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, German 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
    Action:
    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
    Action:
    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.
    Details:
    653rd Award. Awarded posthumously.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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