Riecks, Walter Adolf Albert

Date of birth:
September 21st, 1917 (Gartz an der Oder/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 3rd, 1973
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Walter Riecks took part in action at the Western Front (June 21st, 1941 - March 15th, 1942), 226 operational sorties on the Eastern Front (May 2nd, 1942 - May 1st, 1943), 25 operational sorties in the Mediterranean (October 15th, 1943 - March 6th, 1944) and at the homefront (March 7th, 1944 - April 2nd, 1945). He reached the rank of Oberfeldwebel. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of Hauptfeldwebel.

Promotions:
October 1st, 1937: Gefreiter;
October 1st, 1938: Obergefreiter;
September 1st, 1939: Unteroffizier-Anwärter;
March 1st, 1940: Unteroffizier;
August 1st, 1942: Feldwebel;
December 1st, 1943: Oberfeldwebel;
?: Hauptfeldwebel (Bundesheer).

Career:
May 16th, 1941 - September 5th, 1941: 11. / Kampfgeschwader 53;
September 5th, 1941 - May 1st, 1942: 12. / Kampfgeschwader 53;
May 2nd, 1942 - May 1st, 1943: 1. / Kampfgeschwader 55;
May 2nd, 1943 - March 6th, 1944: 7. / Lehrgeschwader 1;
March 10th, 1944 - January 31st, 1945: 1. / Lehrgeschwader 1;
February 1st, 1945 - April 3rd, 1945: 1. / I. / Ergänzungs Kampfgeschwader(?);
April 4th, 1945: 14 / IV. / Ergänzungs Kampfgeschwader (?);
June 24th, 1957: 1. / Waffenschule 30;
September 30th, 1969: Retirement.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1943
Details:
Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on March 1st, 1943.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1944
Action:
Received with sorties number 200, awarded after 273 operational sorties.
Frontflugspange für Zerstörer in Gold mit Anhänger und Einzatszahl

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