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Kupfer, Ernst

Date of birth:
July 2nd, 1907 (Coburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
November 6th, 1943 (Kilkis, Greece)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Dionyssos-Rapendoza
Plot: 1. Row: 4. Grave: 7.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Ernst Kupfer died in an aicraft accident on 6th November 1943. He achieved a total of 636 sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 7. / Stukageschwader 2 „Immelmann“
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1941
Details:
375th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
II. / Stuka-Geschwader 2
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Stukageschwader 2 „Immelmann“
Awarded on:
January 8th, 1943
Details:
173rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Oberst in der Dienststellung des Generals der Schlachtflieger
Awarded on:
April 11th, 1944
Action:
For his services as Kommodore of the Schlachtgeschwader 2 „Immelmann.
Details:
62nd Award.
Awarde posthumous.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - 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
    - Axis History Biographical Research and photo research via Axis History Forum

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