Thurnhuber, Josef

Date of birth:
July 13th, 1920 (Mühldorf/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
October 1st, 2000 (Aichach/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
March 12th, 1945: Leutnant;
?: Major (Bundeswehr).

Career:
1942: IV. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55;
January 1943: 9. Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 55;
?: 14. (Eis) Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 55;
August 1943: 1. Staffel, Versuchverband Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe;
February 1944: I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 200;
May 1944: Kommando "Carmen";
? - September 30th, 1973: Bundeswehr.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1943
Details:
Date is that of publication in the Erhenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 200, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 200, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1945
Action:
Awarded in recognition of his many successful sorties, first as part of a train hunting squadron on the Eastern front and later in the famous KG 200. In total he flew about 250 combat missions, of which approx. 180 of them were in the East.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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