Loewer, Kurt

Date of birth:
January 27th, 1897 (Hamburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
October 18th, 1985 (Münster/Westfalen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän d.R.
Unit:
Flottillenchef der 11. Vorpostenflottille
Awarded on:
June 1st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Unit:
Flottillenchef 11. Vorpostenflottille
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his distinguished command of the 11. Vorpostenflottille throughout WWII. Despite having no outstanding deeds to his credit, the sum of his wartime achievements were considered far in excess of most of his contemporaries. He would be recognized accordingly. While protecting his convoy escort sector (Cuxhaven-Rotterdam) Loewer’s Flottille shot down almost 50 enemy aircraft, destroyed 4 MTBs and heavily damaged another 4.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1918
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 4th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

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