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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, Third 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
Awarded after 32 night victories.
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
Awarded posthumously in recognition of his 55 night victories. He was particularly recognized for his success on the night of the 22.06.1943, when he shot down six enemy aircraft in one night.
417th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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