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Mietusch, Klaus

    Date of birth:
    August 5th, 1918 (Posen an der Warthe/Posen, Germany)
    Date of death:
    September 17th, 1944 (near Rath-Aldekerk/Rhineprovince, Germany)
    Buried on:
    German War Graves (Nordfriedhof)
    Plot: 112. Row: O. Grave: 117.
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

    Biography

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    April 26th, 1941
    Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
    Unit:
    7. / Jagdgeschwader 26
    Awarded on:
    October 15th, 1942
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
    Awarded on:
    March 26th, 1944
    Awarded after 60 aerial victories.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major (Squadron Leader)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
    Awarded on:
    November 18th, 1944
    Received in recognition of his wartime successes. These amounted to 72 aerial victories achieved over 452 sorties. His victory total included 15 in the East and 10 four-engined bombers.
    653rd Award. Awarded posthumously.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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