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Kemethmüller, Heinz (JG 3 'Udet')

Date of birth:
June 26th, 1914 (Nürnberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
February 20th, 1984 (Bonn-Beuel, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

12.1940: Unteroffizier, assigned to 8./ JG 3 'Udet'
22.02.1942: Feldwebel, 8./ JG 3
04.10.1942: Oberfeldwebel, 8./ JG 3
10.1942: transferred to 7./ JG 26
04.02.1943: Oberfeldwebel and Schwarmführer with 7./ JG 26, WIA - Fw 190 A-4 (White 5) damaged during emergency landing at Neuf-Bequin after combat with Spitfires

17.08.1943: Oberfeldwebel in 9./ JG 26, WIA - Bf 109 G-4 (White 6 + I) shot down over Leopoldsburg by P-47 Thunderbolts
14.01.1944: Oberfeldwebel, 9./ JG 26
02.03.1944: Oberfähnrich, 9./ JG 26
23.04.-04.11.1944: Leutnant, appointed Staka 4./ JG 26
04.11.1944: Leutnant, Staka 9./ JG 26, WIA - Fw 190 D-9 (Blue9) in landing accident at Greven and never returned to flying status
19.03.1945: appointed Adjutant I./ JG 26
29.03.-07.05.1945: Leutnant, appointed Chef Stabs-Kp. I./ JG 26
Recommended for the Eichenlaub.
Wounded 7 times over the course of the war, he flew a total of 463 sorties, in which he achieved 89 aerial victories (of which 19 were in the west).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 8. / Jagdgeschwader 3 “Udet”
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
Awarded after 59 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 8. / Jagdgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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