Trautloft, Hannes

Date of birth:
March 3rd, 1912 (Groß Obringen/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 12th, 1995 (Bad Wiessee/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hannes Trautloft was the Geschwaderkommodore of the Jagdgeschwader 54 from 25th August 1940 till 5th July 1943.
After the Second World War, Hannes Trautloft finally became Generalleutnant der Bundeswehr.

Ended the war with a total of 560 combat missions to his credit as well as 57 aerial victories (45 in the East, 4 in Spain as part of the Condor Legion).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1941
Action:
A fighter wing under the command of Major Trautloft achieved on 26 June its 500th aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1941
Action:
The fighter wing Trautloft succeeded in destroying every one of 40 attacking Soviet aircraft at Dünaburg [Daugavpils, Latvia].
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Action:
Awarded after 20 aerial victories, achieved over 300+ sorties.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1942
Action:
A fighter wing under the command of its commodore Major Trautloft achieved yesterday its 2000th aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1942
Action:
A fighter wing under the command of Major Trautloft shot down its 2000th enemy on the Eastern Front.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1942
Details:
Name written in Patzwall / Scherzer as Hans.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1943
Action:
A fighter wing under the command of Lientenant Colonel Trautloft achieved its 4000th victory.
Wehrmachtbericht

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