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Pipan, Arthur

Date of birth:
December 5th, 1919 (Velden am Wörther/Villach-Land/Carinthia, Austria)
Date of death:
August 1st, 2009 (Klagenfurt/Carinthia, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Arthur Pipan completed 758 combat missions and destroyed 10 railway engines, 9 bridges, 1 gun boat and many tanks.

Promotions:
October 1st, 1938: Gefreiter;
April 1st, 1939: Fahnenjunker;
June 6th, 1939: Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier;
October 1st, 1939: Fähnrich;
December 1st, 1939: Oberfähnrich;
April 1st, 1940: Leutnant;
April 1st, 1942: Oberleutnant;
December 1st, 1943: Hauptmann.

Career:
April 1st, 1943: Staffelführer, 5. Staffel, Schlachtgeschwader 1;
April 20th, 1944 - February 14th, 1945: Adjudant Schlachtgeschwader 1;
March 2nd, 1945 - May 8th, 1945: Kommandeur I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1;
?: Kommandeur Fliegerregiment 2 (Österr. Bundeswehr).

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1941
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 13th, 1941
Details:
Date according to the Soldbuch.
Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on November 24th, 1941.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
November 13th, 1941
Croce Al Valore di Guerra
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Medaille
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1943
Ärmelband Kreta
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1943
Details:
With sortie number "500".
Frontflugspange für Schlagtflieger in Gold mit anhänger und einzatszahl
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 5.Staffel, II. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1944
Details:
At the time of the awarding he held the rank of Hauptmann.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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