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Albrecht-Lemke, Egon (Zerstörergeschwader 76)

Date of birth:
May 19th, 1918 (Curitiba Portao, Curitiba/Paraná, Brasil)
Date of death:
August 25th, 1944 (St. Claude, Bury, Oise, France)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Beauvais
Plot: 3. Row: 8. Grave: 316.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

00.00.1940: in 9./ ZG 76
24.04.1941: 6./ SKG 210
04.01.1942: 6./ ZG 1 due to unit renaming
08.02.1942: Leutnant, 6./ ZG 1
12.06.1942-02.08.1943: Leutnant, Staka 6./ ZG 1
04.07.1942: Lt., 1./ ZG 1
26.07.1942: Lt., 6./ ZG 1
01.08.1942: Lt., 6./ ZG 1
21.09.1942: Lt., 6./ ZG 1 awarded Ehrenpokal
31.10.1942: Lt., II./ ZG 1
05.11.1942: Lt., Stab, II./ ZG 1
03.12.1942: Lt., awarded DKiG, II./ ZG 1
19.12.1942: Lt., 4./ ZG 1 unhurt? - Bf 110 C-4 crash landed at Krasnodar due to bad ground conditions
22.05.1943: Oberleutnant, awarded Ritterkreuz, Stafü, 9./ ZG 76
09.10.1943-00.07.1944: Kdr. II./ ZG 1
27.01.1944-25.08.1944: Hauptmann, Kdr. II./ ZG 1, appointed Kdr., IV./ JG 53 (due to unit renaming)
22.02.1944: Hptm., Stab, II./ ZG 1
12.04.1944: Hptm., Stab, II./ ZG 1
01.05.1944: promoted to Hauptmann
24.07.1944-25.08.1944: Kdr., III./ JG 76
25.08.1944: Hauptmann, Stab, III./ JG 76, KIA – Bf 109 G-14 coded 'Black 21+I' shot down by P-51 Mustangs West of Saint Claude "Les Blancs" near Creil by a P38 of 474 FG - bailed out too low and parachute failed to open in time while returning to base alone
Credited with 25 air victories and at least 162 motorcycles, 254 motor vehicles, 3 locomotives, 8 AA positions, 12 anti-tank positions and 8 infantry positions

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Hitlerjugend Ehrenzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Zerstörergeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Zerstörergeschwader 76, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1943
Awarded after achieving 15 aerial victories and destroying a further 11 aircraft on the ground.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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