Ubben, Kurt

Date of birth:
November 18th, 1911 (Dorstadt, Germany)
Date of death:
April 27th, 1944 (near Fère-en-Tardenois, France)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Kurt Ubben was killed over France on April 24th, 1944. At that moment he served as Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 2 with the rank of Major.

Over the course of the war he achieved 110 aerial victories (20 of which were in the West) and also destroyed 26 aircraft on the ground, 15 tanks and 1 torpedo boat.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 8. / Jagdgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1941
Action:
Awarded after 28 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
8. / Jagdgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 69 aerial victories.
Details:
80th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

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