Nocken, Klaus-Wilhelm

Date of birth:
November 30th, 1916 (Krefeld, Germany)
Date of death:
May 16th, 1945 (Nové Dvory (SW of Prague), Czech Republic)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann
Unit:
III./Kampf-Geschwader 26
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur III./Kampfgeschwader 26
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his accomplishments in anti-shipping operations in the Arctic, Atlantic and Mediterranean theatres. In this time he sunk at least one enemy ship, a 9000 GRT freighter from convoy PQ-18 loaded with munitions.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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