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Cordes, Udo

Date of birth:
July 22nd, 1921 (Dortmund, Germany)
Date of death:
March 7th, 2007 (Dortmund, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Udo Cordes was affectionately known as "The Locomotive Killer" and served with Stuka Geschwader 2 (SG-2) and then with KG-3. He destroyed some 81 locomotives including 41 in a single week in January 1943.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 9.(Eis) Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1943
Details:
According to several other sources the RK was received on May 25th 1943.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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