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Kirschner, Joachim

Date of birth:
June 7th, 1920 (Niederlössnitz, Germany)
Date of death:
December 17th, 1943 (Metkovic, Croatia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

On the 17th of December 1943 he was shot down over Croatia, he managed to bail out of his plane with his parachute. Once on the ground he was executed by partisans. In over 600 missions Joachim Kirschner scored 188 aerial victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
5./Jagdgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 5. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1943
Details:
267th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
5./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
December 21st, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht