Semrau, Paul (Nachtjagdgeschwader 2)

Date of birth:
November 12th, 1915 (Deutsch-Eylau/Eastprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
February 8th, 1945 (Airbase Twente, the Netherlands)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn
Plot: Q. Row: 2. Grave: 38.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Paul Semrau was killed on February 6th, 1945 as Kommodore of Nachtjagdgeschwader 2.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after achieving 14 aerial victories at night, as well as the destruction of 6 aircraft on the ground, over the course of 160 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Received in recognition of his total of 46 night victories achieved.
Details:
841st Award.
Awarded posthumously.

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