Preßler, Gustav

Date of birth:
October 13th, 1912 (Hamburg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 9th, 1985 (Lippstadt, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 530 sorties by the end of the war.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after flying about 300 sorties, being recognized for his command achievements as well as his own personal successes (which including the sinking of a transport in the English Channel).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded after the completion of about 450 sorties.
Details:
188th Award.

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