Zwernemann, Josef "Jupp"

Date of birth:
March 26th, 1916 (Kirchworbis/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
April 8th, 1944 (Arnewitz-Gardelegen/Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Josef Zwernemann achieved 126 victories in about 600 sorties. Was promoted to Hauptmann with effective date of 1st April 1944.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
III. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
Awarded for:
Operation Barbarossa
Details:
Royal Degree No. 2217
Ordinul Virtutea Aeronautica - Gold Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
III. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 1941
Awarded for:
Operation Barbarossa
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
III. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 12th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1942
Details:
Award 22/52.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unterfeldwebel
Unit:
7. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 57 aerial victories and approximately 300 sorties.
Details:
490th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
1. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 11, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 103 aerial victories, of which 30 were achieved in September 1942 alone.
Details:
141st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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