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Pielmeier, Hans

Date of birth:
November 10th, 1915 (Dahn/Pirmasens, Germany)
Date of death:
October 25th, 1993 (Benediktbeuren, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann
Unit:
2./leichte Flak-Abteilung 89
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer leichten Flak-Abteilung (mot) 89
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
While the leichten Flak-Abteilung (mot) 89 was attached to the 9. Flak-Division in 1943, it was particularly successful in shooting down Soviet ground attack planes. In the time period 30.05.-02.06.1943 alone the battalion destroyed 25 Soviet Il-2s near Moldavanskoe (west of Krymskaya) in the Kuban bridgehead. For this, as well as the battalion’s further success in harbour protection duties at Balaklava and at Sevastopol, its commander (Hauptmann Pielmeier) would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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