Beyer, Franz (Jagdgeschwader 3)

Date of birth:
April 22nd, 1918 (Berlin-Grunewald/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
February 11th, 1944 (north of Arixhe, Belgium)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Franz Beyer was killed in action on February 11th, 1944. At that moment he served as Kommandeur IV. / Jagdgeschwader 3 with the rank of Major.

In total he achieved 81 aerial victories (including 70 in Russia) and destroyed at least another 10 aircraft on the ground.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1941
Awarded after 32 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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