Ilk, Iro

Date of birth:
October 18th, 1919 (Nassau,Hesse)
Date of death:
September 25th, 1944 (Moers,Rhine Province)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of over 300 sorties in the western and Mediterranean theatres, in which he achieved 14 aerial victories (3 as a bomber pilot, 6 four-engined bombers by night and 1 by day with the 'Wilde Sau' units, and 2 additional bombers plus 2 fighters during daylight interception missions in the home defense).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 27th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1942
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for his achievements as a bomber pilot, being one of the most experienced such men in the whole Mediterranean theatre.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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