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Bleckl, Karl

Date of birth:
September 26th, 1919 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
March 26th, 2013 (Neufeld an der Leitha, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

Biography

Karl Bleckl reached the rank of Hauptmann. After the Second World War Karl Bleckl served with the Österreischisches Bundesheer and there reached the rank of Oberst.

During WWII he flew a total of 950 sorties, including about 200 with the Fw 190.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1942
Awarded after flying 451 ground attack sorties. By this time he had destroyed a great deal of enemy war materiel including 48 tanks and 9 road/railway bridges.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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