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Barth, Karl (Lw-Küstenfliegergruppe)

Date of birth:
December 29th, 1914 (Lengenfeld/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
November 9th, 1942 (Mediterranean)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:

26-09-1934 – Seekadett
01-10-1934 – Obermatrose
01-01-1935 – Oberstabmatrose
01-07-1935 – Fähnrich zur See
01-01-1937 – Oberfähnrich zur See
01-04-1937 – Leutnant zur See
01-04-1939 – Oberleutnant zur See
01-09-1941 – Kapitänleutnant
01-02-1942 – Hauptmann (Luftwaffe)

Karl Barth was killed over the Mediterranean on November 9th, 1942. At that moment he was Staffelkapitän 6. Kampfgeschwader 26 with the rank of Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1937
Flugzeugbeobachterabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Awarded on:
April 8th, 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1940
Action:
With the sinking of a 6.000 BRT cargo ship at the Scottish East coast, has seaplane pilot
Oberleutnant zur See Karl Barth sunk a total of 30.000 BRT of enemy ships.

Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
3. Staffel, Küstenfliegergruppe 506, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
3. Staffel, Küstenfliegergruppe 506, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 3. Staffel, Küstenfliegergruppe 506, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 3. Staffel, Küstenfliegergruppe 506, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 30th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 3. Staffel, Küstenfliegergruppe 506, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1941
Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän Küstenfliegergruppe 506, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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