Petzold, Joachim

Date of birth:
February 26th, 1913 (Loschwitz-Dresden/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
July 23rd, 1991 (Salem/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1936: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
March 1st, 1942: Hauptmann;
December 1st, 1943: Major (RDA June 1st, 1943);
1945: Major im Generalstab;
1956: Major (Bundeswehr);
?: Oberst im Generalstab (Bundeswehr/NATO)

Career:
1934: Entrance Luftwaffe;
December 1st, 1935: Augklärungsgruppe 112;
October 1st, 1936 - May 31st, 1938: Flieger-Ersatz-Abteilung 47, Stade;
June 1st, 1938: Flugzeugführer Kampfgeschwader 157 / Flugzeugführer Stab I. / Kampfgeschwader 27;
September 16th, 1939: Wounded in action at Neukuhren;
July 1940 - March 1941: Staffelführer 2. / Ersatzgruppe Kampfgeschwader 27;
May 21st, 1942 - November 22nd, 1942: Staffelführer 3. / Kampfgeschwader 27;
December 1st, 1942 - May 1944: Kommandeur I. / Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke";
1944: Stabausbildung Luftkriegschule;
September 1st, 1944 - May 4th, 1945: Stab Luftflottenkommando 4;
May 4th, 1945 - July 1945: POW;
1961: Lehrgangleiter Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr;
?: NATO-Headquarters (SHAPE), Casteau, Belgium;
1964 - 1966: Stabchef 6. Luftwaffendivision;
March 31st, 1971: Retirement.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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