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Schmidt, Franz (Kampfgeschwader 55)

Date of birth:
September 19th, 1910 (Wiesbaden/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
July 31st, 1947 (Sandberg/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
III. / Kampfgeschwader 55
Awarded on:
November 14th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän III. / Kampfgeschwader 55
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1943
Awarded in recognition of his many successful missions attacking pinpoint targets (especially trains) as a bomber pilot. He would continue in this capacity after being awarded the Knight's Cross, and by the end of the war he had flown a total of over 400 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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