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Thierfelder, Werner

Date of birth:
December 24th, 1915 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 18th, 1944 (Kaufering/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Werner Thierfelder reached the rank of Hauptmann. He was killed on July 18th, 1944 when he was shot down with his Messerschmitt Me 262 as Führer, Erprobungskommando, Lechfeld.

Achieved a total of 27 aerial victories (most in the East), as well as 41 aircraft destroyed on the ground.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, II. Gruppe, Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1941
Action:
Awarded after 14 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Zerstörergeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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