Liesendahl, Frank

Date of birth:
February 23rd, 1915 (Wuppertal-Barmen, Germany)
Date of death:
July 17th, 1942 (South-East of Brixham, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
10./Jagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 10./JG 2 "Richthofen"
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1942
Action:
Awarded mainly for the successes of his Staffel in the fighter-bomber role, primarily against shipping around England. Up until the 26.06.1942 this Staffel claimed to have sunk 20 ships with 63000 GRT. Liesendahl also distinguished himself by his personal successes, achieved over 142 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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