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Compiled by Ron Augustin

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Overview Dead and Injured

In total 30 deaths caused by the RAF in attacks and during arrests or arrest attempts:

Norbert Schmid (33)22-10-1971Police OfficerSearch Hamburg
Herbert Schoner (32)22-12-1971Police OfficerHoldup Kaiserslautern
Paul A Bloomquist (39)11-5-1972US OfficerAttack Frankfurt
Clyde R Bonner (29)24-5-1972US SoldierAttack Heidelberg
Ronald A Woodward (26)24-5-1972US SoldierAttack Heidelberg
Charles L Peck (23)24-5-1972US SoldierAttack Heidelberg
Baron Andreas von Mirbach (44)25-4-1975Military AttachéHostage Stockholm, shot
Heinz Hillegaart (64)25-4-1975Economic AttachéHostage Stockholm, shot
Siegfried Buback (57)7-4-1977Chief Federal ProsecutorAttack
Georg Wurster (33)13-4-1977Chief DriverAttack on Buback, shot
Wolfgang Göbel (30)7-4-1977DriverAttack on Buback, shot
Jürgen Ponto (53)30-7-1977BankerFailed kidnapping
Reinhold Brändle (41)5-9-1977BodyguardKidnapping Schleyer, shot
Roland Pieler (20)5-9-1977BodyguardKidnapping Schleyer, shot
Helmut Ulmer (24)5-9-1977BodyguardKidnapping Schleyer, shot
Heinz Marcisz (41)5-9-1977DriverKidnapping Schleyer, shot
Arie Kranenburg (46)22-9-1977Police OfficerSearch Utrecht
Hanns Martin Schleyer (62)19-10-1977President Employers FederationShot after kidnapping
Hans-Wilhelm Hansen (26)24-9-1978Police OfficerSearch Dortmund
Dirk de Jong (19)1-11-1978Customs OfficerSearch Kerkrade
Johannes Goemans (24)14-11-1978Customs OfficerSearch Kerkrade 1 Nov 1978
Ernst Zimmermann (55)1-2-1985MTU PresidentAttack
Edward Pimental (20)8-8-1985US SoldierKilled for Rhein-Main Air Base attack
Frank H Scarton (20)8-8-1985US SoldierRhein-Main Air Base attack
Becky Jo Bristol (25)8-8-1985US Army EmployeeRhein-Main Air Base attack
Karl Heinz Beckurts (56)9-7-1986Siemens Board MemberAttack
Eckhard Groppler (42)9-7-1986DriverAttack Beckurts
Gerold von Braunmühl (51)10-10-1986Foreign Office DirectorAttack
Alfred Herrhausen (59)30-11-1989Deutsche Bank PresidentAttack
Detlev Karsten Rohwedder (58)1-4-1991Treuhandanstalt ChairmanAttack

 

On the side of the RAF, 16 dead, of whom 8 prisoners and 2 by car accident:



Petra Schelm (21)15-7-1971RAFSearch Hamburg
Thomas Weissbecker (23)2-3-1972RAFSearch Augsburg
Holger Meins (33)9-11-1974RAF, PrisonerDied in hungerstrike
Ulrich Wessel (29)25-4-1975RAFDied in action, Stockholm
Siegfried Hausner (23)4-5-1975RAF, PrisonerAfter Stockholm, not transportable
Ulrike Meinhof (41)9-5-1976RAF, PrisonerFound hanged in Stammheim prison
Andreas Baader (34)18-10-1977RAF, PrisonerFound shot in Stammheim prison
Gudrun Ensslin (37)18-10-1977RAF, PrisonerFound hanged in Stammheim prison
Jan Raspe (33)18-10-1977RAF, PrisonerFound shot in Stammheim prison
Ingrid Schubert (33)12-11-1977RAF, PrisonerFound hanged in Stadelheim prison
Willy Peter Stoll (28)6-9-1978RAFSearch Dusseldorf
Michael Knoll (29)7-10-1978RAFSearch Dortmund
Elisabeth von Dyck (28)4-5-1979RAFSearch Nuremberg
Wolfgang Beer (26)25-7-1980RAFCar accident
Juliane Plambeck (28)25-7-1980RAFCar accident
Wolfgang Grams (40)27-6-1993RAF, PrisonerShot after arrest

 

Further 9 killed during police raids:



Georg von Rauch (24)4-12-1971June 2nd MovementSearch West Berlin
Richard Epple (17)1-3-1972Uninvolved apprenticeSearch Tübingen
Ian McLeod (34)25-6-1972Uninvolved sales repSearch Stuttgart
Günther Jendrian (24)21-5-1974Uninvolved taxi driverSearch Munich
Werner Sauber (28)9-5-1975June 2ndSearch Cologne
Fritz Sippel (22)7-5-1976Police OfficerSprendlingen, accidentally shot by colleague
Helmut Schlaudraff (43)13-4-1977Uninvolved shepherdSearch near Lahn-Wetzlar
Manfred Perder (43)3-4-1980Uninvolved sound technicianSearch near Neuss, shot by sharpshooter
Horst Meyer (43)15-9-1999MilitantSearch Vienna

 

Further 4 dead under unclear circumstances:



Hans Eckhardt (50)22-3-1972Senior Police OfficerArrest Manfred Grashof 3/3/72
Johanna Keller18-6-1976Lawyer's SecretaryFire bomb against lawyer's office
Edith Kletzhändler (56)19-11-1979Uninvolved Passer-byRicochet at pursuit after holdup Zurich
Michael Newrzella (25)27-6-1993GSG9 SharpshooterPossibly accidentally shot by police officers

 

On the side of RZ, June 2nd Movement and other groups further 11-12 dead:



Katharina Hammerschmidt (32)29-5-1975Militant, ailing prisoner set freeLacking medical care in jail
Wilfried Böse (27)4-7-1976RZDied in action, Entebbe
Brigitte Kuhlmann (27)4-7-1976RZDied in action, Entebbe
Zohair Akache (23)17-10-1977"Kofr Kaddum Unit"Died in action, Mogadiscio
Nabil Harb (23)17-10-1977"Kofr Kaddum Unit"Died in action, Mogadiscio
Nadia Shehadah Duaibes (22)17-10-1977"Kofr Kaddum Unit"Died in action, Mogadiscio
Christa Braun1-1-1978MilitantPremature fire bomb explosion, Hamburg ***
Sigurd Debus (38)16-4-1981PrisonerDied in hungerstrike
Ina Siepmann (37)[Sep 1982]2nd JuneLebanon during Israeli airstrike
Johannes Thimme (28)20-1-1985MilitantPremature bomb explosion, Stuttgart
Jürgen Pemöller (24)2-6-1985MilitantPremature bomb explosion, Hannover
Gerd Albartus (37)[Dec 1987]RZShot by OIR
[55 more dead at hostage liberation in Entebbe: 5 Palestinians, 4 hostages, 1 Israeli army-officer, 45 Ugandan soldiers]

 

Caused by RZ, June 2nd Movement and others, 6 dead:



Erwin Beelitz (66)2-2-1972Ship Engineer, dismantles bombJune 2nd Attack British Yachtclub
Ulrich Schmücker (24)4-6-1974June 2nd, VS CollaboratorShot by "Black June Unit"
Günter von Drenkmann (64)10-11-1974JudgeFailed kidnapping by June 2nd Movement
Walter Pauli (22)9-5-1975Police OfficerSearch Cologne
Jürgen Schumann (37)17-10-1977PilotShot by "Kofr Kaddum Unit"
Heinz Herbert Karry (61)11-5-1981Hessen Minister of Economic AffairsRZ Attack

 

Injured:



Georg Linke14-5-1970Library EmployeeLiberation of Andreas Baader from custody
Helmut Ruf25-9-1971Police OfficerSearch highway Karlsruhe
Manfred Grashof22-3-1972RAFShots at arrest
13 injured11-5-1972US SoldiersAttack Frankfurt
5 injured [Press: 7, 8, 17, 18]12-5-1972Police HeadquartersAttacks Augsburg and Munich
Mrs Buddenberg15-5-1972Wife Judge BuddenbergAttack Karlsruhe
17 injured [Press: 38]19-5-1972Springer EmployeesAttack Hamburg
5 injured24-5-1972US SoldiersAttack Heidelberg
Holger Meins1-6-1972RAF, PrisonerBeaten up at arrest
Karl-Heinz Roth9-5-1975Rote Ruhr ArmeeShots at arrest
Günter Sonnenberg2-5-1977RAFShots at arrest
Verena Becker, 2 police men2-5-1977RAFShots at arrest
Knut Folkerts22-9-1977RAFShots at arrest
Souhaila Sayeh17-10-1977"Kofr Kaddum Unit"Injured and arrested in action, Mogadiscio
Irmgard Möller18-10-1977RAF, PrisonerFound wounded in prison cell
Gerd Schneider, Christof Wackernagel11-11-1977RAFShots at arrest
Christine Kuby21-1-1978RAFEllbowshot at arrest
Rolf Heissler9-6-1979RAFShots at arrest
Francis Violleau4-8-1981Police Officer ParisShot Inge Viett
14 injured [Press: 17]31-8-1981US SoldiersAttack US-Airbase Ramstein
Claudia Wannersdorfer20-1-1985MilitantPremature bomb explosion
12 injured [Press: 23]8-8-1985US SoldiersAttack Rhein-Main Air Base


Strictly, 65 dead on both sides; in all, around 75 dead and 71 injured


***: unconfirmed incident