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Bierbrauer, Günther

Date of birth:
May 20th, 1922 (Stuttgart, Germany)
Date of death:
June 26th, 2019 (Stuttgart, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 14.(Eis) Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1945
Awarded for distinguishing himself over the course of 430 bomber sorties. He particularly excelled as a train-busting pilot during the latter part of his career. In this capacity he destroyed or badly damaged 49 transport trains with more than 2000 railway cars over the course of 171 sorties. Almost all of these were flown at night and at very low altitudes. Particularly noteworthy were his attacks against the railway stations at Proletardkik (06.09.1943), Fastov (beginning of 1944) and Krasny (05.08.1944).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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