubiberg) Bf 109G-10 Werk # Unk "White 7" (dam 1/12/45), Bf 109G-10/AS/U4 Werk # 611155 "Black <2 + -" at wars end Fighter Operational Clasp Served under Heinz Ewald. Jager Blatt 6/1997. Added: On 12 January, 1945, Uffz Kellmeier and Lt Heinz Ewald became lost due to heavy fog near Budapest after combat with fighters. They both landed at Guta, Hungary, where Kellmeier made a crash landing (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Kellmayer.
905 Kemethmüller, HeinzLt6/26/1914Nürnberg898/JG-3 (1/42), 7/JG-26(3/43 SU), 9/JG-26 (3/44), Stafkpt 4/JG-26 (6/44), Stfkpt 9/JG-26 (11/44)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2438 "White 5" (75% dam 2/4/43), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19216 "White 6 + I" (lost 8/17/43; WIA combat with P-47), Fw 190A-3, Fw 190A-8 in 4/JG-26, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 205206 "Blue 9" (lost 11/4/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 4 November of 1944, he was seriously injured in "Blue 9" in a ground accident at Greven airfield. He never returned to flight status. Wounded seven times. WIA 4 February, 1943 aerial combat, force landed north of Merville. 463 combat missions. 3 bombers. His first known Soviet victory, his 9th overall, an I-61 on 22 February, 1942. Another Soviet victory, a Pe-2 8 km WSW of Litzinowo on 15 March, 1942. A MiG-1 3 km E of Bugagowka on 22 May, 1942. A Pe-2 at Novo Nikolskoye on 25 August, 1942. A Pe-2, a LaGG-3 and an I-16 Rata on 21 May, 1943. A B-17 # 41-24601 of 305BG, 365BS on 13 January, 1943. Another, while an Ofw in 7/JG-26, a B-17 of the 306BG on 29 July, 1943 flown by 1/Lt Donald R. Winter. Four of the crew perished when a wing came off. His 75th & 76th victories, both P-51s S of Neuseidler See on 23 April, 1944. His 80th, a Spitfire N of Caen on 29 June, 1944. A double victory on 12 July, 1944; both P-47s, one S of Conches, the other at Damville. 19 victories in the West. Nominated for the EL. Flugbuch (7/40 to 11/44). Bowers/Lednicer, 89 victories. Deceased 20 February, 1984. Photo
906 Kempa, HeinzUffz11/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412794 "Black 1 + I" (lost 9/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 37km SW of Münster.
907 Kempchen, HeinzGefrIII/JG-27Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4194 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 12 December, 1940 when he made a force landing near Forbach during bad weather.
908 Kempf, Karl HeinzLt2/2/1920Niederwihl, Baden65 2/JG-21(5/40), 9/JG-54(40), 7/JG-54(41-2 in S.U.), 11/JG-54(5/43),11/JG-26(12/43 Reich Def), 9& 2/JG-26 Bf 109E "White 11" Werk# 972 (20%) 9/54, Bf 109F-2 "White 3 & White 5", Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13143 (White 9" (force land 6/11/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10474 "White 3 + ~" (8/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440012 Yellow 9 + I" (lost 12/22/43), Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 9" w/ JG-26(444), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171739 "Black 9" (lost 9/3/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/41)

EK 1 & 2
Gldr Bdg
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 September, 1944 w 2/JG-26 during a disastrous transfer flight takeoff in A-8 Wk# 171739 "Blk 9" near Bael Belgium. He was surprised by P-51s of the American 55th FG, 38FS as he was taking off. Buried Waldshut-Tiengen Bergfriedhof, Grave Q-1 (Rosseels). 445 missions. 2 bombers. 16 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Brussels, 12 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Ashford on 5 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 9 September, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Hurricane in the London area on 14 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. Four SB-2s on 26 June, 1941. Five I-18s on 17 September, 1941. A triple victory on 25 May, 1942; two P-40s and a Yak-1. On 11 June, 1942 Karls 109F-4 Werk# 13154 was destroyed in combat 15 km north of Nowgorod, S.U.. Also known to have flown F-2 Wk# 8228 "White 3" in 7/JG-54. Shot down with wounds 22 December, 1943 by B-17 return fire at Ems-Weser Canal in Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440012 "Yellow 9". His 60th victory, a P-47 S of Meulan-les-Mureaux on 7 June, 1944. His 62nd, a P-51 at Maule, W of Paris on 21 June, 1944. Shot down at least 5 times. Eight victories in JG-26.
909 Kempken, HeinzUffz211/JG-54 (7/44 S.U.), 14/JG-54 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 21 July, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 S of Euskirchen on 18 December, 1944.
910 Kempken, Heinz-GeorgLt6/18/1920Duisburg Meiderich17/StG-3, 7/SG-3Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber w/Pend & Assault Oper.Clasps
580 missions including 30 night missions. His one victory was with the Fw 190. Given name, Heinrich.
911 Kennethmüller, HeinzUffz8/JG-3 (Luzk)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8162 "Black 4" (35% dam 7/6/41)Fighter Operational ClaspHis ac reported damaged 6 July, 1941 during aerial combat with a PZL 37 at Polonnoje, he was uninjured.
912 Keppler,Uffz"White" Staffel 6/JG-5Bf 109E-7, F & G, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspThis may be Heinz Keppler.
913 Keppler, HeinzLtStffüh 12/JG-5 (Norway)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464152 (90% damaged)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 24 March, 1945; overturned on takeoff at Lister Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway.
914 Kern, HeinzUffzJG-105, 11/JG-5 (1/45 Gossen), IV/JG-5 (4/45)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspFlugbuch (3/44 to 4/45). Known to have served in France, Austria, Norway and Finland. He flew mostly escort missions for shipping in the North Artic, one such mission with Hajo Hermann for the German Battleship "Tirpitz". Pictured in an 11 Staffel photo in Jager Blatt 4/2000.
915 Kern, HerbertOfw1(H)/32 Recon UnitHs 126 Werk # 3395 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 27 June, 1941 after being shot down near Titowka by an I-16 flown by Lt. Boris Safonov and Major Georgiy Gubanov of the 72nd Composite Aviation Regt.. His Observer, Lt Paul Heinz Becker was also killed (Source: SIG Norway.
916 Kern, Karl HeinzUffz10/21/1920JG-26 (joins 10/1/41), 4/JG-26Fw 190A-1 Werk # 0110021 "SB + KV" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 8 November, 1941 in aerial combat over Dunkirk/Vlamerthinge with a Spitfire. While attempting to crash land, he hit a telegraph pole and was killed. It was his first combat mission. Buried Lommel, Block 38/460 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
917 Kernhoff, HeinzOfw2/KG-200 (Kdo "Carmen", Bergamo It.)Ju 88A-2 Werk # 170492 "A3 + TB" (lost 8/13/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 13 August, 1944, when their ac suffered an engine failure and crashed 35km from Bergamo. Remaining crew (desig unk): Lt Otto Klingohr, Ogefr Leonard Abraham, Gefr Horst Seifert and Uffz Heinz Bartsch. Three graves are known via VDK in the Ger War Cem. at Costermano, Italy, in Blk 9, as follows: Lt Klingohr Gr 165, Ogefr Abraham Gr 276 and Uffz Bartsch Gr 164 (D.Drury). Naming the pilot (Kernhoff) may be in error, since designations were not given.
918 Kess, RuppertOblt9/18/19161/NJG-4Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712346 "3C + MZ" (lost 12/21/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Ruppertshain. His Flt Engr, Fw Heinz Lutz was also KIA.
919 Kessler, FritzFw1/31/1921DanzigErg/JGr West, 7/JG-26 (4/16/42)Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10074 "White 3" (lost 4/29/42)Fighter Operrational Clasp in BronzeKIFA 29 April, 1942 at Wulverdinghe,near Watten, on the return from his 1st combat mission. He collided with his wingman Fw Karl Heinz Ehlen, one of the last Med veterans. Kessler was promoted to Lt. Post.. Buried Bourdon France, Block 32/9/344 (Rosseels).
920 Kestler, Heinz NorbertUffz27/JG-26 (3/41)Bf 109E-7 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory was a Hurricane on 17 June, 1941 southeast of Sidi Omar, N. Africa, serving as wingman for Oblt. Klaus Mietusch, who claimed a second Hurricane. This may be the Oblt Norbert Kestler, in JG-77 in April, 1944.
921 Kettmann, HeinzUffz28/JG-301 (Alteno) Fw 190A-9 Werk # 207169 "Blue 8" (lost 1/14/45 at Wittenmoor)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Pilot killed 14 January, 1945, no further detail (1/14/45 JG-301 Loss List via R.Freitag). One known victory, a B-24 S of Hildesheim on 26 November, 1944. A 2nd, same day, another B-24 NW of Fischbeck.
922 Kilian, Heinz JürgenFw8/9/1921Walldorf8 5/JG-11 (5/43), 8/JG-77 (8/43; 4/44 Romania), 11/JG-77 (8/44), 3/JG-1 (11/44, 1/45 Twente) Bf 109G-6 in JG-11, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13491 "Black 2" (10% dam 4/4/44; WIA, combat west of Giurgiu) & Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163117 (30% dam 7/31/44; WIA, combat w/P-51 at Turnu-Magurele, crashed Scarisoares) in 8/JG-77, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 738159, "Yellow 6" (lost 1/1/45) in JG-1 EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 306th BG on 21 May, 1943 in JG-11. 2 bombers; B-17 on 6/13/43, B-24 (his 1st victory) on 5/14/43. His 2nd, a B-17 on 13 June, 1943. Downed a P-40 in southern Italy on 14 August, 1943. His 4th victory, a B-17 over Romania on 4 July, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 over the Balkans on 28 July, 1944. His 6th & 7th, both Yak 9s over Romania on 21 August, 1944. His 8th, an Il-2 over Romania on 23 August, 1944. Kilian was shot down during "Operation Bodenplatte" on 1 Jan., 1945. He was shot down and killed by his own Flak , approximately 3.5 miles south of Nightevecht, Holland (Prov. of Utrecht), between Loenen and Vreeland. Although he was able to bail out of the AC, his chute failed to open. Buried Ysselsteyn Block CT/8/198. Alternate spelling: Killian (Geensen).
Ysselstein, Holland
923 Kilian, JürgenUffz4/JG-1 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 December, 1944 after aerial combat, location unknown. Source: L. Wiegels. This could be Heinz Jürgen Kilian; may have returned later, and KIA 1/1/45.
924 Kindervater, HeinzUffz8/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18878 "KN + CY" (lost 10/6/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 October, 1943 during aerial combat over the sea between La Spezia and Metato.
925 Kippschull, OttoUffz3/KGr.-126 (5/40) He 111H Werk # 5577 "1T + EL" (lost 5/12/40) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed at Woensdrecht Holland (Doelstraat) on 12 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). The He 111 was sd by Moranes of GC.III/3. Remaining crew (the deceased buried at Ysselsteyn): Ofw Paul Wittich, Obs (WIA/POW); Uffz Ernst Fischer, R/O (bur BA/4/89) and Uffz Heinz Gutteck, Flt Engr (bur BA/4/88). Pilot, Uffz Kippschull was wounded and taken prisoner (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
926 Kirchbach, Karl HeinzHptmStfkpt 4(F)/11 (8/39), Ob.d.L, 3(F)/22 (2/43), Stfkpt 2(F)/11 (8/43-5/44)He 45, He 46 & Hs 126 in 39, Ju 88D-1 in 22 and 11 Aufkl in 43& 44Observer Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
927 Kircher, HeinzUffzStab II/KG-76 (Channel) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4199 "F1 + CC" (lost 4/10/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 10 April, 1941 after being shot down by F/L Lawton of No 604 Sq., location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). The crash location was Kings Walden, Herfordshire. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Hans Kellner, R/O; Fw Fritz Stahn, Gnr and Gefr Willibald Vogt, Flt Engr. Uffz Kircher was also taken prisoner. The referenced RAF Pilot was F/Lt Philip Charles Fenner Lawton (D.Drury).
928 Kirchhoff, HeinrichOblt2/25/1913Gr. Schneen, Göttingen FFS A/B-36 (Schönwalde), 6/KG-100 (6/44 Toulouse-Francazal) Do 217K-3 Werk # 723052 (lost 6/10/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 10 June, 1940; sd by friendly AA fire in the Marmande, Southern France area. They bailed successfully, but were captured by French Resistance and shot (LOCS & falkeeins-blog). Added: Remaining crew: Uffz Hellmut Schäfer (geb 5/7/1921 Hamburg, Altona), Obs; Uffz Ernst Günther Bischoff (geb 12/11/1923 Breslau), R/O and Ogefr Heinz Neumann (geb 2/2/1920 Schönrade), Mech (of 9 Staffel). Birthplace, Werk # and Remaining Crew provided by Matthias Krebbers of Le Pellerin, Fr. per Luft MIA Report.
929 Kirchmann, HeinzHptm2/3/1918Oberhausen?1(H)/18, 5(H)/12EK 1(12/4/40) & 2(9/16/39)
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Entered Luftwaffe in 1937. Wounded in the eye in 1940. Concussion & scraped face in 1943. Shell splinters in the lower jaw, thigh, calf & lower leg on 7 May, 1945. Catholic. Soldbuch info found online.
930 Kirchmayer, HeinzFw7/8/1920Bremen8/KG-55He 111H-6 Werk # 4401 "A1 + BN" (lost 10/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 15 October, 1944 during a delivery flight; accidentally struck the ground or an osbtruction at Kesselbach. Remaining crew (KIFA): Obs Fw Karl Krupitza (2/14/1919); R/O Uffz Josef Schillings (8/4/1918); Engr Ogefr Fritz Schollmeyer (1/5/1924) and Gnr Uffz Hugo Friedrich (6/29/1920). All buried in Arnsburg Abbey, Kloster Arnsburg. Added: Witnesses indicated that the ac crashed into a forest, cause unknown. Initially, the crew were buried in Kesselbach until the new War Cemetery in Arnsburg was opened in 1960. Graves as follows: Kirchmayer Gr 62, Krupitza Gr 61, Schillings Gr 64, Schollmeyer Gr 63 and Friedrich Gr60 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Kirchmeyer.
931 Kirchner, HeinzUffz23/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 9/28/44 at Quedlinburg)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Quedlinburg; bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 15 km S of Neulengbarss on 26 June, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) S of Raab on 22 August, 1944.
932 Kirchner, RudolfUffzLKS-2 (Berlin)Ju W34 Werk # 888 "DB + DZ" (lost 10/16/42)Transport Operational ClaspPilot reported KIC 16 October, 1942 when his ac crashed at Vitkovice-Rezek, CZ., cause unknown. A 2nd pilot, Uffz Karl Egger and Mech, Uffz Heinz Passenheim, were also killed (F.Braun).
933 Kirchoff, HeinrichOblt2/25/1913Gr. Schneen-Göttingen6/KG-100 Do 217 Werk # 723052 (lost 6/10/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with his entire crew, 10 June, 1944, when they were shot down near Marmande, on a return flight from Barfleur, Southern France. The crew members were able to save themselves by parachute, where they were captured by Resistance members, and later shot. Noted on the German preliminary MIA document, "probably abducted by terrorists". Remaining crew: Uffz Hellmut Schäfer (geb 5/7/1921 Hamburg-Altona), Obs; Uffz Ernst Günther Bischoff (geb 12/11/1923 Breslau), R/O and Ogefr Heinz Neumann (geb 2/2/1920 Schönrade), Mech. Final VDK Burials: Oblt Kirchoff at the German War Cem at Berneuil, Plot 4, Row 7, Gr 275; Uffz Schäfer at the German War Cem at Berneuil, Plot 3, Row 8, Gr 387; Uffz Bischoff at the German War Cem at Berneuil, No Name (lacked positive identification) and Ogefr Neumann at the German War Cem at Marigny, Plot 5, Row 37, Gr 1840. Oblt Bischoff and Uffz Schäfer were first buried in Talence/Gironde; Ogefr Neumann was first buried in Cherbourg/Manche (Matthias Krebbers 7/2021, MIA document).
934 Kirsch, HeinzOfw3/KG-77 (Tunisia)Ju 88A-4 "3Z + FL" (dam 1/15/43), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141215 "3Z + HL" (lost 2/8/43)RK

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 8 February, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported. Source: Fighters over Tunisia & Ju 88 Loss List).
935 Kirstein, Karl HeinzOblt2Stab I/JG-1 (9/39), Stab III/JG-27 (7/40)Bf 109E-4 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 July, 1940 during aerial combat 15 km south of Portland Bill; crashed at sea (Stankey). One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 at Amiens, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a LeO-451 at Roye, 6 June, 1940.
936 Kistenmacher, HeinzUffz4/KG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3842 "V4 + 1M" (lost 5/31/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 31 May, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
937 Kistner, HeinzLt1/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87B-1 "S2 + EH" (lost 6/22/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspShot down in flames by flak 22 June, 1941 in the Brest-Litovsk area. Ju 87 Loss List
938 Kiy, Heinz FrankUffz4/JG-3 (Schiphol) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15633 "White 3" (lost 10/20/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 20 October, 1943; Crashed west of Roermond Holland (Jager Blatt mention). Added: He was brought down by enemy fire and crashed near Neer and Brumholt, N of Roermond. Buried Yssel L-10-249 (SGLO).
939 Klammer, OskarFw1(F)/124 (Bardufoss)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430867 "G2 + BH" (lost 2/21/45)Observer Operational ClaspThe ac had to make a force landing in the snow on 21 February, 1945, 2km west of Andsvatnet due to a fire in the ac. The crew survived the rough landingwith minor injuries. Remaining crew: Fhr Klein, Obs; Uffz Heinz Stenger, R/O and Ogefr Alois Unterleitner, Mech (Flyvrak Norway).
940 Klann, HeinzFlg2/Sch.G.-102Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5858 (lost 12/27/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 27 December, 1943 when on a training mission carrying cement bombs, he crashed in the vicinity of Chotebor. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Robert Schröder, was also killed (F.Braun).
941 Klein, HeinzUffz22/JG-27Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165173 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 June, 1944 during a Jabo raid near Bayeux. Mombeek. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Hochschwab on 24 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 10 km S of Reuenbrietzen on 28 May, 1944.
942 Klein, HeinzFwIII/ZG-2Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2138 (40% dam 10/31/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC 31 October, 1942; crash landed at the Toussus le Noble airfield, cause not reported.
943 Klein, Heinz "Hans"Uffz46/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8417 (lost 8/25/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1942; aerial combat with a Soviet Pe-2 at Petrowka. One known victory, his 1st, a Soviet unnamed AC on 21 July, 1942. His 3rd (per OKL?), another unnamed Soviet AC on 1 August, 1942. A P-39 on 12 August, 1942.
944 Kleinert, HeinzGefrI/JG-54 (6/41), 4/JG-27 (12/41 Africa)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 5490 (lost 6/6/41), Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8430 (lost 12/8/41)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 8 December, 1941 after making an emergency landing near El Adem due to a fuel shortage. Shot down with wounds 6 June, 1941 over Langeoog.
945 Klemm, HeinzLt8/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300151 "B3 + PS" (lost 8/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew in the Bizerta harbor 18 August, 1943, cause unknown, two other crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
946 Klemp, WalterOblt4/29/1922RheydtKdr I/KG-40Fw 200C-3/U4 Werk # 0089 "F8 + IL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspThis AC, of 3/KG-40, was lost on 14 October, 1943 and only one crew disposition was readable, that of Reg.Rat Dr Benne Brunner, geb 7/23/1912, (KIA), Observer. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Heller, geb 4/26/1909, Bordmech.
947 Klempau, Karl-HeinzUffzJG-27Bf 109G-14Fighter Operational ClaspShot down on 27 December, 1944 by P-51s over Bastogne. He bailed out successfully and most likely became a POW.
948 Klempien, HeinzFw6/1/1915Rhena5/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # 2839 "1G + NN" (lost 9/8/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 8 September, 1940, crashing at Kerlaz, Brittany, France; buried Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Block 9/30/732. Source: A.Rosseels. Added: Remaining crew (deceased bur same Cem): Gefr Kurt Bengeser (geb 9/5/1919 Munich, bur 9/30/733), Obs and Gefr Willin Hey (geb 5/31/1918, Inj), Gnr (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
949 Klems, Heinrich Heinz GüntherOfw5/24/19222Erg/JGr West, Stab I/JG-26 (4/42), 2/JG-26 (2/43)Fw 190A-2, Fw 190A-5 (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 14 May, 1943 when he overturned during a landing at Ossinovka, S.U.. He was severely injured, and was pulled from the wreckage by his element leader, Lt Jessen. He never returned to flight status. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 20 km west of Etaples on 31 July, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire 5 km southwest of Merville on 11 November, 1942. (On the OKL, he is referred to as "Heinrich" Also seen his name referred to as "Heinz" or "Hans"; shortened, I presume.) Deceased 18 September, 1996.
950 Klesper, Heinz16/JG-5 (12/44 Stavanger Norway)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspGroup picture,, Andreas Brekken.
951 Klien, HeinzOblt11/5/1914Dresden5/KG-27 (39), Stfkpt 6/KG-27 (12/41), Stfkpt 4/KG-27 (5/42), Kdr II/KG-27 (12/43), KG(J)-27 (11/44)He 111P & H, Bf 109G

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/27/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Numerous destruction on ground targets in Russia. Deceased 1 May, 1998, Heidelberg.
952 Klinke, HeinzGefr3/NSGr-1 (1/45 Kirchhellen)Ju 87D-5 Werk # Unk "V8 + SD" (lost 1/1/45)Wound Badge, Night Assault Operational Clasp Bailed out near Hertogenbosch with his Radio-Gunner, Obgefr. Wilhelm Knoblauch, on 1 January, 1945, both taken prisoner, Gefr Klinke injured. Their mission was to attack Bastogne, but they lost their way in the heavy mist, and ran out of fuel.
953 Klomp, WalterOblt4/29/1922Rheydt, RheinlandI/KG-40 (10/43), 3/KG-40 (4/44)Fw 200C-3/U4 Werk # 0089 "F8 + JH" (85% dam 10/14/43), Fw 200C-3/U3 Werk # 0062 "F8 + BL" (lost 4/1/44)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 1 April, 1944; failed to return during an operation over the North Sea, approx 400 km NW of Lofoten. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Gotthilf Ackermann, geb 2/24/1919, Co-pilot; Ofw Erich Kang, geb 10/2/1914, R/O 1; Ogefr Reinhold Meier, geb 3/4/1922, R/O 2; Uffz Wilhelm Sanuer, geb 1/7/1919, Mech and Uffz Werner Böthling, geb 4/27/1918, Gunner (Source: B.Bines-WAST). WIA 14 October, 1943; operational crash west of the Varnes Norway airfield, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Reg.Rat.Brunner, Observer (KIA); Uffz Heinz Heller, Mech (WIA) and Ogefr Reinhold Meyer, Gunner (WIA). No Co-pilot mentioned. Source: SIG Norway.
954 Klöpper, Heinrich 'Heinz'Oblt1/9/1918Gross Bülten Hannover94 2/JG-77 (3/40), 11/JG-51 (7/41 S.U.), I/JG-2 (4/43), Stfkpt 7/JG-1 (5/43, 11/43 Volkel) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15442 (15% dam 6/25/43; Emergency landing at Oltmannsfehn, combat, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20272 "Wh 1" (15% dam 11/13/43; emergency landing Kamperveen/Neustadt, fuel shortage, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6/U4 Wk# 410106 "Wh 1" (lost 11/29/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Badge(6/25/43)
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
KIA 29 November, 1943 after aerial combat with P-38s of the 55FG at Meppel, near the Zuider Lake Holland. He crashed into the Westrand Zuiderzee, along with both wingmen, on the return flight this day due to low cloud ceiling. Dutch researchers place the crashsite outheast of Vollenhove, at "De Oldenhof" (DeSwart). No known grave. 8 bombers. 8 victories in the West. His 1st, a Spitfire at Dungeness on 5 October, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 22 June, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 27 October, 1941; both LaGG-3s. Another double on 5 July, 1942; an Il-2 and an I-16 Rata. Five victories on 7 July, 1942,\; two LaGG-3s and three MiG-3s. Another 5 victories on 4 August, 1942; a MiG-3, a Pe-2 and three Il-2s. A Pe-2 and four MiG-3s on 7 November, 1942. Approximately 500 combat missions. His 91st, a B-17 off Hamstede on 5 November, 1943. His 92nd, a P-38 on 13 November, 1943. His 93rd victim, a B-24 "DN-4" # 42- 40749 "Sack-Time Sally" on 26 November, 1943. Klöpper is believed to be the pilot who downed Frank Murphys B-17F #42-30725 of 100BG, 350 BS on 10 October, 1943. His 94th and final victory, a P-38 at Hasselt, S of Meppen, on 29 November, 1943. Buried Yssel as "unknown" (M.deWolf).
955 Klose, HerbertUffz114/KG-40Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a shared victory with Heinz Hommel on 2 August, 1943.
956 Klotsche, HeinzOgefr6/JG-300Fw 190A-6 & Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspKlotsche appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost 4/8/44 at Rheine, pilot disposition unknown.
957 Klug, PeterOblt1(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardofuss)He 111H-6 Werk # 7229 "1H + NH" (lost 9/14/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Svalbard, crashed at sea, S of Spitzbergen Is.. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Heinz Bonza, Observer; Uffz Franz Lamm, R/O and Ogefr Gerd Vetter, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
958 Knappenschneider, KarlOfw7/19/1909WeinheimKG-200 (Top Secret Sq)Captured B-17s and B-24's, B-17F-90-BO (USAAF # 42-30146) "A3 + CE" (lost 2/9/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 9 February, 1945 during a takeoff explosion at Echterdingen airfield with 10 members of the Vichy French government, cause unknown. All were killed except the tailgunner, Dr. Karl Dorschein. Added: Remaining crew (deceased bur Leinfelden-Echterdingen Cem, Row 4): Ofw Georg Joachim, Co-pilot, (KIC, bur Gr 8); Fw Richard Rosenfeld, Obs (KIC, bur Gr 6); Uffz Johann König, R/O (KIC, bur Gr 3); Ofw Eduard Siemsen, Flt Engr 1 (KIC, bur Gr 7); Uffz Wilhelm Frielingsdorg, Flt Engr 2 (killed but no known grave); Ofw Fritz Burnickl, Jump Master (KIC, bur Gr 5); Uffz Karl Heinz Henning, Gnr 1 (blown clear, survived); Fw Friedrich Seeger, Gnr 2 (blown clear, survived) and Uffz Werner Wolfram, Gnr 3 (KIC, bur Gr 4). Pilot Knappenschneider buried at Weinheim a.d. Bergstrasse, Grave 128. Dr Dorschein does not appear on either the crew list or passenger list (D.Drury). The B-17 was named "Down & Go" of 94BG, 333BS, piloted by 2/Lt Ned Palmer. Flak damaged on 29 July, 1943, they belly-landed at Avedore Denmark, were the crew of 10 were taken prisoner (MACR 202).
959 Knecht, HeinzLt6/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3966 "3U + OL" (lost 11/25/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 25 November, 1941 after crashing at Potowakojo, no further detail. Bf 110 Loss List
960 Knichel, HansFw10.SeenotstaffelDo 24T-2 Werk # 0026 "CH + ER" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1943; failed to return from a mission near Makkaur, Map Quadrant 37 East/014, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Franz Hofbauer, Observer; Lt Ulrich Spanz, R/O; Fw Siegfried Schellhase, Mech; Uffz Heinrich Lippegans, 2nd Mech and Ogefr Heinz Willems, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
961 Knieling, HeinzLt12/30/1915DüsseldorfErg.Schl.Gr. (8/43), Stab IV/SG-9 (1/44)He 123 (dam 8/24/43), Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141583 (lost 1/24/44) Wound Badge, Ground Assault Operational Clasp KIC 24 January, 1944 when, while on a transfer flight, his ac came down near Vapniarka (German=Wapnjarka), Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, unknown cause. In January, 1944, this area was under Romanian administration as part of Transistria. Lt Knieling is buried in the collective cemetery in Kyiv, Ukraine, Blk 8, Row 30, Gr 2695 (D.Drury). Added: LOCS reports a Lt Heinz Knieling was injured 24 August, 1943, when he crashed in the vicinity of Dublin-Irena due to pilot error.
962 Kniemeier, HeinzUffzStab/StG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110G-3 Werk # 4823 "A5 + GB" (lost 9/4/43)Observer Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 4 September, 1943 at Konotop after crash landing due to flak, crew returned. His Observer at this time was Ofw Erich Wilke. Bf 110 Loss List
963 Knigge, HeinzOblt1/5/1916Baden Baden22/NJG-6, 4/NJG-6Bf 110G-4 (most likely) (lost 3/19/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18/19 March, 1944 during aerial combat near Kellmüz/Memmingen (Boiten). One known victory, a Stirling 20 km NNE of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Hohensülzen on 18 November, 1943.
964 Kniggs, HeinzUffzIII/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4173 (lost 2/11/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with two other unnamed crew 11 February, 1943; crash landed NE of Ssnerdynja after an enemy fighter attack, ac burned, one other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
965 Knittel, HeinzLt8/NJG-2Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5668 "R4 + AD" (lost 10/9/43))Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 October, 1943 during aerial combat when his AC crashed in a field 9 km southwest of Store Heddinge, on the island of Sjaelland Denmark, killing Knittel. It is believed his R/O, Uffz Christian Klapper bailed, landed by parachute into the Baltic Sea and drowned, as he has no known grave. Knittel was buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery. Source: Air War over Denmark.
966 Knobeloch, Karl HeinzOfw8/26/1918Radebuel6/JG-26 (11/41), 10(Jabo)/JG-26 (9/42 St. Omer-Wizernes), 6/JG-26 (9/44)Fw 190A-1 Wk # 10041 "Brown 2 + -" (dam 11/22/41), Fw 190A-3/U3, Fw 190A-9 Wk # 750139 "Black 1" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 October, 1944 during aerial combat in "Black 1" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 412 Sq. (Canadian) at Krefeld-Ürdingen. He bailed successfully, but his chute failed to open. Buried Krefeld, Block 12A/46 (Rosseels). WIFA 22 November, 1941 when he force landed his A-1 near Ostende on a non-operational flight.
967 Knodt, HeinzUffz18/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk# 161163 "Black 5" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 8 April, 1944 south of Helmstedt. One known victory, a B-17 SW of Bremen on 24 March, 1944.
968 Knoke, HeinzHptm3/24/1921Hameln44 II/JG-52 (Russia 6/41), 11/JG-2, 2/JG-1 (8/41), Stab/JGr-1 (aka Kdo Losigkeit (3/42 Norway), 5/JG-1, Stfkpt 5/JG-11 (4/43-4/44), Kdr III/JG-1 (8/44) Bf 109E-4 Werk # ? "Black 3" (dam 3/6/42; emergency landing on Lake Sperrilen, near Honefoss Norway due to fuel shortage, pilot OK?), Bf 109F-2 Wk#12866 "Yellow 7" w/JG-1 (25% dam 8/16/41), Bf 109G-1/R2 Werk # 14049 "Black 3" in 2/JG-1 (2/43), Bf 109G-1 "Black 1" (dam 5/21/43; combat w/bombers, pilot OK) in 5/JG-11, Bf 109G-1/R2 "Red 1" in 5/JG-11, Fw 190A-8, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15623 "Black 1" (60% dam 8/17/43; emergency landing at Rheinbach after combat, pilot OK) in 5/JG-11

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
DRL Sports Badge
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Barbarossa pilot. 19 bombers. Over 400 missions. All victories in the West. He wore the Croatian Pilot wings also. He joined the "circle of four-engine bomber slayers: Specht, Frey, Sommer and König. He tried the new idea of dropping a timed-fuse bomb into the middle of a B-17 "box". He crashed a Bf 109G at Hilversum Holland on 30 January, 1944, his injuries, if any, unknown, serving in 5/JG-11 at the time (DeSwart). His 20th victory, a B-17 at Wagenfeld-Sulingen on 10 February, 1944. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid, and the Schweinfurt Raid, but crashed at an airfield near Bonn after his left wing spar was severely damaged by B-17 return fire. His mechanic was Ogefr Arndt. Flew Bf 109E "Black 3" in Autumn 1941 in JG-1. Flew Bf 109G-1 in 5/JG-11. His 25th victory, a P-51 at the Waggum airfield on 29 April, 1944. Alt incorrect spelling; Knocke. His flying career ended with a car crash on 9 October, 1944 which nearly caused him to lose a leg. After the war, he resided at Ahornweg 7, 4505 Bad Iburg, Ger. Deceased 18 May, 1993.

Knoke by a Me-109 G-6 Gunboat, Jever 1943

969 Knorr, HeinzUffz4/14/1919Zittau/Chemnitz3/KG-55 He 111H-6 Werk # 4576 "G1 + PL" (lost 11/22/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 22 November, 1942, when their ac made an emergency landing at Belonemukhin, near Belosoin, while on a Stalingrad mission, cause not reported. The Russians had already conquered this territory, and the crew remains missing since that day. Remaining crew: Ogefr Erwin Stephan (geb 10/6/1919 Gottesberg/Waldenburg), Obs; Uffz Karl Hudetz (geb 12/28/1917 Vienna), R/O; Uffz Albert Thauer (geb 2/5/1921 Gestungshausen/Coburg), Flt Engr and Ogefr Herbert Hans (geb 9/30/1922 Münchwies/Neunkirchen), Gnr. Source: Rainer Götz, Nephew of Uffz Thauer.
970 Koch, HeinzFw14/JG-53 (11/41 Holland; 4/42 Gela)Bf 109F-4 Werk # Unk "White 12" (dam 11/15/41), Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 7419 "White 4 + -" (80% damaged 4/28/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 April, 1942 crashing on takeoff at Comiso, the cause noted as "Sabotage". Pictured in flight escorting a Do 24 ASR aircraft in the JG-53 Chronicles. Source: Jochen Prien. Added: He crashed "White 12" at the Leeuwarden airfield for an unknown reason. The extent of any injuries is unknown (SGLO).
971 Koch, HeinzUffz19/NJG-2Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26/27 December, 1944; probably downed by ack-ack in the St Omer area during a ground interdiction sortie. Source: T. Boiten. This may be one of the other Kochs w/o a Given name.
972 Koch, Karl HeinzLt1/31/1915Tech Offz Stab/ErpGr-210 (Channel)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3339 "S9 + CB" (lost 8/15/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 32 Sq., piloted by F/L Russell, over the Croydon Airdrome, and crashing at School Farm, Hooe, near Battle, Sussex, England. His R/O, Uffz Rolf Kahl was seriously wounded and taken prisoner. Due to his wounds, he was repatriated back to Germany in 1943 (D.Drury).
973 Koch, Karl Heinz "Charly"Oblt12/16/1919Hildesheim52/JGr-102, 4(Erg)/JGr-Ost, 14/JG-77 (11/41), 4/JG-3 (9/43 Schiphol), Stfkpt 4/JG-3 (12/43 Rotenberg), 5/JG-3 (2/44 Rotenberg), Stfkpt 12/JG-5 (4/44), 10/JG-5 (7/44), 13(Z)/JG-5 (9/44), 12/JG-5 (1/45), Stfkpt 7/JG-5 (2/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15628 "White 5" (45% dam 9/22/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Blk 5" in 5/JG-3, Bf 109G-2/R6 Werk # Unk "White 4" in 13/JG-5 (9/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732070 "Blue 9" (lost 2/9/45), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350185 "Blue 9" (lost 4/5/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 over Holland on 22 September, 1943, an Uffz at the time. He became Stfkpt after the death of Werner Lucas, the end of October, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, now a Lt in JG-5, a Yak-9 on 27 September, 1944. Another, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1944. Werk # 732070 was lost during aerial combat on 9 February, 1945, sd by a P-51 of No. 65 Sq. over Fordefjord near Herdla Norway. Both he and the ac went into the sea at the fjord at Heilevang. He bailed and was rescued by two brothers (Flyvrak Norway). Koch crashed a second A-8, Werk # 350185 "Blue 9" on 5 April, 1945 at the Herdla airfield. He had to make an emergency landing due to oil pressure problems. He was injured when both landing gear broke during a rough landing and he crashed into a quarry (Flyvrak Norway). Added: He was uninjured 22 September, 1943 when he made a force landing W of Den Bosch after combat in Wk# 15628 (SGLO). Deceased 10 March, 2001.

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

974 Koch, ReinholdFw3/10/1916Ruppertsweiler1(F)/22Ju 88 Werk # 1318 (lost 9/15/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 15 September, 1941 at Chudovo (Tschudowo in German), Novgorod Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. The VDK places the crash location as 15km NW of the town. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Richard Josef Zimmermann, Obs; Uffz Heinz Müller, R/O and Gefr Emil Thäter, Gnr (D.Drury).
975 Kochel, ErichOfw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-706Ar 196A-3 Werk # 0316 "6I + LH" (50% damaged)Wound Badge
Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp
WIC (injured) 18 June, 1943; non-operational landing accident at Sola Norway airfield, cause unknown. His Observer Uffz Heinz Harnisch, was also injured. Source: SIG Norway.
976 Kochschmidt,OfwII/KG-27 (10/44)He 111Bomber Operational ClaspKnown to have piloted the He 111 between 10/2/44 & 10/18/44, missions 323 to 334, in which EP Holder, Karl heinz Hoffmeister was the R/O. Docs found online.
977 Köckler, HeinzUffz10/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15288 (lost 8/19/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat Aux le Chateau.
978 Kodalle, HeinzUffz2/KG-27He 111H-6 & H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
979 Kohl, HeinzLt7/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18705 "CJ + JH" (lost 7/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 27 July, 1943; crashed at the Capua airfield during a test flight, no cause reported.
980 Köhne, HeinzUffz7/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7311 "White 9" (lost 3/30/42)MIA 30 march, 1942 between Mariupol and Charkow while on an orientation flight, no cause reported.
981 Kokisch, HeinzOfw1/6/1920Cottbus2/JG-11Fw 190A-8 "Black 8" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 8 June, 1944 during aerial combat over Rennes in "Black 8". Buried at La Cambe, France, Grave 228, Block 30. Jager Blatt 6/2004 & 1/2005.
982 Kolber, HeinzOgefrII/SG-10Fw 190F-8 Werk # 426051 (lost 3/1/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 1 March, 1945, cause and location unknown.
983 Köller, WernerFw5/1/19202/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260202 "Z6 + IK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 18 February, 1944, when, after returning from an attack on London, crashed in the middle of the city of Montdidier, believed an accident. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Heinz Kreul, geb 10/28/1920, Obs; Ogefr Karl Heese, geb 1/16/1921, T.Obs; Uffz Karl Rachtat, geb 1/20/1919, R/O and Uffz Kurt Sawatzki, geb 4/13/1919, Mechanic. Source: B.Bines.
984 Kollmann, HeinzOfwI/NSGr-20Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160237 (lost 2/14/45)Night Assault Operational ClaspKIC 14 February, 1945; crashed at Bonn-Hangelar airfield, cause not given.
985 Kollmeyer, Karl HeinzUffz11/28/19203/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173825 "Yellow 7" (lost 9/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 18 September, 1944 after being sd by flak 20 km SW of Venlo. Alternate spelling: Kollmayer.
986 Köllner, HeinzFw2/4/19201/KG-66Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330841 "Z6 + OH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 20/21 August, 1944; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Heinrich Jenchen, geb 4/21/1920, Obs and Uffz Peter Kolbe, geb 1/29/1923, R/O. Source: B.Bines.
987 Komoll, RobertUffz1/KG-30 (Med) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550052 "4D + HH" (lost 10/23/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Neapel (Naples) 23 October, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Adolf Schelling, Obs; Gefr Johann Heiliger, R/O and Ogefr Karl Heinz Klenke, Gnr (D.Drury).
988 König, ErnstLt2/KG-53He 111H-6 Werk # 7186 "A1 + CK" (lost 1/2/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 2 January, 1943; killed making a force landing NW of the airfield at Idritsa (or Idriza), Russia, after his ac was hit by Soviet AA fire. Remaining crew: Uffz Erwin Wieczorek, Obs (KIA); Ofw Siegfried Schütt, R/O (WIA); Uffz Heinz Müller, Flt Engr (KIA) and Uffz Alfred Abel, Gnr (KIA). The four deceased are buried in the War Cem. at Sebesh, Russia, Blk 10, Row 12 as follows: Lt König Gr 1056, Uffz Wieczorek Gr 1057, Uffz Müller Gr 1059 and Uffz Abel Gr 1058 (D.Drury & DK-G Awards List).
989 Konrad, HelmutHptm9/3/1914Stab III/NJG-1 (11/43 Twente) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5556 "G9 + AS" (lost 11/24/43) Night Fight Operational Clasp KIC the night of 23/24 November, 1943 when his 110 crashed at Lonneker Holland, north of Enschede, cause unknown. (DeSwart) The Bf 110 Loss List suggests the crash was at the Twente airfield shortly after takeoff, killing the entire crew. His R/O Uffz Heinz Dail (6/10/1920, Ysselsteyn R/10/244). Pilot buried Ysselsteyn R/10/245.
Ysselstein, Holland
990 Koop, Werner Fhr6/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161367 "Yellow 5 + -" (lost 8/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 August, 1944 during aerial combat, after making a force landing beyond the Front, 3km east of Uzurawa, SE of Ostrowitsche, Poland. He was reported MIA by Hptm Heinz Sturm of II/JG-52. Jager Blatt 6/2001. Alternate spelling: Kopp (Bf 109 Loss List)
991 Koppe, HeinzFw910/NJG-3 (9/43), III/NJG-2Bf 110, Ju 88GEP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" 15 km S of Skagen on 4 September, 1943. A 2nd, a Wellington N of Hannover on 8 October, 1943. A 3rd, a B-24 into the North Sea off Cromer on 18 November, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 NW of Neustadt on 24 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 5 km from Neubuckow/Rostock on 24 February, 1944, no location. A 6th, a "4 mot" on 16 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" on 22 May, 1944, no location. His 8th, a Lancaster, possibly "PB476 of No. 12 Sq., over England. Magnus Report.
992 Kornacker, Heinz WilhelmOblt2ZG-76, 9/NJG-3 (2/42), III/NJG-4 (3/43), Stffüh 5/NJG-6 (Neuberg)Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hudson on 21 February, 1942, a FW at the time. A 2nd, a Halifax of RAF No.405 Sq. near Hirson France, now a Oblt. His R/O-Gunner was named Hof. Deceased 16 May, 1984.
993 Körner, HansGefr5/10/19184/NJG-2 (Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0604 "R4 + GM" (lost 3/14/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 14 March, 1941, crashed at Smiths Farm, Dovendale, SW of Louth, Lincolnshire, shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 29 Sq., piloted by W/C Widdows (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Gefr Körner buried CC, Blk 3, Gr 186. A 2nd crewman, Gefr Karl Heinz Spangenberg (geb 7/19/1920) KIA, bur CC, Blk3, Gr 187 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
994 Korthals, GerhardMaj6/22/1914Berlin Lichtenberg 2/KGr-100 (9/39), Stfkpt 8/KG-51 (6/40), Kdr V/KG-40 (7/42 Atlantic) He 111P, Ju 88A in KG-51, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360059 "F8 + ??" (lost 11/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIFA 3 November, 1942 near the Lorient airport, mechanical failure on a non-combat flight. Also killed were: Ofw Franz Fritz, R/O and Uffz Heinz Winteler, Gnr.. 300+ combat missions. Added: The deceased were buried at Pornichet Cem, Blk 9, Row 16 as follows: Maj Korthals Gr 382, Ofw Fritz (geb 4/27/1917 Karlsruhe) Gr 383 and Uffz Winteler (geb 2/16/1921 Hamburg) Gr 381 (absa3945).
995 Koschella, GeorgFw11/13/1915Glasen4/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8045 "4D + HM" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 6 October, 1940; exact cause unknown although witnesses said that the AC was on fire before it dove steeply into the ground during a night sortie over England. The AC crashed near Netherstead Farm, Colmworth, Bedfordshire, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Gerhard Wilkening, Observer; Uffz Alexander Bednarik, R/O and Uffz Heinz Thal, Gunner.
996 Koslowski, HansOfw12/1/19157/KG-2 (6/42 Schiphol) Do 217E-4 Werk # 1171 "U5 + ?R" (lost 6/8/42) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed on Sloterweg at Hoofddorp, North Holland on 8 June, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The entire crew was killed in the crash, and buried at Ysselsteyn Blk CW, Row 3. Remaining crew: Uffz Herbert Brauer, Obs (Grave 59); Uffz Karl Heinz Tannhäuser, R/O (Grave 60) and Ogefr Gerhard Hinerlich, Gnr (Grave 61). Ofw Koslowski buried Grave 58 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
997 Köstler, OskarLt610/NJG-1 (4/43 Bergen) Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4811 "G9 + CX" (lost 4/10/43) EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA he night of 9/10 April, 1943 in his F-4, crashing at Doornspijk Holland, south of Elburg as a result of his Lancaster victim exploding (DeSwart & Boiten). His R/O-Gunner, Uffz Heinz Huhn survived uninjured (Bf 110 Loss List). Another source (Bf 110 Loss List) suggests his lost ac was an E Model. One known victory, a Lancaster on 1 March, 1943. Another, a B-17 on 4 March, 1943, # 41-24464 "Excalibur" of the 91BG, flown by Lt Brill. It crashed into the sea 40 miles west of Trexel. All the crew survived. Three AC on 12 March, 1943; two Wellingtons and a Lancaster. His 6th, and last victory, a Lancaster on 9/10 April, 1943, the day he died.

998 Kostyra, HeinzKG-27He 111Bomber Operational ClaspSource: Michel Sergent
999 Kotthaus, HeinzUffz8/JG-302 (III/JG-11)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 15732 (10% dam 11/26/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 November, 1943; crashed at Wehnen during takeoff, no cause reported.
1000 Kottucz, HeinzLt23/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173024 "Yellow 8" (lost) EK 2
Fighter operational Clasp
KIA 31 July, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters NW of Alencon, near Caen. No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 15 km SSW of St Lo on 30 July, 1944. His 2nd, and last, a P-47 at St Hilaire-du-Harcouet on 31 July, 1944.

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