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Bormann, Dr.Ing., Ernst

Date of birth:
November 5th, 1897 (Kirchbrak/Brunswick, Germany)
Date of death:
August 1st, 1960 (Düsseldorf/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Dr. Ing. Ernst Bormann was a Prisoner of War with the Soviets from 10th May 1945 until 9th October 1955.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1939
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 24th July 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1939
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 18th August 1918.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1941
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Unit:
Kommodore, Kampfgeschwader 76, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1941
Awarded for his Geschwader’s successes during the Battle of Britain and Operation Barbarossa. It was this unit that conducted the first attacks against Moscow and the Leningrad-Moscow railway line.
342nd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, "Gefechtsverband Bormann" (verstärktes Kampfgeschwader 76), Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for further successes as a bomber commander on the Eastern front, specifically for his unit’s operations during the Briansk-Vyazma pocket battles, the Dnieper crossing east of Cholm, the attacks against the Rybinsk aircraft factory in December 1941 and February 1942, the 9. Armee’s battles near Rzhev and the fighting on the southern sector of the Eastern front.
119th Award.

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