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Kaubisch, Horst

Date of birth:
December 3rd, 1915 (Freital, Germany)
Date of death:
February 12th, 1945 (Lebus, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
III./Stuka-Geschwader 77
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1942
Awarded after flying over 500 ground attack sorties. In this time he achieved particular success as the Staffelführer of the 9./Stukageschwader 77. Between the time he was appointed commander of the unit (15.05.1942) up until his reception of the Knight’s Cross, he and his Staffel claimed the following enemy materiel destroyed…

- 137 tanks
- 9 trains
- 19 batteries
- 6 important bridges
- 10 ships (with 43000 GRT)
- 1 flak escort ship
- 4 ferries
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
I./Schlachtgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for further successes as a ground attack pilot, having reached a total of over 900 sorties flown.
505th award
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
January 19th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

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