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Leesmann, Karl-Heinz

Date of birth:
May 3rd, 1915 (Osnabrück/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
July 25th, 1943 (In the airspace above Heligoland/North sea)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 2. / I. / Jagdgeschwader 52 "Grünherz"
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Jagdgeschwader 52 "Grünherz"
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1940
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1941
Action:
Captain Balthasar on 26 June achieved his 39th and 40th, Second Lieutenant Leesmann on 30 June his 21st and 22nd aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Beyerlein sammlung
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Weal, J., Jagdgeschwader 52 – The Experten, Osprey Publishing Ltd., Great Britain, 2004

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