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Nöske, Klaus

Date of birth:
November 26th, 1911 (Potsdam/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 15th, 1978 (Göttingen/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 212 sorties as a bomber pilot, 124 of which were flown in the West.

Promotions:
?: Oberleutnant;
August 1st, 1939: Hauptmann;
March 1st, 1942: Major;
March 16th, 1960: Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr).

Career:
1938: Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM);
August 1938: I. Grupe, Kampfgeschwader 152;
1939: Staffelführer, 2. Staffel, Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 172;
July 1st, 1939: I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever";
November 1st, 1939: Staffelführer, 1. Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever";
January 28th, 1941 - May 18th, 1941: Führer, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever";
September 12th, 1941: Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever";
December 31st, 1941: Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Grosse Kampffliegerschule 1 (KFS 1);
October 15th, 1942: Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Kampfbeobachtervorschule 1;
November 1st, 1942: Stab, General der Kampfflieger;
November 18th, 1942: Leiter, Nachtfluglehrgang Kampfbeobachterschule 1;
March 1st, 1943: Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Kampfbeobachterschule 3;
April 22nd, 1943: Fliegerhorstkommandantur Fürstenwalde / Kommandeur Flugzeugführerschule B10;
August 1st, 1944: Kommandeur, Luftkriegsschule 10, Fürstenwalde;
October 1944: IV. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 2;
1945: Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 29;
May 14th, 1945 - January 4th, 1950: Soviet POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 16th, 1941
Awarded after flying 117 sorties as a bomber pilot, including many difficult night missions (some of which involved minelaying) against England.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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