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Gravenreuth, Freiherr von, Siegmund-Ulrich

Date of birth:
October 21st, 1909 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
October 16th, 1944 (Breslau/Lower Silesia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Last achieved rank was Oberstleutnant. Died in a crash during a testflight over Breslau. Gravenreuth achieved 194 operational flights between September 18th 1939 and September 12th 1944.

Promotions:
1st July 1934: Fahnenjunker;
1st October 1934: Gefreiter;
1st December 1934: Unteroffizier;
1st June 1935: Fähnrich;
1st Otober 1935: Oberfähnrich;
1st April 1936: Leutnant;
1st December 1937: Oberleutnant;
1st December 1940: Hauptmann;
1st February 1943: Major;
1st April 1944: Oberstleutnant.

Career:
1st July 1934 - 30th September 1935: 3. / Infanterie Regiment 19, München;
1st Ocotber 1935 - 31st March 1936: Flieger Schule Neuruppin;
1st April 1936 - 15th March 1936: 3. / Kampfgeschwader 155, Giebelstadt;
16th March 1936 - 3rd May 1938: III. / Kampfgeschwader 355, Giebelstadt;
4th May 1938 - 14th January 1939: I. / Kampfgeschwader 255, Landsburg;
15th January 1939 - 9th November 1939: Luftkriegsschule 4, Fürstenfeldbruck;
8th September 1939 - 31st October 1939: 1. Flieger-Division;
10th November 1939 - 15th April 1940: R.L.M. Inspekteur des Erziehungs u. Bildungswesens der Luftwaffe (l.In.10);
16th April 1940 - 25th July 1941: I. / Kampfgeschwader 30;
26th July 1941 - 19th April 1943: II. / Kampfgeschwader 30;
20th April 1943 - 9th September 1943: Stab General der Kampfflieger;
10th September 1943 - 16th October 1944: Kommandeur Kampfgeschwader 30.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
III. / Kampfgeschwader 355
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1936
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
III. / Kampfgeschwader 355
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1936
DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Luftkriegsschule 4, Fürstenfeldbruck
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Gold mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Luftkriegsschule 4, Fürstenfeldbruck
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Luftkriegsschule 4, Fürstenfeldbruck
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1939
Medalla de la Campaña de España 1936-1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Luftkriegsschule 4, Fürstenfeldbruck
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
1. Flieger-Division
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
I. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
I. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 30 "Adler", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1940
Details:
163rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
November 14th, 1941
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Cavaliere
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1941
Vapaudenristin 4.luokka (VR 4)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Gruppenkommandeur
Awarded on:
March 14th, 1942
Details:
Published in the Ehrenliste der Detuschen Luftwaffe on March 2nd, 1942.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 30 "Adler", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1942
Details:
Award 5/32.
Entered in the Soldbuch with the date of April 11th, 1942.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
April 11th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Unit:
Kommandeur Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1944
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold mit anhänger
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Kampfgeschwader 30 "Adler", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1945
Details:
692nd Award.
Awarded Posthumously.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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