Knappe, Kurt

Date of birth:
June 2nd, 1918 (Berlin, Germany)
Date of death:
September 3rd, 1943 (Evreux, France)
Buried on:
German War Cemetry St. Desir-de-Lisieux
Plot: 3. Row: 32. Grave: 997.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

During his career he was credited with 56 victories, 51 on the Eastern Front and 5 on the Western Front.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
5./Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 5./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 51 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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