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Kaiser, Wilhelm (Stuka Geschwader 2 'Immelmann')

Date of birth:
November 30th, 1914 (Pockau/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
September 24th, 1993 (Niedernhausen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

01.10.35 (01.11.35?) : entered the Luftwaffe.
01.01.38 : promoted Leutnant.
01.04.38 : as Lt., assigned to Fliegergruppe 50 in summer 1938 and
then to II./St.G. 163 (later III./St.G. 2) on 01.11.38.
10.05.40 : Lt., in 9./St.G. 2 WIA - Ju 87 B lost ivo Vroenhoven, crashed near Roosteren.
01.06.40 : promoted Oblt.
10.40 with 2./St.G. 2. - Adj. of III./St.G. 2.
21(22?).05.41 : Oblt. in 2./St.G. 2, shot down over Canea Bay/Crete, but rescued from the sea and returned to unit.
1941 WIA.
07.41 : appointed Staka in III./St.G.2.
08.41 : appointed Adjutant III./St.G. 2.
20.10.41 : Oblt., awarded the Ehrenpokal as Oblt., Adj. III./St.G. 2.
19.01.42 : Oblt., awarded the DKiG as Adj. III./St.G. 2.
04.02.42 : awarded Ritterkreuz on completion of 130 combat missions as Adj. III./St.G. 2.
01.04.42 : promoted Hptm. (advanced from 01.10.42).
07.42 : transfered to Stukaschule 2 Graz and a few months later began general staff training.
09.43 : assigned to Stab/General der Schlachtflieger as a weapons and bombs specialist.
01.07.43 : as Hptm., appointed Ia op 2/1. Fliegerdivision and temporary Ia / Luftflotte 6.
02.08.44 : appointed acting Ia / II. Fliegerkorps.
15.10.44 : appt Ic/II. Jagdkorps.

Flew a total of 180 sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1938
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
9./St.G. 2
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1940
his Ju 87 B lost ivo Vroenhoven, crashed near Roosteren.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturzkampfgeschwader
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Adjutant III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
January 19th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1942
Awarded after flying 130 ground attack sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
2./ Stuka Geschwader 2
Awarded on:
May 1941
shot down over Canea Bay/Crete, but rescued from the sea and returned to unit.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber

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