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Dörnbrack, Werner

Date of birth:
February 29th, 1916 (Dortmund/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 16th, 1981 (Göttingen/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 1118 sorties as an assault pilot with the Hs 123, Bf 109 and Fw 190. In addition to his successes against ground targets he also achieved 29 aerial victories (11 in the East, 18 in the Mediterranean).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1941
Awarded after flying over 200 ground attack sorties on all fronts. He particularly distinguished himself as a pilot during the pocket battle of Byalistok.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 4, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded after flying over 1000 ground attack sorties.
660th Award.

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