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Graf, Hermann

Date of birth:
October 24th, 1912 (Engen/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
November 4th, 1988 (Engen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

In total Hermann Graf achieved 212 aerial victories over the course of 830 sorties. Almost all (202) were in the East, but his total also included 10 heavy bombers over Germany.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 9./Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1942
Awarded after 42 aerial victories.

398th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 3rd, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1942
Awarded after 104 aerial victories.

93rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1942
Awarded after 106 aerial victories.

11th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1942
Awarded after 172 aerial victories.

5th Award.
Ritterkreuz, Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht

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