Dickfeld, Adolf

Date of birth:
February 20th, 1910 (Jüterborg/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 17th, 2009 (Dreieich/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Adolf Dickfeld achieved 137 victories in 1098 operationele sorties of which were 115 at the Eastern Front, five in Tunesia with II. / Jagdgeschwader 11 and twelve four engined bombers during the air war over Germany.

After his graduation he joined the airforce and was trained as fighter pilot. When war started he served with Jagdgeschwader 2. After the campaign in France he was incorporated in the Stab III. / Jagdgeschwader 52. He shot down his first enemy in July 1941. By the end of 1941 he had already shot down 37 enemies. In the autumn of 1942 het was tranferred to Stab II. / Jagdgeschwader 2 which flew in Tunesia. From 18th January 1943 he commanded II. / Jagdgeschwader 2 and was given the command of II. / Jagdgeschwader 11 on 17th April 1943 flying in Germany.
In December 1943 he was placed in the Reichs Luftfahrt Ministerium and became General Nachwuchs der Luftwaffe and Reichsinspekteur der Flieger-HJ.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1942
Details:
Award 7/20.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1942
Details:
433rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1942
Details:
94th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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