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Schoefbeck, Hans

Date of birth:
July 13th, 1917 (Weilheim, German Empire)
Date of death:
January 18th, 1994 (Feldafing, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Ended the war with a total of over 500 front flights.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
1./Kampfgruppe zbV 9
Awarded on:
March 14th, 1943
Awarded for his successful record as a transport pilot (primarily on the Eastern front). By the time his award was penned (11.01.1943) Schöfbeck had achieved a total of 256 sorties (counted as 382 front flights).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
I./Transport-Geschwader 3
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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