Lang, Emil

Date of birth:
January 14th, 1909 (Neckar/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
September 3rd, 1944 (after take off airbase Brussels/St.Trond, Belgium)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Lommel
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Emil Lang achieved 173 victories in 403 operational sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
Staffelführer 5. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1943
Details:
952nd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
II. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1943
Details:
Award 13/290
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 5. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
April 11th, 1944
Details:
448th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - 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
    - Kurowski F., Oberleutnant Otto Kittel, Der erfolgreichste Jagdflieger des Jagdgeschwaders 54, Flechsig Verlag, Würzburg, 2007
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001

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