Moßgraber, son of the painter Eugen Moßgraber and his wife Adele Carola, born Gerhardy, after graduating from high school , the Reich Labor Service and his training as a pilot and active officer in the Air Force with the 2nd group / KG 3 since early 1941.
He died on November 27, 1942 during his 300th enemy flight in the area west of Bely (Tver Oblast) , when his Ju 88 A-4 was hit or shot down by the enemy flak during an attack on the enemy deployment area near Szapelkino / Sapelkino.
Moßgraber was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
Hans-Theo Moßgraber was buried in a war grave at Schatalowka-West field airport near Smolensk, which was later desecrated and leveled by the Soviets.
His older brother Georg Joachim ( born July 31, 1916), first lieutenant and fighter pilot in the 3rd squadron / Kampfgeschwader 27 ( He 111 H-5 ), had already fallen in Romania on July 18, 1941. His war grave was also destroyed by the enemy.
KIA 27 November, 1942 in Russia, failing to return from his 300th combat mission. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Kurt Jauer, Obs; Uffz Werner Richter, R/O and Fw Walter Lehnhof, Gnr.
Alternate spelling: Mossgruber
01.08.1939: promoted to Leutnant (Flak) RDA withheld
01.01.1939: RDA as Leutnant, bei den Offizieren z.b.V. des R.d.L.u.Ob.d.L.(Sch.Etat)
Early 1941: transferred to II./ KG 3 'Blitz'
19.01.1942: Oberleutnant, awarded Ehrenpokal
Mid-1942: appointed Staka 5./ KG 3
09.06.1942: Oberleutnant, awarded DKiG, 5./ KG 3
27.11.1942: Oberleutnant, Staka 5./ KG 3 - KIA – in Ju 88 A-4 coded '5K+LN' shot down West of Bely apparently by AA while attacking assembly areas near Sapelkino
Buried at Shatalovka-West
29.10.1943: Oberleutnant, posthumously awarded Ritterkreuz, Staka 5./KG 3
Credited with exactly 300 combat missions
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