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Döring, Arnold

Date of birth:
January 29th, 1918 (Heilsberg/ Eastern Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
April 10th, 2001 (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 25th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 10. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1945
Awarded for his achievements as a pilot. By the end of the war he had flown 392 sorties, including 348 as a bomber pilot in the east. By the time he was sent away for officer training in the spring of 1943 he had destroyed the following enemy materiel…

- 200 trucks
- About 70 locomotives
- 16 tanks
- 4 ammunition trains
- 1 armoured train
- 8 bridges
- 2 ammunition dumps
- 25 aircraft (on the ground)
- 7 Soviet fighters in the air (4 J-17s, 2 J-18s and 1 MiG-3)
- 3 Soviet TB-3 four-engined bombers during a night sortie over Stalingrad
- 2 tankers, 2 steamers and 1 gunboat with a total tonnage of 18000 GRT

After transferring to the western front he went on to achieve 5 night victories as a single-engined night fighter, 2 B-17 bombers by day and 5 further night victories with conventional night-fighter units. His final total of aircraft destroyed by day and night eventually would reach 23.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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