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Kennel, Karl

Date of birth:
January 17th, 1914 (Pirmasens/Palatinate, Germany)
Date of death:
July 1st, 1999 (Pirmasens/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Karl Kennel achieved 34 victories in 957 operational sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zerstörergeschwader
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 4, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1942
Award 10/35.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitan, 5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1943
Awarded after flying approximately 500 sorties, in which he racked up considerable success against both ground targets and aircraft. By this time he was credited with 28 aerial victories.
895th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded after flying about 800 sorties.
666th Award.

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