Wachowiak, Friedrich "Friedel"

Date of birth:
February 13th, 1920 (Somborn-Dortmund/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 16th, 1944 (area Caen/Normandy, France)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Champigny-St.-André
Plot: 17. Grave: 2032.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Friedrich Wachowiak was killed on 16th July 1944 near Caen, Normandy as Leutnant and Flugzeugführer III. / Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet". Achieved at least 86 aerial victories in the East, although his final total is unknown (estimated at 120-140).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
Details:
Royal Degree no. 2217
Ordinul Virtutea Aeronautica - Gold Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
III. / Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer III. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
III. / Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after achieving 46 aerial victories over the course of 160 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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