Schölß, Josef

Date of birth:
March 22nd, 1916 (Ingolstadt/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
August 22nd, 2009 (Fürstenfeldbruck/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 295 sorties in the course of his combat career, including several as a night-fighter pilot in the West.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 51 "Edelweiss", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 51 "Edelweiss", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1943
Action:
Awarded in recognition of his 265 sorties as a bomber pilot.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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