Blechschmidt, Joachim

Date of birth:
December 28th, 1912 (Schleiz/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 13th, 1943 (near Orel, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant.

Career:
August 20th, 1942: Kommandeur I. Gruppe / Zerstörergeschwader 1;
April 12th, 1943 - July 13th, 1943: Kommodore Zerstörergeschwader 1.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelführer, Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 9, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Zerstörergeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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