Langer, Karl-Heinz (Jagdgeschwader 3)

Date of birth:
April 19th, 1914 (Görlitz/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
May 6th, 1955 (Remscheid/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1945
Action:
Awarded for his record as a fighter pilot. He flew over 400 sorties, in which he achieved an unknown number of aerial victories (at least 30, possibly 68).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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