Becker, Ludwig (Nachtjagdgeschwader 1)

Date of birth:
August 22nd, 1911 (Dortmund-Aplerbeck, Germany)
Date of death:
February 26th, 1943 (north of Schiermonnikoog, Northsea)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Ludwig Becker achieved 44 air victories in 165 operational sorties, amongst which were 47 daytime sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1935
Details:
Nr. 1818/35.
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 16th, 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 1st, 1941
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1941
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1942
Details:
Award 28/47.
Soldbuch gives the date of 4th May 1942.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 7th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 12. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1942
Details:
501st Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Haputmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 12. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 26th, 1943
Details:
198th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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