August Geiger shot down his first enemy plane in the night of July 8th/9th, 1941.
Died in his Messerschmitt Bf 109G-4 in a crash in the IJsselmeer after being shot down by Wing Commander Bob Braham, flying a Bristol Beaufighter IVF..
August Geiger was buried on the Ehrenfriedhof Zijpendaal in Schaarsbergen and was later reburied on Ysselstein.
1939: joined the Luftwaffe, after basic training, attended a Zerstörerfliegerschule and a Blindflugschule, then promoted to Leutnant
04.1941: 8./ NJG 1
19/20.06.1942: Lt - 9./ NJG 1
05.01.1943 - 29.09.1943: Leutnant and Staka 7./ NJG 1
01.03.1943: Lt., 2./ NJG 1
01.04.1943: promoted to Oberleutnant in NJG 1
26.06.1943: Oblt - 7./ NJG 1
01.07.1943: promoted to Hauptmann
29/30.09.1943: Hptm., 7./NJG 1 (and Kdr. III./NJG 1?) KIA when his Bf 110
G-4 Werknummer 5477 'G9+ER' was shot down by a RAF night fighter over the Zuider Zee 10km NW of Harderwijk in Holland and drowned after baling out.
02.03.1944: posthumously awarded the Eichenlaub.
Pilot credited with 328 combat missions and 54 night victories.
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