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Mayerl, Maximilian

Date of birth:
May 28th, 1917 (Aigen im Ennstal/Liezen, Austria)
Date of death:
February 11th, 2010 (Nimes/Languedoc-Roussillon, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

Biography

Maximilian Mayerl flew 647 sorties of which 172 were on the Western Front and 42 as fighter-bomber sorties on the Eastern Front. He scored 76 aerial victories, 4 on the Western Front.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
9. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1942
Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on July 6th, 1942.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
9. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1942
document signed by General Bruno Loerzer
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 9. / Jagdgeschwader 51 “Mölders”
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1943
Awarded after 66 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1940
document signed by General der Flieger Loerzer.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
document signed by General der Flieger Kesselring
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Aircraftman class 2)
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1939
document signed by Generalmajor Kastner
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
9./ Jagdgeschwader 51 'Mölders'
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1941
document signed by Oberstleutnant und Geschwaderkommodore Mölders
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold

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