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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".

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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
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Norbert Beyerlein sammlung
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
    - Volksbund
    - Oaks-Holder LW Pilots with Romanian award - Axis History Forum

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