Jennewein, Josef

Date of birth:
November 21st, 1919 (St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria)
Date of death:
July 26th, 1943 (Orjol, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Josef Jennewein flew a total of 271 sorties. In this time he claimed 86 aerial victories, with 5 on the Western Front and 81 on the Eastern Front (including 29 Il-2 Sturmoviks).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his total of 86 aerial victories.
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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