Gratz, Karl

Date of birth:
January 14th, 1919 (Wiener-Neustadt, Austria)
Date of death:
March 14th, 2002 (Leck/Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Karl Gratz flew 900 sorties and achieved 138 aerial victories of which 17 were on the Western Front (3 four-engine bombers).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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