Fuss, Hans, born 19-09-1920 at Altenhof near Merseritz in Westpreussen. In autumn 1941, Hans Fuss was posted to Jagdgeschwader, Squadron, 3. Leutnant Fuss was assigned to 4./JG 3, under command of Oberst Günther Lützow, Lützow was reported missing in action flying the Me 262 on 24-04-1945 while attempting to intercept a U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 Marauder raid near Donauwörth. His body was never recovered. Hans Fuss gained his initial victories over the Eastern front on 22 June, when he shot down two Russian fighters. By the end of June, he had increased his tally to seven. He recorded his 10th victory on 12 July, when he shot down a Russian DB-3 twin-engine bomber. On 17 October, Fuss claimed four enemy aircraft shot down to record his 19th through 23rd victories. In early 1942, 4./JG 3 was relocated to the Mediterranean theater. Operating from bases in Italy, Fuss flew missions over Malta without adding to his victory total. In May 1942, Fuss returned to the Eastern front as Adjutant of II./JG 3 then under the command of Major and flyer ace, befehlhaber Jagdgeschwaders III, 180 victories, Kurt Brändle
, who had 180 victories, RK-EL and was killed in action 03-11-1943. He claimed his 30th victory on 27 May, when he shot down a Russian MiG-1 fighter. On 13 June, Fuss was required to force-land his BF 109 F near Artemovskaya. The cause of the incident is not known but he escaped injury. On 24 June, Fuss claimed his 40th victory, when he shot down a Russian LaGG-3 fighter. He recorded 17 victories in July. By August, Fuss was serving with 6./JG 3 . On 7 August, Fuss claimed six enemy aircraft shot down, nr’s 61-66. Leutnant Fuss was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 23 August for 70 victories. He was then sent on a period of leave.