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Schmidt, Paul Dr. (Nahaufklärungsgruppe 15)

Date of birth:
September 27th, 1912 (Sichtigvor-Arnsberg/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
February 15th, 1986 (Bitburg/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

10.35 attended dental school both prior to and after entering military service. 01.11.35 enteredmilitary service and assigned to Fliegerausbildungsstelle Detmold (to 01.10.36). 04.04.36 training atFliegerausbildungsstelle Schönwalde as an auxiliary observer (Hilfsbeobachter). 01.10.36 promo toGefreiter (d.R.) (Heer). 18.07.38 peacetime manouevers in 1.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 14 (to 23.10.38). 26.08.39mobilized, i.e., called to active service with 1.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 12. 04.07.40 promo to Kriegsoffizieranwärterde.Lw. 02.09.40 had completed 40 operational sorties (Feindflug) by this date. 21.12.40 proposed forcommissioning as a Lt. (Kr.O.) by 1.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 12. 22.08.41 Lt. in 1.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 12, WIA - Fw 189A-1 damaged by fighters. 23.02.42 Lt. and Beobachter (observer), awarded the Ehrenpokal. 20.10.42 Lt.in 1.(H)/Aufkl.Gr. 12, awarded DKG. Career:
01.05.1943: transferred to Stab/NAGr. 15 and employed as a command post(Befehlsstelle)/operations center (Gefechtsstand or Einsatzstelle) officer
05.1943: recommended for pilot training for single-seat reconnaissance aircraft
01.09.1943: in Stab/NAGr. 15, promoted to Oberleutnant (Kr.O./Fl.) with effect from 01.07.43
22.10.1943: had completed 253 operational sorties (Feindflug) by this date, wounded twice, was a convinced National Socialist and held honorary rank in the SS
01.09.1944: Oblt. (Kr.O.),training as a pilot at FFS A 4 Neudorf b. Oppeln O./S.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
1.(H) Staffel, Aufklärungsgruppe 12
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Beobachter, Nahaufklärungsgruppe 15, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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