Thyben, Gerhard

Date of birth:
February 24th, 1922 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
September 4th, 2006 (Santiago de Cali, Colombia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Gerhard Thyben achieved 157 victories in 385 operational sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
6. / Jagdgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 7. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 116 aerial victories.
Details:
1524th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 7. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
April 8th, 1945
Action:
Awarded after 156 aerial victories.
Details:
822nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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