Rath, Hans-Joachim

Date of birth:
December 11th, 1894 (Berlin, Germany)
Date of death:
May 10th, 1968 (Bad Neuenahr, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kampf-Geschwader 4
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kampf Geschwader 4
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1942
Action:
Awarded in recognition of his command of Kampfgeschwader 4 over the course of 2 years starting on 23.05.1940. In this time the unit participated in operations against targets in the British Isles, the Balkans, the Mediterranean and the north/central sections of the Eastern front. Oberst Rath was also recognized for his personal total of 86 sorties flown.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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