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Kollewe, Gerhard

Date of birth:
March 3rd, 1912 (Deutsch-Kruschin/Westprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
October 17th, 1942 (over Malte, Mediterranean)
Buried on:
German War Graves Cagliari
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Gerhard Kollewe was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant. He was killed in action on October 17th, 1942 and has been buried as an unknown soldier at the German War Cemetery Cagliari.

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Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Unit:
Legion Condor, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Silber mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1941
Action:
In the eastern Mediterranean, German bombers fought under the command of Captain Kollewe particularly successful against a task force of British warships. They sank a light cruiser with four bomb hits of heavy caliber and damaged a heavy cruiser.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Kampf-Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1942
Details:
112th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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