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Baake, Werner

Date of birth:
November 1st, 1918 (Nordhausen/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 15th, 1964 (near Petersdorf/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Leutnant;
September 1943: Oberleutnant;
1944: Hauptmann.

Career:
November 21st, 1942: I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1;
?: 3. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1;
January 22nd, 1944: Staffelkapitän, 2. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1;
October 2nd, 1944: Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1;

Werner Baake flew a total of 195 operational sorties and achieved 41 air victories during World War 2.

After the Second World War he worked as test pilot with Lufthansa. He was killed on June 15th, 1964 in an accident during a testflight with Boeing 720 D-ABOP.

Flown aircraft:
Bf 110 G-4 (W.Nr. 740 062) "G9 + ML" ;
Boeing 720 D-ABOP.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
September 6th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Awarded after 33 night victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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