Tange, Otto

Date of birth:
September 22nd, 1915 (Hochdonn-Dithmarschen/Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
July 30th, 1943 (Bolkhov/Oryol Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 426 sorties, during which he achieved 68 aerial victories.

Died as the result of a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, Southwest of Bolkhov, Soviet Union on 30th July 1943 as Flugzeugführer in Stabstaffel / Jagdgeschwader 51. Was promoted posthumously to Oberleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
5. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
5. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 4. / Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 41 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Andrew Straube
  • Photo: Andrew Straube via www.Death-Cards.com
  • - OBERMAIER, E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Hoffmann, 1989.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3

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