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Frank, Hans-Dieter

Date of birth:
July 8th, 1919 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
September 27th, 1943 (Celle/Hannover, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Career:
July 1st, 1943: Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.

Hans-Dieter Frank was killed in the night of September 27th to 28th, when his Heinkel He 219 collided with a Messerschmitt Bf 110, Northwest of Celle. He was posthumously promoted to Major.
During his career he achieved a total of 55 victories in approximately 150 operational missions.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1944
Details:
417th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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