- Date of birth:
- April 7th, 1912 (Weiburg-Lahn/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
- Date of death:
- May 21st, 1993 (Frankfurt am Main/Hesse, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Gies was a fight instructor with the Stuka school in Graz from 03-06-1941 until 06-10-1942. He was operational again on Oktober 15th 1942 with 1./St.G.2 (later 1./SG2). He flew his 500th mission on Oktober 15th 1943 and his 600th on February 27th 1944. He becam POW in May 1945 as Oberfeldwebel after 667 missions
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- Photo 1: Mark C. Yerger
- Photo: Mark C. Yerger archive
- - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- PATZWALL, K. D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Award document via John Campbell