Litjens, Stephan

Date of birth:
October 13th, 1913 (Hasselt-Kleve/Rhineland, Germany)
Date of death:
February 25th, 2002 (Kalkar-Hasselt/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Stephan Litjens served with the Bundeswehr from January 22nd, 1956 until March 31st, 1966 and there finally reached the rank of Hauptfeldwebel.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
4. / Jagdgeschwader 53
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 4. / Jagdgeschwader 53
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 21st, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher
  • - 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
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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