Wosnitza, Alois

    Date of birth:
    November 17th, 1914 (Gleiwitz, Germany)
    Date of death:
    December 13th, 1982 (Schweinfurt, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    During his career he flew 1217 missions of which about 150 were flown with the Focke Wulf Fw 190. He was credited with the destruction of 104 tanks, two armoured trains, 12 bridges, one freighter, one troop transport and several landing crafts. He also claimed two aerial victories and he had been nominated for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves wich was never awarded.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Feldwebel
    Unit:
    2./Stuka-Geschwader 77
    Awarded on:
    August 21st, 1942
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
    Unit:
    6./Schlachtgeschwader 77
    Awarded on:
    March 26th, 1944
    Action:
    Awarded after the completion of ~800 sorties.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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