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Darjes, Paul-Friedrich

Date of birth:
March 20th, 1911 (Berlin-Friedenau/Barandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
February 20th, 1989 (Bad Schwartau/Schleswick-Holstein, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


Paul-Friedrich Darjes reached the rank of Oberslteutnant during the Second World War. After the war he served with the Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of Oberst im Generalstab.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 17th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Second World War (1939-1945)
Major (Squadron Leader)
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1942
Awarded for distinguishing himself as a Gruppe commander. His unit’s close support proved to be decisive in enabling a Panzer-Division to establish a bridgehead on the eastern Don bank, and Darjes would be recognized with the Knight’s Cross for this achievement. By this time he had personally flown over 200 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes