Voß, Herbert

Date of birth:
May 15th, 1911 (Hohensalza/Posen, German Empire)
Date of death:
July 5th, 1976 (Schorndorf, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1 April 1942: Hauptmann
1 September 1943: Maj. (Tr.O.)
?: Oberst (Bundeswehr)

Military career:
September 1939: Grosse KFS Lechfeld
3 November 1939: KG 3
1940: 4./KG 77
Spring 1941: 7./KG 77
Summer 1941: Techn.Offz. II./KG 77
November 1941: 12./KG 77
24 November 1941 - 19 May 1942: Staka 12./KG 77
21 May 1942: Staka 5./KG 77
?: II./KG 77
26 February 1943: Kdr. II./KG 51
1 September 1943: Kdr. II./KG 51
14 November 1943: Kdt. Fl.H.Kdtr. A 11/I
January 1944: Kdr. FFS A 52
5 November 1944 - 1945: Chef Inspizient 1/1. Fliegerschuldivision

Missions: 300+

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
II. / Kampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 16th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
5. / Kampfgeschwader 77, Luftwafe
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
II. / Kampfgeschwader 51 "Edelweiss", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot on the western, eastern and Mediterranean fronts. By the time he was transferred to training/administrative duties at the end of 1943 he had flown a total of at least 300 combat missions.
Details:
Kommandeur
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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