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Lemke, Siegfried

Date of birth:
April 7th, 1921 (Schievelbein/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
December 18th, 1995
Nationality:
German

Biography

On 23rd June 1944 Siegfried Lemke became Kommandeur, III. / Jagdgeschwader 2. He flew over 325 combat missions in FW-190s and scored 70 aerial victories including 21 four-motors, 2 B-26 Marauders, 1 B-25 Mitchell and 1 Soviet Jak-9. He was recommended for the Oakleaves.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer I. / Jagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1944
Details:
Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on 8th May 1944.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
1. / Jagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelführer 1. / Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - 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
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3
    - Aces of the Luftwaffe