Thiel, Edwin

Date of birth:
June 19th, 1913 (Höcherbach/Saarland, Germany)
Date of death:
July 14th, 1944 (Volkovysk/Belarus, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Edwin Thiel "was shot down on July 14th,1944 as Führer Stabstaffel, Jagdgeschwader 51 Mölders" and with the rank of Hauptmann.

Achieved a total of 76 victories, all in the East.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1943
Action:
Awarded after 51 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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