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Leopold, Fritz (Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow")

Date of birth:
May 3rd, 1919 (Lienz, Austria)
Date of death:
November 5th, 1943 (Feldlazerett Idriza/Russia, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Sebesh
Plot: 10. Row: 14. Grave: 1177.
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

Biography

Fritz Leopold was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
3. / Kampfgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 5. / Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow"
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1944
Awarded for his successes over the course of 320 bomber sorties flown on the Eastern front. In this time he and his crew destroyed the following enemy materiel…

- 30 tanks
- 150 vehicles
- 1 armoured train
- 7 locomotives
- 38 freight trains
- 38 Flak and artillery positions
- Numerous ammunition and supply dumps
- 89 aircraft on the ground
- 1 freighter in the Black Sea with 5000 GRT
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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