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Jenster, Jakob

Date of birth:
March 14th, 1917 (Kleve/Rhine Province, Germany)
Date of death:
March 10th, 2009 (Hardheim/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 960 sorties, including 360 with the Ju 87G. In this latter capacity he claimed over 100 enemy tanks destroyed.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Awarded after flying over 700 ground attack sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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