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Ballasko, Edler von, Otto

Date of birth:
April 29th, 1919 (Reichenberg/Bohemia, Austrian-Hungarian Empire)
Date of death:
February 5th, 2005 (Vienna, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

Biography

Otto Edler von Ballasko finally reached the rank of Hauptmann im Generalstab. He flew a total of 401 bomber sorties during WWII against England and the Soviet Union.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 19th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 13th, 1942
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot. By this time he had flown almost 300 sorties (mostly on the northern sector of the Eastern front) and had destroyed 2 transport trains, 2 ammunition trains, 8 tanks, 150 trucks and 2 artillery positions.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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