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Clausen, Erwin

Date of birth:
August 5th, 1911 (Berlin-Steglitz, Germany)
Date of death:
October 4th, 1943 (Borkum, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Erwin Clausen was killed on October 4th, 1943, when his plane was shot down over the North sea, near Borkum. At that moment he was Kommandeur I. / Jagdgeschwader 11 with the rank of Hauptmann. He was posthumously promoted to Major.

He flew a total of 561 sorties and achieved 132 aerial victories (including 114 in the East and 14 four-engined bombers).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1942
Awarded after 52 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1942
Awarded after 101 aerial victories.
106th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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