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Geiger, August

Date of birth:
May 6th, 1920 (Überlingen/Bodensee, Germany)
Date of death:
September 29th, 1943 (IJsselmeer, the Netherlands)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn
Plot: M. Row: 4. Grave: 83.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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.
He was credited for shooting down at least 53 enemy planes.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stafflekapitän, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1944
Details:
416th Award.
Awarded posthumous.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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