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Loos, Kurt

Date of birth:
January 2nd, 1920 (Schwerte/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 24th, 1945 (Göttingen/Saxony, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Graves Göttingen
Plot: 74A. Grave: 9.
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


According to Luftwaffe Officer Career Kurt Loos was KIA on 26-11-1942 SW of Medjez-el Bab (Tunis), and his DoB is 29-10-1912.

?: Leutnant;
April 1st, 1942: Oberleutnant;
July 1st, 1944: Hauptmann.

?: 2. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1;
?: Stab, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1;
?: 1. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1;
?: I. Gruppe, Zerstörergeschwader 2 (?);
October 1942 - November 5th, 1942: Staffelkapitän, 1. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 5 (possibly1943);
1943 - 1944: Staffelkapitän, Luftbeobachterstaffel 1;
November 1944: Stab, Ergänzungs-Jagdstaffel 2;
February 1945: Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 300;
?: Staffelkapitän, 8. (Sturm) Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 300
?: Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 300.

On May 18th, 1941, flying with 2. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, he shot down a Armstrong Whitley. This was followed by a Vickers Wellington on June 12th, 1941.
During the night of August 8th/9th, 1941, then Leutnant Loos, shot down Short Stirling Mk I, N3658, LS-E, near Overasselt, the Netherlands. He then flew with 2. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.
During the night of March 25th/26th, 1942 an Avro Mancheste fell victim to Kurt Loos, 2. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, near Turnhout, Belgium.
During the night of June 1st/2nd, 1942, Kurt Loos shot down a Vickers Wellington and later a second one near Horst, the Netherlands, then flying with Stabstaffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.
On July 26th, 1942, Kurt Loos shot down the Handley Page Halifax Mk II, W1147, TL-J, returning from an attack on Duisburg, in his Messerschmitt Bf 110, 1. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1. This was followed on August 6th, 1945 by a Handley Page Halifax, shot down near Appeltern, the Netherlands and on August 12th, again a Handley Page Halifax, now at Sammlinghem, Germany.
August 25th, 1942 followed an Avro Lancaster near Aulnoye, France. During the night of August 27th/28th, 1942 he first shot down a Short Stirling at Culemborg, the Netherlands and later another Short Stirling, this time near Elst, the Netherlands.

Kurt Loos himself was shot down and died on March 24th, 1945 during a battle with his Focke Wulf Fw190 and North American P-51 fighters from U.S. 353rd Fighter Group, over Göttlingen, Germany

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
April 13th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Second World War (1939-1945)
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
I. Gruppe, Zerstörergeschwader 2
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942

Unit is not certain, sources are unclear about if and when Kurt Loos served with this unit.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold