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Ammann, Paul (KG 4 "General Wever")

Date of birth:
August 5th, 1920 (Langenau-Ulm/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 9th, 1991 (Ludwigsburg/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Paul Ammann flew a total of 431 sorties (counted as 523 front flights) all on the Eastern front and aided in the sinking of at least 20,000 GRT of shipping; was shot down 5 times during WWII.

Often the name of Paul Ammann is also written as Paul Amann.

Promotions:
1940: Flieger
1942: Obergefreiter
1943: Unteroffizier
1943: Feldwebel
1944: Oberfeldwebel

Career:
15.05.1940: entered the Luftwaffe and trained as an observer
25.04.1942-21.10.1943: transferred to I./ KG 100
01.03.1943: O.Gfr., awarded Ehrenpokal
01.06.1943: flew his 200th mission
31.08.1943: Uffz., awarded DKiG, 2./ KG 100
21.10.1943-05.1945: transferred to I./ KG 4 'General Wever' due to the renaming of the unit
Beginning 1945: flew supply missions into Budapest and Breslau
12.03.1945: Ofw., awarded Ritterkreuz, 3./KG 4 'General Wever'

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 100, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Beobachter, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 4, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1945
Awarded for his achievements as a bomber observer over the course of about 430 sorties. Particularly noteworthy were his successes during his first 188 sorties (flown until 17.12.1942) while flying with Oberleutnant Hans Schellon.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
I./ KG 100
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
I./ KG 100
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Flugzeugbeobachterabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter (Aircraftman class 1)
Unit:
Beobachter - I./ KG 100
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
with '400' pennant
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold mit Anhänger und einzatszahl

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