Lion, Karl-Hermann

    Date of birth:
    November 4th, 1910 (Saarlouis/Saarland, Germany)
    Date of death:
    May 2nd, 1994 (Saarlouis/Saarland, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Karl-Hermann Lion entered the Reichsmarine in 1929. In 1934 he was given a pilot course with the Deutschen Verkehrsfliegerschule and was transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935.
    During the Second World War he reached the rank of Major and flew a total of 680 operaitonal sorties.
    After the Second World War he served form 1959 until in 1968 with the Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of Oberstleutnant.

    Promotions:
    ?: Leutnant;
    ?: Oberleutnant;
    ?: Hauptmann;
    ?: Major;
    ?: Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr).

    Career:
    1929: Reichsmarine;
    1934: Deutschen Verkehrsfliegerschule;
    1935: Luftwaffe;
    ?: Küstenjagdstaffel, 2./136, Kiel;
    1938: Flugzeugträger-Gruppe, Flugzeugträger "Graf Zeppelin";
    1939: Leiter Stuka-Vorschule, Parow-Stralsund;
    1939: Flugzeugträgerstaffel 4./186;
    1940: Stab Flugzeugträger-Gruppe 186;
    ?: III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1;
    1941: Staffelführer 9. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1;
    October 11th, 1943: Kommandeur I. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 101;
    October 18th, 1943 - March 10th, 1945: Kommandeur I. / Schlachtgeschwader 103.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
    Unit:
    9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    December 1st, 1941
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
    Unit:
    Staffelkapitän, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    June 4th, 1942
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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