Thiede, Armin

Date of birth:
December 30th, 1917 (Gross-Lipke/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
July 9th, 1943 (Ostrice, Croatia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Armin Thiede reached the rank of Hauptmann. He was killed in a crash with a glider on July 9th, 1943. At that moment his function was Kommandeur II. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 151.

Flew a total of 700+ missions with the Ju 87.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1941
Action:
Awarded following 100+ missions during which he achieved considerable successes, including...

- Damaging/destroying one cruiser and one destroyer near Dunkirk and in the English Channel during the battle of France.
- Ground attacks against the Metaxas during the Balkan campaign.
- Sinking three supply ships with 10,500 GRT during the battle of Crete.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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