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Gapp, Franz

Date of birth:
July 8th, 1919 (Erbach/Ulm, Germany)
Date of death:
September 8th, 2015
Nationality:
German

Biography

Franz Gapp completed 400 missions in the Ju-88 fighter-bomber in IV./LG-1, III./KG (J)-6 and ended up flying the Me-262, scoring several aerial victories over B-24s and downed one P-38 Lightning.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 6, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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