Raht, Gerhard Ferdinand Otto

Date of birth:
June 6th, 1920 (Reinfeld/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
January 11th, 1977 (Reinfeld/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Gerhard Rath flew a total of 171 missions with 58 victories. He scored his first victory on July 26th/27th 1942. In the night from 15 to 16 March 1945 he achieved 5 victories (nr's 54 till 58).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 1. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
March 13th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 1. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
September 6th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 1. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1944
Details:
Award 3/520
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 1. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1945
Details:
833th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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