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Becker, Martin

Date of birth:
April 12th, 1916 (Wiesbaden/Hessen, Germany)
Date of death:
February 8th, 2006 (Oberneisen/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Martin Becker was born in Wiesbaden on the 12th April 1916. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1940. Early in 1943 he joined the 11./NJG 4. On August 1st 1943, the unit was re-designated as 2./NJG 6. With this unit he scored his first victory on the night of September 22nd/23rd 1943. He was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./NJG 6 on October 17th 1943. On October 20th 1944 he was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of IV./NJG 6. In 83 night missions, Martin Becker shot down 58 enemy planes:

23-09-1943: Avro Lancaster
18-11-1943: Short Stirling and a Handley Page Halifax
20-12-1943: Avro Lancaster and two Handley Page Halifax
20-02-1944: unknown four engined plane, two Handley Page Halifax and an Avro Lancaster
25-02-1944: two Avro Lancaster
22-03-1944: three unknown four engined planes, three Handley Page Halifax
24-03-1944: unknown four engined plane
31-03-1944: six Handley Page Halifax and one Avro Lancaster
25-04-1944: Handley Page Halifax
27-04-1944: two unknown four engined planes and an Avro Lancaster
28-04-1944: an unknown four engined plane, a Handley Page Halifax and an Avro Lancaster
26-07-1944: Avro Lancaster
29-07-1944: four Avro Lancaster
26-08-1944: two Avro Lancaster and a Handley Page Halifax

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, IV. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 6, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1944
Action:
For his 26th victory.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 6, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, IV. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 6, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1945
Details:
792nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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