Tanzer, Kurt

Date of birth:
November 1st, 1920 (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Date of death:
June 25th, 1960 (Balearic Islands, Spain)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Kurt Tanzer reached the rank of Leutnant. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr reaching the rank of Major. He was killed in a crash near the Balearic Islands on June 26th, 1960.

Over the course of the war he flew 723 sorties (including 187 as a fighter-bomber), during which he achieved a total of 143 aerial victories (including 17 in the West, of which 4 were four-engined bombers).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 12. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 12. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1943
Action:
Awarded after 35 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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