Thiel, Erich

Date of birth:
June 14th, 1912 (Heinrode/Westprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
April 22nd, 1943 (Over the Black Sea)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Erich Thiel was killed on April 22nd, 1943 as Kommandeur III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke" and the rank of Major.

Flew a total of about 400 combat missions, of which ~100 were in the West.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1941
Action:
Awarded after 137 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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