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Schneider, Walter 'Jap'

Date of birth:
December 8th, 1915 (Wien - Austria)
Date of death:
December 22nd, 1941 (Steenvoorde - Cassel)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Bourdon
Plot: 32. Row: 11. Grave: 406.
Nationality:
Austrian (1938-1945, Reichsgau)

Biography

18.05.1940: Leutnant 5./JG 26
02.06.1940-22.12.1941: Oberleutnant appointed Staka 6./JG
22.12.1941: killed when his Fw190 A-2 (Brown 1) flew into a hill ivo Steenvoorde during poor flying weather while on a transfer flightfrom Wevelghem to Abbeville and crashed west of Steenvorde.

Credited with 20 victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
6./ JG 6
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1940
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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