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Hi Francois !

GREAT Closup of the Cloth Awards !

If possible , could You post a closup of front and back of Your " Dutchenbein" Pilotbadge . ( Not sure if I spelled correct :( ) . If My memory is correct I thought that You have one in Your Collection .

Jan Arne

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Hi Francois !

GREAT Closup of the Cloth Awards !

If possible , could You post a closup of front and back of Your " Dutchenbein" Pilotbadge . ( Not sure if I spelled correct :( ) . [b]If My memory is correct I thought that You have one in Your Collection .

Jan Arne

I will, next time I take pics

Edited by Fran?ois SAEZ

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Hi Francois !

GREAT Closup of the Cloth Awards !

If possible , could You post a closup of front and back of Your " Dutchenbein" Pilotbadge . ( Not sure if I spelled correct :( ) . If My memory is correct I thought that You have one in Your Collection .

Jan Arne

Jane Arne,

"deutschbein euskirchen"

M1/122 I.Deutschbein G.m.b.H., Euskirchen

Tombac quality

Weight: 43,2 gr

Wreath: 52,84

Wings: 63,4

I had 2, have sold the one below (repaired) with all docs and photos and have kept one cased

* People have to be aware than when presented on another forum, this badge was not accepted as original by everybody

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Hello

SAEZ

Thanks for shearing nice LW pics. Can you post some pice of Enlisted rank`s Sommermutze LW, with detachable withe top with yellow piping.

Best regards

Nesredep

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Heinrich Wohlers was born on 16 March 1912 at Altkloster in the Stade region of Neidersachsen. Trained as a reconnaisance pilot, Oberleutnant Wohlers was serving with 2.(F)/Aufkl?rungsgruppe 11 early in the war. He later converted to night fighters and was posted to II./NJG 1 on 23 August 1940. On 26 October 1940, Wohlers was transferred to 8./NJG 1. He claimed his first victory on the night of 12/13 March 1941, when he shot down a RAF Hampden twin-engined bomber near Nordhorn. Wohlers was appointed Staffelkapit?n of 8./NJG 4 on 30 April 1942. Hauptmann Wohlers had two victories to his credit at this time. On 1 January 1943, Wohlers was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./NJG 4. By the end of 1942, he had increased his victory total to seven, including three RAF bombers shot down on the night of 21/22 December to record his fifth through seventh victories. Wohlers was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of IV./NJG 6 on 13 January 1943. By the end of May, he had nine victories to his credit. In June and July, Wohlers was detached to 3./NJG 1. During his period with the unit he recorded seven victories, including his 10th victory, a RAF Lancaster four-engine bomber shot down near Broich on the night of 16/17 June, two RAF four-engine bombers shot down over Holland on the night of 22/23 June (12-13) and a further two RAF four-engine bombers shot down on the night of 29 June (15-16). On 1 August 1943, IV./NJG 4 was redesignated I./NJG 6. Wohlers retained command of the newly redesignated unit. By the end of 1943, Wohlers had increased his victory total to 28, including three RAF four-engine bombers shot down on the night of 10/11 August (18-20) and a further three on the night of 27/28 August (22-24). On 11 November, Wohlers was promoted to the rank of Major. Wohlers was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 31 December for 28 victories. Major Wohlers was appointed Kommodore of NJG 6 on 2 February 1944. On 15 March 1944, Wohlers undertook a transfer flight from Schleissheim to Echterdingen. His Bf 110 G-4 (W.Nr. 5353) suffered an engine failure and crashed attempting a landing in dense fog at Echterdingen. Wohlers and his crewman, Oberfeldwebel Karl Kleilein were killed. A passenger, a staff officer from 7. Jagddivision, Major M?nsterer, along to observe on the flight, was also killed.

Heinrich Wohlers was credited with 29 victories. All his victories were recorded at night.

Acknowledgements to Frederic H?noff

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments

1 13.3.1941 0:10 Hampden 8./NJG 1 5km NE Nordhorn

2 10.7.1941 1:31 Wellington 8./NJG 1 4km S Meppen

3 17.11.1942 21:05 Halifax II./NJG 4 2km NE Consigny / Halifax II (W7863) ?NP-V? of 158 Sqn flown by S/Ldr P de GH Seymour

4 22.11.1942 22:55 Wellington II./NJG 4 10km S Brienne

5 21.12.1942 19:41 Viermot II./NJG 4 5km S Void-Vacon

6 21.12.1942 22:56 Stirling II./NJG 4 Minecourt

7 21.12.1942 23:13 Wellington II./NJG 4 2.5km W Matignicourt

8 15.4.1943 0:23 Halifax IV./NJG 4 Niederl?stat

9 17.4.1943 1:15 Halifax IV./NJG 4 W Kastenbach

10 17.6.1943 1:20 Lancaster IV./NJG 4 1.5km S Broich

11 22.6.1943 2:12 Halifax IV./NJG 4 2km E Kampen

12 23.6.1943 1:35 Stirling IV./NJG 4 2km S Apeldoorn

13 23.6.1943 2:12 Halifax IV./NJG 4 Kaalherin

14 25.6.1943 1:07 Halifax IV./NJG 4 1km N Welldorf

15 29.6.1943 2:17 Lancaster IV./NJG 4 S Volkel

16 29.6.1943 2:40 Stirling IV./NJG 4 1.5km E Moulfort

17 14.7.1943 1:48 Stirling IV./NJG 4 2km NE Rothem

18 10.8.1943 - Halifax I./NJG 6 Spe?bach

19 11.8.1943 0:37 Halifax I./NJG 6 Bad Kreuznach

20 11.8.1943 - Stirling I./NJG 6 Schaffhausen

21 11.8.1943 - Halifax I./NJG 6 Asbach

22 28.8.1943 1:33 Halifax I./NJG 6 J?ngholzhausen

23 28.8.1943 1:46 Stirling I./NJG 6 Oppenheim durch

24 28.8.1943 2:53 Viermot I./NJG 6 2.5km SE Alzey

25 6.9.1943 0:16 Stirling I./NJG 6 NE Pirmasens

26 6.9.1943 0:29 Stirling I./NJG 6 J?gersburg

27 7.9.1943 0:29 Halifax I./NJG 6 SW M?nchen

28 26.11.1943 20:12 Halifax I./NJG 6 Maria Buchen

29 25.2.1944 22:45 Lancaster Stab/NJG 6 30km W Augsburg

Victories : 29

Awards : Ehrenpokal (9 August 1943)

Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (31 August 1943)

Ritterkreuz (31 December 1943)

Units : NJG 1, NJG 4, NJG 6

Gruppe I

GRUPPENKOMMANDEUR

Maj Heinrich Wohlers 01/08/43 09/02/44

Maj Heinz Reschke 19/02/44 24/04/44

Hptm Karl Hadeball 26/04/44 03/07/44

Maj Gerhard Friedrich 12/07/44 16/03/45

Hptm Peter Spoden 19/03/45 08/05/45

GERMANY

Luftwaffe Night Fighter Aces

NAME VICTORIES UNITS

Schnaufer, Heinz-Wolfgang 121 NJG 1,4

Lent, Helmut 102 NJG 1,2,3

Sayn-Wittgenstein, Heinrich Prince zu 83 (84) NJG 2,3,5

Streib, Werner 65 NJG 1

Meurer, Manfred 65 NJG 1,5

Sch?nert, Rudolf 64 NJG 1,2,5,100

R?kker, Heinz 64 NJG 2

Radusch, G?nther 64 NJG 1,2,3,5

Zorner, Paul 59 NJG 2,3,5,100

Rath, Gerhard 58 NJG 2,3

Becker, Martin 58 NJG 3,4,6

Herget, Wilhelm 57 NJG 3,4

Welter, Kurt 56 JG 300, NJG 11

Str?ning, Heinz 56 NJG 2,1

Kraft, Josef 56 NJG 1,4,5,6

Franczi, Gustav 56 NJG 100

Frank, Hans-Dieter 55 NJG 1

Vinke, Heinz 54 NJG 1

Geiger, August 53 NJG 1

Lippe-Weissenfeld, Egmond Prince zu 51 NJG 2,1,5

Hoffman, Werner 51 NJG 3,5

L?tje, Herbert 50 NJG 1,6

Greiner, Hermann 50 NJG 1

Kollak, Reinhard 49 NJG 3

Hager, Johannes 48 NJG 1

Borchers, Walter 48 NJG 3,5

Dr?nkler, Ernst Georg 47 NJG 1,5

Drewes, Martin 47 NJG 1

Semrau, Paul 46 NJG 2

Augenstein, Hans-Heinz 46 NJG 1

Lechner, Alois 45 NJG 2,5,100

Frank, Rudolph 45 NJG 3

Knacke, reinhold 44 NJG 1

Gildner, Paul 44 NJG 1

Becker, Ludwig 44 NJG 1

Fellerer, Leopold 41 NJG 1,5,6

Baake, Werner 41 NJG 1

Schmidt, Dietrich 40 (39) NJG 1

Meister, Ludwig 39 NJG 1,4

Bonin, Eckhard-Wilhelm von 39 NJG 1

Bahr, G?nther 37 NJG 1,4,6

Bergmann, Helmut 36 NJG 4

Beier, Wilhelm 36 NJG 1,2

Ehle, Walter 35 NJG 1

Bertram, G?nther 35 NJG 100

Modrow, Ernst-Wilhelm 34 (33) NJG 1

Johnen, Wilhelm 34 NJG 1,5,6

Hissbach, Heinz-Horst 34 NJG 2

Scherflink, Karl-Heinz 33 (31) NJG 1

Hadeball, Karl 33 NJG 1,4,6,10

Husemann, Werner 32 NJG 1,3

Rauh, Hubert 31 NJG 1,4

Jabs, Hans Joachim 31 NJG 1

M?ller, Friedrich-Karl "Nase" 30 JG 300, NJG 10,11

Leickhardt, Hans 30 NJG 1,5

Friedrich, Gerhard 30 NJG 4,6

Ferger, Heinz 30 NJG 2,3

Wohlers, Heinrich 29 NJG 1,4,6

Szameitat, Paul 29 NJG 3

Klemenz, Otto Karl 29 MJG 1,5

Altendorf, Rudolf 29 NJG 3,4,5

Wischnewski, Hermann 28 JG 300

Sigmund, Rudolf 28 NJG 1,3

Lau, Fritz 28 NJG 1

Krause, Hans 28 NJG 3,4,101

Jung, Erich 28 NJG 2

Grimm, Heinz 27 NJG 1

P?tzkuhl, Josef 26 NJG 5,100

Maisch 26 NJG 100

Schulte, Helmuth 25 NJG 5,6

Linke, Lothar 25 NJG 1

K?ster, Alfons 25 (26) NJG 1,2,3

Brinkhaus, Franz 25 NJG 2,3

Briegleb, Walter 25 NJG 2,3

Stohecker, Karl 24 NJG 100

Spoden, Peter 24 NJG 5,6

Schr?der, Eduard 24 NJG 3

Scheer, Klaus 24 NJG 100

Dahms, Helmut 24 NJG 100

Thimming, Wolfgang 23 (24) NJG 1,2,4

Schaus, Jakob 23 NJG 4

Reitmeyer, Ernst 23 NJG 5

Peters, Erhard 23 NJG 3,4

Patuschka, Horst 23 NJG 2

Koch, Herbert 23 NJG 3

Kamp, Hans-Karl 23 NJG 4, JG 300

Bussmann, Rolf 23 NJG 1,2,3

Barte, Walter 23 NJG 1,3

Autenrieth, Hans 23 NJG 1,4

Leube, Hermann 22 NJG 3

Erhardt, Peter 22 NJG 5

Eckard Reinhold 22 NJG 1,3

Wolf, Robert 21 NJG 5

Kociok, Josef 21 NJG 200

Hopf, Werner 21 NJG 5

F?rster, Josef 21 NJG 2,3

Altner, Herbert 21 NJG 5

Wirtz, Ludwig 20 NJG 1,2

S?the, Fritz 20 NJG 4

Schneider, Gottfried 20 NJG 2

Meissner, Hans 20 NJG 3

Kaiser, Adolf 20 NJG 1,100

Gref, Hans 20 NJG 100

Engel, Wilhelm 20 NJG 1,4,6

Brinkmann 20 NJG 3

Berschwinger, Hans 20 NJG 1

Sommer, Hermann 19 NJG 2,102

Schellwat, Fritz 19 NJG 1

Ney, Berthold 19 NJG 2,3

Holler, Kurt 19 NJG 2,3,4

Rapp, Werner 18 NJG 1,5

Nabrich, Josef 18 NJG 1

Fries, Otto 18 NJG 1

D?ding, Rudi 18 NJG 100

Breves, Adolf 18 NJG 1

Schneeweis, Wolfgang 17 NJG 101

Schmidt, Ludwig 17 NJG 6

Raum, Hans 17 NJG 3

Woltersdorf, Helmuth 16 NJG 1

S?vert, Heinz 16 NJG 5,6

Rupp, Bruno 16 NJG 3

Morlock, Willi 16 NJG 1

Fengler, Georg 16 NJG 1,4

Simon, Erich 15 (17) NJG 3

Sch?ren, Ernst 15 (20)

Rolland, Heinz 15 NJG 1

M?ller, Hans 15 (20) NJG 3

Matzak, Kurt 15 NJG 1

Kraft, Georg 15 NJG 1

Konter, Helmut 15 NJG 100

Keller, Otto 15 NJG 5

Gerstmayr, Lorenz 15 NJG 3

Fladrich, Kurt 15 NJG 4

Adelh?tte, Hans 15 NJG3

Werth, Johann 14 NJG 2

Wagner, Gerhard 14 NJG 5

Tham, Gustav 14 NJG 5,10

Telge, Wilhelm 14 NJG 1

Simross, Herbert 14 NJG 100

Oloff, Heinz 14 NJG 1

K?berich, G?nther 14 NJG 3

Griese, Heinrich 14 NJG 1,4,6

Dormann Wilhelm 14 JG 300

Breukel, Wendelin 14 NJG 2

Bretschneider, Klaus 14 JG 300

Schmied, Hans 13 NJG 3,100

Mangelsdorf, Rudolf 13 NJG 2,3

D?ring, Arnold 13 NJG 2,3

Szardenings, Rudolf 12 NJG 3

Sch?fer, Hans 12 NJG 2,3

Schulz, Albert 12 NJG 2,3

Reuter, Heinz 12 NJG 2,3

Perle, Helmut 12 NJG 2

Ney, Siegfried 12 NJG1

Heilig, Bruno 12 NJG 2

Hahn, Hans 12 NJG 2

Haberland, Karl 12 JG 2

Fischer, August 12 NJG 1,5,100

Fenske, Walter 12 NJG 1,2

Engling, Egon 12 NJG 2,3

B?r, Hans 12 NJG 3,5

Bunje, Helmut 12 NJG 6

Walter, Albert 11 NJG 4,6

Potthast, Fritz 11 NJG 1

Niebelschutz, Wolfgang von 11 NJG 2,4,5

Milius, Walter 11 NJG 1,3

Jank, Wolfgang 11 NJG 5,100

Hartl, Anton 11 JG 302

H?lshoff, Karl 11 NJG 2

Henseler, Wilhelm 11 NJG 1

Heiner, Engelbert 11 NJSch. Lft 4

Buchholz, Fritz von 11 NJG 1

Zechlin, Ernst 10 NJG 2,5

Weinmann, Emil 10 NJG 6

Wandam, Siegfried 10 NJG 1,5

Tonn, Wolfgang 10 NJG 2

Ter Steegen, Herbert 10 (12) NJG 5

Speidel, Werner 10 NJG 3

Rohlfing, Walter 10 NJG 3

Reschke, Heinz 10 NJG 6

Rathke, Waldemar 10 NJG 100

Pfeiffer, Karl 10 NJG 1

Oberheide, Peter 10 NJG 3

Misch, Heinz 10 NJG 2,3

Mangold, Egon 10 NJG 100,200

L?ddecke, Robert 10 (12) NJG 2

Leuchs, Rolf 10 NJG 6

Krahforst, Josef 10 NJG 4

Klaiber 10 NJG 5,100

Kaross, Eberhard 10 NJG 100

Jarsch, Lothar 10 NJG 2

Holtfreter, G?nther 10 NJG 3

Havenstein, Klaus 10 NJG 3

Hausschild, Hans 10 NJG 100

Glitz, Willi 10 NJG 3

Gienanth, Hans-Eugen, von 10 NJG 1

Fries, Heinz de 10 NJG 100

Finster, Lenz 10 NJG 1

Fensch, Frithjof 10 NJG 4

Eickmeier, Bruno 10 NJG 1

B?nsch, Herbert 10 NJG 2

Buschmann, Franz 10 NJG 1,3

Burggraf, Wilhelm 10 JG 301

Bonow, Kurt 10 NJG 5,100

Beyer, Konrad 10 ?

Benning, Anton 10 JG 301

V?lker, Heinz 9 NJG 2

Tischtau, Manfred 9 NJG 5

Teige, Waldemar 9 NJSch.Lft 1

Sch?n, Walter 9 NJG 1

Sch?fer, Ernst 9 JG 300,302

Schratter, Robert 9 NJG 5

Schmale, Willi 9 NJG 1,3

Meien, Ulrich von 9 NJG 100,200,5

Kutzner, Otto 9 NJG 2,3

Herzog, Gerhard 9 NJG 1

Herrmann, Hajo 9 JG 300

Hermann, Kurt 9 NJG 2

Heldt, Alfred 9 NJG 3

Hirschfeld, Ernst-Erich 9 (24) JG 300

Engel, Walter 9 NJG 5

Elstermann, Willi 9 NJG 3

Denzel, Robert 9 NJG 1

Birkenstock, Hans-J?rg 9 NJG 1,4,6

Wulff, Ulrich 8 NJG 5

Wethner, Hans 8 NJG 2,3

Tober, Friedrich 8 NJG 3,4

Stock, Hermann 8 NJG 3

Seuss, Wilhelm 8 NJG 4,5

Rasper, Hans 8 NJG 1,101

Niklas, Helmut 8 NJG 1,3

Migge, G?nther 8 JG 300

Laufs, Peter 8 NJG 2

Kuthe, Wolfgang 8 NJG 1

F?rster, Paul 8 (10) NJG 1

Franz, G?nther 8 NJG 1,3,6

Ebhardt, Rolf 8 NJG 1

Brunner, Josef 8 NJG 1,6

Behrens, Robert 8 (12) NJG 100

Villforth 7 NJG 2

Thun, Rudolf 7 NJG 5,6

Prues, Walter 7 NJG 1

Karsten, Kurt 7 NJG 4,6

Gramlich, Benno 7 NJG 3,10

Graef, Fritz 7 NJG 4

Dimter, Willi 7 NJG 1

Delakowitz, Richard 7 NJG 4

Bokemeyer, Rolf 7 NJG 1,5

Bietmann, Ludwig 7 NJG 1

Bellinghausen, Theodor 7 NJG 100

Kruse, Fritz 6 NJG 1

Hubatsch, Herbert 6 (9) NJG 1,5,6

Brockerhoff, Wilhelm 6 NJG 3

Raneu 5 NJG 100

H?lker, Walter 5 NJG 5

Rossiwall, Theodor 2 NJG 1,4

Also had his side cap and some small parts (extra boards, cup, victory plate .........)

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