Bitsch, Emil

Date of birth:
June 14th, 1916 (Bad Griesbach/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
March 15th, 1944 (near Schijndel, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Last achieved rank was Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1942
Details:
Awarding date not possible to read on the Karteikarte, date according to the Luftwaffen-Verordnungsblatt (Patzwall).
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Tom MacNeill
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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