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Dörffel, Georg

Date of birth:
July 27th, 1914 (Rengersdorf/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
May 26th, 1944 (near Rome, Italy)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Pomezia
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Georg Dörffel was killed in action near Rome on May 26th, 1944. At that moment he served as Kommodore Schlachtgeschwader 4 with the rank of Major. He was postumously promoted to Oberstleutnant.
He lies buried as an unknown soldier at the German War Cemetery at Pomezia.

In total he flew 1004 sorties and achieved 30 aerial victories in the East.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1941
Awarded after flying over 200 sorties, all while distinguishing himself in the Polish, Western, British and Eastern campaigns. He particularly distinguished himself on the 17.05.1940 when he helped to crush a dangerous Allied tank attack north of Cambrai that was directed at the flank of marching German forces.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
m.F.b., I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1943
Awarded after flying over 600 sorties.
231st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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