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Brand, Hans-Joachim

Date of birth:
May 16th, 1916 (Lüneburg/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
April 18th, 1945 (near Cottbus/Brandenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Hans-Joachim Brand was killed on 18th April 1945 near Cottbus. At that moment he was Kommandeur 1. / Schlagtgeschwader 77 with the rank of Hauptmann.

By this time he had flown 964 combat sorties throughout the course of the war (including about 150 with the Fw 190).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
8.Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 1.Staffel, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1943
Awarded after flying about 700 ground attack sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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