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Fecht, von der, Karl-August

Date of birth:
October 3rd, 1914 (Marne/Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
August 4th, 1976 (Burgwedel-Wettmar/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Karl-August von der Fecht reached the rank of Major. He served with the Bundeswehr between 1956 and 1971 and there reached the rank of Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3 "Blitz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1942
Awarded after flying 215 bomber sorties. By this time he was credited with destroying 54 aircraft (on the ground), 14 tanks, 4 locomotives and 1 armoured train. He was also reported as having damaged a further 70 tanks and 16 freight trains.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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