Barakling, Emil

Date of birth:
May 13th, 1910 (Landsberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
January 2nd, 1999
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Emil Barakling was with the Police service until 1931. In 1935 he joined the Luftwaffe and was selected for officer training. In 1939 he was promoted to Leutnant and a year later to Oberleutnant. He received his pilot training at Gabbert, Prenzlau and Neubrandenburg.
After he received his Flugzeugführerabzeichen, he became a transport pilot on the Ju-52/3m on the Eastern Front. He received his bomber pilot training at Tutow and was transferred to KG 27 "Boelcke" in February1942. In March 1942 he was promoted to Hauptmann and later commanded Kampf-Geschwader 12 and was acting commander of I.Gruppe. Between March and December 1944 he commanded the reinforced Kampf-Geschwader 14. He was shot down in May 1944 and reported missing in action, but managed to return back with his complete crew. After the transformation of KG 27 to a fighter role, Emil Barakling commanded a Luftwaffe Ground Unit until the end of the war. He flew a total of 203 missions and was finally promoted to Major while in the US POW camp Percha on 28th June 1945.
In July 1945 he was released and returned to the German Police in 1947.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 1941
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 14. / Kampfgeschwader 27
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
14.(Eis) Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1944
Details:
Date acoording to Award document. Published in the Luftwaffen-Verordnungsblatt on 1st January 1945.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1942
Croce Al Valore di Guerra

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