Hauptmann Wilhelm Schramm had been born at Old Charlton, Kent, and lived in England until the age of 15 when on the death of his father, the London representative of the Siemens electrical firm, he returned to Germany and joined the army. He was given his first command in December 1915.
Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Mathy born 4th April, 1883 at Mannheim, Germany, died 2nd January, 1916 at Potters Bar, England.
Oberleutnant zur See Werner Peterson has been described as a gay youngster with a reputation of being the best ship-handler in the service. His first command was the Zeppelin L7, which was used for naval patrols over the North Sea. In June, 1915, he took command of the L12. In August he flew on his first bombing raid over England. He got lost, like many other airship commanders and he reported dropping a load of bombs on "Harwich". In fact they fell in the sea off Dover. The ground-based defences opened fire and the ship received a direct hit. Because of the leaking gas the L12 came down in the English Channel. A German boat towed it to Ostend - where it was destroyed by fire.
|Leutnant Friedrich Wilhelm von Pavelsz|
born 03 January 1921 in Stolp, fallen on 24 February 1944
Unteroffizier Fritz Otto
born 07 April 1921 in Königsberg, POW
Unteroffizier Michael Hofmockel
born 23 March 1922 in Ansbach, POW
Obergefreiter Bruno Schievelbein
born 22 December 1922 in Neustettin, fallen on 24 February 1944
Gefreiter Adalbert Thimian
born 22 January 1923 in Praust, fallen on 24 February 1944
This aircraft was shot down by F/Lt R. C. Pargeter and F/Lt R. L. Fell in a Mosquito of No. 29 Squadron.