Thurner, Hans

Date of birth:
October 24th, 1918 (Innsbruck, Austria)
Date of death:
June 11th, 1944 (La Cambe, France)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Flew a total of over 500 combat missions.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Stab II./Kampf-Geschwader 55
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 22nd, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
III./Kampfgeschwader 55
Awarded on:
August 6th, 1941
Action:
Awarded in recognition of his 132 sorties over England in the timespan 05.07.1940-31.05.1941 against a variety of targets.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
I./Kampfgeschwader 6
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his many successful sorties in the East, on the Italian front, over England in the first five months of 1944 and lastly on the Invasion front.
Details:
587th award

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