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Ackermann, Georg (KG 53 'Legion Condor')

Date of birth:
March 12th, 1918 (Koblenz-Moselweiss/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
December 16th, 2007 (Klotten/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
January 1st, 1940: Gefreiter;
April 1st, 1941: Unteroffizier;
December 1st, 1941: Feldwebel;
?: Oberfeldwebel;
August 1st, 1942: Leutnant.

W.B.K. Koblenz
20.07.1939: entered the Luftwaffe and began training with Fl.Ausb.Rgt. 10
16.01.1940: transferred to FFS C 8
17.07.1940: Gefreiter, transferred to Grosse KFS 2
15.09.1940: transferred to BFS 4
01.10.1940: transferred to 2./ Erg.KGr. 3
03.12.1940: transferred to 9./ KG 53 'Legion Condor'
14.04.1941: transferred to 6./ KG 53 'Legion Condor'
late 1941: returned to 9./ KG 53
1942: assigned to Lfl.Kdo.1
02.04.1942: Feldwebel, awarded Ehrenpokal, and soon after began officer training
01.08.1942: promoted to Leutnant
21.08.1942: Feldwebel, awarded DKiG, 6./ KG 53 'Legion Condor'
18.09.1942: transferred to IV./ KG 53 'Legion Condor'
15.10.1942: transferred to 13./ KG 53 'Legion Condor'
10.12.1943: transferred to 5./ KG 53 'Legion Condor'
15.01.1944: transferred to 4./ KG 53 'Legion Condor'
10.1944: flew V1 missile air launch missions in a He111
15.11.1944: appointed Techn.Offz. II./ KG 53 'Legion Condor'
mid-01.1945: transferred to 9./ Erg.KG 1 to convert to jets
28.02.1945: Leutnant, awarded Ritterkreuz, Staka and Techn.Offz. 5./ KG 53 'Legion Condor'
Pilot credited with 336 missions

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
February 24th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1944
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold mit Anhänger
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän/Technisches Offizier, 5. Staffel, II Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1945
Awarded in recognition of his flying achievements over the course of 336 bomber sorties (including 286 in the East). 14 of these were He 111 V-1 delivery sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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