Zillich, Karl

Date of birth:
June 22nd, 1921 (Hainbuch, Austria)
Date of death:
April 14th, 1944 (Therkassy, Ukrain)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Karl Zillich died on 14th April 1944 of wounds inflicted over Russia.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab II. / Kampfgeschwader 27
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Beobachter Stab II. / Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Action:
Flew a total of 268 combat missions in the east as an observer.
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - URBANKE, AXEL & KAISER, JOCHEN, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger, Luftfahrtverlag-Start, 2011.
    - 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