Neubert, Frank

Date of birth:
September 28th, 1915 (Herrenalb-Neuenburg/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
December 13th, 2003 (Gütersloh/North Rhine-Westphalia, Duitsland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Frank Neubert achieved the very first aerial victory in the Second World War on the 1st of September 1939. Over the course of the conflict he flew a total of about 350 sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 2. / Stukageschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his Staffel's successes during the Balkan campaign. During its missions against British shipping in the Gulf of Corinth, around Piraeus and the Suda Bay, his Staffel managed to sink one 4000 GRT tanker, one freighter and one destroyer. Another 13000 GRT of shipping was also damaged.

Neubert personally distinguished himself during missions against the Rupel Pass as well as Flak positions on Crete. By the time of his receiving the Knight's Cross he had flown over 150 ground attack sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. / Stukageschwader 2
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1942
Details:
Awarding by the Führer and Oberbefehlshaber der Wehrmacht.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: Andrew Straube
  • Photo: Andrew Straube via www.Death-Cards.com
  • - OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3

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