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Bornschein, Walter

Date of birth:
April 7th, 1914 (Obergreißlau/Saxony Anhalt, Germany)
Date of death:
April 27th, 1944 (over Schweinfurt/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Finally became Hauptmann ans Staffelkapitän.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 7th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1942
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot in the West. He particularly distinguishing himself in the air war against England following the Battle of Britain, and among other things he sank 2 merchant ships (with 9000 GRT) during this time.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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