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Brendel, Joachim

Date of birth:
April 27th, 1921 (Ulrichshalben/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 7th, 1974 (Cologne/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Joachim Brendel was credited with 189 aerial victories in the East (including over 90 Il-2s) over the course of 950 sorties (including 162 close support sorties).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1943
Awarded after 95 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 14th, 1945
Awarded after 156 aerial victories.

697th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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