Luftwaffe Soldbuch, Wehrpass and Pilots Licence
Hans Moser was born in December of 1920 in Idar-Oberstein into a protestant family. He was a student at the time he was called up.
Married to Elfriede.
Father died in April 1944.
First issue, issued to Moser with a Flak replacement unit. He worked his way up from a Kanonier to a Leutnant.
He served in various flak units till December 1942. He had by that stage completed his flying training.
He would Join:
According to his Wehrpass, Moser had fought in Russia and the Mediterranean.
Interestingly, he is mentioned for a daring raid on an English Cruiser with his JU88!
Sunday, November 22nd, 1943, was “Air Force Travel Day,” two Ju 88s of Group II ascended from Salonil at 3 p.m. to make an “Island Trips.” Shortly after the start, the chains had to part due to poor safety. The crews Moser, Schaper and Winkler stuck together. Beyond Rhodes they went in the direction of Castell-Rosso, the last foothills of the Dodecanese off the shores of Asia Minor as far as Cyprus. Nothing in sight!
On the return flight, they continued their search back and forth between Africa and Crete. Suddenly, near Leros, the long-sought in vain ships lay beneath them. Two cruisers and three destroyers! The ships pushed through the tide like arrows. The screws turning at full load marked long white lanes. Hans Moser was a little ahead with his aircraft and had the most favorable attack position. He chose the thickest pot and dropped his bombs while gliding from a low altitude. While the other bomb-heavy aircraft slid towards the armored ships, the anti-aircraft defense deployed. Every machine was hit by splinters. But they kept falling on a cruiser. The bombs fell. Two flashes of fire flashed from the warship. Direct hit by the Moser crew! Two 1000 kg bombs had hit the cruiser, which almost instantly turned 90 degrees and, wrapped in clouds of black smoke, trailed a long trail of oil behind it. The machines turned off quickly. On the return flight, three more Beaufighters attacked the chain, but could not achieve anything against it. One of them fell on fire into the sea, hit by the Schaper crew. Without further incident, they all landed safely in Salonika at 5.30 p.m. On November 28th we went back to Russia!
- 10.1941 – Pilots Badge
- 6.1943 – Front Flying Clasp Bronze
- 6.1943 – Iron Cross Second Class
- 8.1943 – Front Flying Clasp Silver
- 8.1943 – Iron Cross First Class
- 9.1943 – Front Flying Clasp Gold
- 1.1944 – Honour Goblet
- 2.1944 – German Cross in Gold
- 6.1944 – Wounds Badge in Black
Some pages are missing from both IDs, although the story is not lost thankfully or any of the most important details. It would seem that Hans Moser was also listed in an Appendix of a book on the Me262, as a known ME262 Pilot with KG51.
Although the extra document from Moser is dated 27.2.1945 – he passed the test for high altitude with:
They were flying the ME262, what is known about Moser is very little, it would seem he is recorded in the literature as pilot although the operational history could be further researched.
Although the lists on this unit seem not complete, Moser is a recorded Me262 pilot. Although his DKiG is not listed online, the entries are not entered postwar further research would need conducted.