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Müncheberg, Joachim

Date of birth:
December 31st, 1918 (Friedrichshof/Pomerania, Germany)
Date of death:
March 23rd, 1943 (Southwest of Maknassy, Tunisia)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Bordj-Cedria
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 7. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1940
Details:
118th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 7. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
Awarded on:
May 7th, 1941
Action:
Citation:
Original Italian text:
"Pilota da caccia di raro ardire e di virtù eccezionali, con fredda e mirabile audacia, in aspri combattimenti nel cielo del Mediterraneo conseguiva venti vittorie aeree che sommava alle altre ventitré vittorie ottenute sul fronte dell’Ovest. L’esempio diuturno di tanto valore era di sprone ai gregari della sua squadriglia che ne traevano l’ardore e la fede per i maggiori cimenti e le maggiori vittorie. Cielo del Mediterraneo Centrale, febbraio - agosto 1941."
Medaglia d'oro al Valore Militare
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1940
Action:
Oberleutnant Müncheberg achieved his 20th aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1941
Action:
Oberleutnant Müncheberg achieved his 39th and 40th aerial victory in aerial combat over the island Malta.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 7. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
Awarded on:
May 7th, 1941
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
12th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1941
Action:
Hauptmann Müncheberg achieved his 60th aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1942
Action:
Hauptmann Müncheberg recorded on 2 June, his 80th, Oberleutnant Marseille on 3 June in North Africa his 70th to 75th aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommodore II. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Award 1/66.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann
Unit:
stellv. Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1942
Details:
19th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1943
Action:
Major Müncheberg, recipient of the Oak Leaves and Swords to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, found a heroes death after his 135th aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
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    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
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    - Helden der Wehrmacht, Sammelband (Miscellany), FZ-Verlag GmbH, München, Deutschland, 2000
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