Mayer, Egon

Date of birth:
August 19th, 1917 (Konstanz/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 2nd, 1944 (near Montmedy/Lorraine, France)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 7. / Jagdgeschwader 2 „Richthofen“
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
Details:
265th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
7. / Jagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1942
Details:
Award: 5/77.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 2 „Richthofen“
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1943
Details:
232nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit:
Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1944
Details:
51st Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Andrew Straube
  • Photo: Death Card
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A. und G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945(CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W-P, Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45, 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
    - Andrew Straube via Death-Cards.com

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