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Buchholz, Hans (WL-Kampfflieger)

Date of birth:
July 28th, 1908 (Altlandsberg/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 19th, 1941 (Northatlantic Ocean)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Hans Buchholz was killed when his plane was shot down by ships artillery, 250 miles west of Ireland. At that moment he held the rank of Hauptmann der Reserve.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 24th, 1941
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot in the anti-shipping role. By this time he was credited with 10 merchant ships sunk (totalling 60800 GRT) and another 8 damaged (with 48000 GRT).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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