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Kogler, Johann "Hans"

Date of birth:
June 30th, 1911
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

3rd March 1937: Staka 5. / Jagdgeschwader 134 (until October 1938)
1940: Hauptmann, Staka Zerstörerschule 1
11th August 1940: Hauptmann, Staka I. / Zerstörergeschwader 26
November 1940: Hauptmann, Kommandeur I. / Zerstörerschule 1 (until August 1941)
July 1941: Kommandeur Ergänzungs Gruppe / Zerstörergeschwader 76 (until September 1941) or Zerstörergruppe 26 (until October 1941)
20th august 1942: Kommandeur Zerstörerschule 2 (until 19th March 1943)
20th March 1943: Kommodore Zerstörergeschwader 101 (until 14th January 1944)
February 1944: Kommandeur III. / Zerstörergeschwader 26 (until June 1944)
June 1944: Major, Kommodore Zerstörergeschwader 26 (until 7th September 1944)
7th September 1944: Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 6
1st January 1945: POW as Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 6. His Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-9 was shot down by Anti-aircraft fire Northwest of Venlo during Operation Bodenplatte.

Promotions:
1940: Hauptmann
1st April 1942: Major
1st December 1944: Oberstleutnant

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Zerstörer-Geschwader
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1945
Details:
Date according to Luftwaffen-Verordnungsblatt.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Rylan Brissette