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Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

The "Luftwaffen Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg" (Goblet for outstanding achievements in aerial warfare) was instituted by Hermann Göring on February 27th, 1940. On Janaury 12th, 1940, his birthday, the "Freunden der Luftwaffe" (Friends of the Air Force), the Reichsverband der Deutschen Luftfahrt-Industrie (State association of German aircraft industry) donated an amount of money to him in order to institute a "Luftwaffen Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg." The institution as per February 27th, 1940 was made public on March 11th, 1940.
The first awards were only published from September 1st, 1941 onwards in the “Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe” (List of Fame of the German Air Force). Presentations prior to that date were not made public
The date of the awarding, as well as name and rank of the recipient were engraved in the base of the goblet. With the goblet, a certificate was presented, containing the name and rank of the recipient, the reason for the award and the date of the presentation. Only rank, name and unit were added to the List of Fame. The date of presentation was not recorded so from those lists only the date of publication on the List of Fame could be learned

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Ab-Egg, Gustav  
Abbinghoff, Werner  
Abel, Alfred (KG 53)31-12-192002-01-1943more
Abel, Fritz-Wilhelm (Kampfgeschwader 3 "Blitz")28-11-191902-03-1945more
Abel, Herbert (Fern-Aufkl.Gr. 10)06-06-1918 
Abel, Kurt (Luftwaffe)  
Abel, Walter (Kampfgeschwader 55 'Greif')  
Abele, Anton (Nahaufklärungsgruppe 16)06-01-191527-08-1944
Abels, Hermann (Luftwaffe)  
Abels, Josef (Luftwaffe)  
Abendroth, Helmuth (Luftwaffe)  
Abrahamczik, Rudolf17-04-192004-12-1996
Abt, Richard  
Achatz, Hans (Kampfgeschwader 55)  
Achenbach, Heinrich 'Heinz'30-01-192005-07-1943
Acher, August  
Achilles, Bruno  
Achilles, Gerhard  
Achtelik, Ewald  
Acker, Ernst  
Ackermann, Alwin (KG 77) 12-07-1943
Ackermann, Georg12-03-191816-12-2007more
Ackermann, Heinrich (luftwaffe)  
Ackermann, Heinz (Kampfgeschwader 6)  
Ackermann, Johann (KG 77)  
Ackermann, Karl (KG 4 'General Wever')  
Adam, Erich (KG 40)22-07-1910 
Adam, Hans (LW)  
Adam, Hermann (Luftwaffe)  
Adam, Rudolf (LW)  
Adamczyk, Horst (LW)  
Ade, Karl  
Adelhütte, Hans (Nachtjagdgeschwader 3)10-12-192013-08-1944
Ademeit, Horst08-02-191207-08-1944more
Adler, Hans (LW)  
Adler, Helmut (LW)  
Adolph, Herbert  
Adolph, Walter11-06-191318-09-1941more
Adrian, Peter (Kampfgeschwader 55)14-09-191901-02-1943
Aechtner, Fritz (Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5)04-03-191601-05-2007more
Aermes, Helmut (Aufklärungsgruppe 32)  
Affeldt, Werner (Nahaufklärungsgruppe 11)30-04-1914 more
Agather, Gerhard (Sturzkampfgeschwader 5)10-01-1920 
Ahlert, Wilhelm (2. Fliegerdivision)05-11-1911 
Ahlgrim, Johann (Kampfgeschwader 3 "Blitz")  
Ahnert, Heinrich-Wilhelm (Jagdgeschwader 52)29-04-191523-08-1942more
Ahnert, Manfred  
Ahrens, Hans (Lehrgeschwader 1) 14-06-1942
Ahrens, Hans (Luftwaffe)27-01-1915 
Ahrens, Helmut (KG 51)15-06-191802-05-1942more
Ahrens, Paul (Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 500)11-02-1915 
Aichert, Otto  
Aichinger, Alfred (Kampfgeschwader 55)  
Aichmeier, Alois (Kampfgeschwader 27)  
Aigen, Reinhard Georg (Kampfgeschwader 4)20-05-191319-09-1943more
Alber, Paul (Kampfgeschwader 55)  more
Albers, Bruno (Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann")  
Albers, Georg (Luftwaffe)  
Albers, Hans (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe)03-05-1914 
Albers, Hans (Lw-Wettererkundungsstaffel)09-05-1918 more
Albers, Walter Wilhelm Fritz (SG.2 'Immelmann')17-01-192322-08-1943more
Albertsen, Max (KG 53)  
Albrecht, Bernhold (Kampfgeschwader 4)03-01-192001-08-1944
Albrecht, Erwin (Luftwaffe)  
Albrecht, Friedrich (KG 1)  
Albrecht, Gerhard (Aufkl.Gr. 100)30-11-1911 
Albrecht, Hans (Kampfgeschwader 55)04-05-192220-08-1944
Albrecht, Hans (Luftwaffe)  
Albrecht, Heinz (Kampfgeschwader 53)  more
Albrecht, Karl (KG 55) 26-06-1944
Albrecht, Oskar (Kampfgeschwader)  
Albrecht-Lemke, Egon (Zerstörergeschwader 76)19-05-191825-08-1944more
Alf, Rudolf  
Alleborn, Philipp  
Allendinger, Georg  
Allexi, Josef11-06-1914 
Almer, Adolf20-03-1921 
Alms, Gerhard  
Almstädt, Willi  
Aloè, Herbert13-07-1914 
Alschner, Heinrich  
Alster, Franz  
Alten, von, Ernst17-04-1913 
Altendorf, Rudolf16-07-191901-01-1945
Altenkirch, Erich  
Altenkirch, Johannes  
Althaus, Paul  
Altherr, Ernst  
Althoff, Hans-Jürgen (Kampfgeschwader 53)  
Altmann, Klaus (Kampfgeschwader 100 'Wiking')15-07-191812-10-1942
Altmann, Paul  
Amann, Alois  
Amann, Emil  
Amann, Josef (Kampfgeschwader 100 'Wiking')  
Amberg, Rolf  
Amberger, Rudolf04-11-192011-09-1942
Ambos, Johann "Hans"05-12-1920 more
Ambron, Georg  
Amelong, Heinz  
Amm, Hans22-12-191329-04-1943
Ammann, Paul (KG 4 "General Wever")05-08-192009-08-1991more
Ammeling, Bernhard22-01-191708-07-1943more
Amon, Kurt  
Amos, Wilhelm  
Amthor, Richard  
Amtmann, Baptist (Kampfgeschwader 54 'Totenkopf ')22-02-192001-01-1945
Andernach, August-Wilhelm12-05-192104-07-1944
Anders, Alfred (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)  
Anders, Gerd28-02-1919 
Anders, Helmut  
Anders, Richard03-01-191509-09-1993more
Anders, Roland  
Anders, Walter (Lw-Kampfgeschwader 3)  
Anders, Walter (Lw-Kampfgeschwader x)  
Anders, Willi  
Andersch, Eugen19-12-1911 
Andersch, Ludwig  
Andersen, Hans-Christian05-07-1923 
Andorfer, Anton23-12-191911-04-1945more
Andrae, Erich  
Andrae, Gerhard  
Andreas, Adolf  
Andres, Josef 31-01-1945
Andriani, Heinz  
Andrich, Alfred  
Angerer, Walter  
Ankenbrand, Franz  
Anlauf, Heinrich  
Annen, Johann  
Annerl, Rudolf  
Anselm, Karl14-04-1913 
Anton, Heinz 02-09-1943
Antoni, Heinz  
Anzengruber, Franz  
Anzinger, Johann  
Anzinger, Max02-09-192012-01-1944
Appel, Heinz  
Appel, Wilhelm23-01-1915 
Appelmann, Friedrich (Aufklärungsgruppe 32)12-11-191513-03-1944
Appelt, Horst19-12-1915 more
Arabin, Karl  
Arco, von, Karl-Heinrich  
Arendt, Gerhard  
Aretz, Balthasar  
Aring, Heinrich  
Armbruster, Werner  
Arndt, Albert  
Arndt, Carl08-02-191709-01-1945
Arndt, Emil  
Arndt, Erich  
Arndt, Erich (EP - 1942)  
Arndt, Erich (EP - 1943)  
Arndt, Franz  
Arndt, Hans 26-06-1943
Arndt, Heinz (Lw-Aufklärungsgruppe 12)  
Arndt, Otto  
Arndt, Paul  
Arndt, Siegfried26-08-191117-12-1944
Arndt, Willy  
Arnim, von, Harald30-09-190528-08-1975
Arnold, Harry  
Arnold, Heinrich  
Arnold, Heinz12-02-1919 
Arnold, Karl-Friedrich  
Arnold, Walter  
Arnurius, Erich  
Arzinger, Alfred27-11-1921 
Arzt, Albert  
Asbeck, Rudi  
Ascheid, Hans12-11-1914 
Aschenbrenner, Josef (Lw-Kampfgeschwader)  
Aschenbrenner, Konrad14-06-1908 
Aschka, Johann  
Asel, Alfred  
Aspöck, August10-08-1920 
Astor, Heinz11-02-192016-05-1944
Au, Oskar21-02-1918 more
Auberschek, Othmar 07-08-1944
Aubrecht, Hermann  more
Auer, Kurt  
Auer, Reinhold27-12-190819-05-1942
Auerhammer, Otto  
Auerswald, Gerhard  
Auerswald, Rudolf  
Aufhammer, Fritz28-11-191414-06-2002
Augenstein, Hans-Heinz11-07-192106-12-1944
Augsten, Rudolf  
Augustin, Hermann (Transportgeschwader 4)  
Augustin, Lothar  
Auracher, Hans  
Aust, Konrad  
Auster, Günther  
Auswöger, Otto  
Autenrieth, Hans 08-06-1996
Auwärter, Helmut  
Axthammer, Erich Michael03-12-192021-12-2015
Ayerle, Ludwig  
Aßmann, Paul  
Aßmann, Wilhelm  

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