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Crinius, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
December 1st, 1920 (Hohenhausen/Lippe, Germany)
Date of death:
April 26th, 1997
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

During the about 370 operational flights, Crinius achieve 114 air victories.

Promotions:
April 1st, 1942: Unteroffizier;
September 1st, 1942: Feldwebel;
September 1942: Leutnant.
Career:
January 1940: Luftwaffe;
February1942: 3. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 53.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 30th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 25th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 18th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 53, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1942
Details:
582nd Luftwaffe Award.
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In the function of Flugzeugführer.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 53, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1942
Details:
127th Award.
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In the function of Flugzeugführer.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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