Peters, Josef Richard

Date of birth:
February 20th, 1920 (Essen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
December 11th, 2004 (Essen/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Beobachter
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Beobachter, 12. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his participation in numerous successful sorties in the maritime bombardment role. By war's end he had partaken in just about 100 sorties, but in this time was involved in the sinking/damaging of about 110000 GRT of shipping.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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