Eisenach, Franz

Date of birth:
August 11th, 1918 (Reetz/Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 21st, 1998 (Ottobrunn/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Franz Eisenach achieved 126 victories in 319 operational sorties. He was Kommandeur of the I. / Jagdgeschwader 54 from August 9th 1944 till May 8th 1945.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 3./Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz"
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1943
Details:
Published in the Ehrenliste der Luftwaffe on 13th September 1943.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
I. / Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz"
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 3. / Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz"
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Kurowski F., Oberleutnant Otto Kittel, Der erfolgreichste Jagdflieger des Jagdgeschwaders 54, Flechsig Verlag, Würzburg, 2007
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3
    - luftwaffe.cz
    - The Jagdgeschwader 54 Grünherz

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